Thinkific Vs Teachable Review (2021) – which is the best online course selling platform?

There are numerous great choices when it comes to designing online courses for your users. As you know well, online learning has strongly influenced the teaching world, especially with this pandemic situation. If you look at the reason behind this – convenience of learning at one’s own comfortable place and time. Studies reveal that e-learning is booming and is expected to capture a significant portion of the market in the upcoming years.

Coming to the point, with the two online popular e-learning platforms – Thinkfic and teachable, which is the best medium? We will help you go little deep into both and this will help you in determining the right decision for your learning requirements.

Overview on Thinkific

Thinkific is a high-quality online platform that comes with a great set of features which let the users create and sell online courses. This is the easiest platform and is pretty good to get started with. The software of thinkific is very in-depth and aids the person to craft courses that include text, videos, audio, images, and downloadable files for the students.

  • This platform allows you to easily create curriculums for the students and collect pages without any difficulty.
  • Thinkific comes with more than 40,000 courses and hosts over 30 million online classes. There are more than 100 employees in 15 countries who are offering services through this Thinkific platform.
  • It has an intuitive design and hence you don’t require any coding language just like HTML or CSS. You are allowed to customize the whole site and all the courses easily.

Look into Teachable

Teachable commenced in the year of 2014. As of now the organization serves 83,000 instructors and 23 million students. This platform allows the users to develop interactive courses within a very less stipulated period of time and the knowledge gained is easy to share among a vast number of students. It requires very less effort to make the setup and let the students have exceptional learning experience with more customizable tools.

  • It is quite easy to make the branding on teachable and you don’t have to possess any specific coding skills for developing feature rich courses.
  • The site builder of Teachable lets the users fine-tune aspects and hence deliver great experiences for learners.
  • With this platform, you are able to build a website quickly through the drag and drop feature. You can make use of analytics tools in order to track, evaluate, measure, and monitor the courses and ROI. You are also able to design landing pages quickly and easily.

Key differences between the two platforms :

Pricing –


Thinkific comes with four pricing plans of monthly subscriptions.

  • Free plan allows accessing the core features of the platform for free. Here the user gets 3 courses, content hosting, unlimited students, quizzes, and surveys.
  • Basic plan starts with $39/month where you get all the basic tools and features needed for your own eLearning.
  • Pro Plan that starts with $79/month gives a complete set of features and tools for a successful online course business.
  • Premier plan that has the price of $399/month is an advanced course useful for those who intended to build an online education empire.


It also has different pricing plans suitable for different requirements.

  • Freemium plan gives basic features that let you test it out before getting into a paid plan.
  • Basic plan with the price of $29/month is good for beginners that deliver everything required to build the first course online.
  • Pro plan of $99/month comes loaded with additional features such as unlimited students, course completion certificates, integrated affiliate marketing, an unbranded website, and advanced reports.
  • Business plan of $249/month gives additional features like priority product support, bulk student enrollments and manual student imports.

Design and customization

Both platforms give the users custom branding and domains.

Thinkific  – With this you can access html and css to custom and it provides the users with the facility of locked and hidden content setup.

Teachable – The visual editor of this platform aids you for all those things. However the locked and hidden content setup feature is missing in teachable.

Course design tools

Both the platforms offer accessible course creation tools which makes the users easy to design courses.

Thinkific allows importing both Captivate and Storyline files. But Teachable does not support both formats.

Thinkific provides a video library that lets reusing video content in other lessons and courses without the need for uploading them again. With Teachable, you have to save the videos in the cloud and upload.

To be concluded,

Thinkific’s course platform wins in the category of performance and uptime for its content available almost all the time. Teachable is good for marketing and sales to run learning as a business.      

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