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

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
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Employee Engagement Software
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Engagement Tracking
  • 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
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable 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

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Overall rating

4,8/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4,8
Customer Service 5
Features 4,5
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
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
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  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/06/29

"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.

Alternatives Considered: Cvent Event Management, Freestone and Brightspace

Reasons for Switching to NextThought: cost, user interface, scalability, CEU tracking, certificates

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

"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.

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  • Reviewed on 2020/08/14
Lynne L.
Improvement Consultant
Health, Wellness & Fitness, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
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  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
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  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 2021/09/07

"NextThought LMS Is our Choice for a Statewide LMS"

Comments: The support during the evaluation and now that we have started rolling it out has been stellar. Quick responses to any questions.

Pros: Everything about this system was easy during the evaluation period. Easy to build courses, easy to take them, easy to track results. We needed an LMS that allowed for unlimited users as we are promoting a CDC healthcare initiative to every healthcare worker in Maryland. Many of these learners will return in the future for additional training. NextThought offered everything we needed at a very reasonable price.

Cons: I have yet to encounter any functionality problems.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 2021/09/07
Paige K.
Manager of Professional Learning
Nonprofit Organization Management, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/05/04

"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

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  • Reviewed on 2020/05/04
Jill S.
HR & Risk Management Director
Nonprofit Organization Management, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 2021/06/23

"Good solution for a medium sized business"

Comments: Really seems more like a partner than a vendor

Pros: Features and cost and that we were connected quickly

Cons: Took me a bit to understand how to build a course but the support was so inviting and non-judgemental so I got it done.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 2021/06/23