What are the features and benefits of LearnDash?

    Nitansha Tanwar
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LearnDash comes with best-in-class tools to build and continually improve your online courses and ROI. Using it, you can build impressive courses without any restrictions.

LMS owners benefit from using LearnDash as it allows course creators to provide training and coaching material to learners worldwide. 

Here, we discuss the most prominent features and benefits of using LearnDash as a Learning Management System.

Key LearnDash Features Include

Intuitive course builder 

LearnDash comes with an easy-to-use drag and drop course builder to simplify course creation. Using this flexible course builder, you can add sections, lessons, topics, quizzes, assignments, etc. without jumping between pages.

It helps you build courses from start to finish. You can use it to rearrange content and preview your courses before publishing.

Smart focus mode 

This feature helps in eliminating distractions so that learners can solely focus on completing their courses.

Ultra-modern quizzing and assignment capabilities

The quiz builder in LearnDash offers an all-inclusive question bank to mix and match assignments. It supports a variety of media, automated levels of difficulty, quiz attempts, and more. You can manually grade assignments too. 

Drip-feed lessons

Drip-feed lessons in LearnDash ensure that the course content is viewed in progression. It allows you to structure your content and make it live on a defined schedule. You can also set the progression to be linear or open.

Automated course and learner management

Besides course creation, LearnDash also facilitates managing courses and the learners from the LMS itself. You can automatically send out notification reminders and emails based on the triggers you set.

You can place your users into groups and subgroups and assign a group leader to manage the progress. It also supports discussion forums to encourage course-related communication.


With ProPanel in LearnDash, you can quickly run reports and get an overview of your learner’s progress. It gives you a bird’s eye view of various LMS activities like enrollment, completion rates, and performance.

Seamless integration with external software 

Built on WordPress, LearnDash knows how to play well with your favorite plugins and themes. It flawlessly syncs with all the latest page builders, 3rd party applications, and media like images, audio, and video. Using third-party add-ons, you can create SCORM and xAPI-compliant courses too.

Course points, certificates, and badges

This feature allows you to award official certificates and badges to learners. You can also reward course points to learners as they progress and allow them to unlock new material.

Multisite compatibility 

With this feature, you can use LearnDash across multiple WordPress sites.

Library of add-ons

LearnDash has a lot of native and third-party add-ons for any kind of functionality that your LMS requires.

Benefits of Using LearnDash

Built for modern e-Learning entrepreneurs, LearnDash is extremely beginner-friendly and saves a lot of crucial time. With the easy-to-use interface, ready-to-access documentation, and video tutorials, you create an LMS in hours!

LearnDash helps e-learning professionals to build and sell online courses with different purchase models and payment options. Users can accept payments using PayPal, Stripe, WooCommerce, and other popular gateways. 

They can offer one-time courses, memberships, and subscriptions, among other things, and build an expansive course marketplace.

LearnDash is built to provide world-class education through online courses. Therefore, it focuses on deep learning, increasing information retention, and completion rates.

With the focus on user roles, LearnDash makes administrative tasks fairly easy. The personalized dashboard allows admins to manage users, courses, assignments, quizzes, challenge exams, and more.

Using the various reporting features in LearnDash, you can quickly generate insightful performance reports for your courses including the learner’s progress. These reports are downloadable and can be shared on the go.

Even though LearnDash has a library of official and additional add-ons for more features. You can also get a custom plugin created for your unique requirements.

Nitansha Tanwar

Nitansha Tanwar

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