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8 Best Online Course Platforms for Creators & Educators for 2022

Online courses created by entrepreneurs, influencers and startups have skyrocketed in recent years, and there's been a big trend of online course platforms which have also been released. I haven't built an online course myself, but have helped a couple of companies, as well as test some platforms for my old business a few years back. These are the top platforms I've found to have amazing features, good UX and easy to use for both course creators and students.

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Teachable

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Setting up an online or coaching course has never been easier thanks to Teachable.

Top Features:

The signup and setup process is simple. Design your learning cirriculum within the interface, upload your course content and use the power editor to enhance how your content is consumed, through videos, multimedia lectures and more.
See how you're performing through your course analytics. Know how much you're selling, who they are and where they're coming from. Build high-converting sales pages in minutes to convert more customers. They're easy to build in the editor.
A really cool benefit of using Teachable is the fact you get unlimited video bandwidth, unlimited courses, services and even the numbers of students. Pretty good if you ask me. You can also interact with your students through video sessions, as well as them booking in time with you by syncing your calendar.
Customisation
Easy setup
Payments
Pricing: 
There's a free version available, where they take $1 + 10% of each transaction. Then the first paid plan starts from $29 per month, where they only take 5%. There is a Pro and Business plan available.
Web/App
Freemium
$-$$$
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Kajabi

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If you're looking for solution that has everything in one place, look no further than this impressive platform, Kajabi.

Top Features:

Create landing pages, courses, accept payments, see analytics, setup marketing automations and so much more. Yep, all of this within the one platform.
You can sell anything and pretty much build anything. Sell premium content such as memberships, access to communities, podcasts, newsletters... you name it. I think you're getting the picture now.
What's impressive with a solution like Kajabi is the fact you can make other software tools you may be using obselete.
All-in-one
websites
Mobile app
Pricing: 
Pricing starts at $149 per month, which includes 3 products, 3 pipelines and up to 10000 contacts. There are also growth and pro plans available if you want to sell more and have a growing audience.
Web/App
Paid
$-$$$
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Podia

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An epic tool for those wanting to create online courses, sell digital products, collect leads and build community, is Podia.

Top Features:

Selling your own products, services, memberships and more has never been easier. Create your own custom-friendly website, run drip and automated email campaigns, chat with customers live on your site and lots more.
Upload videos, create bundles, upsells, quizzes and more. Best thing yet? You can do unlimited everything - content, emails and students. How cool is that!?
Podia doesn't take any transaction fees, so you can sell knowing your not giving away a cut. Plus, payouts are instant. When you sell, you get paid. There's affiliate marketing capabilities.
great UX
Community
Webinars
Pricing: 
Pricing begins at $39 per month. Awesome value to help you get started. There are also two other plans with more features available.
Web/App
Paid
$-$$$
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Thinkific

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A platform for beginner and experienced content creators, Thinkific is packed with awesome features you need to be successful.

Top Features:

Build courses in lightning quick time thanks to templates to help you get started. Include quizzes, live sessions, assignments and more as part of your course experience.
Customise your course design the way you like it. Build automated emails, pages, create coupons, bundles and more.
View your analytics and see how students are going through your content. See where they drop-off, disengage and more. Develop a community within the platform, as well as memberships.
Cohorts
Drag-and-drop
Themes
Pricing: 
There's a free version available, which you can have one course and unlimited students. Then pricing begins at $49 per month. There are also pro and premier courses available.
Web/App
Freemium
$-$$$$
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Teachery

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Another option on the market for course creators is Teachery.

Top Features:

The team behind this product have done a great job balancing the ability to have lots of options for customisation, as well as keeping it simple to use.
Upload your own content, such as videos and audio, and edit each stage of the way to ensure you keep things on brand.
Included as part of the platform is creating landing pages. You can create one or many, all part of the cost of using the software. Add payment pages, and setup payment cycles with ease.
Beginner friendly
Minimal
easy editor
Pricing: 
Pricing begins at $49 per month, with zero fees. Great value for what you can build. They also have a yearly plan available where you can save 20%.
Web/App
Paid
$-$$
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Pathwright

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Pathwright helps creators and startups like you build great looking, engaging courses fast.

Top Features:

Signing up and designing your online just takes minutes. There are loads of features available, with a big focus on features that help you design a custom experience for your students and customers.
Everything you expect from an online course creation platform is there - edit on any device, create assessments, add your content, readings and more, setup scores, have discussions with students and loads more.
Sell subscriptions to your course, accept payments, run member-cohorts, gifts, plus many other ways you can package, distribute and sell your content.
Easy setup
Custom branding
Integrations
Pricing: 
There are 3 core plans available, with pricing starting at $99 per month for the starter plan.
Web/App
Paid
$-$$$
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Ruzuku

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A great solution available for creators wanting to sell courses is Ruzuku.

Top Features:

This platform has all the core features you need to build and run a great online course experience.
From accepting payments from students, easy course creation, upload video and audio content, host files, interact with students through discussions and loads more.
The visual editor is really simple for any tech-level person. Keep progress of students with ease, hosts group chats and more.
Community
track progress
host videos
Pricing: 
There's a 14 day free trial to test out the platform, then pricing starts at $99 per month for the bootstrapper plan.
Web/App
Paid
$-$$$
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LearnDash

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If you use Wordpress as a CMS, you'll love what LearnDash has to offer.

Top Features:

Used by some of the biggest brands globally in the tech and marketing industry, LearnDash helps you build awesome, user-friendly and appealing course experiences for students and customers.
Integration with your Wordpress is a 1-click install, import into your site and then you're on your way. Yep, it's that easy. Check out the online demo and case studies to be inspired by what's been built, which helps you decide the best layout for your course.
This tool has all the important features you need - draf-and-drop course creation builder, create quizzes, setup badges for gamification and certificates, leaderboards, assignments and loads more.
Wordpress
Easy setup
Themes
Pricing: 
For a license for 1 site, pricing is just $159. Great value for being able to create unlimited courses and enroll unlimited students.
Web/App
Paid
$-$$$
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April 4, 2022
Note: Pricing, plans, and homepage images change overtime. Pricing recorded as of 3rd April, 2022. If you see any changes required, please let me know. If you suggest any tools to add, get in touch. 😊

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⚡ Frequently Asked Questions ⚡

What are the best online course platforms?
There's been a big spike in new online course platforms for creators, entrepreneurs, startups and educators to create courses fast. Some of the best platforms with amazing features, that are continuously recommended and raved by some of the top course creators you should explore are; Teachable, Thinkific, Podia, Teachery, and Kajabi.
Which is the best all-in-one platform for course creators?
For me personally, the best platform for this is Kajabi. This tool is packed with amazing features for driving student acquisition, retention and so much more. Just some awesome features this platform has; build websites and landing pages, automated email campaigns and sequences, run memberships, accept payments, have your own mobile app (pretty cool), run gated podcasts and lots more.
What are the main features to consider when looking for the right platform to host courses?
Every platform has there own key USPs and primary features. From experience as well as in-depth research, these are the most important features you need to consider; accepting payments, including recurring payments (monthly, quarterly or annual), automated emails - the ability to quickly segment, integrations - for those wanting more customisation and workflows, custom landing pages - good to have this option and upload multi-media such as videos and presentations. ‍Of course, my recommendation is to try out multiple tools to see which is best suited for you. This is also good to test around user experience.
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