About Thinkific

Thinkific is an online course platform that is designed for entrepreneurs and trusted by enterprise. Share your knowledge, scale your business and bring your vision to life with the most robust and intuitive course and website builder.

With beautiful themes and pre-structured course templates, Thinkific makes it easy to get going. WIth custom domains, white labelling, and a choice of pre-set styles as well advanced customization settings, its also easy to make the whole experience *yours*. Never compromise on quality or your brand's integrity.

Thinkific offers versatile and powerful course building features to create exactly the type of experience that you want. With unlimited hosting and a range of different lesson types -- video, downloads, surveys, quizzes, live lessons, and more -- you can have complete control. Thinkfiic also plays nicely with others, and offers a long list of integrations with all kinds of software you use to build content and run your business, including: Shopify, Zoom, Mailchimp, ActiveCampaign, Google Analytics, Intercom, Typeform, and more.

Thinkific lets users enroll students and track their progress, with comprehensive reporting and the option for pass/fail assessments, and has full e-commerce functionality. The option to drip release course content ensures that students on monthly subscriptions will have a reason to keep returning to their courses.

Thinkific's user-friendly format is optimized for every platform and device so that students can follow along from anywhere in the world.

Pricing starting from:

USD 49.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Thinkific

  • Users can include audio content, video content, and directly downloadable files within courses, such as student handouts.

  • Mass emails can be targeted to relevant groups of students using Thinkific’s user segmentation, for example those who participated in the free trial of a course but did not go on to purchase.

  • Student reviews can be enabled for courses, allowing users to receive feedback on course content and student satisfaction. Users control which reviews are approved to appear on the course landing page, and which remain private.

  • Sales widgets let users to embed a branded button or card on third-party sites, giving potential students the opportunity to enroll on courses without needing to visit the course page.

  • Custom form fields enable users to collect additional information from students on signup, such as company, school, and Twitter handle.

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    Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Switzerland, China, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, United Kingdom, Hong Kong SAR China, Ireland, India, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Sweden, United States, South Africa

    Supported Languages

    Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese, pt-br

    Pricing starting from:

    USD 49.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of Thinkific: 73

    • API
    • Academic/Education
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Assessment Management
    • Assignment Management
    • Asynchronous Learning
    • Audio/Video Recording
    • Blended Learning
    • Built-in Course Authoring
    • Certification & Licensing
    • Certification Management
    • Class Scheduling
    • Content Library
    • Content Management
    • Corporate/Business
    • Course Authoring
    • Course Management
    • Course Publishing
    • Course Tracking
    • Customisable Branding
    • Customisable Forms
    • Customizable Fields
    • Customizable Templates
    • Data Import/Export
    • Drag & Drop
    • Email Management
    • Employee Engagement Software
    • Employee Profiles
    • Enrollments/Onboarding
    • Feedback Management
    • Gamification
    • Instructor-Led Courses
    • Interactive Content
    • Interactive Learning
    • Learner Portal
    • Learning Management
    • Learning Paths/Tracks
    • Media Import
    • Mentorship
    • Mobile Learning
    • Monitoring
    • Multi-Language
    • Performance Management
    • Progress Reports
    • Progress Tracking
    • Quizzes
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Monitoring
    • Real-time Broadcasting
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Screen Sharing
    • Self-Learning
    • Self-Paced Courses
    • Self-Service Content Curation
    • Single Sign On
    • Social Learning
    • Storyboarding
    • Survey/Poll Management
    • Surveys & Feedback
    • Synchronous Learning
    • Template Management
    • Tests/Assessments
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Training Management
    • Video Conferencing
    • Video Management
    • Video Streaming
    • Video Support
    • Virtual Classroom
    • eCommerce Management
    • eLearning Companies

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5
    (135)
    Value for Money
    4.4/5
    Features
    4.3/5
    Ease of Use
    4.4/5
    Customer Support
    4.4/5

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    Pamela K. Pamela K.
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    • Industry: Entertainment
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    This is where I have my courses

    Reviewed on 21/04/2020

    Anytime I have a problem their tech support is great. And I haven't had any tech problems with the...

    Anytime I have a problem their tech support is great. And I haven't had any tech problems with the platform - my students are happy and use it easily.

    Pros

    When I was researching all the different software for course hosting, I liked that this had a place to upload documents in the discussions. That might be really important for people teaching code or other products. Then I'm glad I choose this one because others take a % of income AND you have to wait longer for money.

    Cons

    The layout isn't as clean and modern as others - I'm hoping that will be updated at some point. It's a little ugly.

    Alternatives Considered

    Teachable

    Reasons for Switching to Thinkific

    Thinkific had the ability to upload docs in the discussion area of courses. And doesn't charge a transaction fee.
    Yadah H. Yadah H.
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    • Industry: E-Learning
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Beautiful Course Platform for Online Education

    Reviewed on 26/04/2021

    A stunning product which I would have been happy to use (even with all the workarounds for...

    A stunning product which I would have been happy to use (even with all the workarounds for certificates, email and quizzes). The support is quick with responses and the tutorials provided really are next-level amazing. A consistent and impressive LMS.

    Pros

    This is an absolutely beautiful platform. Thinkific has been in the elearning industry for years and it shows - the portal is easy to navigate and set up courses. The tutorials section is robust and detailed, giving step-by-step information on how to set up various course features and troubleshoot any issues that may come up. There is the ability to issue certificates of completion, add an assignment section for students to upload their work, basic quiz functionality, drip-scheduling as well as compulsory lessons which need to be completed before the student can move on. The lessons can consist of videos, text, PDF's (which can be downloadable or not), or quizzes. You can embed videos and links from other sites too. The course analytics allow you to see how much of a course/lesson was completed before a student drops off, giving valuable insight which enables the course creator to edit and adapt the courses to make them more engaging for the students. There is also a 'community' feature which gives students the chance to chat and give/feedback away from an external site (like a Facebook group). Thinkific does not take any of the course fees and allows the course creator to keep 100% of the profits earned. There is also a free version which has a lot of features included.

    Cons

    The certificates are quite basic and it's necessary to be design-savvy and tech-savvy to create a certificate which would be accepted in the upload process. The quizzes are very basic and do not support time-limits, limited retries or anything more robust than true/false or multiple choice. Should you want to integrate with a more robust quiz software, their native integrative party is quite pricey! There is no built-in email functionality aside from the notifications that can be sent to existing students. As email is becoming more popular among other learning management systems this is quite a big negative point against them. The option to whitelabel the site completely is only available on the 'Growth' plan which over and above the 'Pro' plan which is already $99.

    Alternatives Considered

    Ruzuku, Kajabi, LearnWorlds and Podia

    Reasons for Choosing Thinkific

    Option to do upsells and order bumps with Thinkific. Option for assignment uploads for students. All-round more robust LMS.

    Switched From

    Teachable

    Reasons for Switching to Thinkific

    Value for money and number of features offered. It's an established product with years of market research and expertise.
    Kathy K. Kathy K.
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    • Industry: Management Consulting
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Think thinkific

    Reviewed on 27/10/2021

    Overall positive but worthwhile investing in customer support in the southern hemisphere

    Overall positive but worthwhile investing in customer support in the southern hemisphere

    Pros

    It was easy to use and navigate and a popular tool for people to share their knowledge online.

    Cons

    The international connect to customer support with time zone differences between Canada and Australia.

    Farah A. Farah A.
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    • Industry: E-Learning
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Good overall with critical limitations for teaching online live

    Reviewed on 07/02/2021

    Good. They have excellent customer support and they responded to me quickly even during busy times....

    Good. They have excellent customer support and they responded to me quickly even during busy times. I actually recommended them for a company that has recorded videos and could benefit from using a modern LMS to share their recorded lessons.

    Pros

    I think I like the idea of the software. There are alternatives. I think I picked Thinkific first because they have clear description about their software, seemed reputable and seemed like they have good customer service and responsiveness. Their website is nicely responsive for different screen sizes. Although the theme itself is limited, and you are on your own to customize it, I felt that the drag and drop choices for the editor covered everything I need.

    Cons

    There were critical limitations that I felt decreased the value of the software for my business. The first thing that made me feel uncomfortable is that the website you build for your business through their LMS software would publish to the public immediately as you save the changes. I look thoroughly through the website theme settings, but there was no way to keep the website as "password protected" or "private" before it is published. As a result, I felt I should hold on about sharing important details until I write the entire content of the website, then drag and drop the content for the layout, and then put the content.

    After that first issue, I felt less excited. There were other limitations that resulted in me losing interest. I didn't feel like I want to pay to customize my website with HTML and CSS. importing your own website website was not a convenient option.

    My courses were live online but their website had no way of sharing the time on the website based on the user local or system time. I would have to pay for their Pro plan and do it myself with javascript. I could look up and learn how to do it, but I didn't want to. I felt like the software was good for only recorded content. The price they were asking for was not convincing anymore. Slowly and slowly I lost interest.

    Finally, I saw that they charge a flat fee for each student plus their monthly fee, for any student after the 100th student. I decided not to move forward with them.

    Alternatives Considered

    TutorBird, Kajabi and Teachable

    Reasons for Switching to Thinkific

    I ended up not choosing Thinkific and went with an alternative.
    Gavin R. Gavin R.
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    • Industry: Media Production
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Monthly for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

    Sturdy training platform

    Reviewed on 04/10/2021

    Happy, students seemed to get on wit it fine.

    Happy, students seemed to get on wit it fine.

    Pros

    The way it structures lessons, with sublessons.

    Cons

    Fiddling to put video content in. Can be fiddly to restructure a course if adding a lesson.

    Alternatives Considered

    Groove

    Reasons for Switching to Thinkific

    Better more robust platform, though Groove has now taken over and I'm moving to them
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    Thinkific FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Thinkific.

    Thinkific offers the following pricing plans:

    Free accounts available, with core features only There are 3 subscriptions plans available: Basic - $39 per month (paid annually) or $49 per month (paid monthly) Pro - $79 per month (annually) or $99 or month (monthly) Premier - $399 per month (annually) or $499 per month (monthly)

    Thinkific has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

    Thinkific supports the following languages:

    Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese, pt-br

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    Thinkific integrates with the following applications:

    AWeber, Accredible, ActiveCampaign, Brillium Solution, CartStack, Constant Contact, ConvertKit, Facebook for Business, Google Analytics, Intercom, Invoicebus, Keap, Lessonspace, Mailchimp, Mixpanel, PayPal, Poptin, ProveSource, Quaderno, Qualaroo, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Segment, Shopify, Stripe, Sumo, ThingLink, Typeform, Zapier, Zoom Meetings, eWebinar, wizBank

    Thinkific offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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