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Thinkific is the course platform that grows with you

Creators like you have big ambitions. Why choose a platform that limits you? From 1 to 10,000+ students, Thinkific gives you complete customization while remaining easy to use.

Make it easy

Make it easy

Running your business is hard enough; your software shouldn’t be. We design and build experiences that are approachable for everyone.
Build your business

Build your business

Thinkific helps you build a livelihood with modern features for selling and converting your audience, or building one from scratch.
Stay in control

Stay in control

You have control of your brand, your content, your customers, and your revenue. This means we succeed when you succeed.
Focus on trust

Focus on trust

Deciding on a course platform isn’t a transaction – it’s a long term partnership. We invest to develop fast, reliable, and scalable technology supported by caring humans.

Thinkific vs. Teachable

Top Features

Teachable

Price

Get started for free
Get started for free

Unlimited courses and communities

Enroll unlimited number of students

Create courses with any content type

Learning communities

Requires Paid 3rd party integration

Administrator accounts

Unlimited
20 maximum

Expert customer support

Email and Live Chat only

Live Lessons with Zoom

Student course reviews

Automated tax collection

App integrations

70+ in the Thinkific App Store
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What’s important to course creators?

The right tool can help you build, market, and sell an unforgettable course experience worth paying for. Let’s take a look at some of the differences between Thinkific and Teachable.

Course Creation

An easy-to-use course builder is the most important part of any course platform. It should allow you to create an engaging and memorable learning experience for your students.

Teachable offers the features necessary to build a standard course. Creators have all the basic functionality such as adding videos and creating quizzes. Creators looking for deeper learning tools may quickly run into a ceiling on what’s capable.

Thinkific offers a course builder designed for creators who have the students’ learning experience in mind. Tools to enhance the experience such as Live Lessons with Zoom, assignments, and a built-in presentation creator make it easy to take your course to the next level.

Course Creation

Teachable

No design or technical experience required

Create courses with any content type

Downloadable

Built-in presentation creator

Assignments

Graded courses

On Teachable Professional ($119/mo) plan or above

Recurring Live Lessons with Zoom

Embed many types of multimedia content including Storyline, Captivate & More

Learning Experience

A great learning experience is vital to your success as a course creator. It will help your students learn more effectively and make them want to share it with their friends — helping you grow your business.

Teachable offers a no-frills learning experience. Students are brought into an experience that is expected out of any online course platform.

Thinkific offers an unmatched suite of functionality that extends beyond what’s capable in most course platforms. These features help turn a student’s experience from exciting to extraordinary. Afterwards, your students have the option to leave reviews that you can share publicly; helping more students find your course.

Teaching and Student Experience

Teachable

Easy course navigation

Optimized for all devices

Student progress tracking

70+ available including apps for student engagement and assessment

Certificates of completion

On Teachable Professional ($119/mo) plan or above

Learning Communities

Requires Paid 3rd party integration

Student course reviews

Student social sharing

3rd-party app integrations

70+ available including apps for student engagement and assessment
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Sales and Marketing

After publishing your course, you need to get it in front of the right audience. Sales and marketing tools enable creators to gain visibility and earn revenue.

Teachable provides a number of sales tools needed and a few basic marketing features to help you earn revenue from your course. Creators should be aware of hefty transaction fees for those in tiers below Teachable Professional.

Thinkific offers sales and marketing features to enable any course creator to get started. With 70+ 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. These apps are created by developers for Thinkific and can be downloaded, installed, and implemented without any coding required for all Thinkific users.

Sales

Teachable

Create free, paid, and time-limited courses

Customizable payment plans and offers

Coupons and promotions

Subscriptions

Bundling

Streamlined checkout

Order Bumps

Built-in payment processor

Transaction fees for paid products

Up to $1+10% per transaction

B2B selling options

Marketing

Teachable

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Bulk email students

3rd-party app integrations

70+ available including apps for analytics, email automation, and sales conversion
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Design Customization

Teachable

Compatible with existing websites

Customizable course landing pages

Support

It’s important to choose a course platform that you can trust. Getting the answers to your questions should be easy and your data should be secure.

Teachable’s support is limited to asynchronous email support. Creators on the Business and Professional tier can take advantage of live chat support and group coaching calls.

Whether you’re looking for a network of experts, a community of peers, or a responsive support team; Thinkific has you covered. In addition, as your business grows and your learning platform becomes mission critical, Thinkific offers more security and support options to ensure your success.

Customer Support

Teachable

Multiple support options

Private instructor community

Access to experts

Experts Marketplace & Thinkific Store on Fiverr

Dedicated Customer Success Team

Security

Teachable

99.9% uptime & 24/7 monitoring

Secure cloud hosting & daily backups

Dedicated

Site Administration

Teachable

Administrator accounts

Unlimited
20 maximum

Single Sign On (SSO)

Multi-Factor Authentication

Pricing

A course platform is a big investment. Not only do you want a tool that fits your budget, but it should also satisfy your needs now and into the future.

Teachable offers four pricing tiers that work well for solopreneurs and small businesses.

Thinkific offers tiers for businesses from side hustle to enterprise. No matter what stage you’re in, you have access to the functionality you need without paying for things you don’t need.

Pricing

Teachable

Free

Core Plan (Thinkific Basic / Teachable Basic)

$49/mo
$39/mo

Grow Plan (Thinkific Pro / Teachable Professional)

$99/mo
$149/mo for Pro + Growth
$119/mo

Scale Plan (Thinkific Premier / Teachable Business)

$499/mo
$299/mo

Expansion (Thinkific Plus)

Thinkific is rated "Excellent" based on 487 reviews on Trustpilot

4.7

Teachable is rated "Average" based on 130 reviews on Trustpilot

3.5

Grow with Thinkific

Thinkific helps you get off the ground quickly without limiting your future potential.

Get Started Free
Easy to use

Easy to use

Our user-friendly platform is designed so that the only expertise you need is the one you already have.
Puts you in control

Puts you in control

Access deeper learning tools that’ll make your content stand out and fully customize your site however you want.
Deliver the experience you want

Deliver the experience you want

Build your unique learning experience that lets you wow your audience and have them telling all their friends about it.
Technology and people you can trust

Technology and people you can trust

Get support when you need it, a community of course creators to cheer you along, and a network of partners to bring you to the next level.

Join more than 50,000 successful Thinkific Course creators and businesses

Jonathan Levi, SuperHuman Academy

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

Jonathan Levi, SuperHuman Academy

Latrina Walden, Latrina Walden Exam Solutions

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

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

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

Dr. Po-Shen Loh, Daily Challenge

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

Shelley Paulson, Shelley Paulson Education

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