Rapid technology adoption and the pandemic-induced restrictions have accelerated the significance of online platforms and remote learning. From schools to corporates, everybody is now keenly embracing digital learning platforms and e-learning courses. The smart features and elevated accessibility of this learning system are attracting more audiences. If you want to learn a course, you can register on any of the e-learning platforms and start classes. But what if you want to build a course online? How and what online platforms can you approach? If you are someone looking to create online courses, here is a list of the top 10 platforms to look up to this year.


1. Teachable

It is one of the cheapest online course platforms that enables you to start free for a month. Its premium plans range from US$29 to US$249 per month. One can link their existing website to the Teachable platform via a custom domain name. It offers a very easy setup structure and one-click checkout. Teachable is an all-in-one platform that enables the user to create and sell courses without taking the pain to install any new updates or software. The easy-to-use, user-friendly customizations and tools are the main attraction of Teachable.


2. LearnWorlds

With LearnWorlds, one can create, sell, and promote courses online. It offers many interactive features including an e-book reader, interactive videos, quizzes, gamification, and more. The user can receive high rates of sales and conversion since the platform has a well-structured payment process and sales page. Even for first-time users, it provides a creative, user-friendly, and fully customizable platform with the best interactive features. The starter pack is priced at US$24 per month and it varies according to the plans.


3. Thinkific

They provide a free platform with certain limitations. Thinkific is one of the most popular course platforms and has affordable plans. Some of its key features are drag and drop visual course builder, easy-to-use platform, marketing automation, customizable course certificates, and Whitelabel capabilities. It enables users to create, market, sell, and deliver online courses and support a wide range of multimedia-integrated course development. Thinkific is a scalable platform with zero transaction fees. The basic plan other than the free one starts at US$39 per month. They also have a pro plan priced at US$79 per month.


4. LearnDash

It is a WordPress Learning Management System (LMS) plugin, which allows users to easily build and sell online courses. LearnDash LMS has several features including a drag and drops course builder, advanced quizzing, and flexible prerequisites. If a user wants to run and host a course from their WordPress domain, LearnDash would be the right choice. The course builder can also schedule courses using the drip-feed lesson feature. learnDash also enables integration with popular platforms like PayPal, Stripe, WooCommerce, Slack, Gravity, and more. The basic package will cost US$159 a year.


5. Podia

This software enables users to build, sell, and market online courses with membership, webinars, and download features. It allows users to host unlimited courses, with upsells and drip content. One can also offer payment plans for increased conversion rates. With Podia, one can host both live and on-demand webinars with YouTube and Zoom integrations. The pricing starts at a basic plan of US$39 per month after a 14-day free trial.


6. LifterLMS

Another WordPress LMS provides a powerful platform to create online courses. By providing a better learning experience, LifterLMS can be used to set up small courses and even a whole degree program. The features include quizzes, multimedia lessons, drip content, course tracks, assignment, student dashboards, and course reviews. It is easy to use and offers several integrations. Pricing starts from US$99 per year.


7. Kajabi

This website enables users to build, sell, and market online courses and coaching programs with no coding and plugins. Kajabi is known for email marketing automation and for building courses. Kajabi has a fully cloud-based infrastructure and offers creative customizable options for its users. It provides user-friendly dashboards, drag and drops features and multiple site pages with the capability to host live events. The basic plan starts at US$119 a month.


8. Skillshare

Skillshare is a huge online course platform that offers multiple varieties of subjects and courses. It has a cancel-anytime feature after the free trial of 7 days. One can create a course on Skillshare that will later merge with the common catalog of courses and a share of the membership fee given by the users of that particular course will go to the creator as revenue. Since it is an e-learning platform as well, the course builder can earn from the in-house audience that exists on the platform rather than marketing it elsewhere.


9. WizIQ

WizIQ is an online course and virtual classroom creation platform. It enables users to build interactive courses for both self-paced and live classes. It has a user-friendly interface and the latest tools including live discussion boards, video streaming, and others. WizIQ also offers a test and assessment building platform to its users and the platform can be accessed from mobile apps and websites. The pricing starts at US$20 per month.


10. Kartra

A user can join the platform at US$1 for 14 days or extend it to a month by paying US$99. Kartra provides online course development, membership sites, checkouts and enables the creation of affiliate programs. It has an internal checkout platform, which gives its users the freedom to exit without involving a third party. Kartra is a scalable platform and it can be flexible according to the demands of a particular course.

Courtesy –  ANalytic Insight

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