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What Is Thinkific?

Thinkific: The ultimate all-in-one online course platform, designed to empower any type of creator - from consultants and experts to authors and speakers. Effortlessly create and deliver captivating courses on your personalized, branded site. Whether your aim is to educate customers, monetize your knowledge, or expand your brand's reach, Thinkific simplifies your journey. With its intuitive tools and user-friendly interface, crafting and selling courses becomes a seamless experience.

A distinct highlight is the platform's strong focus on community engagement, offering dedicated spaces and interactive notifications to foster vibrant learner communities.

Join over 800,000 creator educators, including trainers, teachers, coaches, professional associations, and businesses, who have all thrived on Thinkific. Begin your journey today and transform your expertise into engaging, profitable online courses with Thinkific.

Who Uses Thinkific?

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

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

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Reviews of Thinkific

Average score

Overall
4.4
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Service
4.2
Features
4.2
Value for Money
4.2

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Dani
Dani
CEO in Chile
Verified LinkedIn User
Financial Services, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

The best online course platform for those who are starting out.

5.0 last year

Comments: Excellent, it has helped us get more clients and earn more money without having to set up a website from scratch.

Pros:

The number of options available and the affordable price.

Cons:

Poor HTML editor. I hope they can improve this.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Fills a gap in this space with enthusiasm!

5.0 5 years ago

Comments: 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.

Soma
Founder and Lead Educator in Australia
Arts & Crafts, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Easy, Wholesome LMS for beginners and experts alike

5.0 5 days ago New

Comments: Positive primarily due to fantastic customer support and ease of use.

Pros:

I loved how versatile it was and their customer support was second to none. Also there was plenty of templates and training modules for absolute novices to set up their school easily. Integrations with other relevant apps and softwares made this very efficient LMS.

Cons:

The price increases. I eventually couldn't continue as there was alternatives for better prices

A.
Managing Director in US
Think Tanks, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Not easy to use - don't spend money on this

1.0 2 months ago New

Comments: I am very disappointed and out $1800 to boot. They refuse to process a refund although after lots of attempts I was never able to publish a course. I tried and tried to get online help but it's hidden behind chat bots. If you do manage to get someone on the phone, you only get 15 minutes and they kick you off and you have to rebook more time! This could be the following day. So you can't get a cohesive amount of time to actually learn how to use the product. Only software experts or those willing to invest full time in figuring out this nuanced offering should bother. It is NOT easy to use as advertised. Far from it.

Pros:

No pros. Incredibly difficult to use and impossible to get human help.

Cons:

This product is incredibly difficult to use. You don't realize it until you've already signed up and they won't process your refund. AVOID unless you want to devote full-time effort to figuring this coursework out. It's also very hard to reach a human being to get assistance.

Pamela
Pamela
President in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Entertainment, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

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This is where I have my courses

5.0 4 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.