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:

US$49,00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • 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.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and 5 others, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    US$49,00/month

    • Free Trial
    • Free Version
    • Subscription

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    Thinkific's drag and drop themes are fully customizable to match the look and feel of the company
    Take full control over site design, content, course pricing, student information, and more
    Thinkific's progress reports show how students' course completion over various time periods
    Students are able to review courses on Thinkific
    Thinkific allows users to reorder their courses to highlight which they wish to be seen first
    Users can set up both site admins and affiliates with Thinkific
    Thinkific's user segmentation can be used in conjunction with mass emailing to target emails to the relevant students
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    Features

    Total features of Thinkific: 85

    • API
    • Academic/Education
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Affiliate Management
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Assessment Management
    • Asynchronous Learning
    • Audio/Video Recording
    • Automatic Backup
    • Blended Learning
    • Built-in Course Authoring
    • Certification & Licensing
    • Class Scheduling
    • Content Management
    • Conversion Tracking
    • Corporate/Business
    • Course Authoring
    • Course Management
    • Course Publishing
    • Course Tracking
    • Credit Card Processing
    • Customer Segmentation
    • Customizable Branding
    • Customizable Fields
    • Customizable Forms
    • Customizable Templates
    • Customization
    • Data Import/Export
    • Discount Management
    • Drag & Drop
    • Email Management
    • Employee Engagement Software
    • Employee Profiles
    • Enrollments/Onboarding
    • Feedback Management
    • Gamification
    • Instructor-Led Courses
    • Interactive Content
    • Interactive Learning
    • Landing Pages/Web Forms
    • Learner Portal
    • Learning Management
    • Learning Paths/Tracks
    • Media Import
    • Mobile Learning
    • Monitoring
    • Multi-Currency
    • Multi-Language
    • Multiple Format Support
    • Online Forums
    • Order Tracking
    • PCI Compliance
    • Price / Margin Management
    • Progress Reports
    • Progress Tracking
    • Promotions Management
    • Purchasing & Receiving
    • Quizzes
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Monitoring
    • Recurring/Subscription Billing
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Sales Reports
    • Sales Trend Analysis
    • Secure Data Storage
    • Self-Learning
    • Self-Paced Courses
    • Self-Service Content Curation
    • Single Sign On
    • Social Learning
    • Survey/Poll Management
    • Surveys & Feedback
    • Synchronous Learning
    • Template Management
    • Tests/Assessments
    • Third Party Integrations
    • URL Customization
    • Video Conferencing
    • Video Management
    • Video Streaming
    • Video Support
    • Widgets
    • eCommerce Management
    • eLearning Companies

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,6 /5
    (121)
    Value for Money
    4,5/5
    Features
    4,4/5
    Ease of Use
    4,5/5
    Customer Support
    4,5/5

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    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 2020/04/21

    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.

    Lucas M.
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    • Industry: Management Consulting
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Thinkific Rocks!

    Reviewed on 2021/03/19

    Excellent! I appreciate the outstanding product, fair prices, ease of interface and ability to...

    Excellent! I appreciate the outstanding product, fair prices, ease of interface and ability to easily build and delivery QUALITY courses. I haven't required customer service (that's a good sign!). I love the product and will definitely stay here!

    Pros

    The intuitive nature of your interface is extremely helpful for both course designers and students. As a site and course administrator, I'm exceptionally impressed with the ease of use. Thank you for incorporating finance management functions. Sleek design, ease of use, great price point. Don't change the price, it's one of your best market differentiators. I switched to Thinkific for the Pro Growth plan which was the key difference for me from other providers like Matrix.

    Cons

    I really need to market courses via social media with the least number of accounts and steps. It would be awesome if you could integrate some social media marketing tools into the site rather than link accompanying providers. The more I can do WITHIN thinkific, the better. The same applies for business functions like website management, sales of non-course materials (e.g., printed books, e-books), and perhaps QuickBooks

    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 2021/02/07

    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.

    Jessie L.
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    • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Launched my first course!

    Reviewed on 2021/01/09

    Overall I'm super happy with my experience. I've spent the last few months editing my course based...

    Overall I'm super happy with my experience. I've spent the last few months editing my course based on feedback from the beta and am almost done setting up my first official launch. Excited to keep growing here!

    Pros

    I spent last year writing my first professional training course and was looking for a platform to use for the beta run. I wanted something that could handle the multi-media aspect of the delivery of my course, but that was also easy to set up for a non-techy beginner as I didn't have an assistant to set it up for me. Thinkific fit this need perfectly.

    Cons

    If anything the aesthetic of the platform could be a bit better (personal preference). While it is easy to follow it's just not as sleek as I'd like. And as a non-web-designer, I'd like to be able to customize the course landing pages to fit my brand with a bit more DIY ease.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Fills a gap in this space with enthusiasm!

    Reviewed on 2019/12/10

    Blackboard Course sites, Moodle, and Instructure Canvas are great products, but you have to invest...

    Blackboard Course sites, Moodle, and Instructure Canvas are great products, but you have to invest in additional solutions to collect payments, etc. for selling the online courses. Thinkific does all this in 1 system with more options for site design than the big education players do. Some of the features could be more well-thought-out, but for a non-LMS company, it is incredibly easy to set up and allows you to design instructional sound materials.

    Pros

    I liked that you could design the access portal, the courses, and the payment methods all in 1 interface without any needs for additional products. I particularly enjoy how easy it is to set the courses up if you have your curriculum designed.

    Cons

    I wish there was an option to be able to have access to all the course features without fees. We are a startup and just are not in a position to charge for courses yet, meaning this would be a huge investment for us that we are not willing to make. It would be great if you could get a 6month burn-in period to test and market before going live.

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    Thinkific offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$49,00/month
    • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    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)

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    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:

    English

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    Thinkific integrates with the following applications:

    AWeber, ActiveCampaign, ConvertKit, Google Analytics, Intercom, Keap, Mailchimp, Mixpanel, Qualaroo, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Segment, Shopify, Stripe, SumoMe, Typeform, Zapier, Zoom Meetings & Chat

    Thinkific offers the following support options:

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

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