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Overview

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Thinkific is an online course platform that allows users to create, market, & sell courses on their own branded websites...

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iSpring Learn is a cloud-based LMS for corporate training that includes a powerful authoring tool.

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

Video & Screenshots

Pricing

Starting from

49

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

149.50

/user

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.5

160

5

4

3

2

1

100

43

10

5

2

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
91%
would recommend this app

4.7

131

5

4

3

2

1

90

36

5

0

0

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

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.

Pros

This was very important to our company, and I was so glad to be able to provide this to our leadership team. Thank you, iSpring Customer Support.
Thank you for a great product and the most outstanding IT support team you could ask for. Three cheers for I Spring Suite/I Spring Learn.
As an instructional designer, you can create online courses more quickly thanks to its different modules and interactive tools that are perfectly integrated with PowerPoint.

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.

Cons

An error saying the file is corrupt... kept popping up.
If the student computer is not up-to-date, sometimes it can be that the invitation goes to the spam.
It's sometimes hard to decide which report to use and it will not produce a report of the percentage of people who have completed a course.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review7 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last reviewa month ago

Key features

  • Total features88
  • @mentions
  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audio/Video Recording
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bite-Sized Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Built-in LMS
  • Calendar Management
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Management
  • Certification Tracking
  • Class Scheduling
  • Client Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Contact Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Library
  • Course Management
  • Course Publishing
  • Course Tracking
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Discussions/Forums
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Training
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Management
  • Feedback Management
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Instructor-Led Courses
  • Interactive Content
  • Interactive Learning
  • Job Description Management
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Media Import
  • Membership Management
  • Mentorship
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Learning
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Language
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Personalization
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Quizzes
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Scheduling
  • Self-Learning
  • Self-Service Content Curation
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Storyboarding
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Portal
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Tagging
  • Talent Management
  • Task Management
  • Template Management
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Administration
  • Training Management
  • Training Record Management
  • User Management
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Management
  • Video Streaming
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Classroom
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies
  • Total features83
  • @mentions
  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audio/Video Recording
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bite-Sized Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Built-in LMS
  • Calendar Management
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Management
  • Certification Tracking
  • Class Scheduling
  • Client Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Contact Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Library
  • Course Management
  • Course Publishing
  • Course Tracking
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Discussions/Forums
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Training
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Management
  • Feedback Management
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Instructor-Led Courses
  • Interactive Content
  • Interactive Learning
  • Job Description Management
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Media Import
  • Membership Management
  • Mentorship
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Learning
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Language
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Personalization
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Quizzes
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Scheduling
  • Self-Learning
  • Self-Service Content Curation
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Storyboarding
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Portal
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Tagging
  • Talent Management
  • Task Management
  • Template Management
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Administration
  • Training Management
  • Training Record Management
  • User Management
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Management
  • Video Streaming
  • Video Support
  • Virtual Classroom
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies

Integrations

  • Total integrations54
  • Authorize.Net
  • CANVAS
  • Google Analytics 360
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Mailchimp
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Moodle LMS
  • PayPal
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WordPress
  • Zapier
  • Zoom Meetings
  • Total integrations7
  • Authorize.Net
  • CANVAS
  • Google Analytics 360
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Mailchimp
  • Meta for Business
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Moodle LMS
  • PayPal
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • WordPress
  • Zapier
  • Zoom Meetings

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E-Learning, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Thinkific

Amazing Course Builder for new users

Reviewed 4 years ago

I’ve done a lot of online courses, so when it came to designing my own I had strong ideas about what I wanted it to look like for my students. Thinkific is easy to learn, has great customization and superb customer service. Even on the free plan they answer your questions immediately and incorporate feedback you give them in their updates.

Pros

Easy to learn. Amazing customer service. Frequent updates.

Cons

Some of the customization requires coding. The help library sometimes doesn’t have what your looking for.

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Linda H.

E-Learning, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Thinkific is a fantastic online learning platform

Reviewed 3 years ago

We are growing into an international learning community with the help of Thinkific.

Pros

Versatile, well organized, easy to learn. Free until you get going.

Cons

- Terrible discussion forum (we wish they would link up with website tool box). - Their pricing plans have changed in ways that don't work well for us and they have not been responsive to our feedback.

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Darrell E.

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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How Thinkific Changed My Life For The Better..

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

The best thing about Thinkific is they push you to finish your course. I needed that extra push! There are some many things to learn in business that people want to learn and people want to teach what they know. I am taking a course to learn how to teach a course. Online learning is the future.

Cons

I think that their sign-up and sign in page could use improving. There is always going to be room for improvements, I hope people are able to get past issues, as nothing is perfect. There is a saying in the startup world that says " If your product is perfect you launched too late."

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James N.

Health, Wellness and Fitness, self-employed

Used monthly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Thinkific online course building

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

The user interface was great, easy to navigate and learn. Customer support was great.

Cons

Nothing to complain about here, the usual learning curve in the beginning.

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Danilo R.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Very easy to use and complete education framework

Reviewed 2 years ago

Very good, the platform was easy to learn and set up and the students are very pleased with their learning experience.

Pros

Very complete set of features. Everything that you need is in one place. Available on all platforms.

Cons

Better video management. Better progress track tools for administrators

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Claudia A.

Marketing and Advertising, self-employed

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Easy to use but not as complete as other plattforms

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

Thinkific is very easy to use, I upload two courses in a few hours and learn how to use it very fast.

Cons

I didn't like the courses landing pages, it would be great to have more flexibility on them.

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Puneet T.

Professional Training & Coaching, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Thinkific is a well polished Learning Management System

Reviewed a year ago

Thinkific is an excellent platform for creating and selling online courses. It is really easy to use and offers a lot of features that make designing & delivering courses an absolute breeze...not to mention the other numerous benefits it offers. If you can bear the monthly subscription cost, definitely chose thinkific over other Learning Management Systems.

Pros

The UI/UX is well developed and it feels premium. - Ability to create memberships & Bundles - Website Builder - Affiliate Center - Community feature is awesome (your can create your own Private community/space) - Overall analysis (revenue, order, Student engagements etc.) - Drip content is cool (Publish your content/material on specific day or time) - Certificates after completion of the course - Ability to create assignments, Quizes & Surveys

Cons

- Lack of mobile app, It is handy to learn using mobile phone - It's Expensive, Difficult to bear the cost if you are just starting -

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Daniel G.

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Enabled to set up online art courses for 200+ students.

Reviewed 5 years ago

I've been able to sell multiple learning products to 200+ students. This has enabled them to learn and see their progress as they go. It has also allowed me to create and use quizzes for my students.

Pros

This software is quite flexible and enabled me to take over 200 students through 15 learning modules. Each module has multiple videos and pictures. Thinkific enabled me to include assignments, which I used Airtable to integrate with. Enrolling students in that course is extremely simple.

Cons

There are no big cons with Thinkific. That said, the progress bar has been confusing for some of our students. Replaying courses can be slightly confusing for them too.

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Thomas D.

Sports, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Great product but there are cheaper options coming through.

Reviewed 3 months ago

Overall, a great experience and will continue to use it if updates are made. I've had emails from fresh learn as of late which are half the price for what seems to be the same features that Thinkific give.

Pros

I do really like Thinkific although the price seems a bit higher than some new online platforms that are coming through. I like the course layout and the amount that you can edit. It's a bit more tech-savvy than some which I don't mind. I've built fast courses with Thinkific and enjoyed being a user on a weekly basis. I do just hope that Thinkfics features get more modernised as time goes on as it can seem a little outdated at times. Just my opinion :)

Cons

It's a bit more tech-savvy than some which I don't mind, but even a tech-savvy person wouldn't mind more convenience every day. This could come from more drag and drop and more templates to use as there doesn't seem to be any help in building your courses. There may be tutorials that I haven't come across the mind. I would like to see the price drop down before I go elsewhere.

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Joe G.

Financial Services, 1-10 employees

Used other for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The Best Online Course Creator

Reviewed 3 years ago

We started with an idea to help colleagues and turned it into a course. Thinkific allowed us to get our idea out of our heads and into reality, and a usable product people could buy & use.

Pros

Thinkific made it easy to create & host our digital course for financial advisors. With any platform there is a learning curve at the beginning. Thinkific's support team was always quick to reply and help us learn the ropes.

Cons

I don't really have any complaints. It would be nice if the WYSIWYG editor were as good as Apple Pages, and turned out prettier text layouts in the templates. But, it's good enough.

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tanya G.

Professional Training & Coaching, 1-10 employees

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Wait, Free? Permanently Free? Whoo hoo!

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall a great way to get started. Very helpful, does integrate with most platforms and has so really beautiful templates.

Pros

Thinkific will let you start producing courses for free and keep them free forever. Really, this is a great way to learn course development without spending a dime. Just you doing your stuff for your audience. No risk other than your time. Just get started already!

Cons

While the free version is nice you will quickly see how all the other features will help you build an audience. If you don't have an email list and a place to sell your course already you might want to rethink the free version. Who is going to see your course, how will you promote it? If you create it they will not come unless you find a way to get their attention.

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Medical Practice, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best Training App

Reviewed 2 years ago

Able to help healthcare virtual assistants like me when it comes to in-depth training. Very informative.

Pros

I loved that I'm able to learn with user-friendly features of the app. I'm able to watch informative videos that are included on certain topics everyday. I also loved the features when taking a quiz which makes me pay attention to details to pass it before proceeding to a next topic.

Cons

Not much least favorite. I'm satisfied with all the features.

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Ionie W.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Why I use Thinkific

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

The turn-around time for feedback to queries was awesome. It ranged from a few minutes to a couple of hours. I received numerous links for support and resources which were really helpful. The support team is efficient and very resourceful. They are genuinely interested in your progress and success. Having engaged in an online webinar, I realised how easy the platform is to use. The Facebook Group is a great resource. The participants are friendly and I learn so much from them. I look forward to actually launching my first courses.

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Wendy F.

E-Learning, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Thinkific works for me!

Reviewed 4 years ago

No benefits realized yet as I just got my first course up and published. I have several courses written but finding the right software for me and my students was my Catch 22... never considered that would hold me back. I kept working on the courses... and finally, the solution was presented to me. I have tried so many different teaching platforms already and never actually published. Just wasn't confident in knowing the site well enough -- but in no time at all, I am published on Thinkific and so thrilled I made the leap. Finally! Pure FUN!

Pros

Thinkific is easy to use. Add a new Module, one click to add content, module after module. So easy! Better yet, I LIKE how it looks to the user. I LIKE how the site can look like mine -- not another platform. It does look different, but MY site name is on top, visible, so users know where they are immediately. I've tried others and never quite liked the look as I work with seniors who have retired......

Cons

I only had to ask Support one question while adding my first course. My only question was: how to add a manual student who paid me privately (or complimentary class) if they didn't purchase through Thinkific itself. I know its there, just chose to ask instead of searching! :) I didn't even use HELP pages to learn how to use it... it was pretty intuitive for me and I love that! Please don't think that means its not a fully integrated teaching service, it really is. They simply "got it" where the user (me, the instructor) and the other user (student) is concerned. Someone did the work to think about how both users will interact with the software. Kudos!

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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 2 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"...