Thinkific

Thinkific

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Score 8.2 out of 100
Thinkific

Overview

What is 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.
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Video Reviews

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User Review: Organizational Tools Set Thinkific Apart in the Learning Management Space
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Pricing

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Start

$99.00

Cloud
per month

Grow

$199.00

Cloud
per month

Expand

$399.00

Cloud
per month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://www.thinkific.com/pricing

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services
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Product Demos

Review of Thinkific: First Impression Walkthrough with the Course Creator
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Thinkific: Advanced Remote Learning and Course Creation
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Product Details

What is Thinkific?

Create Courses

A solution to turn knowledge into learning products that help to command attention, create excitement, and delight learners with a curated collection of tools and features. From online courses with connected communities to live lessons and memberships, Thinkific can be used to boost engagement and add variety to course offerings.

Build Websites to Market a Business

Create a professional web storefront to promote an online course — no coding skills required. Thinkific's offers a selection of ready-made, customizable themes to create a site that reflects the brand.

Generate Income By Selling

The user brings the knowledge and expertise, Thinkific brings the tools. The platform's built-in marketing and e-commerce features make it simpler to sell and promote learning products — without any annoying sales tactics.

Engage With a Learning Community

One place to build and grow a learning community. Thinkific Communities complements online course offerings with exclusive members-only content, live lessons and events, and coaching.

It offers control over content and business insights into a target audience, while students get an even better learning experience. It’s a win-win.

Grow and Scale a Business

As a business's needs grow, Thinkific's apps and tools help users market a business and build online programs that scale with customers, employees, and partners.

Thinkific Videos

This is a software unboxing created by the TrustRadius team which dives into Thinkific, the course creating and certification platform. This demonstration will test the limitations of the tool, how easy it is to setup and get started. Stay tuned to the end for the final review conclusion!
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.

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Thinkific Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

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 starts at $0.

Teachable, Kajabi, and Podia are common alternatives for Thinkific.

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 9.1.

The most common users of Thinkific are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the E-Learning industry.
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Reviews

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Simon Dunant | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Enables course creators to deliver high quality courses very fast
  • Offers unlimited hosting for videos included in the subscription price
  • Provides an easy to use administration interface that's powerful and accessible
  • Easy to scale subscription tiers on B2C plans, cost effective highly scaleable B2B plans (Thinkific Plus) ideal for companies who want to start a customer education program
  • Amazing support and account management team - great mindset and people in the teams.
  • Built in community features lag behind other dedicated community platforms (though community isn't their main goal of course)
Tameka Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • A simple user interface is very intuitive for my clients.
  • Easy to create several types of courses in minutes - no coding required.
  • Users can include different types of content in their courses - video, text, presentations, quizzes, worksheets, surveys, assignments and more!
  • The landing pages can be hard to build. The formatting doesn't display well.
  • I wish Thinkific offered support via chat in addition to email.
Stephanie Herrera | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • The price for the basic tier is very good compared to other platforms and what you get in it.
  • The look and feel of the site is simply beautiful, even if I'm allowed to customize to certain extent, they maintain things very neat.
  • Allowing to upload videos directly to the platform is a lifesaver.
  • I would add some more blocks for page design to have more options as to what I can do, like a proper gallery where you can open and close images.
  • I would expand the text options within specific blocks, like being able to hit enter inside a text box and having my paragraphs separated if I wanted to.
  • Adding new integrations would be awesome, so you don't have to pass through Zapier. Maybe a ClickFunnels integration?
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • The software is relatively easy to use.
  • It is fairly restricted when it comes to site development but that is no different from similar competitive offerings.
  • More pricing options are provided vis-a-vis competing offerings but only available with higher (and more expensive) plans.
  • Most options are available with higher priced plans.
  • The biggest negative with the platform is that [in my experience] it offers ZERO SECURITY. A paid subscriber can access the content URL using a simple "View HTML" that can then be shared with anyone. Absolutely anyone.
Kate Murray, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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.
Ayo Bamgbose, Assoc CIPD, MSc | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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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