Is there a good way to support offline viewing on Thinkific?

I'm curious as to whether or not there is an offline mode, or a good way to share content while unconnected that would still keep the content relatively protected. Or at least some suggestions to point the way.

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Hi Bill,

If you want students to be able to view your content offline, then you are able to make most content types (e.g. video, audio, PDFs) downloadable.

The best way to protect that content from unauthorised sharing is to add a watermark/copyright line to your videos and PDFs. For audio, you can add in a line about you and your business/website.

You could also include a term about unauthorised distribution in your site's terms of use. More on that here.

Hope that helps!



Hi Catherine how is this possible on the mobile or tablet? I'm trying to give my students the ability to download on their iPhones but it doesn't give them an option to save anywhere just to loads in a safari tab. Any ideas?

Hi Andy!

Currently this is a limitation on the mobile browsers and devices which don't usually allow files to be downloaded to your phone. A possible workaround use a third party app that will let you download and manage those files. 

Hope this helps!

Hi. I have a course which teaches students how to edit video on their phones using a third party app. As such, we went to be able to let them download 'demo' video to their phone so they can follow-along. Is this function possible via the platform? If not. what third party integration can you suggest that would make this easiest for them? Thanks!

Hi James, 

Thinkific works in the phone's internet browser - Chrome, Safari, etc. As Oliver says above, typically these don't let users download and save files. We're really not familiar enough with mobile apps to make any recommendations here, I'm sorry!

Hi, receiving timely notifications which take students to a simple app that allows them to watch secure content offline on their commute is a no brainer based on feedback I get from my students. This would cost relatively little to build and would surely pay for itself with revenue from businesses like mine who are also considering Teachable and others who offer some / all of these features. 

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