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Thinkific FAQs

Does Thinkific have an app?

No, Thinkific does not offer an app. However, the Thinkific Course Player is mobile responsive, so you can watch classes on a tablet or mobile device.


How does Thinkific work?

Thinkific helps users set up an online education business. You can design a website with your branding and create courses using pre-built templates.


How much is Thinkific?

Thinkific offers a free plan, which supports limited courses and unlimited students. The basic plan costs $49 per month and includes unlimited courses, students, and content plus one site admin account. The pro plan costs $99 per month and includes unlimited courses, students, and content plus two site admin accounts. The premier plan costs $499 per month and supports unlimited courses, students, and content plus five site admin accounts. Each plan can be paid annually for a 20% discount.


Who uses Thinkific?

Thinkific is designed for entrepreneurs or users that want to sell their expertise in the form of online courses.


Is Thinkific free?

Yes, Thinkific offers a free plan, which supports limited courses and unlimited students.


How do I download a video from Thinkific?

Select "Manage Learning Content" from the left-hand menu and then click on "Video Library." Choose a video to download from the library, click the ellipses on the right side of the video, and select "Download."


How do I find courses on Thinkific?

You can find courses by selecting "All Courses," or you can search for a specific course in the search bar on the main student dashboard.

Thinkific product overview

Price starts from

49

Per month

Flat Rate

What is 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.

Key benefits of using 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.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

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

    Training options

    Live Online
    Videos
    Webinars
    Documentation

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    Thinkific features

    Functionality

    4.2

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    Total features

    84

    14 categories

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    Thinkific users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.4

    /5

    180

    Positive reviews

    87

    %

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.46/10
    Rating distribution

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    Pros
    Thikific is really easy to use even if you are not a technological boffin. It has great features and the support is awesome.
    My experience has been fantastic to be honest and I intend to continue using it further.
    I'm not tech savy so this program fit like a glove. Thank you so much for your committment to helping others by creating an incredibly user friendly and highly functional program.
    Cons
    But the uploading can be quite slow and my speed is 160mbps. So, I doubt it's my problem.
    I have given them all of the feed back given here but they do not take any action. Waiting at least a day for an answer is totally unacceptable.
    There's nothing that stands out as a real negative.

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    Shawn B.

    Coach

    Health, Wellness and Fitness, self-employed

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    Overall Rating

    Budget Friendly Software for developing your program

    Reviewed a year ago

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    Shawn B.: Hey, my name is Shawn. I'm a professional life coach. I give think Thinkific a 4 out of 5....

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    Jon T.

    Cofounder

    E-Learning, 1-10 employees

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    Overall Rating

    Great for Online Courses

    Reviewed 3 years ago

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    Jonathan T.: I'm Jonathan. We teach personal finance online and I give Thinkific four out of five stars....

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    Anne Z.

    Used weekly for 6-12 months

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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

    Reviewed 7 years ago

    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...

    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.

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    Jessie L.

    Health, Wellness and Fitness, self-employed

    Used daily for 6-12 months

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Launched my first course!

    Reviewed 4 years ago

    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.

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    Farah A.

    E-Learning, self-employed

    Used daily for less than 6 months

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    • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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    Good overall with critical limitations for teaching online live

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    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"...

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    Lucky O.

    E-Learning, 1-10 employees

    Used daily for 6-12 months

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    • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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    Thinkific LMS platform. An honest review

    Reviewed 2 years ago

    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.

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    Karen C.

    Nonprofit Organization Management, 1-10 employees

    Used daily for less than 6 months

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Thinkific Learning Management System

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    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.

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