Your Course Player is where your students will spend the most time, enjoying your lessons and discussing them with other students. The Course Player is the course-taking environment - the part of your site where your students can go to watch your videos, take your quizzes, and more. You’ll certainly want to brand and take advantage of some great features in the Thinkific Course Player!
In this article:
Branding Your Course Player (Video Overview)
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Course Player Demo
Check out what the Course Player looks like and how the student will experience your content!
If you want to include this demo video in your course to share with your students, see Add Thinkific's Course Player Demo to Your Course
Course Player Color and Font
You can set the theme, brand color, and font for your course player in the Player Settings section found at the top right of your Courses under the Manage Learning Content menu.
The primary color of the Course Player will change the color of the menu and other accents in the Course Player. You an also change the font of the text displayed in your Course Player.
Course Player Theme
The Course Player Theme controls the contrast of the UI for the Course Player. There are two options: 'Light theme' or 'Dark theme'. This option can be set for either as a default for the player, or for each individual course.
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To select a default Course Player theme:
From the main admin page, select Manage Learning Content
Go to Courses
Select the Player Settings
Select Light theme or Dark theme and then select Save
To select a Course Player theme for an individual course:
Edit the course from My Courses to open the Course Builder.
Go to Settings tab in your Course Builder.
Select the Course Player option in the left menu.
Select Light theme or Dark theme and then select Save.
Once you have selected a Course Player theme, you can preview how it will appear to your students by selecting Preview Course. In this example, you can see how the Dark theme will appear:
Adding a Logo
You can also upload a logo to appear on your course navigation, to help maintain your branding even within the Course Player. If uploaded, your logo will appear in the top of the Course Player. For best results, we recommend uploading a PNG or JPG file under 250kb.
Here's what a customized Course Player will look like:
Additional Features and Customizations
There are many other features available for customizing your student experience within the Course Player! We recommend checking out: