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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    Features

    Total features of LearnDash: 42

    • API
    • Academic/Education
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Assessment Management
    • Assignment Management
    • Asynchronous Learning
    • Blended Learning
    • Built-in Course Authoring
    • Certification & Licensing
    • Content Library
    • Content Management
    • Corporate/Business
    • Course Authoring
    • Course Management
    • Course Tracking
    • Customizable Branding
    • Customizable Questions
    • Electronic Payments
    • Enrollments/Onboarding
    • Event Triggered Actions
    • Forum / Discussion Board
    • Gamification
    • Gradebook
    • Learner Portal
    • Learning Management
    • Learning Paths/Tracks
    • Mobile Learning
    • Multimedia Support
    • Online Forums
    • Personalization
    • Progress Tracking
    • SCORM Compliance
    • Self-Learning
    • Social Learning
    • Subscription Management
    • Synchronous Learning
    • Tests/Assessments
    • Training Administration
    • Training Management
    • User Management
    • eCommerce Management
    • eLearning Companies

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,7 /5
    (164)
    Value for Money
    4,6/5
    Features
    4,5/5
    Ease of Use
    4,4/5
    Customer Support
    4,7/5

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    Jonathan B.
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    • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    A proven and robust tool to create and deliver educational courses

    Reviewed on 2020/09/28

    We've used this for a new course we recently created and it has been working well for our students....

    We've used this for a new course we recently created and it has been working well for our students. They provide video training and solid documentation to help get going. It can be confusing at first, and we've had to adjust our course as we've gone along and learned, but once you get used to how it works then it's fast and simple enough.

    Pros

    The fact that it's used by large universities in Florida, Michigan and Washington gave me confidence that it is reliable. We like how easy it is to create new lessons and assign quizzes to them. The add-on library is fairly large to help expand its capabilities. It's a popular tool with a lot of resources online to help learn how to make the most of it. There are a lot of built-in options for tweaking how it works.

    Cons

    It is somewhat complex to use compared to other options. That's partially because it provides so many options. You have to put some time into it to get it setup how you want and understand how it works, so it's not as fast to get going with as some other services would be. It could use more question types for the quizzes. There doesn't seem to be an easy way to view all of a student's essays and quiz answers on one page, however there are custom-made plugins that help with this.

    Eric Z.
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    • Industry: E-Learning
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Awesome Support Team

    Reviewed on 2020/01/26

    Overall, my experience with LearnDash has been wonderful. It is an easy-to-use tool that is the...

    Overall, my experience with LearnDash has been wonderful. It is an easy-to-use tool that is the basis of our eLearning platform

    Pros

    - Ease of use and set-up
    - Built-in functionality to present users courses in an organized way
    - Compatibility with multiple plug-ins and themes
    - Great value for the price

    Cons

    - Sometimes the features are a bit restricting

    Alain A.
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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.

    Dean S.
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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.

    Carlos T.
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    • Industry: Restaurants
    • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    LearnDash let you build a great e-learning structure

    Reviewed on 2020/12/30

    The Learndash team is on it. Once you create a ticket for any question or concern, they will...

    The Learndash team is on it. Once you create a ticket for any question or concern, they will response quick fast, efficient and direct you to the right path with clear instructions. GREAT SUPPORT TEAM!!!!

    Pros

    It offers deep functionality that lets us build and customized courses for the management team. Very well structured and run smooth.

    Cons

    Nothing about the functionality of the software , but the integration of third- party plugins to some important functionalities that should have like a robust reporting, a student (user) portal page and a gamification structure.

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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/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • 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

    We do not have any information about LearnDash features

    LearnDash has the following typical customers:

    2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500

    We do not have any information about what languages LearnDash supports

    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, Phone Support

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