Thrive Apprentice: A cost-effective course builder for Microsoft Teams

If you've read "Should I buy or build my next Microsoft Teams LMS?" then more than likely you're interested in learning more about Thrive Apprentice.


Thrive Apprentice offers all of the course builder features you will ever need and with a little integration works with Microsoft teams. More importantly, it's one of the cheapest ways to roll out an LMS for your organisation because it doesn't require a "per-user" license cost.  

In this article, we'll explore the core features of Thrive Apprentice, explain why they're essential for a company-wide LMS, and discuss how easy it is to integrate Thrive Apprentice workflows (using Thrive Automator ) with Microsoft Teams and SharePoint (using Power Automate).

If you'd like to take a quick look at the features, click the image below and watch the video on the Thrive Apprentice page.

Thrive Apprentice LMS Course Builder

Thrive Apprentice LMS Course Builder

To truly understand the capabilities of Thrive Apprentice, we highly recommend exploring the comprehensive list of features on the official Thrive Apprentice website. Additionally, be sure to investigate the powerful functionality offered by Thrive Quiz Builder and Thrive Automator. These Thrive Suite solutions seamlessly integrate with Thrive Apprentice, allowing you to create interactive quizzes and set up automated workflows that can extend your course features beyond just WordPress and into the Microsoft Teams and SharePoint environments.

With Thrive Quiz Builder, you can engage learners with multimedia assessments and block course progression based on quiz results, while Thrive Automator enables advanced integrations and event-based actions within your Microsoft ecosystem.

Exploring these tools will give you a comprehensive understanding of how Thrive Apprentice can serve as a robust, flexible, and highly customizable LMS solution that aligns perfectly with your existing Microsoft infrastructure.

Key Features in Thrive Apprentice:

Drag-and-Drop Course Builder

Easily create well-organized courses with modules, chapters, and lessons using Thrive Apprentice's intuitive drag-and-drop course builder. Add text, video, audio, and other media formats for an engaging learning experience.

Flexible Drip Content Scheduling

Unlock course content at consistent intervals, on specific dates, based on quiz results, or using custom event triggers. Create multiple drip schedules for the same content, known as "Decoupled Drip," to manage multiple cohorts without duplicating courses.

Conditional Content Display

Show different content on the same page based on a user's status (non-logged-in visitor, logged-in subscriber, paying customer) to create personalized user experiences.

Dynamic Labels and Links

Guide users through their learning journey with clear labels and links that dynamically change based on their course status and progress.

Integration with Microsoft Teams and SharePoint

Leverage Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) single sign-on (SSO) for seamless integration with Microsoft Teams and SharePoint. Track course access, progress, and completion within your company's existing Microsoft ecosystem.

Customizable Design Templates

Fully customizable design templates for course overview pages, lesson pages, and more, using the Thrive Visual Editor. Apply your brand colors and make every aspect of your online school unique.

Certificates and Course Completion Pages

Celebrate your students' achievements with gorgeous, customizable certificates and personalized course completion pages to incentivize course completion and gather feedback.

Membership Functionality

Protect blog posts, pages, and other content on your site, making Thrive Apprentice a full-blown membership plugin without the need for additional software.

Reporting and Analytics

Gain insights into course enrollment, completion rates, student engagement, and more with Thrive Apprentice's advanced reporting engine.

How to integrate Thrive Apprentice with Microsoft Teams and SharePoint?

At this point, you're likely buzzing with excitement at the prospect of empowering your organization with a cost-effective, feature-rich learning management system that includes interactive courses and quizzes. With Thrive Apprentice's impressive capabilities and seamless integrations, it's time to dive into the practical steps required to harness this immense power within your Microsoft Teams environment.

In the next few sections, we'll guide you through the process of tightly integrating Thrive Apprentice and its complementary Thrive Themes plugins into your Microsoft Teams tenant. Get ready to unlock a world of possibilities for engaging, efficient, and data-driven learning experiences that align perfectly with your existing Microsoft infrastructure and workflows.

Before we get to the nitty gritty of integration, I am guessing you will more than likely have concerns about using WordPress within your organisation, so have a read of Is WordPress Safe and the Right Choice to Use with Microsoft Teams and SharePoint?