- Increasing course sign-ups – getting more traffic on the site, increasing conversions
- Increasing student engagement – increasing interaction, making courses fun, driving conversations
- Improving your courses – by analysing data and student feedback
- Simplifying site management – reducing administrative tasks
- Optimizing your website – by improving the performance
|We’ve got the research done, so that you don’t have to!We’ve been working with LearnDash over a while now – a little more than a while to be honest. In fact, building e-learning solutions is an area of our expertise with a focus on LearnDash. We have a suite of LearnDash extensions and a comprehensive get-started LearnDash Extensions Bundle to our name and have been credited as LearnDash experts. This guide stems from the extensive research we’ve done over the years, along with feedback from the LearnDash community that we’re proud to be a part of. We’re trying to solve problems LearnDash-ers like you have with one go-to reference guide. We’re sure you’re going to learn something new here that’ll add to your business success.|
#1 How to Increase Course Sign-ups on LearnDashGetting traffic on your site is essential to the success of any online business. You want potential customers to find and reach you. But it doesn’t stop there does it? You want them to buy into whatever you are selling or offering. In this case, it’s your courses. You want potential students to come on the site and enroll to your courses. You need to start by being discoverable. If you’ve heard of the conversion funnel, you’ll know that enrollments are a percentage of the traffic that comes to your site, which means, more the traffic, more the chances of enrollment.
Making it Easy for Potential Students to Find YouAs silly as this may sound, not many business owners are aware of how tough it is for potential audience to reach you. Having a website, a social media page, or even an app, are not enough. You’ll want students to be able to easily discover this website through search engines (namely Google), or through e-learning directories, or through web-ads, social media participation, and the like.
Ranking for search terms using Search Engine optimizationGiven that Google accounts for over 79% of all global desktop search traffic, it’s important that your website ranks well when someone searches for a related term. For example, let’s say you offer a “The Ultimate Guide to Movie Creation” course. You need to make sure that when a potential student searches for “online movie creation course” or “study movie creation” or related terms, your course is the #1 search result or at least on the first page of search results. It’s not easy, but there are a few basics you need to take care of:
-Use an SEO PluginStart by using an SEO (search engine optimization) plugin, namely Yoast SEO– what this does, is help you figure out how to improve your content to better target search rankings. Once you install and activate the plugin on your LearnDash site, make sure you fill in SEO titles and meta descriptions for all your courses, along with a focus keyword (a short term summarizing the course). The SEO plugin will do its job by telling you areas to improve upon, like adding proper headings and subheadings (better structure for your course), if the sentences are too complicated, if the content matches the focus keyword, and so on. To rank high in search results, you’ll also have to make sure you create the best darn course ever! You see, Google uses an algorithm to match a person looking for a particular term, with content that’ll benefit him/her the most – if you’re course is in fact the “ultimate guide to movie creation”, Google will find you and list you when someone’s looking for the course. Yoast’s plugin helps you check all the boxes during the optimization process.
-Maintain a BlogInvest in creating and maintaining a blog. You’re on WordPress, which is great, you’ve got the platform advantage. You do not need an extra plugin. Your articles will help you drive in the audience. Talk about things related to your course, the benefits of your course, or related courses students can take up. The more related content you add on the site, the better it will be to help reach your audience. Google also favors websites which are fast and mobile-ready, so take a look at the website optimization section of this guide, if you want to truly go all out. SEO is not something you can learn overnight, but every small change matters. Yoast has got some great SEO tips on their blog, be sure to check them out. A Pro Tip from us, is that it always helps to make your content as specific as possible. So if your course is specific to “stop-motion animation”, it helps to use this keyword in the course’s title and meta description.
Gain followers by creating a brand for yourselfIn today’s day and age, you’re lost if you do not have a distinct brand. Just like that distinct 3D plane “U”, the blue color, has Udacity written all over it; similarly, you need a style – not only colors, but voice, images – that can help you build your own brand. Your marketing channels, social profiles should use the same branding.
-Creating a Seamless ExperienceNow, as you know LearnDash layouts stick out on certain themes and break the branding experience. You need a theme like eLumine or Social Learner that allows you sufficient customization control (options to upload your own logo, change the site colors), and offer a seamless interaction experience by blending in LearnDash layouts.
-Custom layouts with Page BuildersIf you want complete customization control, you might want to check out page builders like Divi or Elementor or Thrive architect. What page builders do is give you the flexibility to create your own layout for your courses or lessons without the need of a developer. -Page Builder Features:-
Drive traffic through Partners and AffiliatesGetting listed on e-learning directories or partnering with other websites can help you drive traffic to your website. For example, guest posting (posting a relevant article on some other popular website with an author link to your site) can make people aware of you and your courses. Start by finding websites in your domain. You could also feature a course on a fellow e-educator’s website or upload a course on a learning marketplace.
-Paid AdvertisingIf you’ve got the budget go for paid advertising. Google ads are popular but you need in depth keyword research to get desired results. Consider running ads on Facebook. Facebook campaigns can help you target the relevant audience while being easy on the pocket.
-Affiliate MarketingYou can sign up industry bloggers as affiliates too. An affiliate helps promote your brand on your behalf and earns a commission on every sale. Striking a partnership with influencers in your domain (I’m talking about the domain of the course), can be beneficial even if you have to pay a partnership fee.
Increasing Course Enrollment RateThis one’s kind of tricky. You’ve got traffic but how do you convert it to enrollments. If your course is the best course out there or is the only one-of-its-kind, has great feedback from past students, good rating, you’ve nothing to worry about. But chances are, you have competition. So, to stand out, here are some tactics you can use.
Getting rid of enrollment-barriersIt might be surprising to note that course authors take course details and description way too lightly. Having solid course content is not enough. Presentation is important too. Anything that makes the course look shoddy, or incomplete is an enrollment-barrier. For example, courses are virtual, and most course authors skip adding an image. But having an image (preferably of a student, or a relevant illustration) can help make the course seem professional, can help connect with the student and influence conversion. “If I’d have to pick one single thing that would sell a product online, it’s images.” – Peep Laja, ConversionXL You need to also add a detailed course description – what is the course about, what will the student achieve upon completing the course, how can the course benefit students, next paths, and so on. A sample lesson or sneak-preview of course content can give students a glimpse of the course and get them hooked. Consider adding more courses related to popular or best-selling courses or courses by guest authors or instructors. This increases the number of courses on offer and can increase sign-ups. You could also add a course inquiry form or a live chat option to answer pre-enrollment questions. The fewer the barriers the better the enrollment rate.
Playing with the Price PointThe price of a course plays an important role and can be the deciding factor in the purchase process. There is no rule to pricing except that you have to keep on testing different price points to decide which can get you the most conversions. Offering a free course helps too. A free but good course can help students understand the course quality and can encourage them to sign up for a paid course. For high-priced courses, you can offer added services like personal tutoring, webinars, to increase the course’s perceived value. Remember, a low price is not always the best price, you might be undervaluing the benefit of your course. It’s what the course is all about, how it will impact students, what else are you offering with the course (downloadable course material, one-on-one training) that should be the deciding factors when pricing your course.
Simplifying the enrollment processA complicated enrollment process, one that has too many pages before checkout, or too many fields to be filled, can lead to drop-offs and purchase abandonment. You need to remove any possible hurdles like hidden charges or taxes that can reduce the chances of enrollment. To make things simpler, cater to the type of buyers you may have. For example, say you have parents, teachers or managers who want to sign up multiple students at once. Here’s where a group enrollment functionality can come in handy. With group enrollment, buyers does not have to purchase the course for each students individually. Instead, they can purchase the course for all students at once – they have to fill in their billing details only once – and can register all the students at their will.
Different Payment OptionsPurchase options matter too. Although LearnDash offers payment gateways (with Stripe and 2CO being popular options), you might want to use a payment platform like WooCommerce or EDD to sell your courses. The reasons being that these platforms help you offer several payment options to customers based on region and currency. A payment platform makes it easy to integrate additional payment gateways and also offer other e-commerce features like coupons, bundles, sales, and more. If you’re looking to sell memberships instead of courses, you might want to look at Paid Membership Pro or Memberpress.
|A side note:- Taking the paid courses or paid memberships route There’s often a debate on which is better and which students see more value in. The short answer is: it depends. The long answer is: it depends on the kind of courses you offer. If your courses are independent of each other, you want to consider selling per course, if your courses can be grouped together you can consider selling membership levels. For example, if you offer courses by multiple instructors, courses which are not related to each other – one on movie making, one on dancing – pricing each course is the logical approach. But say you sell multiple courses specific to a particular semester, you’d want to consider selling memberships. Each membership level can be linked to courses belonging to a particular semester.|
Playing on Buyer PsychologyThere are certain trust factors buyers watch out for when purchasing a course. For example, a positive feature image for the course, like that of a smiling student, has emotional appeal. A popular tactic is student reviews. Adding course ratings and reviews can convince students to opt for your course. I’m not saying the reviews will be positive always, giving student the options to post their feedback can be a double edged sword. However, the pros outweigh the cons. The good reviews boost sign-ups and the not-go-good reviews can give you some needed feedback about a student’s experience. Although LearnDash doesn’t allow reviews, the plugin for the job is Ratings, Reviews and Feedback. The plugin includes a reply option too, making it a two-way communication system. Adding student testimonials or success stories are a great option too. Testimonials are reviews you ask for and add them to your site. You could ask students specific questions about feedback of the instructor, course support, and so on. You could also cover student stories in detail on your blog.
Running Limited Time Sales or DiscountsThere’s no greater factor to convincing buyers to make a purchase like “urgency”. Time-bound sales or having limited seats for a particular course can play on a student’s mind and increase the chance of sign up. The WooCommerce Scheduler can be used in this case. If selling with Easy Digital Downloads or LearnDash itself, you’d have to control this manually. Selling courses as bundles or discounting prices on membership can help too. For example, if you’re selling courses using WooCommerce or Easy Digital Downloads, you can link a product to multiple courses and set a discounted price (less than the total price of the courses individually).
#2 How to Increase Student EngagementThis is a problem most edupreneurs are bugged with. You can see sign ups but most students don’t follow through the course or don’t end up enrolling for the next course level. The reason? Students continue to be distracted and disengaged. How do you tackle this? Well, student engagement is a problem educational institutions are battling. It’s not specific to online learning but conventional schools are reporting a problem too. In online learning, given that self motivation is an important factor that drives the learning process, you need to implement every possible tactic to keep students focused and engaged.
Making learning Fun with GamificationA tried and tested strategy – gamification – appeals to all the brain’s pleasure centers and can optimize the learning process. With gamification you could have:
- A points system:- each student earns x points on course completion or on completion of certain steps (such as the first lesson, or a quiz, or on scoring more than 50% in a quiz… and so on)
- A leaderboard:- the total points each student earns are listed on a board arranged in the descending order of score (the more the points, the higher the rank)
- Badges:- You could award students badges on certain activities – such as 5 courses completed, top ranked student, 10 quizzes completed, etc.
Create a Social Learning EnvironmentOnline training can be an isolated learning experience for a student. While students can learn at their own pace, group discussions and collaboration can enhance the learning process. Groups offer a support system for students, they help improve a student’s communication and participation skills. Shared workspaces, forums, or a social network can be used to add group dynamics to the mix, While LearnDash does offer the option to create groups, using a plugin like BuddyPress that can create a sort-of Facebook like network can give groups an extra layer of collaboration. Discussion forums or student-teacher forums can be added using bbPress. Forums can be a great source of student feedback too, and can help you improve the course content. If you want to give students a full-blown social learning experience, consider a theme like Social Learner. While a theme like eLumine works well, Social Learner has a group, collaboration focused layout.
Create a Classroom like ExperienceThis is an extension to the social learning experience, but specifically when it comes to the student-teacher bond. You see, the advantage classroom learning has is the immediate accessibility to the teacher. Yes, online training can offer the same, but you would have to depend on the student to take the first step. You need to make it easy for students to communicate with teachers or fellow students or vice-versa. One-on-one sessions or live webinars, can play a role here. Other classroom like experiences include adding a note-taking functionality using LearnDash Notes, introducing an attendance system, adding course/lesson completion timers, etc.
Make learning a Two-way processOnline learning is one-dimensional. Course content is fed to students and students consume it – boring! But who’s ever said it has to be that way. Let’s flip that wheel and add a new dimension to the mix. I’m talking about interactive content. With traditional content provisioning methods, you have students spending hours reading text or watching videos. Now, imagine if students could interact with the content, could engage with it. It’s a motivational boost that could benefit students. Popular e-learning websites offer interactive content and with a plugin like H5P, you can easily add this functionality to your LearnDash content mix.
Making Learning AccessibleIn today’s day and age, where nearly every student owns a smartphone, a mobile app can making learning accessible, can engage students and can be the difference between you and your competition. A mobile app means students can learn anytime and from anywhere at their convenience. It also means that students can complete the course sooner and be less resistant to the enrollment process. While mobile apps are an investment, a LearnDash student-centric app, WisdmApp makes the app affordable to an average LearnDash admin. What’s even better is that the app is specifically designed to increase student engagement with an appealing user-interface.
#3 How to Simplify Website ManagementAdministrative tasks such as creating courses, managing students, taking care of accounts, take up the most of your time. And while they are important, the effort involved is a LOT. Being able to shed-off some of these duties or by automating certain processes, you can focus on fewer tasks at a time.
Getting Instructors on Board to Create ContentCourses are central to your e-learning website. The content is what drives students to sign up and boosts your revenue. But let’s face it, creating and maintaining course content is not as easy. With e-learning websites popping up in every niche, it’s difficult to make sure your courses are better than similar ones out there. Supporting student queries for a related course or checking their assignments can also take up a lot of time. What’s also important is to consistently create new content, so that students can keep on coming back to your site. One option that can help is getting trusted and competent fellow instructors on board. With multiple instructors or guest course authors, you can offload course creation and management responsibilities. Instructors can help you add a diverse offering to students and can add to your revenue stream. Although LearnDash is built to be a single-instructor LMS, the Instructor Role plugin or the Front-end Course Creation plugin (which blocks backed access to course authors) can be used to transform your LMS into a multi-instructor website.
Maintaining the content YourselfIf you’re keen on maintaining the course content yourself, a tip we recommend is to use a “content refresher reminder” functionality to help you revisit each course and modify the content to keep it up to date. Also, with multiple instructors, you have the option to post content only on review, and we recommend, you use that. A plugin like LearnDash Gradebook can be used to simplify student progress tracking. The plugin offers a centralised dashboard on which you can check student reports and grades.
Setting up Automatic Backups and UpdatesApart from course content maintenance, website maintenance is a mammoth task. Your website contains all your data, and protecting that data is of prime importance. Backups are a must. A backup plugin, such as BackWPup, has the option to set up automatic backups. I would recommend automatic updates too for popular WordPress plugins like Contact Form 7, or Yoast or plugins by Automattic. However, it’s best practice to have automatic updates running when you have a site backup in place.
Opting for a Website Maintenance ServiceIf you want to operate stress-free and can afford to spend that extra $, I’d recommend hiring a professional to maintain your LearnDash website. You’d be surprised to know that website maintenance services are pretty affordable, and are certainly worth the investment. Maintenance services take care of plugin, theme and WordPress updates, backups, website optimization, security and down-time monitoring, and more. It saves you maintenance headaches along with your time!
Using Tools and Strategies to Market Your CoursesIdeally you need a dedicated resource to market your courses. Whether it’s on social media, or through email, you have to constantly engage with current and potential students to get results. If you’re the only one taking care of marketing too, tools can help you quite a bit. For example, using an email marketing plugin like MailChimp or ActiveCampaign can make it easy for you to categorize students into different lists based on their courses and to personalize your marketing strategies. A CRM plugin like Infusionsoft can be used to fine-tune a user’s experience when it comes to accepting payments or building email campaigns. Buffer is a great 3rd-party tool to help you schedule Facebook, Twitter posts.
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#4 How to Optimize Your LearnDash WebsiteIf you’re serious about driving traffic to your e-learning website and improving user experience, you’ll have to work on optimizing your LearnDash website. That’s because Google penalizes websites that are either too slow or not mobile optimized, which means, the chances of your website ranking high in search results is reduced; which in turn means, it’ll be difficult for students to reach you. Not good! A slow website can affect your courses purchases too. Stats say that cart abandonment rate increases by 75% and loyalty reduces by 50% on a slow website. You need your LearnDash website lean and fast. Your website’s page speed can be tested using tools such as Google Page Speed Insights or Pingdom. You want to work on the feedback these tools give you, or talk to a developer to help you put. The causes of slow speed can be many – poor hosting, heavy pages due to heavy media content (large images, videos), poorly coded plugins, a not-so-optimized database, etc. Let’s take a look at few.
Picking the Right HostingMore often than not, hosting is the cause for poor performance. When you’re starting out you’re strapped for cash, and a low cost hosting plan seems tempting. It works because you don’t have a heavy flow of students from Day 1. But what happens as your website grows, when you have a lot of content and multiple students performing several actions at the same time? Your website turns slow and sluggish. God forbid it crashes. A good hosting solution is a must. When picking the right hosting, you should be aware of certain specs or at least ask about them:
- Server Specs, Memory, And Storage: You might have to do a bit of reading (or question-asking) to get to the bottom of this one. What kind of machines does the hosting company use? Are they top-of-the-line, out-of-the-box new machines, or are they cobbled together from what might be spare parts and rusty wires? If the hosting company doesn’t say what kind of servers they use, you’ll want to ask, since hardware can affect the performance of both their servers and your site. Now, WordPress or LearnDash does not have a high-demand on specs, so if the hosting provider offers WordPress hosting, you should be in the good.
- Hardware Ownership: You may have heard about hosting companies offering ‘dedicated’ servers. What they mean is the hosting providers will offer dedicated servers which will be owned by the host. This is a highly secure form of hosting.
- Disaster Readiness And Recovery: Web hosts will state they are available 24/7, but this isn’t always the case. The worst thing is to have a website that is down on a Friday night and not get a response until Monday morning. That can mean two full days of lost traffic to your site. Find out if the support is actually there for you round the clock by asking exact questions.
- Infrastructure Design: As your website grows, you may need to increase the size of your hosting package to meet bandwidth demands or to add more space. Your infrastructure design will vary greatly based on your website’s requirements. You will have to consider traffic, response time and additional services and applications which can help scaling your site. All of these considerations need to be taken into account when designing, building, and maintaining a multi-server hosting environment. Your infrastructure plan doesn’t need to be set in stone, but it should be clear and forward-thinking enough to be used as your infrastructure grows and changes during the lifetime of your site.
- System Security: You only need to understand basic security terms, such as SSL and Firewalls to make sure they have some protections in place. However, you should also inquire about the backend of your site. Will other people hosted on your server have access to your files at any point? How will the web host ensure they do not?
- Backups: Look for a web host that backs up the site at least once a day. Also inquire about where backups are stored and whether you can access them through your cPanel. Make sure you have an easy recovery option in case of an unfortunate incident.
- SiteGround: The most popular and widely used hosting provider, SiteGround is really fast, considering its cost effective plans. If you are just starting out, then you cannot go wrong with SiteGround. They have three main plans for their shared hosting and the top-tier plan will only set you back $12 a month.
- LiquidWeb: As a top-tier option you can expect top-tier service with LiquidWeb. One great feature they have is that their platform will update your plugins automatically. If it detects an issue on your site then that plugin be automatically rolled-back to the previous stable version. Say goodbye to plugins breaking on updates!
- WPEngine: Arguably one of the more popular names in regards to WordPress specific hosting, WPEngine is a fantastic option for your LearnDash powered program. Where they excel is in their support which is critical when it comes to hosting platforms. If something is wrong with your site then you just need to hop onto chat.
Picking the Right Theme and ExtensionsNow, apart from hosting the extensions that you use have an effect on the speed of the website. A badly coded plugin that isn’t optimized can slow down operations. When choosing a LearnDash extension make sure you checkout the reviews for any indication on poor performance. If there’s a demo site available try it out. But usually plugin/theme owners optimize the demo site and it’s rarely an indication of the plugin/theme’s performance. You LearnDash theme which is central to the user experience has to be picked wisely too. From the many themes available a few that we recommend are:- eLumine– A LearnDash specific theme which is popular due to its focus on ease of creating courses. You can use styled LearnDash modules to add your courses, take advantage of the custom quiz layout to test your students, and integrate your network with various social media via leaderboards. The theme is also compatible with WooCommerce, BuddyPress and bbPress for even more advanced features. Social Learner– If you are looking for an elearning site that is rich in its social capabilities, then Social Learner is the theme for you. It has a great interface. It integrates flawlessly with LearnDash and all its add-ons. It also has an extensive Admin Panel to control all activities of your e-learning ecosystem. True to its name, Social Learner adds a social touch to your website, making it interactive and easily shareable for your learners. This has the added advantage of automatically increasing your social network, thereby improving your market reach to the target audience. Academy Pro– A theme that puts the buyer in focus is Academy Pro. Academy Pro is a WooCommerce theme that’s compatible with LearnDash. It provides an engaging shopping experience and has various features to build your online training business. Academy Pro offers a simple and clean design, has a custom pricing page (in case of membership prices), and has fast-loading capabilities for quick navigation. It’s the quintessential store-centric theme.
Optimizing Course Content and Media FilesMedia files (images, videos, presentations) are heavy in size. If media files are central to your course content, you need to make sure they are optimized for faster loading. For example, running a test on Pingdom will tell you the size of your webpage. Ideally, your page should be less than 1MB. This means, your images/media files should be in KBs. Not always possible when you’re talking about video content. The solution in this case, is to use video hosting services (Youtube, Vimeo) or a content delivery network (CDN). A CDN acts as a cache to optimize content loading. As far as caching plugins are concerned the ones we recommend are:-
- W3 Total Cache : One of the most popular caching plugins W3 Total Cache offers a range of features and is recommended by several hosting providers. It supports caching for pages, posts, feeds, search results; it’s compatible with shared hosting, virtual private/dedicated servers and clusters; it offers support for Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)
- WP Super Cache : From the creators of WordPress itself, WP Super Cache is a formidable caching plugin. It offers 3-methods to serve cached files based on the settings you choose. It integrates with your CDN and supports cache rebuild on-demand.
Mobile OptimizationGiven that Google wants you to optimize your website for the mobile viewer (and it’s good for you too since nearly 60% of search happens from a mobile device), it’s important to make sure your LearnDash website is ready for this mobile viewer. This not only means having a responsive theme- every possible theme is responsive in today’s day and age – but also considering building Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). Accelerate Mobile Pages strip down styling to deliver pure content to the viewer and reduced page-download time. Your caching plugin, or a AMP specific plugin can help you here. Does mobile optimization mean owning an app? Not exactly. But if you do own a LearnDash app, make sure it’s lightweight and easy to interact with.
Optimizing the ContentWell, a final PRO tip here – optimizing the website also means optimizing the content. Your courses, however good they are, can be better – and it’s analysis, research and student feedback that can make them better. Setting up a reviews and ratings option, or a feedback forum, can help you collect reviews from your students. You working continuously to update the content can make a difference. Make sure stats are up-to-date, any changes in regulation are added, your high-traffic blog posts are updated, non-performing content is either fixed or removed, and so on. Be sure to be always testing traffic and the effect of any changes on Google Analytics. A positive change should be an increase in sales, page sessions and a decrease in bounce rate (not as easy, we know, but something you to invest time into). An ideal waiting time to see any results, is 3 months. Google Analytics lets you run AB tests too. You could consider getting in an SEO and analytics specialist to help you out in these aspects.
Wrapping UpA Supreme LearnDash site is void of shortcomings, but getting there is a continuous process. You’ve got to take things one step at a time – if you’re starting out, focus on getting in the traffic – if you have more than a handful of courses, take measures to simplify the management process. You have to keep researching, keep analysing, and keep making improvements to move ahead. It’s all there for the taking, it’s your turn to take center-stage, and we’re always there to help you out. Happy “LearnDashing” your way to success! Get the “Cheat-Sheet” version of this Guide sent to your Inbox with Bonus Tips and Tricks!
Group Registration for LifterLMS version 1.2With v1.2, Group Registration for LifterLMS gets even better! We’ve primarily introduced two new features:-
- Group enrollment option
- Groud Leader enrollment option
#1 To Group or Not to Group – That is always an option!Group Registration for LifterLMS allowed a user to register multiple students at once during the purchase process. But that kind of added some registration hurdles for individuals looking to sign up for a course. Not good! We did have a solution though and we made it a priority to bring that solution to you in this version. Now, with the latest version of the plugin, the LifterLMS administrator can give course buyers the option to select ‘Group’ or ‘Individual’ purchase option when buying the course product. This makes it super simple for those looking to sign themselves up for a course. All they need to do is complete the checkout process as usual, without selecting the group registration option. Group buyers can always select the ‘Group’ option to purchase the course for multiple students. Pretty simple, but a must-have feature!
#2 Enrollment for Group Leader and GroupWhen purchasing a course, the buyer usually purchases the product on behalf of the students. This means the students are the ones who are then enrolled for the course, not the buyer. But what if the buyer wants to enroll for the course too; what happens then? The latest version of the plugin has the answer! With version 1.2 of Group Registration for LifterLMS, admins now have the option to allow group buyers (or leaders) to enroll for the course they purchase – giving them the flexibility to be part of the group and the course. Enrollment convenience, amplified! 🙂
Fixes, Ahoy!There’s more! The latest update brings you a shiny new version by polishing out some pesky bugs. It’s compatible with the latest versions of WordPress, WooCommerce, and LifterLMS too!
Time to UpdateHere’s the easy part, it’s time to embrace the new version and update the plugin. Head on over to your backend and enjoy the latest versions of the Group Registration for LifterLMS plugin. And if you have any questions or feedback, you know where to reach us! 🙂 Happy teaching!
LearnDash Group Registration v3.6.3The version 3.6.3 of the LearnDash Group Registration plugin includes two primary features:
- Password Reset
- Course Listing
#1 Password Reset for Improved SecurityWith this new version of the plugin, we’ve introduced a very important feature – one that improves the security of your LearnDash website – the member re-invite feature. What the group member re-invite feature does, is that it provides a group leader the possibility to re-invite a member of the group, forcing the member to reset his/her password. Making sure members keep their password updated leads to a more secure experience, and is a must for corporate training setups. The admin, of course, has the possibility to activate this option for group leaders. And, only those group leaders who have this capability enabled will be able to re-invite group members. A re-invited group member receives an email containing group details, their username, and a reset-password link. The LearnDash admin can customize this email template if needed.
#2 Course Listing for Groups for Improved User ExperienceA good user experience makes every product better; and with the next feature, that’s what you get. A LearnDash Group is associated with a course or list of courses. While the list is known to people purchasing the course(s), and the students who’ve signed up for it, what was missing was a visual association of the linked courses and the group. With the latest version of the plugin, the LearnDash admin has an option to enable the course list view on the group registration page. The admin can select a particular group and then enable this option to allow users on the frontend to view the list of courses associated with the group! A simple change, but quite effective and integral to our efforts to ease user experience.
But wait! We aren’t done yet!This update squashes some bugs related to enrolling students to a course associated with a variable product. And, this version also makes LearnDash Group Registration compatible with the latest versions of LearnDash, WooCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads, and the needed integration plugins.
Ready to Update?This is the easy part. All you have to do is download the latest version of the LearnDash Group Registration plugin and hit update. You should see the new features and have a smooth functioning, best-in-class group management plugin for LearnDash at your disposal. And if you have any trouble or questions, we’re right here if you need us. 🙂 Looking forward to your feedback about this new update! And watch this space for more such plugin news. Until next time, adios!
A vision to educateMark has a list of specific requirements. He wants an elegant theme that’s also engaging. He wants his website to be friendly and fun so that students enjoy spending time on it. He wants to make it easy for multiple students to sign-up at once. He wants to make it easy for fellow instructors to host courses on his site. He also wants a rating and feedback system for his website so that he could improvise the courses. He wants… well, he wants a lot! Because he wants to create the most awesome LearnDash website ever. Don’t we all? We’re all a bit like Mark. But creating our dream LearnDash website would mean spending hours and hours scouting for different plugins and themes. Wondering if these plugins work well together, wondering about the support and yada yada yada. It’s time things got a whole lot simpler!
Bare necessities of a website or a power-packed ensemble?All the requirements of Mark can be summed up in 3 major functionalities:
- Course Creation
- Course Management
- Course Feedback
A whole lotta plugin love!But let’s not allow the Bundle to steal all the limelight. It’s the richness of each plugin included that makes eLumine Bundle a full-fledged solution. Each of the following plugins and the eLumine theme solve crucial LMS management problems, such as: Group Enrollments: Group Registration for LearnDash enables your group leaders to purchase a course and enroll students by adding them as group members. It also has useful features like Auto Group Creation and CSV upload of students. Course Author Management: Front End Course Creation for LearnDash allows you to create a Course Author role for your users, with special privileges. You can limit their back-end access so that the user can create and manage courses from the frontend itself. Ratings Reviews and Feedback: You can get genuine feedback, comprehensive reviews, and honest ratings from your users for a course, with the Ratings, Reviews and Feedback plugin for LearnDash. Advanced Course Management: A drag and drop course builder, enrollment management, better student-teacher communication and resume course functionality. These are some of the abilities of Advanced Course Manager for LearnDash. Need we say anymore? Instructor Management: With Instructor Role for LearnDash, you can add Instructors to your LearnDash website, with capabilities to create courses content and track student progress. You can create multiple instructors roles and set commissions for the paid courses that they create. Duplicate Content: Creating similar courses with just a click of a button! The entire course, lessons, and topics are duplicated and added to your LearnDash LMS, with Content Cloner for LearnDash. Content Cloner also allows you to duplicate groups and bulk edit titles. Quiz Reporting: The task of exporting quiz responses and results for analysis at a quiz as well as a quiz taker level, is simplified by Quiz Reporting for LearnDash. With just a click, your results are exported in CSV or Excel format for easy downloads. And then, there is the eLumine theme. A striking, course-centric theme with exciting layouts and LMS enhancing capabilities. eLumine has received high praise and will constantly evolve to suit our customers. For the wallet conscious, buying this bundle adds up to 60% of savings. Take the case of Mark. Had he bought individual plugins from different vendors, it would have been a pricey affair. In a bundle, the discount is more and it is a significant difference. A 20% discount on a $99 plugin does not make much difference. But a $200 discount on a $1000 bundle of plugins implies higher savings.
Wrapping UpThe eLumine bundle for LearnDash comes in 3 different pricing plans, namely ‘Basic’, ‘Essential’ and ‘Advanced’. The basic plan covers the eLumine theme while the essential plan contains eLumine, Instructor Role, Content Cloner and the Ratings, Reviews, and Feedback plugins. The advanced plan contains the whole set of offered plugins. All the plans come in 3 different licensing options. The eLumine bundle is not just old wine in a new bottle. It is a carefully thought bundle of plugins that can add value to your website. What are your thoughts on the eLumine bundle? Do let us know in the comments below!
Up your payments gameThe Front End Course Creation, before the update, processed payments through LearnDash. So, payments were possible through PayPal or Stripe only. We recognized the need for a more versatile payment support. The new update fills the vacuum through WooCommerce integration. WooCommerce integration ensures diversified, popular payment methods. Bank cards, different wallets, and all the latest payment gateways are now accessible. A sigh of relief, right? And there’s more! Apart from adding more payment options, WooCommerce offers a wide range of functionality to sell your courses.
Sell more with WooCommerce!We all know that WooCommerce— a plugin that powers 28% of the e-commerce sites— is the most customizable e-commerce platform to build your e-store. Basically, WooCommerce offers to sell course(s) as a product. You can even sell a LearnDash courses bundle as a single product. The product integration thus eases the selling process for you. Combined with the extensions available, it considerably enhances your business side. We can’t wait to see you enjoy this! What’s more? Power to the course author! The new update offers frontend access of the Commissions panel to the course author or instructor. The Commissions panel comes with WooCommerce integration. Providing course authors access to the Commissions panel is true empowerment! Authors can track the orders and generate commission reports. The whole thing adds transparency to the multi-author ecosystem.
Valuing CustomisationWe’ve made it easy for you to customize Front-end Course Creation by adding action and filter hooks. Now, you don’t have to worry about losing your changes on every update. This update promises smoother translation too. We detected a few translation bugs very early. Our development team responded promptly and fixed the issue. Enjoy the new update and let us know your suggestions. If your license is on the verge of expiry, we think right now is the perfect time to renew the plugin! 🙂
Bulk Enrolment? Piece of Cake!Primarily built to handle bulk enrollment, the Group Registration plugin for LifterLMS gives you the advantage of enrolling students in large numbers with a single click. A Group Leader is automatically created when a person purchases multiple courses at once. A bulk purchase enables the group to auto-enroll into the course, without the hassle of purchasing courses individually for each participant. Groups are created for students that are enrolled in the course by the Group Leader – who can manage all of these activities on the frontend. There’s also support for bulk enrollment of students using CSV import – makes this super simple!
Student Management Made EasyThe plugin extends the role of the Group Leader by allowing student management and assignment tracking. Keeping in mind that this plugin will mostly be used by corporate managers, parents or teachers, some capabilities of the Group Leader include:-
- access to the assignment documents of the group members and also their grades
- addition or removal of a member from the group
Complete Admin ControlGroup Leaders do not have backend access. The admin thus retains the complete backend authority and has the overall control at the end of the day. The admin can also limit the number of participants in a course group by limiting the maximum number of course licenses per user at a given time. Also, removal of users from the group by the Group Leaders has to be approved by the admin so that the licenses cannot be reused.
WooCommerce CompatibilityGroup Registration for LifterLMS is also WooCommerce compatible. So once you have a WooCommerce store on your LifterLMS website, Group registration can be integrated to make way for bulk purchases.
On a Final Note,LifterLMS, despite being relatively new to the e-learning atmosphere, has been really popular for LMS services. The platform has evolved to be a leading LMS choice for course creation, distribution and management. On paper, Group Registration is another added support to the LifterLMS platform. But Group Registration is an effective tool to enable education entrepreneurs and institutions to expand their services in a much sought after, convenient manner. Bulk enrollments can be a powerful marketing element to attract learners to your edusite. The planning process of expanding the learner base can now be designed by targeting potential groups that have similar educational ambitions. We always work to create applications that you suit your needs more accurately and Group Registration for LifterLMS is another such application on the list. Get the plugin right away!
The Right Theme Drives Learner ExperienceFrom the heap of themes available, not every theme has something unique on offer. Most stop at being customization friendly. A few, offer seamless plugin (LearnDash) compatibility. But the best of the lot, directly impact user experience. A theme that encapsulates all the functionality mentioned above, is eLumine. eLumine has been built to perfectly complement the LearnDash LMS. The theme focuses on learners by creating a conducive training environment.
eLumine – The Perfect Companion for LearnDash LMSeLumine offers a completely new take on LearnDash themes. It goes beyond being a “LearnDash-compatible” theme. It is a “LearnDash-specific” theme, with layouts designed specifically for LearnDash, keeping learner-interest in mind.
#1 A whole new approach towards layouts – to assist learningeLumine has highly tailored internal web pages. eLumine’s developers have totally revamped the elements of LearnDash when it comes to layouts. The course template is changed and offers better navigation of lessons and courses through a proper index. And that’s not it. Browsing through all the courses is easier with the customized course archive page which works in tandem with the infinite scroll. The shop page contains all the elements required to make purchases easy with its list view and grid view options.
#2 Advanced quiz section – The Ace of eLumineeLumine contains an advanced, highly-customized quiz section. With its state-of-the-art quiz modules, you can create different types of quizzes, along with grading/marking systems, leaderboards, difficulty levels, timers and reports which help improve the gamification experience. A quiz is one of the most primary section of an e-Learning website, and the advanced features add to its appeal.
#3 Lots of Appearance OptionseLumine offers numerous options and immense variety in colours, layouts, and their combinations. You can design your own website using the plethora of appearance options available. It gives you the opportunity to let your creative side loose! The theme supports font awesome icons with a choice of light and dark headers and favicons. When it comes to color schemes, eLumine does not disappoint. There are 3 sets of color schemes and if you want more, you can create different color schemes by using simple CSS codes. eLumine offers you to choose the look and feel of your sidebar menu. You can set the side menus to collapse to give learners a wider area to view content. The menus also contain variable display options in the sidebar. That’s not it. The theme gives you a lot of options to customize your footer.
#4 An Introductory video – to engage your audienceeLumine is a very interactive theme. It offers an introductory video option on the course’s intro page. You can captivate your audiences by making a video about your course instead of having them go through lines of text.
#5 One Click Demo Content InstallationThe demo content provided by eLumine is different from the rest of the themes. You can use the demo content to easily create an e-Learning website by making small modifications to it. With a single click, you are able to install and use the content. Apart from this, the acclaimed walkthrough plugin provided with the demo content can set your website apart.
#6 Compatible with a slew of pluginseLumine is compatible with most of the popular WordPress plugins, particularly bbPress, BuddyPress, WooCommerce, and BadgeOS. The theme is compatible with all these plugins and offers different templates for them as well. eLumine supports multiple languages which makes communication easier. Users can continue to rely on their favorite form builders with eLumine. The theme supports Contact Form 7, Gravity Forms, and all other contact form builders. eLumine supports most LearnDash and WooCommerce plugins like:
- Ratings, Reviews, and Feedback
- LearnDash Group Registration
- Frontend Course Creation
- Instructor Role
- Advanced Course Manager
- Content Cloner
- Customer Specific Pricing
- Product Enquiry Pro
- Custom Product Boxes
In ConclusionA generic theme for your LMS will seldom offer the tailor made experience or delights of a platform specific theme. The final choice is up to you, but if you want your LearnDash website to stand out from the rest, then eLumine is the way to go. eLumine has a legacy of more than 9 months of testing and research and has the expertise of an entire team of developers backing it. The theme is already generating rave reviews from industry experts like LearnWoo, LMS.org and WPNewsify and is poised to scale new frontiers. Not only will this all-encompassing LearnDash theme make your website beautiful and perfectly smooth, it will also give you the freedom to create something unique, effortlessly. What is your say on eLumine? Do you agree with our take on the theme? Drop a comment below! If you have any ideas or suggestions, visit our ideas forum and watch it become a reality!
From Pathshala to eLuminePathshala was launched with the aim of making e-learning easy at the front- and back-end. Drag-and-drop page builders, custom color options for adding an individualistic style, all these helped instructors design beautiful courses at the Admin end. However, the user interface was not as sleek as could be desired. Not that it was bad, but you know, there’s always room to improve, right? They say, to be excellent, you have to be your own worst critic. We took that to heart and analysed all of the things that could be fixed in Pathshala. After a lot of research of other themes, comparisons, and brainstorming sessions, we figured out the features that we wanted our new theme to have and set to work accordingly. This was the start of eLumine. Over the past few weeks, as the buzz around eLumine started to grow, one recurring question we were asked was, what are the differences between these two themes? For you see, at first glance, Pathshala and eLumine appear to be very similar (which they are not). Pathshala has always been a LearnDash-centric theme; eLumine was built primarily for LearnDash too, but it also works well with a host of other LMS plugins. In addition, there are some significant dissimilarities between the two e-learning themes. Here we shall discuss all the major and minor differences between the two. Feel free to weigh in on the discussion whenever you like to!
Differences between Pathshala and eLumineFor any e-learning theme, the primary considerations are user interface, functionality, responsiveness, and compatibility. Let’s compare both themes on the basis of these four characteristics.
Taking the Final CallPathshala has been one of the most popular e-learning themes since its inception, three years ago. It has grown with time as our understanding of the student-teacher requirements and perspectives grew. However, we have not been oblivious to the need of a truly learning-centric theme in the field and that thought was the inspiration for eLumine. A theme that is powerful and yet aesthetically appealing, feature-rich, yet engaging; that’s eLumine. What Pathshala initiated, eLumine has fulfilled. Pathshala was a glossy wrapper on top of LearnDash; eLumine fits your website like a second skin, and that makes all the difference in the world. If you ask for our opinion, eLumine is the clear winner in all aspects of e-learning theme design. Advanced features, better code architecture, and cleaner display all contribute to top-of-the-line website performance, enhancing the e-learning experience for teachers as well as students! What are your thoughts? Which theme would you opt for? Let us know in the comments section below!
- Drag & drop visual page builder
- Readability focused layouts with dynamic sidebars
- Multiple color schemes
- Custom LearnDash and WooCommerce templates
- Extensive LearnDash quiz module customization
- Contact Form 7 and Gravity Forms support
Pricing:eLumine is the latest theme developed by us at WisdmLabs and is priced at $99 for a single site license. Social Learner is a classy theme created explicitly for LearnDash. As the name suggests, it helps you build a learning system infused with a social network on your website. This gives Social Learner the advantage of being a collaboration-friendly theme, making course material easily shareable by students and peers. Social Learner provides a profile-first look making the user-interface unique. Built by a team that specializes in BuddyPress, there are no points for guessing this theme is completely integrated with the plugin.
- Support for groups and collaboration based learning
- Memberships and membership levels customization
- Integration with WooCommerce and Paid Memberships Pro
- Consolidation with over 25 social websites
- Fully integrated with all BuddyPress plugins
Pricing:Social Learner is developed and maintained by BuddyBoss and costs $179 per site with support and updates for a year. Divi is a multipurpose theme that’s recently released a LearnDash compatibility package. Divi comes packaged with a real-time editor and multiple content elements to help you build just about anything with ease. Divi is highly customizable allowing you granular control without having the need to code.
- Real-time and responsive editing
- 40+ content elements
- 20+ pre-built layout templates
- Access to library of Elegant Theme plugins
Pricing:Divi is built by Elegant Themes which sells all their themes and plugins for an $89 yearly license. A theme whose purpose is quite evident from its name – University. University is an LMS in itself but provides complete LearnDash support. The differentiating factor is the support for events. University allows event creation and management, the sale of event tickets and sports a cool event calendar along with providing comprehensive course management tools.
- 5 homepage variations
- Facebook + Disqus comments integrated
- Unlimited colors and layout
- Multi-column Menu Dropdown
- Visual composer included
- Event management ready
Pricing:Built by CactusThemes, University is priced at $59. Fernando is a child theme that is based on Genesis and hence has become a favorite for Genesis theme aficionados. Fernando has multiple options to promote online talks, speaker programs, and subscription lists, proving to be an effective marketing platform. When it comes to the price point, however, being a Genesis child theme, Fernando does turn out to be a slightly more expensive buy.
- iThemes Exchange Online Store
- TubePress support
- Related posts
- Email list builder
- Call to action options
Pricing:Fernando sells at $79.95 for a single site annual license (price of Genesis framework not included) Invent is a LearnDash theme that offers massive functionality to support schools, colleges, universities or communities! It has over 35+ page building elements and shortcodes which help you build and customize your LMS content easily. Invent is quite a simple theme and perfect if you are looking for a theme with minimal functionality to support your underlying content.
- 60+ shortcodes with premium shortcode builder
- 8+ Custom Post Types
- Portfolio and gallery support
- Retina ready icons and Google fonts included
Pricing:Invent is available for purchase on ThemeForest for $59 The Education Centre is one of the most vibrant and colorful WordPress themes for LearnDash. Built on the ThemeRex framework, it provides a custom theme options panel, a shortcode builder, a visual page builder, and integrates an option for reviews and rating. The numerous color settings outnumber settings provided by any other theme. If the user-interface is your primary mode of attracting and converting your students, this is a good option for you.
- Multiple layouts and header styles
- Shortcode builder
- Inbuilt ratings\review mechanism
- Custom widgets and shortcodes included
Pricing:Education Center is priced at $59 for a single site license. LearnPlus is a LearnDash theme which provides a comprehensive list of features right from 10 different homepage styles to mega menu support. It is getting increasingly popular owing to its cool features like slider revolutions, one-click import, and WooCommerce plugin readiness, and many more. LearnPlus also allows for event management with support for the Events Calendar plugin.
- Drag & drop page builder
- Icon font and Google font support
- Unlimited color schemes
- Powerful theme options panel
Pricing:Priced at $59 for a single site, this theme is available for purchase on ThemeForest. Lincoln is an LMS theme in itself with support for LearnDash. Apart from supporting all LearnDash and e-learning related features, it comes with completely customizable PSD templates and support for events management. The highlight of this theme is the boxed version that sets itself apart from other themes.
- Dedicated boxed version Boxed Demo
- Fully compatible with BuddyPress and bbPress
- 7 Homepage variations
Pricing:Lincoln is priced at $59 for a single site license and is available for purchase on ThemeForest. Education is a theme built specifically for LearnDash. Along with supporting WooCommerce, it provides support for teacher profiles, events and service management. The theme provides an advanced course search functionality unlike any other. Highlighted Features:
- Powerful course searching
- Course review option
- Max Mega menu and SiteOrigin page builder included
- Testimonial slider included
Confused?Picking the right theme out of the many listed above can still be a challenge. But take it one step at a time. List down all your primary set of requirements and compare them against the list of features provided by the theme. For example, if contemporary, exclusive layouts are of prime importance – go for eLumine; if social learning is central to your system – go for Social Learner; if a lightweight theme is what you need – go for Invent… you get the idea. And what if none of the themes fit your requirements? You always have the option to contact us to build you a custom theme or modify one to suit your needs! 🙂 Did this list help you figure out which new theme you will be adopting in 2019? Do leave us a comment in the section below!
Shedding Light on eLumineWisdmLabs has always had a special interest in building innovative products for the learning industry. After the success of our very first theme – Pathshala – a new theme was always on the cards; just that, at the time, we did not have much clarity on how it would be. After marathon brainstorming sessions, some key inputs from our LMS speciality team, and a few healthy UX related debates 😉 …. the idea of eLumine surfaced. eLumine was going to be a path-breaking WordPress e-learning theme that would integrate with major LMS plugins. Our focus was to create a conducive learning environment to better the training process and improve student outcomes. Once the design was decided, there was no looking back; we got working! The result? *drum rolls, please* Loaded with unique layouts, sleek interfaces, and support for major WordPress plugins to create a well-rounded education experience – lo and behold – eLumine will exceed your expectations. Here’s a peek at few of the features we’re most excited about:-
Customized Learning TemplatesUnique layouts were always going to be the differentiating factor when it came to eLumine. But ‘different’ was not our focus, learners were. The difference lies in the smaller changes – strategically placed shortcuts to improve navigation, distraction free layouts for improved readability, adjustable sidebars, and more. When coupled with LearnDash, eLumine completely redefines the plugin’s templates.
Remodeled Quiz LayoutThe best part however has to be the completely remodeled LearnDash quiz layout, that’s built to make the quizzing experience engaging. As we like to call it, eLumine + LearnDash => Gamification mode ON!
Contemporary Course Purchase LayoutsWith support for the leading e-commerce plugin on WordPress – WooCommerce – eLumine offers one-of-a-kind store and product page layouts. The design is uniform, to seamlessly bend the e-store with your learning website.
Social Network IntegrationCollaboration, interaction with peers, discussions with instructors are all part of the learning process. Owing to this, we’ve made sure eLumine integrates with leading social networking plugins – BuddyPress and bbPress.
Performance OptimizationLooking for better performance along with awesome UX? You got it! We’ve made sure to oil out all the squeaky wheels to ensure top operating speed. With lazy loading options and SEO support, eLumine guarantees optimal performance.
That’s not all…..Built with the latest Bootstrap framework and Unyson, eLumine offers a depth of features that include
- customization options,
- an integrated page builder,
- one-click backup and restore options,
- compatibility with major plugins in the e-learning ecosystem,
- multilingual support and more…..
Over to YoueLumine isn’t just another e-learning theme. It’s a platform to radicalize learning from the ground up. That special ingredient that could be the differentiating factor between you and your competition. This theme is a step in our masterplan to empower you with tools that positively impact the learning process. We’re eager for you try it out! News about the theme is already making rounds. Join us in spreading the word by tweeting about this with #eLumine.
Let’s understand this with a story.Ted, an elementary school teacher for 12 years, decided to launch his very own teaching website. Things looked good – he had great course content, and sign-ups were on the rise. 2 years down the line, course completion rates started to dwindle, sign-ups had lessened and student engagement was at an all time low. The content was top-notch and had been performing well before. So, what had changed? Nothing. – and there lied the problem. His website didn’t cater to student expectations. The styling was obsolete, the website was not mobile friendly, and the content delivery techniques were outdated. The solution?
Enter “Learning Technology Evolution”Learning technology evolution is essentially making sure your learning management system keeps evolving to support the steadily changing learning landscape. It’s about meeting learner needs and optimizing content provisioning methods to increase the level of engagement. So how do you go about it? Well, keeping with latest trends, we’ve curated a list of 6 techniques to help make sure your system stays current. Here you go!
#1 Make Learning PersonalThis is a trend we can’t get enough of. This is not personalized messaging or notifications; this is beyond personalization. This is about making students feel that they are a part of the system – we’re talking about personal learning paths. With personal learning paths, you have to get students involved in creating their own progression route. Let them decide the next steps or how they want the content to be fed to them. You see, each student has their own goals and objectives when it comes to learning. It is up to you to empower them to set their own milestones. Let them choose the order of course content delivery and the type of assessment they find best. This will help them learn at their own pace and through a technique that suits them best.
#2 Promote Active LearningTime and again, active learning has proven to facilitate the learning process. Active learning is basically making sure students participate in the learning process. Instead of simply being a passive learner, active learning advocates student interaction and involvement. When students actively participate in the learning environment, they value the course and take responsibility for their performance. This could be through live video sessions, webinars or events. It could also be through forums, group discussions, collaboration assignments or interactive quizzes. A sure-fire and easy to implement technique is to enable course feedback and reviews to get your students’ views on how course content could be improved.
#3 Power-up the Classroom ExperienceeLearning has the advantage of being convenient, but classroom learning has the advantage of being collaborative. Bring the classroom advantage online with groups, social networks, discussion forums, collaboration tools and more. Collaborative learning advantages include
- Increased student retention
- Improved learning experience
- Social interaction skill development
- Creating an involved, exploratory learning environment…. among several others.