The Thinkific Course player

Your Course Player is where your students will spend the most time, enjoying your lessons and discussing them with other students. You’ll certainly want to brand and take advantage of some great features in the Thinkific Course Player.


Customizing the learning experience your Course Player is quick and easy in Thinkific.


If you’re looking to brand your course site’s front-end instead, be sure to read our article on Branding your Thinkific Site.

Setting the Course Player Colour

You can set the brand colour for your course site in the Branding section of the Admin Dashboard.


The Brand Colour will change the color of the menu and other accents in the course player as well (see image below).



To change this, you can access the Branding section in the Admin Dashboard, and then go to the Site Colours section. 



From here, edit your Brand Color to change the color of the Course Player’s menu and other aspects of your course site.

Setting the Course Player Theme

The Course Player Theme controls the contrast of the UI for the Course Player. There are two options, ‘Black Theme’ or ‘White Theme’.


Note: Course Player Themes can be set per course, individually.


In 4 easy steps, you can select your Course Player theme:

  1. Edit the course from My Courses to open the Course Builder.

  2. Go to Settings tab in your Course Builder.

  3. Select the Course Player option in the left menu.

  4. Select Black theme or White theme and then select Save Changes.



If you take a look at your Course Player by selecting Preview as, and then selecting As a Student you will see your theme applied, which, in my case is the Black theme and this is the result:



Enable Discussions in your Course

Do you know that your students can create discussions and interact with students in your course?


When discussions are enabled students and instructors can create topics for discussion, like a forum post. Replies made in these topics are nested and easily viewable.



Anyone enrolled in the course can view and reply in the discussion topics.


To enable Discussions, you just need to:

  1. Select Discussions in your Admin Dashboard.

  2. Check the Enable in-course discussions for your students option there.



Now the discussions are enabled! To learn more about Discussions visit our help article here.


Enable Reviews in Your Course

Enabling reviews in your courses will allow enrolled students to leave you reviews and testimonials that you can use on your landing page!


You can enable reviews for any course by first selecting Reviews in the Admin Dashboard.



Enable the option for any course on your course site with the checkbox under Reviews Enabled.



You can learn more about managing your Reviews by visiting this help article.

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