Thinkific Reviews

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Kate Murray, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 06, 2020

Thinkific Over-delivers for New Course Creators

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • User Interface Design for the Course Creator
  • Ability to Customize Branding
  • Intuitive Flow for the Student
  • 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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 28, 2020

Get your Courses up QUICK - with a platform that keeps growing.

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • It was straightforward to get everything set up and ready to go. Within a day, I had all of our payment processing systems, CRM, and WordPress website integrated.
  • It provides a great user experience for students. We have had little to no complaints about how to navigate their online courses and access their content.
  • I'd like to see their affiliate link functionality be a bit more robust and flexible. For example, we'd like to host the course landing/sales pages on our WordPress website, but to do that, we have to create a redirect in Thinkific. This makes for unique user experience if someone clicks our affiliate link - they're taken to one page and 10 seconds later redirected to another page.
  • Their quiz feature is tricky if you're trying to do something that is "self-assessment" based versus having right or wrong questions.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 30, 2020

An LMS that works for you!

Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Classroom-style course outlines.
  • Quizzes and other knowledge checks.
  • Better corporate pricing for users that are not charging for courses.
  • Allowing the users to be split versus paid and unpaid.
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Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 09, 2019

New Course Creators Ultimate Course Platform

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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
  • Although it has some great third-part integrations it would be great if it offered more such as links with email service providers such as MailerLite
  • Assignment feature to be available on the lower tier plans
  • Improve the file size uploads for images and videos
  • Provide a lot more themes
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 29, 2019

Thinkific runs a good portion of our business

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Ease of use: getting started with the software is really easy
  • The product team is world-class: they listen to feedback and regularly implement suggestions that we provide them.
  • Our students love the course experience
  • We also love how easy it is to integrate with our existing tech stack—Zapier, Active Campaign, etc.
  • Upsells are tough. We have to do lots of custom stuff.
  • The checkout process is also not very customizable.
  • A/B testing options are very limited. We have to do lots of work arounds to effectively test things.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Course authoring (7)
Course catalog or library (7)
Player/Portal (7)
Learning content (7)
Mobile friendly (7)
Progress tracking & certifications (7)
Assignments (6)
Compliance management (4)
Learning administration (7)
Learning reporting & analytics (7)
Social learning (6)

About Thinkific

Thinkific headquartered in Vancouver provides their learning management system for online course and content creators to distribute their lessons to unlimited students, featuring content schedule distribution, some marketing features, certifications, as well as quizzes and surveys.

Thinkific Technical Details

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Mobile Application:No