Thinkific Features

Thinkific

Create, market and sell online courses with Thinkific

4.6/5 (124 reviews)

Thinkific Feature Summary

  • Analytics and reporting
  • Bulk email
  • Completion certificates
  • Course bundles
  • Course categories
  • Course reviews
  • Custom domains
  • Custom form fields
  • Customizable design
  • Data export
  • Drag-and-drop interface
  • Drip release content
  • Multi-language support
  • Multimedia support
  • Single Sign On
  • Site-wide promotions
  • Student assessments
  • User segmentation
  • Voiceover tool
  • White labelling options

Competitor Feature Comparison

API
Academic/Education
Activity Dashboard
Affiliate Management
Alerts/Notifications
Assessment Management
Asynchronous Learning
Audio/Video Recording
Automatic Backup
Blended Learning
Built-in Course Authoring
Built-in LMS
Certification & Licensing
Class Scheduling
Content Management
Conversion Tracking
Corporate/Business
Course Authoring
Course Library
Course Management
Course Publishing
Course Tracking
Credit Card Processing
Customer Segmentation
Customizable Branding
Customizable Fields
Customizable Forms
Customizable Templates
Customization
Data Import/Export
Discount Management
Drag & Drop
Email Management
Employee Engagement
Employee Profiles
Employee Training
Engagement Analytics
Enrollments/Onboarding
Feedback Management
Gamification
Instructor-Led Courses
Interactive Content
Interactive Learning
Landing Pages/Web Forms
Learner Portal
Learning Management
Learning Paths/Tracks
Media Import
Media Management
Mobile Learning
Monitoring
Multi-Currency
Multi-Language
Multiple Format Support
Online Forums
Order Tracking
PCI Compliance
Price / Margin Management
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Promotions Management
Purchasing & Receiving
Quizzes
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Recurring/Subscription Billing
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
SCORM Compliance
Sales Reports
Secure Data Storage
Self-Learning
Self-Paced Courses
Self-Service Content Curation
Single Sign On
Skills Tracking
Social Learning
Survey/Poll Management
Surveys & Feedback
Synchronous Learning
Template Management
Tests/Assessments
Third Party Integrations
Training Administration
URL Customization
Video Conferencing
Video Management
Video Streaming
Video Support
Virtual Classroom
Widgets
eCommerce Management
eLearning Companies
Visit WebsiteCompare App
API
Academic/Education
Activity Dashboard
Affiliate Management
Alerts/Notifications
Assessment Management
Asynchronous Learning
Audio/Video Recording
Automatic Backup
Blended Learning
Built-in Course Authoring
Built-in LMS
Certification & Licensing
Class Scheduling
Content Management
Conversion Tracking
Corporate/Business
Course Authoring
Course Library
Course Management
Course Publishing
Course Tracking
Credit Card Processing
Customer Segmentation
Customizable Branding
Customizable Fields
Customizable Forms
Customizable Templates
Customization
Data Import/Export
Discount Management
Drag & Drop
Email Management
Employee Engagement
Employee Profiles
Employee Training
Engagement Analytics
Enrollments/Onboarding
Feedback Management
Gamification
Instructor-Led Courses
Interactive Content
Interactive Learning
Landing Pages/Web Forms
Learner Portal
Learning Management
Learning Paths/Tracks
Media Import
Media Management
Mobile Learning
Monitoring
Multi-Currency
Multi-Language
Multiple Format Support
Online Forums
Order Tracking
PCI Compliance
Price / Margin Management
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Promotions Management
Purchasing & Receiving
Quizzes
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Recurring/Subscription Billing
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
SCORM Compliance
Sales Reports
Secure Data Storage
Self-Learning
Self-Paced Courses
Self-Service Content Curation
Single Sign On
Skills Tracking
Social Learning
Survey/Poll Management
Surveys & Feedback
Synchronous Learning
Template Management
Tests/Assessments
Third Party Integrations
Training Administration
URL Customization
Video Conferencing
Video Management
Video Streaming
Video Support
Virtual Classroom
Widgets
eCommerce Management
eLearning Companies
Visit WebsiteCompare App
API
Academic/Education
Activity Dashboard
Affiliate Management
Alerts/Notifications
Assessment Management
Asynchronous Learning
Audio/Video Recording
Automatic Backup
Blended Learning
Built-in Course Authoring
Built-in LMS
Certification & Licensing
Class Scheduling
Content Management
Conversion Tracking
Corporate/Business
Course Authoring
Course Library
Course Management
Course Publishing
Course Tracking
Credit Card Processing
Customer Segmentation
Customizable Branding
Customizable Fields
Customizable Forms
Customizable Templates
Customization
Data Import/Export
Discount Management
Drag & Drop
Email Management
Employee Engagement
Employee Profiles
Employee Training
Engagement Analytics
Enrollments/Onboarding
Feedback Management
Gamification
Instructor-Led Courses
Interactive Content
Interactive Learning
Landing Pages/Web Forms
Learner Portal
Learning Management
Learning Paths/Tracks
Media Import
Media Management
Mobile Learning
Monitoring
Multi-Currency
Multi-Language
Multiple Format Support
Online Forums
Order Tracking
PCI Compliance
Price / Margin Management
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Promotions Management
Purchasing & Receiving
Quizzes
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Recurring/Subscription Billing
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
SCORM Compliance
Sales Reports
Secure Data Storage
Self-Learning
Self-Paced Courses
Self-Service Content Curation
Single Sign On
Skills Tracking
Social Learning
Survey/Poll Management
Surveys & Feedback
Synchronous Learning
Template Management
Tests/Assessments
Third Party Integrations
Training Administration
URL Customization
Video Conferencing
Video Management
Video Streaming
Video Support
Virtual Classroom
Widgets
eCommerce Management
eLearning Companies
Visit WebsiteCompare App

Thinkific Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Thinkific's features:

Danilo R.

Very easy to use and complete education framework

2021-03-19

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 progress track tools for administrators

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Dan W.

Good for small, basic needs

2017-08-15

Value for the money, attractive front end with little effort.

Pros

The way Thinkific presents content, from landing page to course completion page, is beautiful and appealing to the user.

Cons

Reporting leaves much to be desired - best count on using Zapier to pull data into a 3rd party for analyzing user progress and completion rates.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Yadah H.

Beautiful Course Platform for Online Education

2021-04-26

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

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.

Cons

There is no built-in email functionality aside from the notifications that can be sent to existing students.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Daniel G.

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

2018-03-13

This has enabled them to learn and see their progress as they go.

Pros

Enrolling students in that course is extremely simple.

Cons

That said, the progress bar has been confusing for some of our students.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Sharon H.

Feel Confident in the Basics

2020-12-02

It covers a lot of ground for course management needs from the all sides: student, teacher and administrative.

Pros

Thinkific covers course the basics very well.

Cons

The question import and question change functions need to be improved.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Lucas M.

Thinkific Rocks!

2021-03-19

I appreciate the outstanding product, fair prices, ease of interface and ability to easily build and delivery QUALITY courses. I haven't required customer service (that's a good sign!).

Pros

The intuitive nature of your interface is extremely helpful for both course designers and students.

Cons

I really need to market courses via social media with the least number of accounts and steps.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jessica A.

Not the best layout for the user

2019-12-05

I am in the process of building my own course and thinking of using Thinkific because of their overall design customization.

Pros

I appreciate that I am able see my percentage of progress through the course.

Cons

I don't like that it doesn't have an easy-to-use built-in discussion area.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Ana M.

Empowering me to impact more entrepreneurs!

2021-03-18

Pros

Love the opportunity to build my course with so many options for various types of learners and delivering content in different ways to keep students engaged.

Cons

In the course management page, I would love the ability to map out the various elements within each section, even if I don’t have the content ready to upload yet (ie, I want a video to go here and a worksheet to go there, but they aren’t complete yet)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 11-50 employees)

Fills a gap in this space with enthusiasm!

2019-12-10

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.

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.

Cons

I wish there was an option to be able to have access to all the course features without fees.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Karen C.

Thinkific Learning Management System

2021-03-18

Amazing! I highly recommend the software and the team. For the money, you cannot do any better!

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Natalie B.

The perfect platform

2019-04-25

User interface is simple so even people who are new to creating an online program will feel super smart and like they have the best tool.

Pros

You can have multiple courses in the platform, making it easy for your clients and students to keep their learning in one place.

Cons

There isn't anything I didn't like about Thinkific.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Marketing and Advertising company, 1-10 employees)

Fantastic Learning Platform

2019-12-03

One of the best things about Thinkific is they have a totally free play, which makes it a very low-risk way to start building a learning platform.

Pros

All around the great platform, easy to use, and intuitive for both the end-user and course creator.

Cons

One thing that is a bit of a pro and con is that it integrates with accredible.com.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Elitsa Z.

Good product, bad sales and customer support teams

2020-06-21

Pros

The product is good and easy to integrate to our website.

Cons

We encountered several issues and couldn’t launch the course. When we contacted.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

1/10
Source: Capterra
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Krishna L.

Great interface

2019-12-30

They nailed the course creation experience, in my opinion.

Pros

Also very easy to design your curriculum and draft your courses.

Cons

Page blocks for sales pages are not as customizable as I want it to be, although honestly, it's very clean design-wise.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Rocky K.

Thinkific is a fantastic LMS for anybody who wants to teach online

2017-10-03

Pros

I highly recommend Thinkific to anybody who wants to build an online course. Other LMS platforms are focused on enterprise space, or require a bunch of tech professionals to set it up for you.

Cons

Thinkific does have a short learning curve, which they cover in their training.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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Darrell E.

Verified Reviewer

How Thinkific Changed My Life For The Better..

2017-03-29

Pros

The best thing about Thinkific is they push you to finish your course. I needed that extra push!

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."

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Brady P.

Verified Reviewer

Simply spend your money here when it comes to a course platform

2018-12-22

Pros

- built in marketing capability - dead simple to use course templates - epic customer service - affiliate tracking

Cons

The marketing platform can be a bit more robust but they are constantly improving the platform and so I know that it will continue to improve.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Joe G.

The Best Online Course Creator

2019-09-07

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.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Kyle M.

Verified Reviewer

Great Course Software for Beginning Creators Including Consultants, and Coaches

2017-12-15

Pros

- Easy to use - Nice UX // UI - Pretty flexible user experience customization - Customer support is great Oh, and I know the owner Great (great guy) so you'll be in good hands!

Cons

Wish that the software had more rich customizations & options for creating a richer user experience for your course takers.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Irerinsola A.

Suits every level of expertise and usage is quite simple

2020-02-01

Used for the online learning program I organize for my clients.

Pros

The price range, one could even get a free

Cons

No one on one training feature on thinkific

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jenn H.

Great way to monetize my social media platform

2021-03-18

I would highly recommend Thinkific as a e-course platform for therapists.

Pros

I loved that I had the option to host a few free courses. This let me minimize my losses...something that I have dealt with in previous projects.

Cons

I wish that there were easier integrations for credit card transactions...mainly managing sales tax.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Rocky K.

For the non-developer who wants to create great online courses - go with Thinkific

2018-06-24

It's just a great piece of software to deploy an online course without having to rely on a expensive developer (like myself.)

Pros

I deploy Thinkific to my clients who need to an online course, but don't have the expertise or resources to recruit someone with technology skills.

Cons

For the scenario of building a training program - Thinkific is great - no issues. If I had to say something, like anything - the only thing I can think of is, as a developer - I wish I can build add-ons to extend Thinkific's features. I'm probably in the 1% who wants it, which shows how much Thinkific really thought things

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Steven L.

Great Course Creating Platform

2019-01-08

In the very crowded space for course creation platforms, Thinkific is in the top 3 !

Pros

This platform does a great job providing an easy-to-use platform for designing and delivering online courses. The features for allowing all types of media, and the friendly UI flow is so pleasant for the loading content and for end-users navigating the training.

Cons

I would like to have more customization of the theme layouts.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Waleed A.

No brainer choice of course management software

2019-05-03

On Thinkific I am launching my first, course, the way I want it to be.

Pros

Free to get started Get paid via Paypal without being charged by thinkific Perfectly beautiful themes Add anything you can imagine, quiz, pdf, presentation, text, anything Support for Rich text e.g. make important words bold or italicized Available to anyone, not just Oxford or Harvard Professors boy, i am in love with literally every feature of thinkific

Cons

user statistics are (so far as I understand) not recorded with quizzes. this could have been very great. so that students would know the level of difficulty of the quiz.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Barbi G.

Thinkific offers the option to create course content to share with others.

2018-05-11

Thinkific is a great program to use to create course content.

Pros

The ease of use in creating course content - adding lessons, videos, images, and more.

Cons

It would be nice to see more options in how your "course" appears to others, such as having themes to choose from.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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