I’m all about finding excellent resources that are value for money and easy to use that I can pass on to my clients and that is why I am publishing this “Thinkific” review for my lovely readers.
If you want to create a professional online course for your clients/students or staff, you are going to want to know about this amazing option.
Thinkific is an online course creation platform, and I have been using it now for about 2 years to create my own courses since being introduced to it and using it myself as a student while taking someone else’s course.
I love it! it is so easy to use and creating online courses has never been easier, or cheaper.
Update: They have now created a Step-by-step guide to show you exactly how to get started and that’s free too. Grab your copy here
Thinkific even lets you get started for FREE!!!
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Today we will be talking about what exactly Thinkific is, how easy it is to use Thinkific as a course creator and some of the extra benefits that Thinkific offer it’s course creators like you and me.
There are a lot of course creation sites and platforms out there where you can build an online course for free, and I have used a couple of them such as teachable and quickcourses, but my favourite to date, and the one I am recommending to my clients is Thinkific.
Who exactly are Thinkific?
You might well be thinking who are Thinkific. Below is a quick quote taken from their website:
“Thinkific brings beautifully simple course creation to your company. Whether you are educating 10 students or 10 million, feel confident that you’ve got the easiest technology and the best support in the business.”
Whether you are just about to create your very first course, or whether you are an accomplished course creator you will want to have a look at the ease with which course content can be created on Thinkific
- Create information in pdf and upload quickly and easily
- Create presentations directly on the platform
- Upload your own presentations into the course quickly and with just one click
- Add audio with just 2 clicks to bring your course and content to life and make it more friendly
- Make the workbooks and check sheets downloadable with just one click of a button
- Easily add chapters and content to modules to make your course flow professionally
- Professional looking interface and welcome page
- Easily drag and drop your content to re-order
- And so much more besides
Thinkific offer all of the above for free too. You can create your whole course, AND get students signed up for it totally for FREE…
Another thing I really like about Thinkific is that you can drip out your content. I have a course that is designed to be taken over a 12 month period as it is a really in depth coaching and mentoring course covering both business and personal development (you can check that out here if you’re interested).
I know that if I just gave access to the whole course my students would be overwhelmed and wouldn’t do anything – and that’s kind of not the point. So I upgraded to a paid option which lets me drip out my content a month at a time.
Again, Thinkific make it so easy for you to drip feed your content. You simply schedule when you would like each chapter to be released and it does it all for you in just a couple of minutes.
This way I can have a roll on roll off option for my course. Thinkific’s drip option also means that I can offer payment plans for my students so they can pay as they go which is great for them and doesn’t leave me exposed if they stop paying.
Thinkific might not be quite as slick looking as teachable but I find it is so much easier to use both as a student and as a course creator.
Whether you are looking to create a little mini course or a whole year long course like mine, Thinkific have you covered. There is loads of support available too and tutorials to show you how it all works so you don’t need to worry about getting stuck.
They have a great team of support staff too, which on occasion I have had to take advantage of and I am very pleased to report that they treated me as a professional and not as an idiot, and they were very swift in their response and resolution of my problem.
Do you use Thinkific already? If so how did my review compare to your experience? If not then do you use another course creation platform and if so who are they and how do they compare to Thinkific.
Why not try them out and see how you get on? They are free to sign up with and get started so why not create a free online course for your audience today?
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