Top 5 LearnDash Reporting and Grading Add-ons

Top 5 LearnDash Reporting and Grading Add-ons

Our clients are always asking us for recommendations on how to enhance the reporting and grading features on their LearnDash websites. There are several LearnDash extensions available that enhance the reporting and grading feature of this LMS plugin. In this article, we will give you an in-depth analysis of the top five LearnDash Reporting and Grading add-ons. 

1. LearnDash ProPanel

LearnDash ProPanel add-on enhances your LearnDash administrator experience by combining comprehensive reporting and assignment management, enabling you to send course explicit correspondences, and showing the ongoing progress of your LearnDash courses.

This addon provides you the ability to view the real-time activity of your student as soon as he/she enrolled in the courses. Using this add-on you have full control to manage all the uploaded assignments and essays. Moreover, you can view and download user course progress and the quiz results.

Features:

Let’s take a look at some of the main features:

ProPanel Overview – The LearnDash ProPanel add-on adds a section for an overview reporting where you can view the total students, the number of courses, assignments pending and essays pending.

ProPanel Reporting – This section helps you to filter the users and courses data so you can get the desired result only.

Plus this section allows you to email a selected group of students. For example, you can email anyone who has not yet completed the specific course.

Activity Stream – The Activity Stream section shows the ongoing action of students’ interactions with your courses. Once a student completed his/her course, lesson, topic, or quiz the information will be shown here. 

Progress Chart  –  Using ProPanel’s Progress Chart section the LMS administrator can view how many students haven’t started the course yet, how many numbers of students are in progress and how many of them have completed the course.

Plus here you can also view the in-progress chart, showing how many students completed the course less than 20 percent, 60 percent or 100 percent. 

LearnDash Propanel

2. LearnDash Gradebook

LearnDash Gradebook is a robust add-on. Whether you are using LearnDash in a conventional classroom or have a blended learning program.

It allows you to track your students’ online progress and manage their progress all from a centralized location, without jumping between different screens. 

This addon is not only just integration with LearnDash. It also provides a lot of flexibility in how you report and manage students’ performance. 

Features:

Let’s discuss some of the main features.

Front-End Report Card – With Front-End Report Card feature you can share student’s grades privately. They can simply log in and will be able to see their grades for all courses, quizzes, and assignments.

Automatically Synced with LearnDash – This awesome feature automatically fetches grades from your LearnDash based quizzes and assignments.

Manual Grade Entry – Administer grades for non-LearnDash items, such as projects, classroom participation, and reading assignments. If these activities need a grade, it can be added to the grade book.

Weighted Grades – Just select the weighted grade option to weight a grade. 

Custom Grading Scale – This feature allows you to customize your grading scale according to your needs, for e.g. what creates an “A” versus an “A-” or a “B+”, or choose to not use letter grades at all.

LearnDash Gradebook

3. Tin Canny LearnDash Reporting

The Tin Canny LearnDash Reporting plugin adds detail reporting on LearnDash for administrators and Group Leaders. The best thing about the plugin is that it helps you track the progress and completion of Articulate Storyline/Rise, Adobe Captivate, and iSpring modules published to Tin Can or SCORM, as well as H5P content.

Features:

Let’s discuss some of the main features below:

Mark Complete – This feature gives you an option to Control the Mark Complete button behavior of LearnDash based on activity inside uploaded modules.

Dashboard Report – With this feature, you can see Tin Can SCORM statement and LearnDash course completion at a glance.

Course Reports – You can monitor learner and course activity with this feature. Course reports can also be shown on the frontend simply by a shortcode.

Detailed Drill Down User Reports – This feature allows you to drill down to review LearnDash, Tin Can and SCORM activity by the individual user.

Drill Down Course Report – With this feature, when you click on the course, it will give you more details of the course including a list of enrolled users and overall performance data. 

4. User Insight For LearnDash

User Insight for LearnDash is a user management add-on that puts your students’ data at a single place with a beautiful interface. Users Insights for LearnDash adds a module to examine the overall statistics about the student’s activity for courses, lessons, and quizzes. It gives you reports, such as how many courses each student has completed or how many quizzes they have attempted and much more…

Features:

Let’s discuss its main features:

Active Students Report – The active students’ report tells what number of students are active over time. Student activity is charted on a time scale.

Course Enrolments Report – The Course enrolments report can show you how many courses have been started by the students’ overtime. 

Top Courses Report – The top courses report shows a chart of the well-liked courses based on the number of students enrolled in the courses.

Top Groups Report – The top groups’ report is used for finding the most popular groups based on the number of students.

Quiz Attempts Report  – It shows the number of attempts a student had to pass a quiz. 

Quiz Score Report  – In this report, a range chart shows the scores of the quiz attempts. You can see how your students score on the quizzes.

Advanced LearnDash User Filters – Here you can apply a number of filters to search for the desired result.

5. Frontend scores and reports

The Frontend scores and reports add-on combines with LearnDash to automate scoring and allows Course Administrators to show user scores. You can provide advanced scoring and feedback with their courses and online learning websites, give suggestions for additional courses and live sessions, make recommendations for additional courses and live sessions.

Its main features include assessment and quiz reports, assessment reports, recommendation reports, overall score, and GPA report. These features are discussed below in detail.

Features:

Let’s discuss some of the main features below:

Assessment and Quiz Reports: It brings many features for Assessment and Quiz Reporting which includes, Time Completion Reports, Quiz Score Comparison Reports, Learning Objective Comparison Report, Track all Quiz Scores within a course, Overall Score by Learning Objective and Rubric Based Scoring for Quiz Essay Questions.

Assignment Reports – In Assignment reports it provides, Advanced Scoring, Skill Scores,  Frontend Assignment Grades and Feedback, Assignment Feedback and Peer Reviews.

Recommendation Reports – In Recommendation Reports, this add-on provides, Recommended Courses, Recommended Live Sessions and Filters. 

Overall Score and GPA Report  – In this feature, the add-on provides an average score from all course grades within a category to calculate a GPA, Weighted Scoring for Quizzes, Assignments and Final Exams. It also provides Transcripts for the students.

LearnDash Reports are a very important tool to track your students’ performance. By tracking learner progress you will know what’s missing in your course content and how you can fix it to improve your eLearning success.

If you need any assistance with the LearnDash, don’t hesitate to drop us a line here or through our contact form and one of our Ninjas will be in touch ASAP.

Restrict LMS Content for Members Only Using LifterLMS Memberships

Restrict LMS Content for Members Only Using LifterLMS Memberships

In this article, we show you how you can restrict your LMS content using only LifterLMS Membership. We walk you through different options and features available for your LifterLMS-powered website.

Courses and Memberships

Courses are the main element of LifterLMS, and LifterLMS Memberships allows course creators and administrators to organize their online content and courses into groups.

Courses are comprised of quizzes and lessons. These courses and lessons are sorted within that course in Sections. However, memberships may be comprised of pages, lessons, and courses. Membership is not required to sell a course – both courses and memberships can be sold exclusively.

Membership Catalog Page

In LifterLMS a list of all the published membership are made available on the Membership Catalog Page. Your Membership Catalog Page can be any of the WordPress pages.

That noted, be careful while selecting your membership page and make sure that the particular page is not configured for the other three primary LifterLMS pages. The content added in that page would not be displayed on your Membership Catalog page, as LifterLMS will have taken over this page. 

You may customize the number of courses in the course catalog, and the number of courses listed on each page, and you may update those settings for the Membership Catalog.

To customize the Membership Catalog Page setting Go to LifterLMS > Settings then scroll to Membership Catalog Settings.

Membership Restrictions

Associate Membership to a Course

In LifterLMS you can associate membership to a course. When a user purchases that specific membership, they will be automatically enrolled in the associated course. To associate membership to a course, follow these steps:

  • Go to Memberships
  • Select the Membership you want to associate with the course
  • Scroll to Membership Settings
  • Select Auto Enrollment
  • Select the course under Add Course Option to associate the Membership with the selected course

Now users will be automatically enrolled to that specific course when they purchase this membership.

Restrict Course to Members Only

In certain conditions, it is useful to restrict your course content to a membership level. In LifterLMS you can easily make your courses specific for a particular group of students. To offer courses to a specific group of student:

  • Go to Access Plans under Course Options
  • Under Plan Availability option Select Members Only
  • Under Membership Select a Membership you want to associate with that course

This ensures the course is only available to those users who have purchased a given membership.

Recurring Monthly Membership with Course

With LifterLMS you can create recurring monthly memberships with courses by following these simple and easy steps. Once you have created your courses and memberships, to set recurring memberships you must create an access plan.

To create an access plan:

  • Go to Memberships
  • Scroll to Memberships Settings
  • Under Access Plans click on Add New
  • In Access Plan under Frequency, Select the frequency for course
  • Under Plan Period, Select how long you want that course to be available, year, month, week or a day.

Under Plan Length, Select Plan Length of the course from all time to 1-6 years.

You can create a monthly pricing access plan for your memberships, allowing you to create both recurring and one-time payment plans with expirations. Pricing by membership can also be created, and you may design up to six access plans for each membership and course.

By adding a members-only access plan to each course included in a given membership, you will allow a user to browse and discover specific courses included in membership they can purchase.

Restrict Pages and Blog Posts

LifterLMS allows you to restrict page and posts to users with certain memberships. You can easily do this while creating a post or page, via the meta box settings available on the right side.

Create Member-Only Forums

You can also create members-only forums on your LifterLMS-powered website. To access this feature you must install and activate bbPress. Once you’ve done so, go to LifterLMS > Settings > Integrations. Select bbPress, then check the Enable/Disable checkbox. Like courses and posts, you can restrict specific forums to one or more membership level.

Once you have enabled bbPress:

  • Go to Forums
  • Navigate to Membership Access box on the right side
  • Check Restrict This Forum
  • Under Membership select a Membership. Users must belong to that membership to access that forum

Locking the Website to Specific Membership Level

LifterLMS allows you to lock your site to a specific membership level. For these settings navigate to LifterLMS > Settings > Memberships.

Pages That ByPass Sitewide Restrictions

After locking down your website to a membership level, the following pages will be displayed to non-enrolled members or public visitors. You can also add custom pages of your choice to this list by using this filter  lifterlms_sitewide_restriction_bypass_ids”:

  • The unenrolled view of the membership page (a sales page)
  • The terms and conditions page if you are using one
  • The checkout screen
  • The membership catalog
  • The course catalog

You can also redirect a non-member to another page whenever a non-member tries to access member-only content. To customize these settings, navigate to Restrictions under Membership Settings.

This has been our take on how to restrict LMS content by using only LifterLMS Membership. We hope you have found this article useful. Best of luck with your LMS and memberships.

How to Build an Online Course Website with LifterLMS from Scratch

How to Build an Online Course Website with LifterLMS from Scratch

Are you looking for a quick and simple way to build an online course website based on WordPress? This article is for you.

There are many free and paid WordPress LMS (Learning Management System) plugins you can look for, which offer great help in building online courses with multiple features such as managing courses, creating lessons and quizzes and accepting payments, etc.

Among these, LifterLMS is one of the most powerful and popular LMS plugins. It also has a free version so you would not have to invest too much when you are just getting started. It is built in a very scalable way.

In this guide, we will show you how to easily create an online course website in WordPress with LifterLMS

Here are the steps we will cover to help you create an online course website in WordPress by using the free version of LifterLMS:

  1. Installing & Configuring LifterLMS.
  2. Creating Your First Course.
  3. Creating Your First Lesson.
  4. Using the Course Builder.
  5. Add a Quiz.
  6. Create a Certificate and Achievements.
  7. Memberships.
  8. Sidebar Widgets.

So without further ado, let’s get started.

Step 1: Installing and Configuring LifterLMS

LifterLMS is available in the WordPress plugin repo, so simply navigate to WP Dashboard > Plugins > Add New and search for it, install and activate it.

New LifterLMS menu will be added at WP Dashboard.

First of all, you have to create these necessary pages:

  • Course Catalog:

This page is where your visitors will find a list of all your available courses. Create a new page and use the [lifterlms_courses] shortcode to output the catalog content.

  • Memberships Catalog:

This page is where your visitors will find a list of all your available memberships. Create a new page and use the [lifterlms_memberships]  shortcode.

  • Student Dashboard Page:

The page where students can view and manage their current enrollments, earned certificates and achievements, account information, and purchase history. This page is extremely dynamic and outputs content for many uses. You must add the shortcode [lifterlms_my_account] to the content of this page. 

When a logged-out user visits the Student Dashboard page, they will see a login form and, if Open Registration is enabled, they will also see the registration form.

After logging in, the user will see their dashboard.

  • Checkout Page:

Page used for displaying the checkout form. Create a new page and add the shortcode [lifterlms_checkout].

After creating these necessary pages, you have to select them into the LifterLMS Settings. To do so, you have to navigate to LifterLMS > Settings from your WP Dashboard.

Now visit each setting tabs and select these pages accordingly. Save the changes.

Note: You have to add these newly created pages in the main menu.

Step 2: Creating Your First Course

LifterLMS Plugin provides an excellent user interface to create a course with the options you need. You can find it easy to make a full curriculum layout as well as edit and maintain it. 

To create a course, go to the Dashboard > LifterLMS > Add Course. You can then add/edit its title, description, and edit the settings easily.

  • Course Options Section:

From the Course Options section, you can edit the course settings such as Sale Page (Page for visitors and students who are not enrolled in the course), Course Difficulty Category, Featured Video/Audio, Restrictions (i.e Course Prerequisite)

 

Access Plan Section:

The next section is the Access Plan, here you can set up the access plans such as Free, One-Time, and Recurring Payments. You can also add the Plan Description here plus you can also select the Checkout Redirect Page.

 

Instructor Section:

From the Instructor section, you can edit the current course instructor plus you can also add multiple instructors as well. This is a very cool feature provided by the LifterLMS team in the free version of the LifterLMS plugin.

 

Student Management Section:

Here you can manage the existing enrollments. You can also enroll a new student manually here.

 

Featured Image:

If you want to add a featured image instead of featured audio/video, use featured image meta-box (on the right side of the edit/add course page).

Publish the course.

 

Step 3: Creating Your First Lesson

Now that you have created your first course. It’s time to create lessons for the course. LifterLMS allows you to create highly interactive lessons and then add them to your online course.

To create a lesson, go to the Dashboard > LifterLMS > Course > Lesson > Add Lesson. You can then add/edit its title, description, and edit the settings.

 Lesson Setting:

From the Lesson setting section, you can edit the lesson settings. Here you can add Video /Audio Embed URL for the lesson. You can also allow guests to view the content of this lesson without registering or signing up for the course.

You can choose a prerequisite lesson.

One another amazing feature in the LifterLMS is Content Dripping. Yes, you can show your lesson on any specific date/time, after completion of the prerequisite lesson or after course enrollment, etc.

There is also an option to manage the associated quiz. we will talk about it later.

Featured Image:

If you want to add a featured image instead of featured audio/video, use featured image meta-box (on the right side of the edit/add course page).

Publish the lesson.

Step 4: Using the Course Builder

The LifterLMS Builder allows you to manage the structure and outline of your courses.

You can get to the builder from three different places on the admin panel:

i. From the course’s list screen. Hover over the title of a course and click the Builder link from the displayed actions list.

ii. From the course edit page, locate the Course Builder meta box on the right side of the screen. Click the Launch Course Builder button.
iii. From any lesson edit page, locate the Course Builder meta box on the right side of the screen.
Once you click any of these, it will take you to the LifterLMS Course Builder.

On the LifterLMS Course Builder page, you will see the option to add elements on the right

From here you can add a Section to your LifterLMS course either by clicking the Section button or dragging it into the main course builder section.

Similarly, you can add lessons to your course. You can also add the existing lessons if you want by clicking the Existing Lesson button. Upon selecting Existing Lesson you will be provided with a search bar where you can scroll through your pre-existing lessons or search for them by name.

Changes will be saved automatically.

Step 5: Add a Quiz

You can add the quiz to your lesson by clicking on the quiz icon (question mark) under the desired lesson.

This will open a new popup where you can select the Create New Quiz.
Add quiz title, quiz description, passing percentage, limit attempts and time limit. You can add questions to your quiz by clicking on the Add Question button. This will open a new popup where you can select the type of question.

For the Advanced Questions, you have to add the Advanced Quiz add-on to your LifterLMS site.

You can also add an Assignment to your lesson in a similar way but for that, you need to download and install the Assignment add-on.

Enable the Published option from the top of the pop-up.

Step 6: Create a Certificate and Achievements

LifterLMS has great in-built feature for gamification and engaging your students. You can award certificates to the user on performing a specific event such as scoring 60% in a quiz, completing a lesson or completing a course, etc.

To create a certificate you have to navigate to Engagements > Certificates > Add Certificate.

Add the title, add description/content for the certificate, you can use Merge Code option to add different parameters such as site title, earn date or student name, etc.

 

Certificate Settings:

Enter a title for your certificate. For example Certificate of Completion.

Upload a new background image for your certificate.

To award the certificate to a student, you need to add an engagement trigger. To do so, navigate to Engagements > Add Engagement.
There is also an option to create Achievement Badges for your students. You can award them when they perform specific actions like enrolling in a course, completing a section, passing a quiz, etc.
To award the Achievement Badges to a student, you need to add an engagement trigger. To do so, navigate to Engagements > Add Engagement.
Once the student performed that predefined event/trigger, he/she can view that certificate/achievement badges on the Student Dashboard.

Step 7: Memberships

You can set multiple memberships in LifterLMS. To create membership follow these steps:

  • Navigate to Memberships > Add Membership.
  • Enter the title and description.
  • From Membership Setting section, select Sale Page, edit restriction setting as per need and add courses for this membership. Once the user purchases this membership, he/she will be enrolled in the selected course automatically.
  • Add the access plan for this membership.
  • Add a featured image from the Featured image meta-box.
  • Publish the post.

Step 8: Sidebar Widgets

You can also customize the sidebar for your courses and lessons. Navigate to the Appearance > Widgets. 

Backend:

Frontend:

Another Amazing Thing You Can Do with LifterLMS:

Here is the list of some other cool stuff you can do with the free version of the LifterLMS:

  • You can export or import a course in the LifterLMS.
  • You can also add multiple instructors to a single course for ease.
  • In LifterLMS you can send the customized emails to the user on enrolling to the course, completing the course or earning a certificate, etc (use Notification tab under LifterLMS > Settings). 
  • You can customize the user information fields available on the open registration form, Checkout form, and Account Update form. 
  • There are a lot of powerful and valuable shortcodes you can use in your LifterLMS site. Click here for these shortcodes.
  • LifterLMS can accept payments using PayPal or Stripe or WooCommerce. You have to purchase these extensions.
  • You can sell your LifterLMS course with Easy Digital Downloads by using our amazing product “LifterLMS EDD Integration”. Our article “How to Sell Your LifterLMS Courses with EDD” will help you to do so.

You can use the most popular free theme Astra with the LifterLMS. It will give you very pretty layouts with some additional options.

Wrap It Up:

LifterLMS is free and a full-featured LMS plugin. If you are taking your first step in building an online course website, LifterLMS will be a good start for you. This plugin is a powerful plugin with many amazing features and updated regularly by the LifterLMS team. Therefore, if you are just starting to look for a great solution to build an online course platform, LifterLMS is definitely the solution for you. Besides, it’s very easy to use and install with great features and great design right out of the box.

We’d love to hear if you found this article useful. Please comment below with your thoughts so we can continue to create helpful posts. If you need any assistance with the LifterLMS, don’t hesitate to drop us a line here or through our contact form and one of our Ninjas will be in touch ASAP.

How to Sell Your LifterLMS Courses with EDD

How to Sell Your LifterLMS Courses with EDD

Why LMS and eCommerce Integration Is Important

The rapid development in technology (smartphones, laptops, wireless internet, and cloud computing) has made the world hyperconnected. With advancement, these technologies are becoming more affordable. With the increased connectivity, we are doing almost everything on the internet. Naturally eLearning has also become very popular in recent years. What isn’t to like about the ability to share knowledge online with the world, and to be a lifelong learner online?

Setting up an LMS (Learning Management System) online is relatively simple, but keeping it afloat is quite difficult. That’s where LMS eCommerce integration is useful.

LMS and eCommerce integration not only enhances your users’ experience but also helps you increase course sales, as with this integration users don’t have to switch between multiple platforms and can checkout through a single platform. LMS and eCommerce integration also provides valuable information that lets you gauge the effectiveness of your courses. You can get insights such as which courses are the most and least profitable, which in turn can help you to improve your courses and increase revenue.

Our LifterLMS EDD integration is a striking combination of two popular plugins: LifterLMS and Easy Digital Downloads. It integrates the eCommerce and LMS worlds. This add-on allows users to enroll in LifterLMS courses and memberships on a purchase of EDD. Users can be enrolled in multiple courses with the purchase of a single download.

Integration Methods

This LifterLMS EDD addon provides awesome features for both courses and memberships. To integrate your LifterLMS with EDD, follow these simple steps:

After activating integration add-on, don’t forget to put the license key and activate it. To place the license key:

  • Go to LifterLMS > LifterLMS EDD.
  • Add your license key, and click on the Activate button.

Now the next step is to enable this integration.

  • Go to LifterLMS Settings > Integrations > Easy Digital Downloads
  • Check the enable option to enable LifterLMS EDD integration. 

Now you’re ready to sell your courses and memberships with this integration add-on. You can easily do that with the following, simple method.

Selling Memberships

To sell your memberships, enable the Membership Subscription option. Your users will be automatically enrolled into membership when they purchase EDD download. 

Create EDD download and select the membership from the dropdown. The user will be auto-enrolled in the membership when this EDD download is purchased.

Selling Courses

This integration allows users to enroll in single or multiple courses on a purchase of single EDD download. The method is the same as membership selling method. In downloads settings, there will be course options meta box.

Select the course from the dropdown so the user will be auto-enrolled in the course when this EDD download is purchased.

What to Use at Checkout

LIfterLMS supports manual payment gateway by default and doesn’t include a basic payment gateway, such as PayPal. To use other payment methods you need to buy their addons. However, EDD provides PayPal standard payment gateway by default.

If you are using LifterLMS and EDD on your website. Both LifterLMS and EDD will have separate checkouts. This is very frustrating and confusing for customers, as they can’t add both courses and products to a single cart.

This is where our LifterLMS EDD Integration add-on is useful. By enabling this addon, you will have a single checkout process for your downloads and courses. You can use the EDD default payment gateway, which utilizes PayPal standard to purchase the course or membership.

To give you a better understanding, we have listed a few reasons you might want to use LifterLMS EDD addon.

Integrating your LMS site with an eCommerce platform will boost your sales, and will provide an improved experience to your users. The bottom line: our LifterLMS EDD Integration addon has made LMS eCommerce integration much simpler and easier, and we hope you’ll try it.

We’d love to hear if you found this article useful. Please comment below with your thoughts so we can continue to create helpful posts. If you need any assistance with the LifterLMS EDD Integration add-on, don’t hesitate to drop us a line here or through our contact form and a ninja will be in touch ASAP. Thanks for reading.

Custom Course Sales Page in LifterLMS

Custom Course Sales Page in LifterLMS

Building an online course takes a lot of time and effort, and so does acquiring new students. Just because you’ve created an online course doesn’t mean that people will sign up for it – you need to promote it in clear and compelling language, in a way that makes sense to prospective learners so they’ll purchase access. As a course creator, you may feel that your strength is in teaching, not selling. As such, a sales page for your course is an excellent way to convert prospective students into active learners. Before you can educate students through a course, you have to educate them as per why they’d want to take it at all. Let’s have a look at how.

What Is a Course Sales Page?

The goal of a course sales page is to turn your visitors into buyers by persuading them to enroll. Normally a course sales page is comprised of the course description and marketing copy. To create an outstanding sales page that will optimally convert into sales, structure, and content are equally important. To make your course sales page effective, you should add elements such as a compelling heading to capture visitors attention, an opening story to introduce the problem, bullets to highlight benefits of the solution, an offer to introduce your course, FAQs, clear pricing details, testimonials, images, videos, etc. LifterLMS provides you two options for your course description

  • The un-enrolled view, this is a sales page with your custom content for non-members or visitors of your site.
  • The enrolled view, your course home screen with its default content like syllabus, progress bar, etc.

How to Create Course Sales Page in LifterLMS

Creating a course sales page in LifterLMS is an easy task, we will guide you how you can create a Custom Course Sales Page in LifterLMS. The custom sales page can be any page on the internet or on your site. LifterLMS provides the following four options for the course sales page:

  1. A Default sales page
  2. Show custom content
  3. Redirect to a WordPress page
  4. Redirect to custom URL

Default Sales Page

If you don’t have a custom course sales page LifterLMS provides Default Sales Page option for you. Default sales page will show default course content like course description, course syllabus, progress bar, etc. To display default course content for your sales page, follow these simple steps

  • Go to WordPress Dashboard
  • Navigate to Courses
  • Select a Course
  • Scroll down to Course Options
  • Under Course Options Select Sales Page
  • Under Sales Page Content, click on the dropdown menu
  • Select Display default course content to display your default course content like course description, progress, etc.

Show Custom Content

To set a custom sales page for your course in LifterLMS with custom content, select the Show Custom Content option in the dropdown menu.

 

After selecting “Show Custom Content,” a new dialog box “Sales Page Custom Content” will appear under the Sales Page Content option. Now you can simply create your custom course sales page by adding your custom content.

Redirect to WordPress Page

You can use any page builder of your choice to create your custom sales page. Design a beautiful course sales page and simply select the “Redirect to WordPress Page” option in the dropdown menu.

 

After selecting that option, another option “Select a Page” will appear under it. Click on that option and select your course sales page.By adding a members-only access plan to each course included in a given membership, you will allow a user to browse and discover specific courses included in membership they can purchase.

Restrict Pages and Blog Posts

LifterLMS allows you to restrict page and posts to users with certain memberships. You can easily do this while creating a post or page, via the meta box settings available on the right side.

Redirect to Custom URL

You may have your training or LMS on any other URL or a subdomain and so want to redirect your visitors to that URL. You can do that by simply selecting the “Redirect to custom URL” option in the dropdown menu.

 

After selecting that option a new option “Sales Page Redirect URL” will appear. Enter your sales page URL here to redirect your users to your course sales page.

 

Remember that the course sales page will be only shown to those students and visitors who are non-enrolled in that course. The paid/enrolled one will see the default course content. You can also use custom sales page feature for memberships.

We’d love to hear if you found this article useful. Please comment below with your thoughts so we can continue to create helpful posts. If you need any assistance with the LifterLMS, don’t hesitate to drop us a line here or through our contact form and one of our Ninjas will be in touch ASAP. Thanks for reading.

Top 4 Open Source LMS Platforms

Top 4 Open Source LMS Platforms

Setting up a Learning Management System (LMS) is an essential element for eLearning professionals. However, a robust and versatile LMS, that can support your eLearning development needs can be heavy on the pocket. Luckily, there is a wide range of Open Source LMS. They can offer you the practical and adaptable eLearning platform within your budget.

In this blog, we have shortlisted 4 open sources LMS platforms we think you should consider.

1.Moodle

Moodle standouts amongst its peers by being the most well known open source LMS options available today. Moodle gives you features like dashboards, learner tracking, and multimedia support giving it its popular stature.  

With Moodle, you can create mobile-friendly online courses, which you can integrate with third-party add-ons. Moodle has combined with PayPal and made the checkout process easy and straightforward. Moodle might be confusing for new users,  but mastering the tool is well worth it if you want total design freedom.

Pros:

Moodle LMS comes with a wide range of features which includes Gamification, Learner Portal, Mobile Learning, SCORM Compliance, Synchronous Learning, Video Conferencing, Built-in Course Authoring.

It lets you easily create courses and quizzes with multiple choices and assign them to specific users.

Cons:

Moodle comes up with a long learning curve. It will take a lot of time of newbies to learn how to use its wide range of features and implement them well. Also, many non-technical people find it difficult to install and maintain moodle.

 

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2. TalentLMS

TalentLMS is a popular open source Learning Management System. It is a cloud-based LMS TalentLMS designed to meet the educational and training requirements of organizations for their students, customers, employees, and partners

With its powerful features and great capabilities, it reduces the complexity of creating and delivering e-learning and makes the process simple and straightforward. As it is a cloud-based LMS, there is no need for installation, upgrade or backup, you can easily access the platform on any device.

Pros:

TalentLMS brings numerous features. The best parts are its simple and easy setup and configuration. It allows you to switch between different roles, so there is no need for individual accounts for an administrator, instructor, and learner.

Any good LMS supports SCORM and the xAPI, but TalentLMS is one step ahead and manages CMI5 packaging and credential handshaking as well. It offers configuration gamification settings with impressive presentation and usability of the platform.  

Cons:

TalentLMS Customer support opening times are more centered on Europe, though customers in Latin America or other parts of the world have to wait for few hours for a response. In reporting, there is no option that collects excel activities inside a course.

 

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3.Docebo

Docebo is among the most popular cloud-based e-learning solution. With its Software as a Service (SaaS) Learning Management System (LMS), it has revolutionized the online marketplace. Docebo has an awesome look and appeal for its users. It brings numerous features and supports all types of learning including blending, mobile and social learning initiatives.

Pros:

Docebo is a very clean and up-to-date platform. Users find it easy to use and manage. It is a very flexible platform and brings a lot of customization and also off the shelf features that allows you to plug and play.

Cons:

Although it is a very good LMS solution there is always room for improvement. Docebo should include a certificate in a congratulatory email after completion of the certification learning plan. To get the certificate, the user has to navigate back to the final course and download from a widget.

 

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4. LearnPress

LearnPress is one of the most popular WordPress LMS plugins. It brings a bunch of features and add-ons. It has user-friendly UI and offers beautiful themes as well. It’s a free core plugin. However, you can extend its functionality with both free and paid add-ons.

 You can build your courses and lessons with regular WordPress post types, as well as a helpful Curriculum section that helps you organize lessons and sections with drag and drop. With the free and premium add-ons, you can include following courses in your courses:

  • Quizzes
  • Drip-fed content
  • Prerequisite courses
  • Certificates

Pros:

LearnPress brings numerous features. It lets you export course lists in for other LearnPress users.LearnPress offers flexible payment methods, Powerful control tools, and access and easy User Interface, with drag and drop course builder. Moreover, it also provides custom certificates for courses and activities and content restriction to members only.

 Cons:

 LearnPress LMS initial setup may be difficult for beginners. It provides limited support to a free user, however, paid subscribers to get full support from official forums.

 

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Final Thoughts

Open Source LMS lets you build eLearning courses,  especially if you are ready to take the time to master all of its features. Sometimes, these platforms come with a learning curve, though the cost-savings and independence of design may be well worth it in the end.

We hope that you found our article helpful. If you think we missed some LMS that you think we should have discussed, feel free to share your experience with us.