As a course creator, you can include tons of training resources. Use different teaching methods.
Even set strict deadlines for assignments in the hopes of improving learning outcomes?
But, is it enough?
While repurposing course content is excellent news for you as a course creator, does that meet the learner’s expectations? Are your learners satisfied with the changes? Does it add value to their experience?
If your learners are not on the same page as you, then new changes will be ineffective. That’s why as a course creator, you must always listen to your learners.
In other words, “Learn from your Learners”.
And the way to do that is to monitor their learning behavior. Use a reporting extension that clearly visualizes all-important LMS metrics making it easy to comprehend data and make decisions.
That’s why we love WISDM Reports for LearnDash so much. It simplifies reporting and analytics for all LearnDash users. Not only that but it also gives you insights about the learner’s activity.
Don’t believe me? Just check it out before reading this article.
And now, we are going to explain how to use WISDM Reports for Learndash to improve the learning experience on your LearnDash LMS.
Ways to improve learner experience using WISDM Reports for LearnDash
Monitor learner engagement to find drop-off points
Learners who are ‘dropping out’ are not going to inform you when and where they will tank a course.
So you depend on your reporting extension to get a picture of where learners are in their journey.
To help you with this, WISDM Reports for LearnDash lets you comprehend drop-off points by showing completion metrics for each learner or a group of learners.
Here’s one scenario – Maybe most of your learners are dropping off at a specific course or course module. In that case, you’ll see a decline in the completion rate.
Using WISDM Reports for LearnDash you can easily access the ‘course reports’. It shows the course completion rates for all courses along with avg. completion rates so that you can compare the completion frequency.
A drop in percentage can mean that the course is boring, not engaging enough, or not providing them with any real-life value. If that’s the case then you might have to make certain adjustments.
What to do: Well, if the course is very long and exhaustive, you can try breaking it into parts. You can also infuse gaming elements like a custom badge that the learners can unlock after completing the module. Additionally, you can try making the course more interesting by including multi-media like audio, video, images, and other interactive elements.
2. Identify tough spots and optimize your course content
Learner scores give you an idea of the effectiveness of your course module.
It reflects how well they understand the subject. Poor understanding of the subject will reflect not only in their passing score but other metrics too.
That’s why ‘Quiz Reports’ in WISDM Reports for LearnDash tell you more than the scores obtained by all learners.
Quiz reporting in Reports for LearnDash smartly summarizes all the quiz data like incorrect questions along with the number of attempts, avg. score, and the time spent on each quiz.
A low quiz score can mean that the test was too complicated or maybe the topics weren’t covered well enough. Similarly, an abnormally high quiz score can mean that the test was easy and can be reworked.
What to do: If the quiz is too complicated for the learners, then you can rework some questions to maintain the balance. On the other hand, if the test is too easy then you can include some more challenges or assign a more advanced course.
3. Track progress and set achievable goals
Goal setting is another important factor that can help improve the learning experience.
Every online educator wants to see a 100% completion rate. But learners may not always be motivated to do so. Tracking their progress is the first step to understanding where they lack determination.
And with the help of WISDM Reports for LearnDash, you can stay on top of all courses, quizzes, lessons, and topics. Additionally, admins, instructors, and group leaders get access to their dashboards with all-important progress reports in one place.
This way they can monitor their progress as well as track their real-time activity.
It will even tell you the avg. time spent on each course/quiz, the number of learners, and their status like learners who have completed, are in progress and have not started the course yet.
These LMS reports help you get an overall picture of how ‘learners’ or a ‘group of learners’ are navigating on your LMS. They help you realize if a learner is spending too much time on a module or has started a course but never got to the end of it.
What to do: In some cases, you can try sending reminders to your learners informing them of their status and letting them know that you’re there to help. You can try bribing them by providing access to a special one-on-one coaching session for the next course or an ebook.
4. Generate personalized reports for custom learning paths
Every learner is unique.
So it makes sense to have personalized learning paths for them.
Tailoring the course content and defining a custom learning track can significantly boost satisfaction and retention. It may seem like an overwhelming task but there are ways to optimize it.
That’s why WISDM Reports for LearnDash comes with ‘learner specific reports’ to track and analyze the performance of each learner or a group of learners.
You can check their activity and get a drilled-down view of their progress with the help of advanced filters like course, course category, quiz, quiz category, lesson/topic, etc.
These filters will help you generate personalized reports and bring out every aspect of a learner’s performance. This way you can follow their progress and help decide the next steps.
What to do: If a learner finishes a course, you can ask them to work on a live project and then suggest further courses to deepen their knowledge. You can combine several courses into a learning track. You don’t have to track the data for each course manually. With WISDM Report for LearnDash, you’ll get analytics for all the courses that the learner is enrolled in.
Make the most out of learner data with WISDM Reports for LearnDash
Every now and then there will be a learner completing a course, quiz, or a lesson/topic. There will be new course enrollments or old learners abandoning courses.
But it’s important for you to look at the data that really matters and point out issues.
With WISDM Reports for LearnDash, it takes little to no effort to address all the challenges that your learners are facing while navigating through your course. All the LMS reports offered by this plugin are out-of-the-box solutions with insights about your LearnDash LMS
The statistics are presented in neat and organized graphs that are easy to understand. Therefore, you can quickly get all the data that you need to improve the learning experience on your LMS.
Start simple. Keep one goal in mind.
For example – Finding out which course module is tough for your learners. And then start improving around that.
So, I hope this article was helpful.
Let us know what you did to change learning outcomes on your LearnDash LMS in the comments below!