Once there was a teacher. He loved his job. He was pretty good at it. Seeing the young lit up minds with his teachings gave him the satisfaction he could never find in any other job.
Then came the Internet, bringing with itself, more problems than solutions.
The very foundation of conventional teaching was now in danger.
How to combine modern learning with conventional teaching? How to connect with web addled students who seem to have forgotten what a paperbound looks like?
And most importantly, how to make the best use of the internet to reach all the corners of the world and teach all those who are divided by distance, but united by their thirst for knowledge?
The answer is the problem itself! Well done irony.
Enter the Ace-in-the-hole
Even though we love beating around the bush, E-Learning is the solution.
Such systems, known as Learning Management Systems or LMS, are ideal for setting up an E-Classroom. We are fans of LearnDash LMS for reasons known only to, umm..everyone.
Setting up LearnDash is a walk on the beach and can be done easily with some patience and basic internet skills.
If you choose LearnDash, you are halfway there. You now need to install plugins to customize your classroom with the courses you provide and your very own LMS will be up and running in no time?
Enter the Kraken
As teachers have observed, you need to focus only on the teaching side of the website. LearnDash provides you the platform, but you need to manually toil away hours adding courses, managing students and trying to have better communication with your pupils.
Here is where our brand new plugin comes into the spotlight. Our awesome engineers at WisdmLabs have created a plugin which will make your online classroom more easy to use.
Our Advanced Course Manager plugin is the first extension in LearnDash which introduces a Visual Course Builder among other features.
Let’s explore some of the salient features of ACM and how you will finally get a good night’s sleep by using it.
Visual Course Builder
Editing a course is a time-consuming task. Adding a lesson, subtopic or a quiz to an existing course take your valuable time as you have to manually edit the said elements.
Well, our VCB simplifies things for you and you can do all the said tasks via a graphical interface which pops up in your “Edit Course” part of the LearnDash backend.
This feature allows you to manage all your enrolled users from a single or all of your courses. With just a click you can enable/disable access, delete course progress, and enroll new users into any course.
You can choose to either let the users access the course from the last visited content or the last completed content. Students can also resume courses from either the last lesson completed or the last Page that they visit.
Student Teacher Interaction
A two-way communication between a student and teacher is of vital importance for a successful teaching experience.
The Advanced Course Manager plugin also has a messaging functionality which enables communication between the course author and the user.
The “Conversations” tab keeps a record of all interaction between the teacher and the student. You can also enable direct interaction for selective courses from the “Course Edit” page.
Course Summary and Referrals
The users who have completed their course now get a detailed course summary page.
You get to edit the whole summary, include a certificate or other relevant media and send a course completion summary with an option to refer the course to their contacts.
Advanced Course Manager Plugin – For Peace and Popsicles
In a nutshell, our ACM makes your website easy to manage. It integrates all the features that have been deeply thought of by our development team and we feel this will change the way a Teacher gets the job done.
Without throwing yourself to the code-wolves, you can manage your LMS with the satisfaction you always wanted.
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