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. The Course Player is the course-taking environment - the part of your site where your students can go to watch your videos, take your quizzes, and more. You’ll certainly want to brand and take advantage of some great features in the Thinkific Course Player!

This article is for anyone using the New and Improved Student Experience. If your Course Player side bar looks different, check out Legacy Course Player.

In this article:

Course Player Demo

Course Player Color and Font

Adding a Logo

Course Player Theme

Additional Features and Customizations

Course Player Demo

Check out what the Course Player looks like and how the student will experience your content!


Download this video and add it to your course!

On the video player, select the share button and click download

Course Player Color and Font

You can set the brand color and font for your course player in the Player Settings section found at the top right of your Courses under the Manage Learning Content menu.


The primary color of the Course Player will change the color of the menu and other accents in the Course Player. You an also change the default font of the text in your Course Player. 


Adding a Logo

You can also upload a logo to appear on your course navigation, to help maintain your branding even within the Course Player. If uploaded, your logo will appear in the top of the Course Player. For best results, we recommend uploading a PNG or JPG file under 250kb.

Here's what a customized Course Player will look like:

Course Player Theme

The Course Player Theme controls the contrast of the UI for the Course Player. There are two options, 'Light theme' or 'Dark theme'. This option can be set for each individual course.

To 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 Light theme or Dark theme and then select Save.


If you take a look at your Course Player by selecting the Preview Course which, in my case is the Dark theme and this is the result: 



Additional Features and Customizations

There are many other features available for customizing your student experience within the Course Player! We recommend checking out:

On-Lesson Discussions

Completion Messages

Course Reviews

Free Preview

Drip Schedule

Prerequisite Lessons

Individual Course Player Appearance Customizations

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