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Likelihood to Recommend

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite

CrossKowledge offers a superb library of learning content and a serviceable learning management system to go with it. If you’re looking for robust reporting or want to minimise the time you spend managing learning administration, you should look elsewhere.
Swapnil Gyani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Thinkific

The reason I highly recommend Thinkific say over any other platform is the control of the use of your courses and how it is marketed. Better access to the funds and you can have unlimited students on their free plan and can build up to three courses. This includes all the hosting for content like videos. You'll also have access to their quizzes and surveys, as well as instant access to any revenues you bring in.
Michael Chow | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Learning Management

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
5.5
Thinkific
8.4
Course authoring
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
6.0
Thinkific
9.3
Course catalog or library
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
8.0
Thinkific
8.9
Player/Portal
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
5.0
Thinkific
8.5
Learning content
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
10.0
Thinkific
8.3
Mobile friendly
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
6.0
Thinkific
8.4
Progress tracking & certifications
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
5.0
Thinkific
9.0
Assignments
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
6.0
Thinkific
8.2
Compliance management
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
3.0
Thinkific
8.4
Learning administration
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
4.0
Thinkific
8.1
Learning reporting & analytics
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
3.0
Thinkific
7.8
Social learning
CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
5.0
Thinkific
7.7

Pros

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite

  • CrossKnowledge provides learning content across a wide array of subjects, and this content is delivered using various delivery methods (interactive e-learning, videos, reading material, activity journals, etc.)
  • CrossKnowledge’s learning suite makes it easy to set up and roll out a highly customised learning management system.
  • CrossKnowledge offers a mobile app that makes it easy to access both the learning management system as well as their learning content on the go.
Swapnil Gyani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Thinkific

  • Ability to customise your school to match your branding and to therefore link to your own company website
  • Ability to upload images, videos, presentations, PDFs and audio recordings as well as create quizzes to assess your students knowledge
  • Able to drip your course content for when it's ready to be released and not be pressurized to only publish a full course when it's ready
  • Integrate with third-party tools such as PayPal, MailChimp, Google analytics and Zapier to name a few
  • Promote individual courses on your website by embedding widgets
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite

  • As a learning management system, CrossKnowledge’s backend is missing several key features for learning administrators
  • It is immensely difficult to set up learning events and managing invitations to learners
  • Reporting is extremely limited: you can only see the reports that CrossKnowledge seems necessary; you have very limited customisation options, and many of the basic reporting functions are simply impossible
Swapnil Gyani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Thinkific

  • When viewing your content as a student, it does not provide easy navigation back to the Creator Dashboard which is not necessarily the most intuitive navigation for the creator.
  • With the basic plan, you don't have the ability to allow students to have a monthly payment option for purchase. For this feature, you must upgrade. I think it should be part of the basic plan.
  • I'm not a fan of their affiliate interface. It is not very robust. I actually purchased this software originally because they included an affiliate dashboard within the system making it easier to convert students into affiliates, but I quickly realized that it was not robust enough for my needs.
Kate Murray, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite 8.0
Based on 1 answer
CrossKnowledge’s learning content makes it a no-brainer. Besides, while their LMS isn’t as powerful or robust as we’d have liked, it’s still serviceable and most of our learners aren’t directly affected by it.
Swapnil Gyani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Thinkific

Thinkific 7.5
Based on 2 answers
We will continue to use Thinkific for our company pieces of training. Until we are able to create our own in house portal, this is an excellent source to have a learning management software tool that is easy to use and easy to implement without much technical training to administer
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Thinkific

Thinkific 9.5
Based on 2 answers
Out of the box, Thinkific is very user-friendly. Though if you want more customizations, you do have to understand some code.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Thinkific

Thinkific 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've never had any issues with accessing Thinkific but I can see when it has been a problem for others. When I get updates on when they are doing maintenance to their platform I tend to make sure that is not the day I plan to be working on my school so as not to get frustrated
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Thinkific

Thinkific 8.0
Based on 1 answer
When it comes to the performance of Thinkific for me I find that it's good but could be better. I tend to think that the larger the files and videos you upload on your courses may add to the impact of it's uploading (not sure if that's actually true or not). But overall the performance of Thinkific via my tablet and desktop is very good when I have a fast speed broadband speed
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Thinkific

Thinkific 8.9
Based on 11 answers
I rate Thinkific a ten because of its excellent customer service, ease of use, high-quality product, fair price with excellent ROI, and because they keep making improvements. Using Thinkific solved the problems of piecing together our course with various WordPress plugins, iframes, and payment processing software. It's easy to create a course website for people who can't write code.
Joe Gatto | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Thinkific

Thinkific 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The implementation period took time like it would in earning and using any new tool. It was more about being organised, having better time management processes in place and having people you were able to reach out to if you were every able stuck. The other key ting with the implementation period was giving yourself a realistic time scale to get the job completed.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite

Moodle is a far more powerful and flexible learning management system for learning administrators. Where CrossKnowledge has the edge is in its fabulous learning content library.
Swapnil Gyani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Thinkific

While researching for a learning management system, our main criteria were ease of setup, simplicity of the user-facing interface, and cost. Moodle was a product we looked at as the community edition was free. It was taken off our list as it required a significant amount of setup and didn't seem very easy to use. Thinkific is so simple to use and intuitive.
Alvin Landicho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Thinkific

Thinkific 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The opportunities to scale your online course business with Thinkific is endless. They provide a great range of plans with features, integrations and support to suit the needs of any business as different levels. The key here is knowing where to start with the budget you have and then knowing when it's time to scale up and the tools and resources it will require.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite

  • It’s extremely difficult to evaluate ROI of a tool like CrossKnowledge, but it’s only been a little over a year since we rolled it out across the organisation and we’ve already made it part of our performance management system
Swapnil Gyani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Thinkific

  • Thinkific has had a positive impact! It requires less time to set up courses, and getting something up and running and making money for us is pretty easy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Thinkific

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Thinkific Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$39.001
Pro$79.001
Premier$399.001
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
7.0
Thinkific
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
8.0
Thinkific
7.5

Usability

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
Thinkific
9.5

Reliability and Availability

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
Thinkific
10.0

Performance

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
Thinkific
8.0

Support Rating

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
Thinkific
8.9

Implementation Rating

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
Thinkific
8.0

Scalability

CrossKnowledge Learning Suite
Thinkific
8.0

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