That’s why LearnDash, being the most user-friendly WordPress LMS plugin, offers course creators the flexibility to organize their courses into an easy-to-understand hierarchical format.
It helps you structure your courses into Course -> Section -> Lesson -> Topic.
Lessons in LearnDash are the place where you start building the actual course content. You can add text, images, video, audio, PDFs, and other types of third-party or embeddable content.
Additionally, you can add free sample lessons, timers, extra (bonus) materials, assignments, and more. Topics can be used when you have more course content. They basically help you create even more hierarchy and give you one additional level of organization.
Hence, organizing your course into lessons and topics helps make courses easier to understand and more effective as well.
Not only this – but you can also drip-feed content, embed videos, audio, PDFs, etc., and set prerequisites or required lessons to keep learners on track.
Therefore, using the LearnDash course builder you can easily add lessons and topics to a course.
But there’s one challenge, you have to navigate through the backend WordPress panel in order to access the traditional LearnDash course builder.
Now, why is that a challenge?
Let’s find out…
Disadvantages of using the LearnDash course builder
When you’re running an online course business with multiple course creators, allowing all of them to access the LearnDash course builder can be a bit overwhelming since it involves navigating via the backend WordPress settings.
- If instructors are not WordPress or LearnDash savvy, then as an admin you’d have to spend extra time training your instructors on how to use the course builder in order to create a course, lesson, topic, or quiz.
- This eventually leads to a delay in the course creation process which then leads to a delay in making the course live.
- Moreover, all the settings and options available at the backend create confusion for the instructor. As the WP dashboard interface is not primarily designed for course creation.
- This can also decrease your website’s security as you’re running the risk of instructors accidentally modifying the backend WordPress settings.
- On top of this, The UI of the backend course builder is not intuitive enough. It looks and feels old and complicated to use. So, course creators might need some extra time to first get familiar with the interface and then build a course.
But what if there was a way to speed up the process? Well, fortunately, there’s one solution.
You can bring in a frontend course builder to make it super simple for instructors to create a course without navigating to the backend.
Using a Frontend Course Creator to add a Lesson or Topic in LearnDash
A frontend course creator dashboard can be a useful tool for instructors who need to quickly add new lessons and topics to their LearnDash course. It saves time, reduces frustration, and allows instructors to focus on creating high-quality content that engages and educates their learners.
Here are some ways in which a frontend course creator dashboard can help:
- Simplified interface: A frontend course creator dashboard provides a simplified interface that is easy to navigate, making it easier for instructors to quickly add new content to their LearnDash course without having to navigate through a complex backend interface.
- Drag-and-drop functionality: A frontend course creator offers a drag-and-drop functionality, allowing instructors to easily rearrange lessons and topics within their course. Saving Instructors a lot of time compared to manually moving each individual item.
- Real-time preview: With a frontend course builder, instructors can see a real-time preview of their course as they create it. They can quickly make changes and see how they will look before publishing the course.
- Bulk editing: A frontend course creator dashboard allows instructors to make changes to multiple lessons or topics at once, saving time and effort.
- User-friendly media management: A frontend course creator dashboard also offers an instructor-friendly media management system. Instructors can easily upload and add images, videos, and other multimedia elements to their course without having to navigate through a separate media library.
Also Read: How a frontend course creator can help easily edit course categories in LearnDash?
Does your LMS have a Frontend Course Creator?
In LearnDash, you can use the Instructor Role plugin. It has recently been updated with a brand-new frontend course and quiz builder to help instructors create courses, lessons, topics, as well as quizzes without navigating to the backend.
The frontend course creator includes all attributes of the backend LearnDash Course Builder and helps you create a full-blown course with lessons, topics, and quizzes in under 30 minutes.
So try out the new frontend course creator in the Instructor Role for LearnDash plugin.
And let your instructors experience a faster way to create courses. You can also check out this blog to learn more about it.
So that’s it for today! I hope this article was helpful.
See you next time!
Read More: Instructor Role for LearnDash: The ultimate instructor dashboard for frontend course creation
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