As of May 2021, we no longer support integrating Disqus with a new Thinkific account. You can refer to this article if you have a previously-existing Disqus integration, which will continue to work as described below.
For new customers, we recommend using our built in On-lesson discussions feature.
What is Disqus?
Disqus is a social commenting platform that adds a dynamic and feature-rich comment system to your courses. You can add Disqus in the same way you add other content types like videos or surveys, which means you choose the number and placement of comment boards used in each course.
How to Add Disqus to a Course
Navigate to your desired course via Manage Learning Content in the left sidebar, and click on your desired course to edit it:
Add Disqus to your course in the same way you add other lesson types. You can give your discussion a title, and can also include text that will appear above the discussion board.
That's it! Your Disqus forum is now active.
You can moderate your discussion and manage notifications etc. directly through the Disqus admin interface on the Disqus website. To access additional help on the Disqus feature, you can find their knowledge base at: https://help.disqus.com
Frequently Asked Questions
My Disqus notifications aren't sending me to the correct Disqus discussion in Thinkific. What should I do?
If you change the URL of a lesson in any way, including changing your domain name, course name, or lesson name, the thread still exists in Disqus but Disqus thinks it’s at the old URL. When this happens, Disqus will send you notifications telling you to look at the old URL for your comments and you will not find them. Protip: Never change anything about your Disqus lesson. If possible, create a new Disqus lesson so the URL is synced properly to Disqus.