Create & Enroll Users in a Course

Applicable plans Starter Essentials Business Advanced

You can create a user at any time on any plan in Thinkific, but enrolling a user manually in a course is a feature of the Essentials plan and above.


On the left sidebar of the Admin Dashboard, click Users. Next, either View a current student or hit the blue New User button if you need to create the user first.

If creating a new User, enter the following required information:

  • User’s First name
  • User’s Last name
  • User’s Email Address

Note: for a 'normal' student account, you do not need to select any of the User Roles.

Setting a New User's Password

When adding a new user, you can let them choose their own password, or set it for them manually. If you're letting them set their own password, you'll get an express sign-in link that can be shared in the welcome email, or manually however you choose. Watch our video on express sign-in here!

To share via the welcome email, make sure you have that selected under Notifications, and that you have the express sign-in link populated in your welcome email (learn more here).

Click Save Changes when done.

Enroll a user in course

Before saving the new user record, it is possible to enrol the user in any required courses. Scroll to the bottom of the Create User screen.

Search for a course or bundle by clicking in the Search Courses and Bundles box. Select the course to enrol the student and optionally - set the Expiry Date for when access to the course content for a student should end. Then click the Enroll button. 


After you hit Enroll the student will be enrolled in the course and they will receive the Course Welcome Email if it is enabled in the Notifications area.

Continue for any other courses the student should be enrolled in. When finished click either the Save Changes button to finish or Save & Create Another to create another new user.

Check that user has been added

Return to main user report page, and a new user should be listed. Click view to see user details. 

You can also see the courses the user is now enrolled in.

Enroll an existing user in course

If you did not enroll a user in a course at the time of creation, then within the User's detail page you have the option within this screen. Click Enroll User in a Course or Bundle to enroll the user in a new course.

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