Thinkific is an absolute gem of a tool for those looking to create online courses or educational materials. Whether an absolute beginner or novice with hosting online courses you will be pleasantly surprised at the ease of use yet robust features Thinkific has to offer for an online course software system. After moving our courses to the Thinkific platform we are a proud affiliate of Thinkfic and highly recommend you take a free look at the platform.
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Steve, thanks for a great presentation. I'm planning to get on board with Thinkific, and wanted to find out how you created this video with the screenshots in the background. Did you use a green screen? I have nice capabilities as a videographer, and looking to create a similar video format....
I never worry about it Luke, concentrate on building your audience and creating content, spending too much effort setting up gates just takes away your time and resources and can cause problems in delivery to legitimate followers.
Good overview. I am signed up to learn how to market and create online classes..and Your explanation has been the first one I ca
n actually comprehend. Thank YOU. We are supposed to sign up with Ruzuku but I cant see what the ......it is!! It this co. still in business?
Thanks for explaining Thinkific so thoroughly. It's exactly what I need.
I came upon this video when I just decided to create an education related course for my tribe. I'm on my way to Thinkific to get my hands on this wonderful tool.
Hi, I am in the process of making my course videos and all the meterial needed for the course and I did choose Thinkific as my learning platform after researching everything in the LMS world.
Can you tell me what would be the best way to integrate my main WordPress website with my Thinkific site. Do you think that having my Thinkfic site on my website is a good idea or will it be o.k. to leave it as it is meaning "mysite.thinkific.com"
I found you through Sigrun. Like such kind of giving information. Very understandable. But I miss the comparison to teachable. Did you look into this one? Can one in thinkific translate the commands into any language one wants?
Steve, I'm a huge fan of yours from Mexico. I want to start developing online courses. Do you know if there's a minimum price I need to set for any of my courses? Thinkific says they'll charge me 5% for every course, but is there a minimum amount they will charge me if I decided to sell all my courses at $0.10, IE ?
I wonder, Do you think this software would work to teach English online. In particular, to students from different parts of the world?--- Does this have a "live" option so I can talk to students in real time.
How the Thinkific e-commerce back end is compared to Shopify ? Don't you think Shopify (for the e-commerce/payment) + Thinkific (for creating and delivering the course) + InfusionSoft for the CRM would make a great combo ? any insights on this to share ?
I hear the same thing about Infusionsoft. I don't think it is all that tough, it does complex things, and there is no way to make all those things easy.
Having said that it is such an important part of my business, I just committed to learning it.
I now have a part time Infusionsoft specialist working for me
Integration with Thinkific was a piece of cake.
Steve : I've found an interesting use case for Shopify, I've realized that you've got a Pinterest channel and Shopify allow you to add a Buy button there, that's an interesting use case for Shopify, but I think the killer feature is the UI / UX experience for the shopper.
Question : what was the learning curve for learning InfusionSoft and Thinkific and make them all tick all together, I often read that InfusionSoft is a complex piece of software and is a tough beast to master
Hi Steve, a really useful video - thank you. Could you expand on the Infusionsoft integration please? Do you just use this to bring over contact details or can you assign tags etc? In terms of taking payments, can it be linked with Infusionsoft Payments please? Thanks for your help and keep up the great work. Best wishes, Simon
We take payments in IS, they use HTPOST to enrol the student.
Integration with IS great if you are enrolling them from the Thinkific side, assigning tags etc.
I would say solid integration and getting better.
Hi Steve, this was awesome! This seems what I have been looking for to use as a 'help desk' or 'how to' for the school I help with technology for their students. I will have to look at this more in depth and view this video several times to help it sink in my limited 'coconut'. Thanks!
Steve hi. I've got the beta for the new Evernote/Google drive integration. So far I'm loving it. But currently you can only import from Google Drive. Have you found any easy way of exporting evernote notes to Google drive either as pdfs or word documents?
Thanks for a very useful video about thinkific Steve. I've been building all my training within my own website and didn't know tools like this existed. Most of my content delivery is to my own sales team but your video has got me thinking about monetizing external courses as well. Many Thanks!
Very interesting.... There are so many online course delivery systems available. Have you looked at Moodle? It is opensource VLE that has been around for more than 10 years and has a huge support network. It may not be as easy as Thinkific but it offers much more. you can set up a free instance here https://moodle.com/cloud/ . I dont have anything to do with the organisation but have used it a lot and there is not much it can't do
Hi Stephen Catton! Do you know if moodle has a way for me to have a dictation test in an exam? For example: the person listens to the dictation, writes the text, and moodle checks and counts how many words are wrong in the text and grade it. Is it possible?
The problem is not that Facebook and Google are the only advertising platforms. The problem is that they are considered mainstream media and without these two, the trend of cryptocurrencies gaining legitimacy is delayed. That is right, I said delayed not blocked or prevented.
The World Has Changed.
Five years ago, when bitcoin was unknown to most people, this might have been a fatal move. Today is a different story. I recently traveled to a remote mountain town in the interior of Mexico. Everyone I met had heard about Bitcoin and eyes lit up with excitement when I ask if I could pay for lunch with bitcoin.
Today are dozens of websites dedicated to cryptocurrencies, either holding them, exchanging them or just writing about them. Probably the most effective advertising remains on Google, it is called Google Search and it is free.
If someone wants to learn about owning bitcoin or any other currency, there is a ton of educational information.
The Flipside Is Being Ignored.
Not All Regulation Is Inherently Bad.
If we examine the full spectrum of regulation to this point on a global scale there is one common target most everywhere. That is the practice of exchanges. So far there has been little or not regulation, threatened or enacted, to protect investors from loss of funds due to security breaches.
Capitulation Is A Good Sign.