Thinkific

4.4 (180)
Write a Review!
Create, market and sell online courses with Thinkific

About Thinkific

Discover Thinkific, the user-friendly online course platform, tailored to entrepreneurs ready to share their expertise and grow their business. With Thinkific, you can bring your unique vision to life through an intuitive and powerful course creation tool.

Starting is a breeze with Thinkific's elegant themes and ready-to-use templates. Customize your course with your own domain, enjoy the simplicity of white labeling, and choose from a variety of styles to make your course truly yours. Maintain your brand's integrity without compromising on quality.

Thinkific is packed with versatile features to build your course just the way you want it. Host unlimited content and choose from a wide range of lesson types – videos, interactive quizzes, downloadable resources, live sessions, and more. You're in full control.

A standout aspect of Thinkific is its vibrant community engagement tools, designed to foster meaningful interactions among learners. By creating community spaces within your courses, you can enhance the learning experience, encourage collaboration, and build a dedicated following.

For on-the-go access, Thinkific provides a mobile app, ensuring courses and communities are accessible anytime, anywhere. Course creators benefit from drip scheduling for content release, and sales tools like bundles, coupons, and cross-selling opportunities.

Integration is key, and Thinkific connects smoothly with essential tools like Shopify, Zoom, Mailchimp, and Google Analytics. This integration simplifies your workflow, allowing you to focus more on teaching and less on managing technology.

With Thinkific, enroll students effortlessly, track their progress with detailed reports, and use pass/fail assessments to enhance learning. It's also an e-commerce powerhouse, making it easy to sell your courses. The drip content feature keeps your students engaged and coming back for more.

Thinkific is optimized for all platforms and devices, ensuring students can access your courses anywhere, anytime. Choose Thinkific to create an impactful and profitable online course with ease.


Key benefits of Thinkific

  • Customization: Offers custom web themes and domains for a personalized learning environment.

  • Community Engagement: Features community spaces and notifications to foster learner interaction.

  • Sales Tools: Offers bundles, coupons, and cross-selling options to boost course sales.

  • Comprehensive Customization: Enables complete control over the learning and marketing experience.

  • Marketing Integrations: Tools for effective promotion of courses, including email marketing and social media integrations.

  • Revenue Control: Allows full control over pricing with no hidden fees, ensuring all revenue goes to the creator.

  • Mobile Accessibility: Provides a mobile app for course and community access on-the-go.

  • Content Scheduling: Enables drip scheduling for structured content release.

  • Interactive Learning: Supports live lessons and events for real-time engagement.

  • Assessment Tools: Includes quizzes and assignments to enhance learning.

  • Supportive Community: Provides robust support through a knowledgeable team, a creator community, and extensive resources.

  • Analytics and Reporting: Detailed insights into course performance and student progress.

  • High-Quality Content Delivery: Reliable cloud-hosting for smooth, uninterrupted access to course materials.

  • Customizable Learning Paths: Ability to create unique learning journeys for different student segments.

  • Secure Payment Gateways: Easy and secure transactions for course sales.

  • Images

    Thinkific Software - Easily create and customize courses to match your brand
    Thinkific Software - Drag-and-drop course builder
    Thinkific Software - Create Beautiful Online Course Sites
    Thinkific Software - Manage all your courses from one dashboard, on any device
    Thinkific Software - Thinkific Advanced Reporting gives you deeper insights on your business so you can make smart decisions quickly.
    Thinkific Software - Customizable Mobile Friendly Templates
    Thinkific Software - App Store For Course Creators
    Thinkific Software - Thinkific's progress reports show how students' course completion over various time periods
    Thinkific Software - Users can set up both site admins and affiliates with Thinkific
    Thinkific Software - Thinkific's user segmentation can be used in conjunction with mass emailing to target emails to the relevant students
    Thinkific Software - Thinkific's drag and drop themes are fully customizable to match the look and feel of the company
    Thinkific Software - Take full control over site design, content, course pricing, student information, and more
    Thinkific Software - Thinkific allows users to reorder their courses to highlight which they wish to be seen first
    Thinkific Software - Students are able to review courses on Thinkific
    View 15 more
    Thinkific video
    Thinkific Software - Easily create and customize courses to match your brand
    Thinkific Software - Drag-and-drop course builder
    Thinkific Software - Create Beautiful Online Course Sites
    Thinkific Software - Manage all your courses from one dashboard, on any device
    Thinkific Software - Thinkific Advanced Reporting gives you deeper insights on your business so you can make smart decisions quickly.
    Thinkific Software - Customizable Mobile Friendly Templates
    Thinkific Software - App Store For Course Creators
    Thinkific Software - Thinkific's progress reports show how students' course completion over various time periods
    Thinkific Software - Users can set up both site admins and affiliates with Thinkific
    Thinkific Software - Thinkific's user segmentation can be used in conjunction with mass emailing to target emails to the relevant students
    Thinkific Software - Thinkific's drag and drop themes are fully customizable to match the look and feel of the company
    Thinkific Software - Take full control over site design, content, course pricing, student information, and more
    Thinkific Software - Thinkific allows users to reorder their courses to highlight which they wish to be seen first
    Thinkific Software - Students are able to review courses on Thinkific

    Not sure about Thinkific? Compare with a popular alternative

    Starting Price

    US$49.00
    month
    US$29.00
    month

    Pricing Options

    Free version
    Free trial
    Free version
    Free trial

    Features

    84
    170

    Integrations

    31
    31

    Ease of Use

    4.3 (180)
    4.4 (126)

    Value for Money

    4.2 (180)
    4.4 (126)

    Customer Service

    4.2 (180)
    4.7 (126)
    Green rating bars show the winning product based on the average rating and number of reviews.

    Alternatives

    LearnWorlds

    4.7
    #1 Alternative to Thinkific
    LearnWorlds helps professionals within the education industry create and sell custom online courses, as well as carry...

    TutorBird

    4.8
    #2 Alternative to Thinkific
    TutorBird is a web-based tutoring solution, which helps private teachers and tutoring centers organize classes and...

    TalentLMS

    4.7
    #3 Alternative to Thinkific
    TalentLMS is the LMS built for training success. With an experience thats fully customizable and easy to manage, teams...

    CYPHER Learning

    4.5
    #4 Alternative to Thinkific
    NEO is an intelligent learning platform (ILP) used by schools and universities worldwide. The platform is known for...

    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5
    (180)
    Value for Money
    4.2/5
    Features
    4.2/5
    Ease of Use
    4.3/5
    Customer Support
    4.2/5

    Already have Thinkific?

    Software buyers need your help! Product reviews help the rest of us make great decisions.

    Showing 5 reviews of 180
    Anne
    Anne
    Overall rating
    • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Thinkific is everything you need to publish online courses. There are different levels , even...

    Reviewed on 9/11/2017

    It allows a person to publish an online course and customize everything, including the price you...

    It allows a person to publish an online course and customize everything, including the price you sell it for. Thinkific has everything you need to be successful. AND they offer lots of webinars and training as you need! I look forward to using it more as I grow my online publishing business!

    Pros

    I like that it is customizable. I like that Thinkific offers lots of webinars and help with all aspects of publishing online courses. It allows a couple ways to collect money for your courses. They spell out exactly what to do! For a newbie like me, I began setting things up months ago while I was working on my course. As I completed it, I began uploading the lectures and made some changes to my text and landing page and other info. Easy to make it your own. I am happy with how professional it all looks. Now I will get busy with the marketing end and Thinkific can help with info about that too! Customer service is awesome and they reach out frequently to see what they can do to guide you! I highly recommend this solution for getting an online course published. I am at the entry level, but am testing the waters until I need to go further and unlock more features.

    Cons

    As expected the free version is basic, so in order to get to some of the good stuff, you have to upgrade. Not a big deal really, since I am producing my first course and need to go slowly.

    Jessie
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Launched my first course!

    Reviewed on 9/1/2021

    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.

    Alternatives Considered

    Teachable and Podia

    Reasons for Switching to Thinkific

    Drag and drop course set up was super easy and had all the features I needed in the basic option.
    Farah
    Overall rating
    • Industry: E-Learning
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Good overall with critical limitations for teaching online live

    Reviewed on 7/2/2021

    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.

    Alternatives Considered

    Teachable , TutorBird and Kajabi

    Reasons for Switching to Thinkific

    I ended up not choosing Thinkific and went with an alternative.
    Lucky
    Overall rating
    • Industry: E-Learning
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Thinkific LMS platform. An honest review

    Reviewed on 7/5/2022

    Thinkific is a great LMS with many inbuilt integrations. Even though most of the integrations are...

    Thinkific is a great LMS with many inbuilt integrations. Even though most of the integrations are not free, they help in building a better LMS all round.

    Pros

    Other than being a good Learning management platform, students could upload video contents and gifs in the communities of a thinkific school. This isn't possible with other LMS I've used. I think this is a great advantage in my opinion as videos drives conversations better.

    Cons

    If I could upload SCORM/HTML5 contents it'll be a better product for me.
    Also, the course builder layouts are not as sleek as I expected in comparison to other products.

    Alternatives Considered

    LearnDash

    Reasons for Switching to Thinkific

    I didn't want to get involved in the technical stuffs involved in building an LMS from scratch. I preferred using a SAAS platform (in this case Thinkific) that would cater for the technical aspects of the platform while I cared about creating contents for my students.
    Karen
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Nonprofit Organisation Management
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Thinkific Learning Management System

    Reviewed on 18/3/2021

    Amazing! I highly recommend the software and the team. For the money, you cannot do any better!

    Amazing! I highly recommend the software and the team. For the money, you cannot do any better!

    Pros

    I love the customer support and training. I was able to launch my program in two hours with no assistance. The Quick Start program is an amazing example of what we should all aspire to in our online training videos. The software is easy to navigate and has some beautiful templates to help jumpstart user progress.

    Cons

    I was a little limited with the amount and layout of content on the course sales pages. Wish options here were more flexible. Also, the reporting at my subscription level is a little time-consuming requiring exports to Excel to confirm actual totals each time. It's easy enough to work around, however, and I have found customer support to be exceptional at helping me with some of my more creative workarounds.

    Alternatives Considered

    Podia , Kajabi and TalentLMS

    Reasons for Switching to Thinkific

    Capabilities, particular strengths in online learning management, ease of use, price, customer support
    Showing 5 reviews of 180 Read all reviews

    Thinkific FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Thinkific.

    Thinkific offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$49.00/month
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Thinkific has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

    Thinkific supports the following languages:

    English

    Thinkific supports the following devices:

    Thinkific integrates with the following applications:

    AWeber, Accredible, ActiveCampaign, Brillium Solution, CartStack, Constant Contact 1, ConvertKit, Google Analytics 360, Intercom, Invoicebus, Keap, Lessonspace, Mailchimp, Meta for Business, Mixpanel, PayPal, Poptin, ProveSource, Quaderno, Qualaroo, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Segment, Shopify, Stripe, Sumo, ThingLink, Typeform, Zapier, Zoom Workplace, eWebinar, wizBank

    Thinkific offers the following support options:

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

    Related categories

    See all software categories found for Thinkific.