What Is Thinkific?

Thinkific is an all-in-one online course platform that empowers anyone to quickly create and deliver stunning courses on their own branded site. Whether your goal is to educate your customers, to sell courses to earn revenue or to simply grow your brand and engage your audience, Thinkific makes it easy.

Join thousands of consultants, experts, authors, speakers, trainers, teachers, coaches, professional associations, and companies, and start selling courses on Thinkific today.

Who Uses Thinkific?

Everyone from small businesses, creatives, consultants, coaches, authors, speakers, and trainers to professional associations, larger companies and universities use Thinkific today.

Where can Thinkific be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Thinkific
  • Located in Vancouver, Canada
  • Founded in 2012

Thinkific support

  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China and 18 others

Languages

Brazilian Portuguese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch and 24 others

About the vendor

  • Thinkific
  • Located in Vancouver, Canada
  • Founded in 2012

Thinkific support

  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China and 18 others

Languages

Brazilian Portuguese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch and 24 others

Thinkific videos and images

Thinkific Software - Your website and courses can be viewed on any device and with any browser.
Thinkific Software - Thinkific's drag and drop course builder makes it easy to create engaging courses.
Thinkific Software - You can build an entire product, from content, to landing pages, to checkout in the Thinkific course builder.
Thinkific Software - Thinkific Advanced Reporting gives you deeper insights on your business so you can make smart decisions quickly. You can analyze everything from which course is bringing in the most revenue, transactions from new students versus existing students and more
Thinkific Software - Now with the launch of the Thinkific App Store,  you can educate your customers, sell courses or engage your audience with value-added content exactly the way you want.
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Thinkific Software - Your website and courses can be viewed on any device and with any browser.
Thinkific Software - Thinkific's drag and drop course builder makes it easy to create engaging courses.
Thinkific Software - You can build an entire product, from content, to landing pages, to checkout in the Thinkific course builder.
Thinkific Software - Thinkific Advanced Reporting gives you deeper insights on your business so you can make smart decisions quickly. You can analyze everything from which course is bringing in the most revenue, transactions from new students versus existing students and more
Thinkific Software - Now with the launch of the Thinkific App Store,  you can educate your customers, sell courses or engage your audience with value-added content exactly the way you want.

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Features of Thinkific

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Audio/Video Recording
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bite-Sized Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Management
  • Class Scheduling
  • Client Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management System (CMS) Software
  • Course Authoring Software
  • Course Management
  • Course Publishing
  • Course Tracking
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Employee Engagement Software
  • Employee Portal
  • Event Calendar
  • Feedback Management
  • Gamification Software
  • Gradebook Software
  • Interactive Content
  • Interactive Learning
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Media Import
  • Membership Management Software
  • Mentorship
  • Mobile Learning Software
  • Multi-Language
  • Online Video Platform Software
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Quizzes
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Scheduling Software
  • Self-Learning
  • Self-Service Content Curation
  • Social Learning
  • Storyboarding
  • Student Information/Records
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Template Management
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Administration
  • Training Management
  • eCommerce Management

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Reviews of Thinkific

Average score

Overall
4.5
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Service
4.4
Features
4.3
Value for Money
4.4

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Pamela
Pamela
President in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Entertainment, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

This is where I have my courses

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: 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.

Yadah
Educator in Ireland
E-Learning, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Beautiful Course Platform for Online Education

5.0 last year

Comments: A stunning product which I would have been happy to use (even with all the workarounds for certificates, email and quizzes). The support is quick with responses and the tutorials provided really are next-level amazing. A consistent and impressive LMS.

Pros:

This is an absolutely beautiful platform. Thinkific has been in the elearning industry for years and it shows - the portal is easy to navigate and set up courses. The tutorials section is robust and detailed, giving step-by-step information on how to set up various course features and troubleshoot any issues that may come up. There is the ability to issue certificates of completion, add an assignment section for students to upload their work, basic quiz functionality, drip-scheduling as well as compulsory lessons which need to be completed before the student can move on. The lessons can consist of videos, text, PDF's (which can be downloadable or not), or quizzes. You can embed videos and links from other sites too. The course analytics allow you to see how much of a course/lesson was completed before a student drops off, giving valuable insight which enables the course creator to edit and adapt the courses to make them more engaging for the students. There is also a 'community' feature which gives students the chance to chat and give/feedback away from an external site (like a Facebook group). Thinkific does not take any of the course fees and allows the course creator to keep 100% of the profits earned. There is also a free version which has a lot of features included.

Cons:

The certificates are quite basic and it's necessary to be design-savvy and tech-savvy to create a certificate which would be accepted in the upload process. The quizzes are very basic and do not support time-limits, limited retries or anything more robust than true/false or multiple choice. Should you want to integrate with a more robust quiz software, their native integrative party is quite pricey! There is no built-in email functionality aside from the notifications that can be sent to existing students. As email is becoming more popular among other learning management systems this is quite a big negative point against them. The option to whitelabel the site completely is only available on the 'Growth' plan which over and above the 'Pro' plan which is already $99.

SherriLee
Chief Fun Officer / Director of my Destiny in Canada
Marketing & Advertising, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Using Thinkific has helped me grow my business!

4.0 last month New

Comments: LOVE thinkific!

Pros:

It's so easy to use, has great tutorials and their support is amazing.

Cons:

It's gotten more technical over the years and really now a designer is needed to create beautiful landing pages unless you have time to figure it out.

Hamood
Owner in UK
E-Learning, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Thinkific need to get their act together

1.0 last month New

Comments: I regret signing up to Thinkfic, its caused huge delays and I have spend much more money than I needed too.

Pros:

Thinific customer support is great and I also liked the user platform. It's easy for user to navigate and looks professional. The user has a great experience from purchase to completion.

Cons:

Thinkific is missing contact form and blog integration. This means you have to pay 3rd party apps about $70pcm extra! Also the basic plan is completely useless because you can't index to search engine or run successful PPC campaigns. For start ups like myself this is nightmare. So much better options out there offer better value for money.

Kelwin
CEO in Portugal
Information Services, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Great tool. It would be just better if you build a mobile App for students.

5.0 last month New

Comments: I'm really enjoying the experience.

Pros:

Having an API that facilitates the integration with our back office.

Cons:

Not having an app for the student experience.