About 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.

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Features

Total features of NextThought: 43

  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Content Sharing
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Course Tracking
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Employee Engagement Software
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Labeling
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Microlearning
  • Mobile Learning
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Personalisation
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SCORM Compliance
  • SSL Security
  • Self-Service Content Curation
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Video Conferencing
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
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Value for Money
4.9/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.8/5
Customer Support
5/5

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Lindsey J.
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organisation Management
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great Platform with Reasonable Cost

Reviewed on 29/6/2020

NextThought allowed us the ability to shift quickly to a virtual event with the staff skill set we...

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.

Jennifer V.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

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Reviewed on 14/8/2020

Overall our experience with NextThought was great! The team was phenomenal - Always kind and...

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.

Paige K.
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organisation Management
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great Team to Work With

Reviewed on 4/5/2020

Pros

Simple to navigate. Lots of options. Great support.

Cons

Just the learning curve of moving training to a virtua platform

Heidi S.
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  • Industry: Human Resources
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

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Reviewed on 19/5/2020

Working with Next Thought's team has been truly wonderful. They listen, and help us figure out the...

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.

Justin S.
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  • Industry: Public Safety
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Cutting Edge Technology Powered by Great People

Reviewed on 21/7/2020

We conceptualized a new product not found in our industry. NextThought helped us making our...

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.

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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

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NextThought has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

We do not have any information about what languages NextThought supports

NextThought supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

NextThought integrates with the following applications:

GoToWebinar, Google Drive, Kaltura Video Platform, Stripe, Vimeo Pro, Wistia

NextThought offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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