Time for an inevitable change

WISDM Front-end Course Creation has always been similar to WISDM Instructor Role. However, WISDM Front-end Course Creation never gave us the flexibility to extend it as easily as WISDM Instructor Role. To overcome this and to provide you with the best functionality possible, we’ve now upgraded WISDM Front-end Course Creation to WISDM Instructor Role. Which means you’ll have a better list of features with the same security as FCC.

How does WISDM Front-end Course Creation compare to WISDM Instructor Role

Feature WISDM Front-end Course Creation WISDM Instructor Role
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Instructor/Course Author Role
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The "Course Author" role in FCC is the "Instructor" role in IR
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Instructor can create/manage courses, quizzes
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An Instructor can create, edit courses, add quizzes, and also create certificates
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Instructor can track student progress
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Percentage commissions for Instructors
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Admin approval for courses
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The option to auto-publish courses or save them as drafts is available in WISDM Instructor Role
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Drag & drop course-builder interface
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Shared course steps
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Student progress reports
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WooCommerce compatibility
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Easy Digital Downloads compatibility
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BuddyPress compatibility
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BuddyPress Independent
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Email student option
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Instructors can send an email to students right from the dashboard
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CSV export option
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Instructors can download course content as a CSV file.
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Course overview
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Instructors have a bird's-eye view of courses they've created for easy analysis
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Course creation shortcut
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LearnDash 3.0 compatibility
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Website security
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Backend access
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Instructors have restricted backend access that guarantees website security. You don't have to worry about instructors messing with sensitive settings. Also, the all-new dashboard makes course creation and student management a breeze; and reduces WordPress complexity.
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Rating
  • WISDM Front-end Course Creation star icon3.3
  • WISDM Instructor Role star icon4.7
Instructor/Course Author Role
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The "Course Author" role in FCC is the "Instructor" role in IR
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Instructor can create/manage courses, quizzes
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An Instructor can create, edit courses, add quizzes, and also create certificates
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Instructor can track student progress
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  • WISDM Instructor Role tick mark icon
Percentage commissions for Instructors
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  • WISDM Instructor Role tick mark icon
Admin approval for courses
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The option to auto-publish courses or save them as drafts is available in WISDM Instructor Role
  • WISDM Front-end Course Creation tick mark icon
  • WISDM Instructor Role tick mark icon
Drag & drop course-builder interface
  • WISDM Front-end Course Creation tick mark icon
  • WISDM Instructor Role tick mark icon
Shared course steps
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  • WISDM Instructor Role tick mark icon
Student progress reports
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WooCommerce compatibility
  • WISDM Front-end Course Creation tick mark icon
  • WISDM Instructor Role tick mark icon
Easy Digital Downloads compatibility
  • WISDM Front-end Course Creation -
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BuddyPress compatibility
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BuddyPress Independent
  • WISDM Front-end Course Creation -
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Email student option
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Instructors can send an email to students right from the dashboard
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  • WISDM Instructor Role tick mark icon
CSV export option
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Instructors can download course content as a CSV file.
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  • WISDM Instructor Role tick mark icon
Course overview
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Instructors have a bird's-eye view of courses they've created for easy analysis
  • WISDM Front-end Course Creation -
  • WISDM Instructor Role tick mark icon
Course creation shortcut
  • WISDM Front-end Course Creation -
  • WISDM Instructor Role tick mark icon
LearnDash 3.0 compatibility
  • WISDM Front-end Course Creation -
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Website security
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  • WISDM Instructor Role tick mark icon
Backend access
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Instructors have restricted backend access that guarantees website security. You don't have to worry about instructors messing with sensitive settings. Also, the all-new dashboard makes course creation and student management a breeze; and reduces WordPress complexity.
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How to Migrate from WISDM Frontend Course Creation to WISDM Instructor Role plugin

Prerequisites

  1. Installed and activated WISDM Frontend Course Creation Plugin
  2. Installed and activated the latest WISDM Instructor Role plugin (v3.1.2) - *Mandatory
  3. Installed and activated the FCC to IR migration plugin

You will get the free WISDM Instructor Role plugin from your WisdmLabs My Account page. You can login to your My Account page with the same credentials using which you purchased the WISDM Frontend Course Creation plugin. You will find the Wisdm Instructor Role plugin on clicking the 'View Details and Downloads' section of the WISDM Frontend Course Creation plugin.

You can use your WISDM Frontend Course Creation license key to activate the WISDM Instructor Role plugin.

Steps

  1. Install and activate the latest WISDM Instructor Role plugin. Also make sure that WISDM Frontend Course Creation is activated as well.
  2. You will see the dashboard menu called 'Migration' once you activate the FCC to IR migration plugin. Navigate to this Migration Page
  3. On the migration page there are 3 stages as follows:
    • Perform a database backup
      1. We have provided an option to perform DB backup:
        Before going for this option do confirm that you have enough available space to store the backed up database. You will be able to see the estimated size of the Database on the first screen itself.
      2. You can also skip this step, if you already have performed a Database backup.
      3. On clicking next, based on your selection, the Database backup will be performed or skipped.
    • Update course author role to instructors
      1. After database migration, in the migration page itself you will be presented with a list of all existing course authors.
      2. On clicking next, all the course authors will be converted to instructors.
    • Transfer FCC commission data to IR
      1. This step is responsible for transferring your course author commissions to instructor commissions.
      2. In the migration page, on clicking next, the course author commissions will be converted to instructor commissions and you will be taken to the migration completed page.
  4. Once the migration is complete the FCC plugin will get automatically deactivated and its relevant tables would be truncated and deleted as well.
  5. After successful migration, please deactivate and delete the migration plugin

Important Notes

  1. Any products created by the admin and linked with a course created by a course author will no longer record commission for the instructor.
  2. This is because instructors can create their own products and are only commissioned on them. So please take note to update such products appropriately.
  3. Its mandatory to have the WISDM Instructor Role version 3.1.2 for the migration process

Download The Migration Plugin Here

FAQs

The WISDM Instructor Role plugin provides the exact same amount of features and benefits as WISDM Front-end Course Creation and more. Check the comparison table above, and you’d know the difference.

However, there’s one exception. With WISDM Instructor Role, Instructors (Course Authors in FCC) have backend access. But that does not compromise your website security in any way. Instructors have restricted access and can only make use of options made available to them - for example, course creation and management, and student tracking.
If you own a WISDM Front-end Course Creation license, you can directly switch to WISDM Instructor Role without having to purchase a new license. You don’t need to purchase the WISDM Instructor Role plugin.
You will find the WISDM Instructor Role plugin directly available in your WisdmLabs My Account page.
Just login to the My Account page and you will find the WISDM Instructor Role plugin to download.
No, you can use the same license key for WISDM Instructor Role.
If you have lifetime license for FCCand you do not wish to upgrade to FCC, we will provide you free support for the period of next 6 months.
After database migration, in the migration page itself you will be presented with a list of all existing course authors. On clicking next, all the course authors will be converted to instructors.