About LearnDash

LearnDash is a cloud-based WordPress plugin and learning management system (LMS) for businesses, universities, training organizations, and other enterprises. The platform offers tools for turning WordPress sites into learning management systems, creating custom courses, and selling them online. Users can create courses, quizzes, assessments, and other training content and deliver it to learners via a WordPress site.

With LearnDash, businesses can create custom learning courses for their WordPress site using the drag and drop course builder. The platform supports various question types including single answer, multiple choice, free text, essay, fill-in-the-blank, and more and course authors can set up rules-based triggers to display custom messages or questions to learners based on their answers. Users can reward learners with course points, certificates, and more in order to gamify learning and encourage participation.

Businesses are also able to monetize on courses by selling them online to other teachers or learning institutions. Users can set prices for their courses and accept online payments. LearnDash also facilitates subscription payments, memberships, course bundles, shopping carts, and more.

The Tin Can API allows users to connect the LearnDash plugin with any third party platforms. It also offers native integrations with existing solutions such as Stripe, Gravity Forms, and WooCommerce.


Key benefits of LearnDash

  • LearnDash allows professional trainers to create and sell online courses at different price models and facilitate automated content delivery based on learners' predefined schedules.

  • Higher education institutions can improve learning engagement among students by providing certificates, badges and points on course completion.

  • LearnDash's administrative dashboard allows administrators to manage assignments, user profiles, grouping, enrollments, and reporting on a unified interface.

  • LearnDash supports integration with various eLearning technologies such as multisite installations, WordPress themes, multimedia support, and more.

  • Through its integration with various payment gateways including PayPal, Stripe and 2Checkout, LearnDash allows trainers to monetize and sell content at various subscription levels.

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    USMAN ZAFAR
    USMAN ZAFAR
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Best LMS plugin for online courses website/platform

    Reviewed on 2021/10/08

    Pros

    LearnDash is the best LMS plugin for WordPress. We are using this plugin since 2018 and it's a top tier LMS plugin to build an online courses website. One can easily intergrate learndash LMS plugin and offer online courses or trainings. There's also an opportunity to offer paid courses and collect payments using PayPal, stripe etc. LearnDash plugin has a lot of built-in features
    1. Drag and drop course builder
    2. Advanced quizzes
    3. Dynamic content delivery
    4. Flexible prerequisites
    5. Automated notifications
    6. Badges and certificates
    7. Discussion forums
    8. Course points
    9. Leaderboard
    10. Assignments
    We are using for our college and during corona it's best deal that we are using learndash plugin. There are nearly 20 courses on our site, lot of advanced quizzes (5 types pf quizzes offered by learndash plugin), classwise leaderboards in which we can show leaderboards easily on any page using shortcodes. We are also offering badges and certificates on course completion and the best thing is certificate builder is a builtin functionality in learndash plugin, you can easily collect assignments and mark easily by advanced features. LearnDash LMS is also a best tool to offer trainings for your staff, teachers and team members. One can easily earn by teaching skills and by selling courses on the website. Our college is also offering services for others and we are building course websites for other schools and colleges and the good thing is they are very happy with learndash LMS.

    Cons

    Learndash LMS is the best WordPress plugin and we are not facing any problem yet. Only the thing is the plugin price is a little high. I suggest learndash to announce special packages for the students and teachers as it's not easy for students and teachers to manage such amount. I believe in front of learndash features current price is nothing but I still suggest learndash officials to announce special packages for students and teachers. We are a lot happy with it and not facing any problem yet. It's fast and secure. Thanks learndash team.

    Kike
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    • Industry: E-Learning
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Very cheap to be true

    Reviewed on 2020/01/29

    For the price, I am very satisfied, as I said, it shows that they have thought the tool very well.

    For the price, I am very satisfied, as I said, it shows that they have thought the tool very well.

    Pros

    I bought 2 another WordPress LMS but ur system it's pretty all the e-learn community need . It have the taste of many time inverted very well to have a very impressive LMS.

    Cons

    Specially for my project: i need to have freedom to organize the quizes like topics, buy it have some restriction and put it the bottom.

    Dean
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    • Industry: Design
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

    Woocommerce and Product Feature not compatible.

    Reviewed on 2018/12/04

    Unfortunately you must make an early decision if you wish to use the features of Learndash or...

    Unfortunately you must make an early decision if you wish to use the features of Learndash or create a profitable product.

    While LearnDash goes to great lengths to showcase their features. Once you attempt to use these outside of their limited sales pathway many will no longer be available to you. Using the features and scalable processes of woocommerce will remove many features that make Learndash at first glimpse and during superficial reviews attractive.

    Any experienced UX designers will understand that this is a huge issue. Any user will be disappointed if they can purchase a product not available to them. In many countries selling a customer a product not available to them is illegal and will expose you to legal issues.

    Very limiting for those wishing to make their product available or sale.

    Purchase with care. Not as seamless presented throughout the presales marketing.

    Pros

    Suitable for small, internal, and experimental projects. Lacks the sophistication to create a large, scalable, and sellable products.

    Cons

    Unfortunately while it is possible to sell courses through woocommerce, doing so will remove the listed features of the learndash product.

    Most businesses will end up selling through woocommerce to unlock automations and the power of wordpress (ie adding customers to mailchimp, adding the sale to accounting software, directing a customer post sales path etc).

    Unfortunately once you make a product available for sale through woocommerce many of the listed product features fail. Most notably the course prerequisite feature. Users can purchase any course available in woocommerce regardless of any restriction or settings made in Learndash.

    Response from LearnDash

    We are really sorry that our product didn't meet the specific needs of your unique use-case. We hope that you have found a solution that works for you.

    We wanted to address a couple points from this review since it contains misleading information that might confuse others:

    - Course prerequisites still work when selling with WooCommerce. Content cannot be viewed until all of the determined conditions are first met.

    -Using WooCommerce to sell courses doesn't expose a business to legal issues. If it is preferred that a product in Woo not be displayed until a prerequisite is completed first then this is indeed possible using LearnDash features.

    Alain
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    • Industry: E-Learning
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Great piece of software

    Reviewed on 2021/03/02

    Pros

    Easy to use and configure. Support has been great, they try to understand and help.

    Cons

    Certificate editing, simply awful. I found my way around and make it work, but for sure it can be better.

    Ashley
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    • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Very helpful and solved an issue which saved me a lot of time and stress

    Reviewed on 2021/02/19

    Really enjoy using Learndash for my business

    Really enjoy using Learndash for my business

    Pros

    I really enjoy building my online courses and course portfolio - it is very enjoable and user friendly process to use.

    Cons

    Nothing, it has allowed me to create a great course platform

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    Reasons for Switching to LearnDash

    The ability to host courses on my own website and value
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    LearnDash FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for LearnDash.

    LearnDash offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$199,00/one-time
    • Free Trial: Not Available

    LearnDash is available across 3 pricing tiers; Basic, Plus, and Pro. Pricing plans - billed annually - are outlined below: Basic: $199 - includes 1 site license Plus Package: $229 - includes up to 10 site licenses and access to ProPanel Pro Package: $369 - includes up to 25 site licenses and access to ProPanel

    LearnDash has the following typical customers:

    2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500

    LearnDash supports the following languages:

    English

    LearnDash supports the following devices:

    LearnDash integrates with the following applications:

    2Checkout, ConvertKit, Gravity Forms, Mailchimp, Slack, Stripe, WooCommerce, WordPress, Zapier

    LearnDash offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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