About Thinkific

Thinkific allows users to design, create and deliver courses on their own branded websites. The solution offers drag and drop themes which are fully customizable to match the look and feel of your brand. Users can also dive in with full access to HTML and CSS.

Thinkific supports various file types, including PDF, audio, video, html, surveys, quizzes, and external resources such as Articulate, Storyline, Typeform and more. Lessons can be created entirely from audio or video files, and items such as handouts can be made available for students to download directly from within the course.

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.

Support for multiple software integrations and plugins gives users access to analytics, advertising, automatic course content translation, marketing automation and more. 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
  • 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

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

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    US$49,00/month

    • Free Trial
    • Free
    • 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: 58

    • API
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Affiliate Management
    • Assessment Management
    • Automatic Backup
    • Automatic Notifications
    • Blended Learning
    • Certificate Management
    • Class Scheduling
    • Content Management
    • Conversion Tracking
    • Course Authoring
    • Credit Card Processing
    • Custom Fields
    • Custom Forms
    • Custom Landing Pages
    • Customer Segmentation
    • Customizable Branding
    • Customizable Templates
    • Data Import
    • Data Import/Export
    • Discount Management
    • Drag & Drop Interface
    • Email Integration
    • Employee Profile
    • Enrollment Management
    • Feedback Collection
    • Landing Page Templates
    • Learning Management
    • Monitoring
    • Multi-Currency
    • Multi-Language
    • Multiple Format Support
    • Online Forums
    • Order Tracking
    • PCI DSS Compliance
    • Price Management
    • Progress Reports
    • Progress Tracking
    • Promotions Management
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Monitoring
    • Receiving
    • Recurring Billing
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Sales Analytics
    • Sales Reporting
    • Secure Data Storage
    • Self-Learning
    • Single Sign On
    • Survey Management
    • Surveys & Feedback
    • Third Party Integration
    • URL Customization
    • Video Streaming
    • Video Support
    • Widgets
    • eCommerce Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,5 /5
    (95)
    Value for Money
    4,4/5
    Features
    4,3/5
    Ease of Use
    4,4/5
    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.

    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.

    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.

    Korinne L.
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

    Customer Service Very Disappointing

    Reviewed on 2019/10/22

    Very frustrating! Not a customer-friendly service. While they are friendly and say they hope you...

    Very frustrating! Not a customer-friendly service. While they are friendly and say they hope you are having a nice day, they do not answer questions (or apparently read email chains).

    There is no support for European customers I fed this back to them when I first signed up around 2 years ago and nothing has changed. I have given them all of the feed back given here but they do not take any action.

    Waiting at least a day for an answer is totally unacceptable. What makes it even more frustrating is that, after waiting for a reply, they ask for information that was already included in your original email (and then you have to wait another day for a response).

    It just seems as though they work at their convenience, not the customer's. And yet they are happy to take the subscriptions when they are not providing an adequate service.

    Pros

    I was so excited to find this product and thought it would be ideal for my needs

    Cons

    The software is not user-friendly. I was hoping that it would be more straightforward and my staff have also commented that is it not user-friendly.

    There is nobody to call when you have a query and can only email. It takes them a day to get back to you. And we are based in the UK and with the time difference, we have to wait at least a day for an answer. What makes it even more frustrating is that, after waiting for a reply, they ask for information that was already included in your original email (and then you have to wait another day for a response).

    I sent a query on Monday asking how to do something and the reply said 'see instructions below' and there were no instructions there. In the same email, they asked me to confirm the email address (which I had emailed them on and they had clearly not tried this). I responded right away and just got an email asking how they could help me! (They clearly had not read the email chain).

    It is now 9pm at night on Tuesday and will be at least Wednesday afternoon with the time difference until I may get a reply and actually proceed.

    Sharon H.
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    • Industry: Insurance
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Feel Confident in the Basics

    Reviewed on 2020/12/02

    Thinkific is a strong performer for the price. It covers a lot of ground for course management...

    Thinkific is a strong performer for the price. It covers a lot of ground for course management needs from the all sides: student, teacher and administrative. You get many capabilities for video, text, downloads, discussions that serve different learning styles. The login, registration and payment system works well. Support can get you through even non-standard apps connections though it takes time and back/forth on email and phone.

    Pros

    Thinkific covers course the basics very well. It also provides strong administrative functions to support the student and teacher. Payment works well too.

    Cons

    The question import and question change functions need to be improved. Currently, they are unwieldy and time consuming. Support could be easier to connect to. But, as seems to be everywhere, you have to start with an email or chat.

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    Thinkific FAQs

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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)

    Thinkific offers the following features:

    • Analytics and reporting
    • Bulk email
    • Completion certificates
    • Course bundles
    • Course categories
    • Course reviews
    • Custom domains
    • Custom form fields
    • Customizable design
    • Data export
    • Drag-and-drop interface
    • Drip release content
    • Multi-language support
    • Multimedia support
    • Single Sign On
    • Site-wide promotions
    • Student assessments
    • User segmentation
    • Voiceover tool
    • White labelling options

    Thinkific has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

    Thinkific supports the following languages:

    English

    We do not have any information about what devices Thinkific supports

    Thinkific integrates with the following applications:

    APIANT, AWeber, ConvertKit, QPage, Qualified, Retently, Thryv, VBOUT, Website Toolbox, Wordpress

    Thinkific offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

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