Can I use HTML5 content within my course? (Storyline, Captivate, iSpring)

If you've created some interactive content on another platform that you'd like to use within your course then, provided that it can be exported in HTML5 format, it should work great on Thinkific using the multimedia lesson type.

You will need to have the file hosted somewhere online for this to work, but as part of the Business plan and above we can host HTML5 content for you! You just need to send us the files for the content as a zip file - we'll upload it for you and then send you the URL that you can use to create your multimedia lesson.

Examples of the kinds of HTML5 content that we have instructors using include: Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, iSpring, and more.

If you're using another program to create your lessons and you're not sure whether the content will work on Thinkific, simply leave us a comment below!

4 people have this question

Can I use an Adobe Captivate as a quiz using this method?

Hi Chellie!

You can certainly include quizzes in these content types, but this isn't recommended if you need to capture the student's performance on these because the quiz results won't be tracked by our system. Your best option is to use Adobe Captivate to present your content and then create your quizzes using our built-in quiz lesson type.

I hope that helps!




iIam new to the free version of Thinkific and am thinking of upgrading to the Business version. however, i have a question. Does the platform support the H5P plugin? this is something that produces interactive HTML5 content. It works with Wordpress, Drupal and Moodle at the moment. Here is a link to the site:




Hey Olive!

Thanks for getting in touch.

We can support most HTML5 content but, just to be sure, please can you send an example file over the support team? You can reach them through this page -

We'll be happy to upload a test file for you before you get on the Business plan :)



I would like to know the answer to this question. How do we add H5P content into our curriculum?

Hi Eva!

Can you send us a sample file over and we can help you upload it? You can send over the file by submitting a new ticket: 


Hi - Can we embed SCORM content published through Articulate RISE?

Hi Clark!

We don't support the scorm reporting features but you can send us a test file and we can try it out on your course.

Hi am trying to create a multimidea lesson using captivate content using a url to the zip file on amazon s3 but am getting the message does not support iframing. where do i need to store my captivate files for this feature to work?

Hi Laura!

You would to have the file expanded on your amazon s3 so that you can link directly to the html file. If you're on the business plan, you can send us the zip file and we can host it for you.

I created my content in Easygenerator (great tool) and would like to import it into my Thinkific site. I have the SCORM package, but I am not seeing how to do this. Can someone help me?

Hi Corrie

If you like, you will need to make sure you can export or 'publish' your content in HTML5 friendly format and then provide us a link to obtain the zip file. We will then take that and upload to our servers providing you with a further URL to add to a multimedia lesson type!

My question is about SCORM content built using Captivate. Let me check my understanding of this process. I can publish my Captivate Scorm content as html5 then store it on my server and contact you with a URL so you can retrieve the content and you will publish it on your servers. Then provide me with a URL that I can use in a landing page that then will launch the content when the student clicks the link. Is this correct? If this is the process then I have some additional questions below. My questions are: 1. What thinkific license/version do I need to accomplish this? 2. Will your system track student progress while they are in scorm content with multiple modules or does your system just see it as a separate lesson and only track the completion of the scorm package? 3. Does the license provide help service and troubleshooting for the scorm package or does that fall outside of the scope of the license and fall on the scorm content developer? Does your service agreement end with the uploading of the content to your server?

Hi Penny 

Thanks for reaching out! With HTML5 content, you would provide us a zip file of the content (generally via Dropbox or Google Drive link) and then we upload that to our servers, providing you a URL that can be used in a Multimedia Lesson type. You can use other hosted servers if you like though have to address that yourself whereas the hosted environment is provided as part of the subscription. This feature is available to our Business Price plan. HTML5 is only presented and does not include any of the traditional SCROM features. Once you export the files in HTML5 essentially we are only hosting those files and you can browse them locally on the machine exported to if need be.

As the material is available in a Multimedia Lesson then Thinkific will track for completion of that lesson upon selecting the 'Next' button to complete that lesson. Troubleshooting, creation, editing of the material is solely the responsibility of that platform used to create the material and we are not able to provide extensive details to troubleshooting - we're happy to help out where we can!

Our support only entails ensuring that the hosted content is available from the URL links we provide!

Hope that helps!