Did you know, LearnDash was ranked one of the top 10 most popular LMS software out there? That’s a huge achievement, isn’t it?! LearnDash’s popularity is not just because of the numerous features it offers but also because of how well it integrates with other useful add-ons and plugins, to extend the functionality of any LMS.
With the platform that’s based on WordPress, this is an obvious advantage.
One cannot discount important extensions which give LearnDash its superpowers in terms of functionality and design as well as utilities. To make your life is a bit easier when it comes to choosing from the right plugins for LearnDash, we’ve curated a list of extensions that contain the best of the best products out there.
If you want to kick-start your e-learning website on LearnDash in 2020, or want better functionality, these plugins are just the ones you need. Let’s take a look.
Instructor Role is a unique plugin that adds a new dimension to LearnDash. The plugin helps the admin delegate course management responsibilities to ‘Instructors’ – who can create, edit, manage courses and evaluate students as well. This means, you can transform your single teacher website into a multi-instructor site, or even a marketplace. Instructors have a dedicated dashboard to manage courses and earnings. But they have restricted access to the backend (for security purposes).
WISDM Instructor Role starts at: $79 USD.
Instructor Role also comes with an enhanced pack of features that are perfectly built for all training platforms and to help the admin acquire some of the most important functionalities with regard to managing the LMS.
This value pack is purely based on enhancing the functionalities of your LMS which in turn makes the admin’s life a lot more easier. The plugins included in this pack apart from Instructor Role are-
- WISDM Ratings, Reviews, and Feedback – generate interest, induce trust by accepting student reviews and ratings
- WISDM Content Cloner – speed up course creation by duplicating course hierarchies in one click
- WISDM Quiz Reporting Extension – download quiz reports per student for better performance analysis
All of these extensions and their benefits are available to you at a steal-away price of $99 USD.
eLumine is a premium LearnDash theme built to make sure your courses have an elegant look and feel. The layouts are designed for students to have maximum readability and engagement. Pre-built demos, advanced customizer options, engaging course designs, night mode, focus mode are just a few of the 35+ awesome features eLumine possesses with several (major) updates planned in 2020.
eLumine Gem Starts at just $99 USD.
Recently, a new variant for eLumine was introduced, called Goldmine.
A total powerhouse pack that is built to equip your site with the best and most required functionalities along with a premium and sought out design brought to you as a theme. The bundle includes WISDM Instructor Role, WISDM Ratings, Reviews, and Feedback, WISDM Group Registration (for bulk course purchase and student management), WISDM Content Cloner, and WISDM Quiz Reporting Extension.
Although the individual prices of the products are much higher, using this pack, they can be purchased at a $250 USD value to offer you a huge benefit.
The UnCanny Toolkit Pro packs 25 powerful modules to extend LearnDash’s basic functionality. These modules range from a variety of offerings, right from including a course dashboard, time tracking, auto-completing course content, and a whole lot more.
- Autocomplete Lessons & Topics
- Enhanced Course Grid
- Course Dashboard
- Group Login Redirect
- Lazy Loading Course Navigation
- Import Users
These are just a few of the 25+ modules this add-on offers. There’s more to look forward to in 2020.
The UnCanny Toolkit Pro starts at $149 USD.
These two plugins by Escape Creative help you transform your website’s design.
Design Upgrade Pro gives you 90+ Customiser Options to completely revamp the look of your LMS. Other than that, you can change different elements of your LMS such as Course Grid Design, Course Navigation, or create Custom Progress Bars, the LearnDash Profile page, and a whole lot more!
The same goes for the LearnDash Quiz Customiser. You can quite easily upgrade the look and feel of LearnDash quizzes in a matter of minutes. This add-on offers several Quiz customizing options such as Customize Quiz Text, Custom Quiz Colors, Quiz Question Styles, Quiz Timer Bar and so much more.
Both these plugins can help you style LearnDash and elevate your brand in the coming year.
The Quiz Customizer Starts at $9 USD.
The Design Upgrade Pro starts at $29 USD a year. What a CATCH!
LearnDash Student Voice gives more power to students to help you improve your course content. Students can become active contributors to your LearnDash courses and add content or provide suggestions. Similar to LearnDash Ratings, Reviews, and Feedback, students can also share real-time feedback helping you make the changes needed to better the learning process.
Features of this addon include:
- Student contribution and feedback submission
- Easy access to approved feedbacks and contributions
- Shortcodes to display each student’s contribution
- Separate admin area for contribution management, and more.
The LearnDash Student Voice Starts at $39.99 USD.
If you’ve used LearnDash for a while now, you’ll know that reporting in LearnDash is basic. Activities such as assignments and quizzes are tracked and others which could include H5P, Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, or iSpring modules are not. You’ll have to use an external Learning Record Store (LRS) which can lead to fragmented reports.
With Tin Canny you can have all reports in one place. The plugin supports SCORM modules and integrates LearnDash, Tin Can/xAPI and SCORM records inside WordPress.
Some features include:
- Track data for modules authored in Storyline 2, Storyline 3, and Storyline 360, Articulate Rise, Adobe Captivate 9, Adobe Captivate 2017, iSpring 8, and H5P right inside WordPress.
- Mark activities complete inside modules
- Get an overview of completed courses and Tin Can/SCORM statement trends
- Monitor course and learner activity at a glance
- Provide Group Leaders access to reports from the front-end
- Review LearnDash, Tin Can and SCORM activity by individual user and course
The TinCanny LearnDash Reporting Plugin starts at $179 USD.
As we welcome 2020, make sure your LearnDash site it up to the mark for all your students, and for you to manage it with ease. These plugins will help you move into the new year with a bang and transform your LearnDash website with all the functionality they have to offer. So, what are you waiting for? Grab them right away. And if you have any questions, you know what to do – the comment section is open for discussion!