How do I install the plugin?
Kindly note: The Advanced Course Manager plugin is an extension to LearnDash. You will need to install and activate the LearnDash plugin to use ACM.
Upon purchasing the Advanced Course Manager plugin, an email will be sent to the registered email id, with the download link for the plugin and a purchase receipt id. Download the plugin using the download link.
Go to Plugin -> Add New menu in your dashboard and click on the ‘Upload’ tab. Choose the ‘advanced-course-manager.zip’ file to be uploaded and click on ‘Install Now’.
After the plugin has installed successfully, click on the Activate Plugin link or activate the plugin from your Plugins page.
An Advanced Course Manager License sub-menu will be created under Plugins menu in your dashboard. Click on this menu and enter your purchased product’s license key. Click on Activate License. If the license is valid, an ‘Active’ status message will be displayed, else ‘Inactive’ will be displayed.
Upon entering a valid license key, and activating the license, you will find an Advanced Course Menu in your dashboard, and a General Settings menu will appear under the title, “Advanced Course Modules”.
As soon as the Advanced Course Menu appears on your Dashboard, you can select the menu which will take you to the General Settings menu, which also contains settings for all the salient features of the plugin.
Visual Course Builder
All the features of the plugin are enabled by default. You can disable/enable any module according to your requirements.
To build a course Visually, first ensure that the Visual Course Builder is enabled in the Settings and the changes are saved.
Next, proceed to the LearnDash LMS tab in your sidebar and select the Courses option.
Select your desired course and click on the edit option, which will take you to the Course edit page.
Scroll down the page and you will find our smart Visual Course Builder has appeared on the page.
You can add or remove lessons, edit topics, add/remove quizzes and manage all the levels of the course with just a click of your mouse on the tabs.
If you select individual lessons, topics or quizzes directly, it will take you to a page where you can modify the content of the said elements.
Enable the Enrollments Management feature and then proceed to edit your desired course with the steps mentioned above and you will find our enrollment manager ready to do your bidding!
Here, you can track all your users, their progress in the course, last accessed content and clear their progress in the course. You can also edit their access to the course.
If you want to enroll a new user, just type in their email id and they will be added to your course in a jiffy!
In the General Settings, you can enable the Resume course or go directly to its settings by clicking on the gear icon next to it or by selecting the Resume Course tab.
You can choose to either let the users access the course from the last visited content or the last completed content.
Here you can enable student-teacher communication easily. Select all or a specific course for which you want communication and enable/disable notifications via email.
Students can initiate the conversation from any page of the course.
Teachers can initiate the conversation on ‘My Conversations’ page, or any other page they deem fit.
After Course completion, the user can see a detailed Course summary on a single page.
You can edit the Course Summary in the tab provided in General Settings or by directly clicking on the gear icon right next to the enable feature switch.
Upon reaching the Course summary settings, you can modify the subject, course referral message and a Course Completion Greeting with your desired text and media.
You can also choose which page the content needs to be displayed on.
Ver 1.0.0 (12th September 2017)
- Plugin Released
Ver 1.1.0 (29th September 2017)
- Added feature to change the course access date from the course edit page for a user enrolled to that course.
- Added drag and drop in the Visual Course Builder. Users can now change the order of lessons/topics/quizzes by drag and drop
- Made some strings translation ready