Are you a Thinkific user wondering if you can email PDFs and presentations to other users? The answer is yes! Thinkific allows you to share course materials with your students and colleagues via email.
However, there are limitations to the built-in email feature that you need to be aware of. In this article, we’ll provide a brief overview of how to use Thinkific’s email feature and upload and share PDFs and presentations with your users. We’ll also explore alternative methods for sharing course materials.
So let’s start and discover the most effective ways to share your course materials with your students and colleagues on Thinkific.
Understanding Thinkific’s Email Feature
If you’re considering using Thinkific’s built-in email feature to share your course materials, it’s essential to understand how to use it effectively. Thinkific’s email feature lets you send course content, including PDFs and presentations, directly to your students or colleagues.
To use this feature, you’ll need to navigate to the email tab in the Thinkific admin dashboard and create a new message.
However, it’s important to note that there are limitations to Thinkific’s email feature. For instance, the maximum file size that can be attached to an email is 20MB. If your course materials exceed this limit, you may need to consider alternative sharing methods.
Additionally, Thinkific’s email feature doesn’t allow you to track the emails you’ve sent or see if your recipients have opened or interacted with your content.
Despite these limitations, Thinkific’s email feature can conveniently share smaller course materials with your users. In the next section, we’ll explore how to upload PDFs and presentations to Thinkific to share with your users.
Uploading PDFs and Presentations to Thinkific
Uploading your PDFs and presentations to Thinkific is an easy way to make your course materials available to your students and colleagues. To upload your files, navigate to the course player and select the “Add Lesson” button. From there, you can upload your files as a file attachment or embed them directly into the lesson content.
When uploading your PDFs and presentations, it’s important to consider the formatting to ensure they display correctly for your users. For PDFs, make sure that the fonts and images are embedded in the document to avoid issues with missing text or images. For presentations, it’s a good idea to export them as PDFs to avoid any formatting issues when converting between different software programs.
Another important consideration is the size of your files. If your PDFs or presentations are too large, they may take a long time to load or be difficult for your users to access. Consider compressing your files or breaking them into smaller sections to make them more manageable.
By following these tips, you can ensure that your PDFs and presentations are easy to access and read by your users.
Sharing PDFs and Presentations with Users
Now that you’ve uploaded your PDFs and presentations to Thinkific, it’s time to share them with your users. Sharing your course materials can help engage your users and provide them with valuable resources to enhance their learning experience.
To share your PDFs and presentations with your users, you can create a new lesson and attach the files or embed them directly into the lesson content. You can also share your course materials through the email feature we discussed earlier, which will send the files directly to your users’ email inboxes.
If you’ve embedded your files directly into the lesson content, your users can view them without leaving the course player. If you’ve attached your files to a lesson, users can download them by clicking the attachment link.
It’s important to note that you can also control the visibility of your course materials by assigning them to specific chapters or sections of your course. By organizing your course materials this way, you can ensure that your users can easily find and access the content they need.
Alternative Methods for Sharing PDFs and Presentations
While Thinkific’s built-in email feature and course player provide convenient ways to share your course materials, there may be instances where you need to explore alternative methods. Here are two alternative methods you can use to share your PDFs and presentations with your users:
1. Using Third-party Email Services
A third-party email service like Gmail or Mailchimp may be a better option if you need to send large files or track your emails. To use this method, you can upload your files to a cloud storage service like Google Drive or Dropbox and include the link to the file in your email. This way, your users can access the files directly from the cloud storage service.
2. Integrating Thinkific with Other Apps
Thinkific integrates with various third-party apps, including Zapier, which allows you to automate tasks between Thinkific and other apps. By integrating with apps like Google Drive or Dropbox, you can easily share your course materials with your users or automate the process of uploading new course materials.
Sharing PDFs and presentations with your users in Thinkific is a great way to provide valuable resources and enhance their learning experience. In this article, we’ve covered the key steps for effectively sharing your course materials with your users, including uploading your files to Thinkific, using the built-in email feature, and alternative methods for sharing your files.
To recap, the key takeaways from this article are:
- Thinkific’s built-in email feature provides a convenient way to share your course materials with your users, but it has some limitations.
- You can upload your PDFs and presentations to Thinkific and share them by creating a new lesson or attaching them to a lesson.
- Your users can easily access your course materials through the course player. You can control the visibility of your materials by assigning them to specific chapters or sections of your course.
- If you need to explore alternative methods for sharing your course materials, you can use third-party email services or integrate Thinkific with other apps.
Overall, sharing your PDFs and presentations with your users in Thinkific can help you engage your users and provide them with valuable resources. Following the steps outlined in this article, you can effectively share your course materials with your users and enhance their learning experience.