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Step-by-Step Guide to Course Creation

Thinkific helps both beginners and experienced educators create impactful and interactive online courses. 

1. Easily create and customize courses to match your brand.

Our user-friendly platform is designed so that the only expertise you need is the one you already have. Quickly upload, drag & drop content to create the perfect curriculum.

2. Build and design a website to effectively sell your courses.

Create a professional web storefront to promote your learning business — no coding skills required. Choose from our selection of ready-made, customizable themes and templates so you can create a site that reflects your brand (and actually sounds like you).

3. Market and sell your courses with a full suite of business tools.

Our built-in marketing and e-commerce features make it simple to sell and promote your learning products.

1 Million+

courses published

$1.7 Billion

earned by creators on Thinkific

378 Million+

course enrollments

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Pay AnnuallyPay Monthly
Basic
$36/month$49/mo
Save $156 by billing annually

Gain access to core features and essential tools you need to successfully launch your online learning business.

  • Free access to our Accelerator Program

  • Unlimited Courses

  • 1 community

  • 5 spaces per community

  • 5 Digital Downloads

  • 5 Live Events

  • 1 administrator

  • Unlimited Students

  • Email and live chat support

  • Branded Mobile (Add on)

    Deliver your course content and communities to your audience with your own white-labeled mobile app.

  • Includes all Free features

  • Custom domain

  • Coupons & discounts

  • Affiliate selling

Start
$74/month$99/mo
Save $300 by billing annually

Unlock additional features designed to help drive student engagement and create an amazing student experience.

  • Free access to our Accelerator Program

  • Unlimited Courses

  • 1 community

  • 10 spaces per community

  • Unlimited Digital Downloads

  • Unlimited Live Events

  • 1 administrator

  • Unlimited Students

  • Email and live chat support

  • Branded Mobile (Add on)

    Deliver your course content and communities to your audience with your own white-labeled mobile app.

  • Includes all Basic features

  • Assignments

  • Bundles and add on packages

  • Memberships & payment plans

  • Live lessons

  • Advanced course-building options

  • Advanced website code editing

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Grow
$149/month$199/mo
Save $600 by billing annually

Grow your online business with more advanced tools that will help you sell more and expand into multiple learning products.

  • Free access to our Accelerator Program

  • Unlimited Courses

  • 3 communities

  • 20 spaces per community

  • Unlimited Digital Downloads

  • Unlimited Live Events

  • 2 administrators

  • Unlimited Students

  • Phone and priority email support

  • Branded Mobile (Add on)

    Deliver your course content and communities to your audience with your own white-labeled mobile app.

  • Includes all Start features

  • Remove Thinkific branding

  • Thinkific Analytics

  • Bulk student emailer

  • Bulk enrollments

  • API access

Why use Thinkific to create an online course?

User-friendly Interface

Simplify the course creation and teaching process with an intuitive platform designed for Creator Educators at every level.

Comprehensive Resources

From tutorials to templates, you’ll get everything you need to get started — and succeed faster. 

Supportive Community

Connect with other educators and gain valuable insights and answers to your most pressing questions about making an online course.

Flexible & Scalable

Cater to a few select students, or grow to teach hundreds. With Thinkific, you’re never limited by tools or features.

Thousands of entrepreneurs trust Thinkific for exceptional student experiences

Course Creation

Thinkific offers a course builder designed for Creator Educators. It’s simple and gives creators the ability to build their entire course without a big learning curve. Simply put, we offer a design and build experience that is approachable for everyone.

  • No design or technical experience

  • Create courses with any content type

  • Downloadable content

  • Assignments

  • Prerequisite lessons

  • Live lessons with Zoom

  • Embed multimedia content, including Storyline and Captivate

  • Courses are automatically optimized for a mobile learning experience

Learning Experience

Thinkific offers an unmatched suite of functionality that extends beyond how the course looks. These features help turn a student’s experience from exciting to extraordinary.

  • Easy course navigation

  • Optimized for all devices

  • Student progress tracking

  • Completion certificates

  • Live Events

  • Discussions spaces

  • Member profiles

  • Mentions & threaded replies

  • Mobile app for on-the-go access

Sales & Marketing

Thinkific offers sales and marketing features to enable any Creator Educator to get started. With 90+ integrations in the Thinkific App Store; use the best tools in the business for marketing and email automation, increasing sales, and enhancing the learning experience through gamification. Gain the extensibility and flexibility of apps like ActiveCampaign, Mailchimp, Constant Contact, Shopify, Salesforce, and many more.

  • Create free, paid, and time-limited courses

  • Instant access to your funds

  • Coupons and promotions

  • Subscriptions

  • Bundling

  • Streamlined checkout

  • Order bumps

  • Built-in payment processor

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

  • B2B selling options

Join 800,000+ successful Thinkific Creator Educators and businesses!

I feel like [Thinkific’s] working to constantly improve my experience and the experience of my students. That’s huge!

Jonathan Levi, SuperHuman Academy

Thinkific delivers a great experience for our students and my team. Their customer support is fantastic. By giving us answers and solutions quickly, I have more time to focus on my students. It gives me my time back.

Latrina Walden, Latrina Walden Exam Solutions

Throughout this entire process, it has been made clear that we were in this together – not only to create mutual success between our two organizations but to have a positive impact on education at a time that we all need it most.

Nabil Zary, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences

When we made the Daily Challenge, we set out to be the world’s best online math course taught in the English language. If I didn’t believe Thinkific was the best online course builder, we wouldn't be here!

Dr. Po-Shen Loh, Daily Challenge

Thinkific is so much easier to use. The design is easy and classy. I haven’t had a single person not be able to find what they’re looking for.

Shelley Paulson, Shelley Paulson Education

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