Welcome to Thinkific

Learn how to easily create, market, and sell online courses with Thinkific
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Chapter 1 - Creating Your First Course

There’s no better way to learn than by getting your feet wet, so we’re getting you started building a course right away! In Chapter 1, you’ll learn the basics of your Thinkific Admin dashboard, how to create a course landing page, how to add your course content (and upload everything with our bulk importer), and how to set a course price or payment plan so you can get paid (and make it rain). You will also learn some handy customization tricks, like changing your landing page URL, personalizing your course card, and collecting customer testimonials and reviews for your course. Finally, you get to press the big green button and publish your first course!

Chapter 2 - Setting Up Your Course Site

Once you’ve created your courses, it’s time to set up and brand your course site! In Chapter 2, you’ll learn how to make a course site landing page, how to categorize your courses, add additional pages to your course site, and customize the signup form. You can also bring your unique flavor to your course site by branding it (logo and colors oh my!), changing the main site URL, and customizing the navigation bar. We want to make sure your Thinkific site is 100% you.

Chapter 3 - Marketing Your First Course

Chapter 3 is all about course marketing. Coming up with marketing strategies might sound intimidating, but Thinkific has all the tools you need to build a successful marketing plan. In this chapter you’ll learn how to use coupons to offer discounts on your courses, create sales widgets to sell your courses, set up affiliates to promote for you, and integrate your system with third party tools. You’ll also learn how to share the wealth (literally) by splitting revenue with other instructors or content creators in your courses.

Chapter 4 - Managing Your Site’s Users

Once students are enrolled in your courses, you’ll need to communicate with them efficiently. Chapter 4 teaches you how to manage your site’s users. We’ll show you how to create instructor profiles, view student profiles, enroll new users in your courses, export lists of site users, and send mass and automated emails. You can also be your students’ personal cheerleader by viewing their progress through your courses with progress reports.

Chapter 5 - Managing Your Site’s Content

Chapter 5 teaches you how to manage your course site and course content. We’ll show you how to manage the videos in your video library as well as how to view analytics to see how people are interacting with the content. You will also learn how to export quiz and survey answers and handle publication requests from course administrators.

Chapter 6 - The Thinkific Student Experience

Your students are the heart and soul of your course, so in this final chapter we’re making sure you understand the ins and outs of the student experience. Learn how students navigate through your course site, how they log in and sign up for your courses, and how they manage their own student accounts. We also show you how your course admins use Thinkific and how they request permission from you to create, edit, and publish courses.

Did that sound like a lot of information?

No worries, because we guide you step by step through the entire process until you’re a Thinkific course creation wizard. All that’s left to do now is enroll in this course!

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Paulo Machado

Very clear, concise and practical

Well done! You really know what you are talking about Aaron!

Angela Newsom

EXACTLY what I needed!

I wanted to quickly understand how to get my course up and running. This explained everything I needed to know and more! If I would have just piddled around the dashboard myself, I would not have been able to learn about Thinkific's amazing capabi...

Bob Miller

Excellent presentation

Excellent presentation by Aaron. Lots of good information to absorb. I hope you have a great support team to work me through my first online course! Thank you, Bob

Paulo Machado

Well done! You really know what you are talking about Aaron!

Angela Newsom

I wanted to quickly understand how to get my course up and running. This explained everything I needed to know and more! If I would have just piddled around the dashboard myself, I would not have been able to learn about Thinkific's amazing capabi...

Bob Miller

Excellent presentation by Aaron. Lots of good information to absorb. I hope you have a great support team to work me through my first online course! Thank you, Bob

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Steve Owens

I'm just considering possible course writing, but this is a very impressive site. It is intuitive and user-friendly and has an amazing array of features. Thanks for the course content. I plan to continue casual exploration and idea forming for a w...

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This site does far more than expected. I am excited to start my first online course. I hope that while i am setting it up that i will be able to go back and look at the videos because it is a lot to take in! Thanks for this. The videos were easy t...

Kayanda Patterson

All the content was well explained. I'm positive it should be a breeze creating my new site.

Thomas Harris

Great info and how it covers everything. I love the 2x speed option!

Mazen Kasamani

Brilliant presentation and easy to follow with the lecturer.

Charley Crowe

This course covers all aspects of the Thinkific platform. Very informative and a valuable resource for those just getting started.

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Susan Swartzwelder

This platform can do so much... I am so glad I started here before I purchased other tools and a website. The walkthrough was excellent and I am excited about getting started! Well done Thinkific!

Nadia Giordana

this was extremely helpful to me. I may run through sections of it again to be sure I have what I need, but I learned enough to give me confidence I can do this.

Laura Arsenault

This was an excellent class. Thank you!

Theresa Brown

Easy to follow, explains the technical bits in simple language, which I appreciate.

Nikie Forster

This is a great walk through of all the elements required to get started with Thinkific. I'm really looking forward to getting started on my first online course as now I can concentrate on the content and not worry about the techy stuff that sits...

Christoph Berger

This course provides very clear and concise explanations about how creating and managing a course works on Thinkific. Obviously, besides introducing all the features, one goal of this course is to demonstrate how clear and straightforward it is to...

Matt Miller

Thank you Greg! Your short course on how to use Thinkific was very comprehensive. In delivering the course you also modeled how new teachers can use the tools Thinkific has. Well done.

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After looking at many different types of content delivery systems, as well as methods to provide students with the best possible experience, Thinkific has created the best of both worlds. Not only that, but the way their staff works with you throu...

Boyd Davis

Absolutely loved the quick, in-depth coverage and info. It made me want to dig in and start right away. Outstanding all the way!

Gillian B

Very thorough and helped me accelerate getting familiar with the platform :)

Ricky Figueroa

Easy to digest and most importantly, easy to understand and apply.

Danette Malerich

Greg, this whole idea, website, demos are fantastic. Very user-friendly. I can really do this! Thank you. This is just what I was looking for this morning. To be able to put a starting class out online easily, affordably with straight forward opt...

Deborah Taylor

I enjoyed the training videos - they were short, easy to view and clear. A great intro to Thinkific and all it can do. I'm buzzing with ideas and I can't wait to get started creating and publishing my courses.

Isaac Hunter

This platform is really refreshing. After wrestling with another lms that really restricted me on content amount, type, duration, etc with crazy and ridiculous rules, Thinkific is a breath of fresh air! I look forward to using this site for a long...

Karen Bonaker

Thank you for the course on Features! Will get me off to a great start!

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Thanks for this concise exploration of all the Thinkific features. It is thorough and easy to follow.


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Let's fire all the bureaucrat teachers and professors. E-learning forever!

Joy Jolie

Great introduction to Thinkific! Thanks!

Elisabeth Manning

Clear, felt easy to complete and the simplicity of the program is so compelling I signed up immediately. Cant wait to start using it! Thanks again. Elisabeth Manning, Fertile Living and Conscious Conception

Kimberley Richardson

I enjoyed this course overview. Straightforward and to the point. Looking forward to starting my on-line courses - finally!

Helene Scott

I watched this while still in the Free version moments before making the jump to the paid version. Although I was feeling about 95% sure this was the platform for me (down to thinkific and teachable) -- this thorough walk through sealed the deal. ...

Lisa McNally

I found your tutorials to be very clear, concise and helpful. I'm very impressed with your product, thoroughness and customer service thus far. I'm looking forwarding to having Thinkific be part of my business team. Lisa

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Really enjoyed to feature videos. So glad you emailed me to view them. I should be all set getting things set up with your software. Very well done!

Shannon Tressel

As a non technical person, it is easy for me to hit bumps in the road when learning to use a new system. I love that this course is set out so step by step and it will be easy to come back and find what I need to know if and when I get stuck. Than...

Renee Rivard

I'm a solopreneur getting ready to soft launch my first revenue-generating course. The intro module to using thinkific; the features of this platform are priceless! Thank you, thank you, thank you! :)

Janis Bryden

Easy to understand and follow. I enjoy the functionality that allows me to be in control of the content of my course. What really excites me is the ability to develop a personal relationship with my students without restriction.

Ann-Marie Ryan

A little long but gives you everything you need

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Perfect intro to thinkific which looks great. The course was just how I like them - fast, to the point, well presented and easy to follow. Good work

John Reynolds

Just getting started, but this is great.

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Jonathan O'Duffy

Very helpful in providing the background information needed to use thinkific. Videos are short and to the point which is good.

Nathaniel Robinson

Enjoyed the intro course. Videos were detailed but short; walkthroughs were easy to understand and follow; and Greg was credible. I like how animation was used between the modules and this a standard feature for all sites versus a customization.

Patricia Goldsmith

I am so thankful for this tutorial. It was very clear and straight to the point. I believe the sky is the limit from here. Thanks Thinkific!

Jon Ashworth

Well done on the course. Straightforward and easy to understand. Jon

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Katarzyna Potocka

This course gave me a really quick overview of how Thinkific works. The only thing that I‘m missing so far is the fast forward button within lessons. Sometime this comes really handy while listening to a course/lesson. Especially when you th...

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MaineBob OConnor

Creating a course about their own platform is an awesome way to demonstrate the details of what one can do with Thinkific. Now time for me to start building. Appreciated. -Bob O

Gia Marais

Very informative and easy to follow. Thanks very much.

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I've been comparing various websites that offer services similar to this one over the last few days... and the quality (or lack thereof) of training materials in the various sites was beginning to depress me! With these videos I feel fairly confid...

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Thank you, that overview was probably the most to the point, jammed packed yet simple to follow and understand I think I've ever experienced. I'm not overwhelmed and feel very confident about using this platform. Thank you!

Franklin Taggart

Thanks for the quick run through of all the features. I'll be going back several times to each part of this until I understand more thoroughly, but I appreciate having this resource right off the bat.

Stephanie Holbrook

I have been getting quotes from different web developers to build me a website with a course platform. So far my the quotes have come back everywhere from $2000 - 5000. Going through the "How to use Thinkific" Course, I bel...

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Hello, This was a great easy review course, gave me some understanding on how everything works. Thanks so much Coach Nye

Ernie Webb

Very straight forward with clarity. Much useful information which I intend to return to as I continue. Thanks

Elizabeth Power

Exactly as it should be--now we'll see how it works as an author!

Janet Wahl

When I shop for tech programs, support is on the top of my criteria list. I am just beginning at Thinkific, so these tutorials are helpful and put a good face on your support department! Thank you!

Arun Kumar Sharma

I thank you team thinkific .. this was something i was looking for my online school. Loved your site features. This course gave me a quick overview explained in a very easy to understand way.

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Pierre Cyr

I really enjoyed the course. It provides an excellent overview and is a good reminder of the great capabilities offered by Thinkific. Fast-paced and to the point. Very useful...well done, Greg.

Chris Turner

I really enjoyed working through the series of short videos that demonstrate all the great features of thinkific.

Leanne O'Sullivan

Excellent overview of the system - seeing how to build it as well as what the experience of a student is - nice!

Sara Dorken

This course is great if you're just getting started or if you've been wondering about some of their various features. I learned a lot, it was set up well and I'm now more confident in course creation. I definitely recommend this course!

Stephanie Turek

Greg grabs you by the hand and pulls you through the vortex in to his world of the Thinkific Dashboard. The possibilities seem limitless and I can't wait to get in to even more of the details!

Diane Ross

This is such a great introduction to Thinkific and all of its features. I am not technically savvy person and I understood the basics! Thanks Greg

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Aaron Morin
Lead Product Educator

About the Instructor

I, together with the rest of the Thinkific team, are on a quest to make sure you accomplish all your goals for online education. We want to make teaching online with Thinkific an amazing and rewarding experience for you.

I would like to personally invite you to join me in learning how to be the best course creator you can be.