NextThought

Learning management system for creating customizable courses

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NextThought Overview

What is NextThought?

NextThought is a learning management system (LMS) designed to help businesses create custom courses to train their clients, employees, and partners. Administrators can track learning activities through reports and utilize the white label capabilities to personalize the platform and establish brand identity.

NextThought enables organizations to embed learning materials from across the web into courses and gain actionable insights into learner participation, engagement, attention, online or offline status, and activity timings, among other metrics. Managers can add quizzes, question banks, and timed assignments to assessments and create social learning communities to streamline collaboration amongst groups. Employees can also create personal profiles including information about their interests, learning experiences, and background, communicate with other learners via real-time chat, and receive certificates or transcripts upon course completion.

NextThought facilitates integration with various third-party systems such as Stripe, Google Drive, Credly, GoToWebinar, Fonteva, and more. Other features include secure sockets layer (SSL) security, Google single sign-on (SSO), email notifications, and custom fields.

NextThought Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$119,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

NextThought is offered across three pricing plans, outlined below. A free trial is available and a discount is given for annual commitments.
Starter: $119 per admin or instructor per month when billed monthly or $99 per admin or instructor per month when billed annually
Growth: $239 per admin or instructor per month when billed monthly or $199 per admin or instructor per month when billed annually
Enterprise: $299 per admin or instructor per month billed annually


NextThought Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, Australia, China, India and 4 others, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English

Media

NextThought communities
NextThought course overview
NextThought integrations
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NextThought Reviews

NextThought Reviews

Overall rating
4,7
/
5
Excellent
7

Very good
3

Average
0

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,9
Features
4,4
Ease of Use
4,8
Customer Support
5
100% recommended this app
Lindsey J.

Great Platform with Reasonable Cost

NextThought allowed us the ability to shift quickly to a virtual event with the staff skill set we currently have without breaking the budget. They were quick to respond, willing to adapt and listened to our feedback. Great experience!


Jennifer V.

NextThought Review

Overall our experience with NextThought was great! The team was phenomenal - Always kind and helpful. We went through three project managers during our implementation: [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] All three of them were on top of things and readily available to help us with whatever questions we came up with. Our project included some very specific integrations with our own software, and the NextThought programming team was easy to work with. I think our learners have really enjoyed using the platform, and we are pleased with the final product!


Paige K.

Great Team to Work With


Heidi S.

Looking for best quality for investment in an LMS?

Working with Next Thought's team has been truly wonderful. They listen, and help us figure out the optimal ways to accomplish what we need or want to within the LMS. Sometimes what we desire is "outside of the box," and they collaboratively partner with us to help us provide the learner experience we are after.


Justin S.

Cutting Edge Technology Powered by Great People

We conceptualized a new product not found in our industry. NextThought helped us making our concept a reality through a custom adaptation of their existing platform. While their platform was instrumental in our success, the relationship we developed during the process was even more vital. NextThought went above and beyond to ensure our launch was a success. We hope our relationship continues well into the future.


Lindsey J.
Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Great Platform with Reasonable Cost

Used Monthly for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/06/29
Review Source: Capterra

NextThought allowed us the ability to shift quickly to a virtual event with the staff skill set we currently have without breaking the budget. They were quick to respond, willing to adapt and listened to our feedback. Great experience!

Pros

Our small team was able to build out and implement our virtual conference quickly and easily from the administrator side. The learner experience was seamless for the most part with NextThought receiving very high ratings in the post-conference survey. The scalability of the platform is brilliant giving us the ability to build one simple course or a multi-day virtual conference with 80+ sessions. Learners are able to track progress and download certificates within the platform which is critical for our audience.

Cons

The discussion feature on videos is not a real time chat therefore losing engagement and we can't track CEUs for individual sessions when using the platform as a multi-session conference module. Surveys were a little tricky. We look forward to the full Zoom integration, but we will utilize the LTI in the meantime.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Jennifer V.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 11-50 Employees

NextThought Review

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/08/14
Review Source: Capterra

Overall our experience with NextThought was great! The team was phenomenal - Always kind and helpful. We went through three project managers during our implementation: [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] All three of them were on top of things and readily available to help us with whatever questions we came up with. Our project included some very specific integrations with our own software, and the NextThought programming team was easy to work with. I think our learners have really enjoyed using the platform, and we are pleased with the final product!

Pros

My favorite part of this software is how simple it is to use. We were able to get our online courses created quickly. It's easy to re-enter courses and edit them if needed. We were also able to integrate NextThought into our own software and make a seamless login transition for our current users. The NextThought team was really great to work with throughout the entire process, and we are happy with the end result!

Cons

The only con is that we are not able to choose the order in which our courses display for our learners. I understand that this is something that the NextThought team is working on developing, so we are hoping this will be a possibility in the future.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Paige K.
Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Great Team to Work With

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/05/04
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Simple to navigate. Lots of options. Great support.

Cons

Just the learning curve of moving training to a virtua platform

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Heidi S.
Industry: Human Resources
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Looking for best quality for investment in an LMS?

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/05/19
Review Source: Capterra

Working with Next Thought's team has been truly wonderful. They listen, and help us figure out the optimal ways to accomplish what we need or want to within the LMS. Sometimes what we desire is "outside of the box," and they collaboratively partner with us to help us provide the learner experience we are after.

Pros

The fact that Next Thought very easily allows us to integrate learning assets from a variety of sources has been terrific. We can grow our catalog of courses pretty rapidly as we bring them in to this environment. It is very straightforward and easy to use.

Cons

A missing feature is the ability for learners to keep a repository of documents they develop or work on associated w courses in the LMS. This would allow learners to continually access and work on a project (doc or slides) over the duration of a course - and choose when to have a course facilitator review and provide feedback.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Justin S.
Industry: Public Safety
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Cutting Edge Technology Powered by Great People

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/07/21
Review Source: Capterra

We conceptualized a new product not found in our industry. NextThought helped us making our concept a reality through a custom adaptation of their existing platform. While their platform was instrumental in our success, the relationship we developed during the process was even more vital. NextThought went above and beyond to ensure our launch was a success. We hope our relationship continues well into the future.

Pros

The platform is user-friendly, modern, and is backed by a world-class support team.

Cons

We would like additional user access controls and permissions.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9,9/10
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NextThought Pricing

NextThought Pricing

Starting from
US$119,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

NextThought is offered across three pricing plans, outlined below. A free trial is available and a discount is given for annual commitments.
Starter: $119 per admin or instructor per month when billed monthly or $99 per admin or instructor per month when billed annually
Growth: $239 per admin or instructor per month when billed monthly or $199 per admin or instructor per month when billed annually
Enterprise: $299 per admin or instructor per month billed annually

NextThought is offered across three pricing plans, outlined below. A free trial is available and a discount is given for annual commitments.
Starter: $119 per admin or instructor per month when billed monthly or $99 per admin or instructor per month when billed annually
Growth: $239 per admin or instructor per month when billed monthly or $199 per admin or instructor per month when billed annually
Enterprise: $299 per admin or instructor per month billed annually

Value for Money
4,9/5
Based on 10 user ratings
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NextThought Features

NextThought Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Assessment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Blended Learning
Calendar Management
Communication Management
Content Management
Course Authoring
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Learning Management
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Reporting & Statistics
Student Management
Third Party Integration
Features
4,4/5
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Additional information for NextThought

Additional information for NextThought

Key features of NextThought

  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Certification Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Gamification
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Skills Tracking
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Video Conferencing
  • eCommerce

NextThought FAQs

NextThought FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for NextThought.

Q. What type of pricing plans does NextThought offer?

NextThought offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$119,00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

NextThought is offered across three pricing plans, outlined below. A free trial is available and a discount is given for annual commitments. Starter: $119 per admin or instructor per month when billed monthly or $99 per admin or instructor per month when billed annually Growth: $239 per admin or instructor per month when billed monthly or $199 per admin or instructor per month when billed annually Enterprise: $299 per admin or instructor per month billed annually

Q. What are the main features of NextThought?

NextThought offers the following features:

  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Certification Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Gamification
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Skills Tracking
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Video Conferencing
  • eCommerce

Q. Who are the typical users of NextThought?

NextThought has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does NextThought support?

NextThought supports the following languages:

English

Q. Does NextThought support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices NextThought supports

Q. What other apps does NextThought integrate with?

NextThought integrates with the following applications:

GoToWebinar, Google Drive, Kaltura, Stripe, Vimeo, Wistia

Q. What level of support does NextThought offer?

NextThought offers the following support options:

Online Support