NextThought Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

NextThought

Learning management system for creating customizable courses

4.7/5 (10 reviews)

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.
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Pricing

Starting from
$119/month
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Free trial
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Canada, Australia, China, India and 4 other markets, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported languages

English
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NextThought user reviews

Excellent
7

Very good
3

Average
0
Poor
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Terrible
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Lindsey Jost

Great Platform with Reasonable Cost

Used monthly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jennifer Varghese

NextThought Review

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Paige Kennedy

Great Team to Work With

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 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

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Heidi Scott, PhD

Looking for best quality for investment in an LMS?

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Justin Smola

Cutting Edge Technology Powered by Great People

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 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.

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NextThought pricing

Starting from
$119/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
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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

API
Activity Tracking
Blended Learning
Course Authoring
Customizable Branding
Learning Management
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration

Activity Dashboard (220 other apps)
Assessment Management (192 other apps)
Attendance Management (125 other apps)
Attendance Tracking (124 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (133 other apps)
Communication Management (159 other apps)
Content Management (131 other apps)
Data Import/Export (127 other apps)
Progress Reports (147 other apps)
Progress Tracking (158 other apps)
Self Service Portal (114 other apps)
Student Management (114 other apps)

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Additional information for NextThought

Key features of NextThought

  • Academic/Education
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Classroom Management
  • Content Sharing
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Management
  • Course Tracking
  • Employee Engagement
  • Gradebook
  • K-12
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Microlearning
  • Mobile Learning
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Post Secondary
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Self-Service Content Curation
  • Social Learning
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Tin Can API
  • eLearning Companies
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