Who Uses NextThought?

Customer Education, Employee Training, Partner Training, Corporate Training, Associations, Higher Ed, K-12.

What Is NextThought?

A light (not limited) LMS
Get everything you need without the feature bloat youve come to expect from an LMS. Create courses, facilitate instructor-to-peer and peer-to-peer engagement, create and grade assessments, track and report on progress, and make data-driven improvements to your courses.

Expert Content Development
Shorten your path to launch by leveraging our in-house pros and network of subject matter experts. We design engaging courses in line with the latest in learning science,

NextThought Details

NextThought

https://nextthought.com/

Founded 2011

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NextThought pricing overview

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NextThought does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. NextThought paid version starts at US$119.00/month.


Starting Price

US$119.00/month See pricing details

Pricing Details

NextThought is offered across three pricing plans, outlined below. A free trial is available and a discount is given for annual commitments. Starter: $119 per admin or instructor per month when billed monthly or $99 per admin or instructor per month when billed annually Growth: $239 per admin or instructor per month when billed monthly or $199 per admin or instructor per month when billed annually Enterprise: $299 per admin or instructor per month billed annually

Free Version

No

Free Trial

NextThought deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

NextThought Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Content Sharing
  • Course Authoring
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Employee Engagement Software
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Engagement Analytics
  • Gamification
  • Interactive Content
  • Learning Management
  • Microlearning
  • Mobile Learning
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Recommendations
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Learning
  • Self-Service Content Curation
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Student Portal
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Third Party Course Library
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Management
  • Training Record Management
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Support

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  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Tracking
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Authoring
  • Course Management
  • Course Tracking
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reports
  • Employee Portal
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Mobile Learning
  • Multi-Language
  • Performance Metrics
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Learning
  • Single Sign On
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Talent Management
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Management
  • User Management
  • Video Conferencing
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies

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NextThought Reviews for UK Users

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Overall rating

4.7/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.8
Customer Service 5
Features 4.4
Value for Money 4.9

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Lindsey J.
Associate Director
Nonprofit Organization Management, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 29/06/2020

"Great Platform with Reasonable Cost"

Comments: NextThought allowed us the ability to shift quickly to a virtual event with the staff skill set we currently have without breaking the budget. They were quick to respond, willing to adapt and listened to our feedback. Great experience!

Pros: Our small team was able to build out and implement our virtual conference quickly and easily from the administrator side. The learner experience was seamless for the most part with NextThought receiving very high ratings in the post-conference survey. The scalability of the platform is brilliant giving us the ability to build one simple course or a multi-day virtual conference with 80+ sessions. Learners are able to track progress and download certificates within the platform which is critical for our audience.

Cons: The discussion feature on videos is not a real time chat therefore losing engagement and we can't track CEUs for individual sessions when using the platform as a multi-session conference module. Surveys were a little tricky. We look forward to the full Zoom integration, but we will utilize the LTI in the meantime.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 29/06/2020
Jennifer V.
Training Manager
Computer Software, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/08/2020

"NextThought Review"

Comments: Overall our experience with NextThought was great! The team was phenomenal - Always kind and helpful. We went through three project managers during our implementation: [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] All three of them were on top of things and readily available to help us with whatever questions we came up with. Our project included some very specific integrations with our own software, and the NextThought programming team was easy to work with. I think our learners have really enjoyed using the platform, and we are pleased with the final product!

Pros: My favorite part of this software is how simple it is to use. We were able to get our online courses created quickly. It's easy to re-enter courses and edit them if needed. We were also able to integrate NextThought into our own software and make a seamless login transition for our current users. The NextThought team was really great to work with throughout the entire process, and we are happy with the end result!

Cons: The only con is that we are not able to choose the order in which our courses display for our learners. I understand that this is something that the NextThought team is working on developing, so we are hoping this will be a possibility in the future.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/08/2020
Paige K.
Manager of Professional Learning
Nonprofit Organization Management, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/05/2020

"Great Team to Work With"

Pros: Simple to navigate. Lots of options. Great support.

Cons: Just the learning curve of moving training to a virtua platform

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/05/2020
Heidi S.
Chief Learning Officer
Human Resources, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/05/2020

"Looking for best quality for investment in an LMS?"

Comments: Working with Next Thought's team has been truly wonderful. They listen, and help us figure out the optimal ways to accomplish what we need or want to within the LMS. Sometimes what we desire is "outside of the box," and they collaboratively partner with us to help us provide the learner experience we are after.

Pros: The fact that Next Thought very easily allows us to integrate learning assets from a variety of sources has been terrific. We can grow our catalog of courses pretty rapidly as we bring them in to this environment. It is very straightforward and easy to use.

Cons: A missing feature is the ability for learners to keep a repository of documents they develop or work on associated w courses in the LMS. This would allow learners to continually access and work on a project (doc or slides) over the duration of a course - and choose when to have a course facilitator review and provide feedback.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/05/2020
Justin S.
Electronic Products Manager
Public Safety, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/07/2020

"Cutting Edge Technology Powered by Great People"

Comments: We conceptualized a new product not found in our industry. NextThought helped us making our concept a reality through a custom adaptation of their existing platform. While their platform was instrumental in our success, the relationship we developed during the process was even more vital. NextThought went above and beyond to ensure our launch was a success. We hope our relationship continues well into the future.

Pros: The platform is user-friendly, modern, and is backed by a world-class support team.

Cons: We would like additional user access controls and permissions.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/07/2020