7 Reasons LearnDash Is the Best LMS for Developers


Trying to decide which LMS will give you the most control and flexibility as a developer? Look no further than LearnDash.

How to Use Group Leaders and User Roles in LearnDash


Need to give certain users special privileges without making them full admins? Here’s how assigning user roles can help. Online courses of all sizes frequently run into issues where they need to give different users special privileges and permissions to run their course more effectively. Doing so effectively means knowing how to set up User Groups and designate Group Leaders in ways that will accomplish the goals you want for your course.

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Increase Your Passive Income by Turning Videos into Courses?


Videos have become a primary tool for online instruction for good reason. For course creators, videos allow you to speak directly to your learners in a more casual way. For learners, video lessons provide both a visual and auditorial style of learning that can increase engagement.

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Use YouTube to Build a Course in 3 Steps


Course creation should be as easy as a click of a button. With LearnDash’s Course Creation Wizard, it actually is that easy. The Course Creation Wizard takes a YouTube playlist and builds an entire course in seconds by pasting in one URL and clicking load.

How Do You Measure the Success of Enterprise Learning?

Every organization measures ROI differently. With Thought Industries’ three pillars of learning in this white paper, you can identify what matters to your business, define KPIs and metrics, and see how other organizations measure success and impact.

How to Conduct Market Research for Your Online Course?


Before creating your first online course, you might be thinking: will anyone want to buy this? Determining if there’s a market for your course is an important first step in the creation process. The best way to do this is to conduct market research.

When to Use Open Courses Versus Free Courses


Depending on your motivations and goals for offering a course, there may be times you’ll want to offer a course for free. Setting your courses to open and/or free grants a user immediate access to your course materials.

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8 Metrics Every Course Creator Should Track


Course creators are always looking for ways to improve their courses. One of the best ways to do this is to listen to your learners. Of course, the problem is that many of your learners won’t always tell you how it’s going in your course.

Why You Should Use Drip Content for Your Courses


When you’re delivering a course, you’re telling a story. Topics build upon one another, leading to a final outcome or takeaway for the learner.

When to Use WooCommerce to Sell Your Online Course


If you sell content or products on your WordPress site, then you know how important it is to get your online shop set up just right. Even the slightest delay or error in a check-out process can deter a potential customer.

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The Ultimate Crash Course in eLearning Visual Design

Speaker: Connie Malamed, Founder of Mastering Instructional Design and Publisher of The eLearning Coach

Well-designed materials can motivate learners, improve comprehension, and assist optimal retention. If you need rapid, easily actionable ways to improve your eLearning and slides, join this session to learn the power principles that will have the biggest impact on your designs.

Automate Student Emails with the LearnDash Notifications Add-On


Your learners have probably had this thought before: If I decide to randomly stop taking this course, would anyone notice? According to the Journal of Educators Online , students most likely drop out of online courses due to a lack of instructor contact and social interaction.

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Featured Customer: Gretchen Rubin


This month’s LearnDash customer spotlight is Gretchen Rubin – a writer, podcaster, and motivational influencer looking to examine our everyday happiness. Gretchen is a writer with a curiosity for human nature.

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When to Use Mini Courses


You’ve done it: You’ve created every content page, uploaded every video, posted all quizzes. Your online course is ready to launch. But how do you figure out who wants to enroll? Enter mini courses. A mini course is a tightly-focused course on a single subject.

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Tips for Developing ELearning In-House


If your organization is in need of course development, then you generally have two options: create the material in-house, or outsource the development to another firm. There is not a clear-cut answer as to which you should choose as it is dependent on a variety of factors. That said, I have found that many organizations will first try to keep content development and management in-house to leverage their current workforce.

Using New Trends to Revive Your eLearning Strategy

Speaker: Stephen Baer - Chief Creative Officer, ELB Learning

In this fireside chat, leading L&D expert Stephen Baer will discuss the exciting technological advancements in eLearning and how you can choose and implement the right technology for your company.

How to Migrate an Existing LearnDash Site to LearnDash Cloud


Now that LearnDash Cloud is available, you may be thinking about switching from the plugin version on a self-hosted WordPress site to a fully-hosted LearnDash Cloud site. Previously, if you wanted to migrate data from one LearnDash site to another, you would have needed a 3rd party plugin.

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Why Influencers Are Now The Creator Economy (and what this means for you)


We witnessed significant shifts in the world during the past years due to the global pandemic. One of the biggest shifts that had nothing to do with the medical or political fields was in the Creator Economy.

Critical Elements of Instructional Design


While each elearning project is unique in its own right, there are still a handful of shared characteristics no matter what the topic or who the audience. If you are developing elearning courses, over time you start to pick up on these patterns. In fact, with enough practice, much of this becomes second nature. Still, it can be helpful to create a checklist so that you are always sure that your courses take into consideration the components that span across all projects.

New Update Release: LearnDash 4.0 Is Here!


LearnDash is continually improving and we don’t ever plan on stopping. Today we officially launched LearnDash 4.0 and it comes with some exciting new features. Here are the details. Onboarding Wizard.

Create Engaging Scenario-Based Training on ANY Budget

Speaker: Tim Buteyn - President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions, Inc.

In this webinar, Tim Buteyn of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions will explore how to optimize learner engagement with scenario-based training. You'll learn what makes up scenarios, how they benefit the learner, and why this is important to your organization. You'll also dive into real-world examples across a wide range of budgets and look at how typical training content can be completely transformed.

4 Psychology Backed Strategies to Keep Your Online Learners Motivated


According to a study from MIT , online course providers are experiencing an increase in signups but later succumb to the struggles of low completion rates. The study cites an average dropout rate of 96% amongst their Harvard cohorts.

Why It’s Important to Think About Your Course Name


What you call your course matters. After all, not only does your course name indicate the subject matter but like any good book, titles entice the user to learn more. As you know, online audiences have short attention spans and often make snap decisions based on a quick first impression.

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LearnDash LIVE Training Webinar: Explore The New LearnDash Gutenberg Blocks


In this week’s LearnDash LIVE Training webinar, Karmen and Jack discuss the details of the Gutenberg Blocks. Watch the webinar below. If you’re a WordPress Warrior, you’re probably familiar with it. If not, no worries, you can get the rundown below. What is the Gutenberg Block Editor?

Increase Engagement and Sell More Courses with a Content Structure Strategy


It’s time to build out your course. You’ve purchased and installed LearnDash and have all your content, but there is a critical decision to make before getting started. How should you structure your content to maximize learner engagement and course sales?

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The L&D Strategy Roundtable

Speaker: Cara North - Learning & Development Consultant, Speaker, & Researcher | Maggie Quigley - Senior Account Executive for US Market Userlane

In this webinar, L&D professionals Cara North and Maggie Quigley will discuss the various factors that affect training and how you can stretch your budget to create an effective L&D program.

7 Signs You Need a New Learning Management System (LMS)


Your LMS is the foundation of your entire online learning experience. Is it letting you down? For online educators, few decisions are as consequential as which Learning Management System (LMS) they choose to be the platform for their online course.

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How To Sell Your LearnDash Online Courses With WooCommerce


As a learning management system (LMS), our #1 priority is helping you easily create, manage, and sell high-quality courses. According to Hubspot, LearnDash is the best LMS plugin for WordPress so it’s no secret that we’re pretty good at what we do.

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Why Drip-Feeding Content is Crucial for ELearning


When it comes to elearning programs, drip-feeding is all the rage these days. That said, the whole “drip-feed” terminology is new to many people (although most are familiar with the concept). “Drip-feeding” is just a fancy way of saying, “scheduled lesson delivery” Essentially, you can determine when you want certain content in your course to become available after someone purchase or signs-up for a course.

What’s New In LearnDash: Import/Export is here!


We’re pleased to announce the latest feature to come to LearnDash, Import/Export! Import/Export is the easiest way to transfer your existing LearnDash data into a new site or server and is the best way to migrate to LearnDash Cloud.

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Discover What Stage Your CE Program is in and the Next Steps for Tomorrow’s Growth

Get the Customer Education Maturity Model Self-Assessment to quickly determine which of the 5 maturity stages your program is in today and then identify the next high-impact initiatives to undertake to advance to the next stage of program growth.

5 Ways Course Creators Can Take Advantage of Black Friday Sales


Everyone with an email inbox knows that major businesses use Black Friday to bring in new customers, sell products, and connect with an existing customer base. However, just because you’re a small online business owner doesn’t mean you can’t get a piece of the Black Friday pie, too.

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LearnDash Joins the Liquid Web Family of Brands


We are thrilled to announce that LearnDash has joined the Liquid Web family, and are beyond excited at what this means for not only you as a LearnDash user, but also for your learners taking your LearnDash powered courses!

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Can Captivate 9 Save Adobe?


If you haven’t heard yet, Adobe made some news in the elearning industry yesterday. Specifically, they released their learning management system and Adobe Captivate 9. I discussed the new Adobe learning management system previously in this article. I’m interested to see how that one plays out and what the general perception will be from those who use it.

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What Do Businesses Think of the Creator Economy (and how you can position yourself to earn from it)


As a content creator, there are numerous ways to make money: through sales of goods and services, through sales of courses, and through sponsored content. Many content creators build on their passions: through blogging, course creation, and designing merchandise to go with their brand.

Drips, Bots, and Blogs: A Non-Traditional Approach to Learning Reinforcement

Speaker: Shannon Tipton, Chief Learning Officer, Learning Rebels LLC

Today's work culture requires giving people the ability to control when and where they participate in their professional development. Learn how you can provide valuable, self-directed bites of learning content (and strategies to make that content stick) in this webinar!

LearnDash 4.0: Introducing Challenge Exams


As you may know, LearnDash 4.0 was released a few days ago, It came with some pretty cool new features, including our first iteration of Learning Paths, also known as Challenge Exams. .

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Alternative to the Kirkpatrick Model of Training Evaluation


If you have been in the elearning (or training) industry for any amount of time, then you are most likely aware of the Kirkpatrick model of learning evaluation. For many of us in this industry, it is the go-to methodology for gathering training related metrics and reporting on training success. One could write an entire book on the Kirkpatrick model and the different levels, but I am not going to get into too much detail.

Why Today’s ELearning Can Stink


Elearning today is suffering from standards of the past, from instructional design principles to the tools we use to create the courses. For years, Articulate has been a juggernaut in the rapid elearning development space. They have nearly perfected their offering making easy (and intuitive) for instructional designers to jump into course creation without having to learn complex systems or technology.

How to Use Free Course Content to Drive More Business


Many customers expect the option to try before they buy when considering a purchase—after all, most of us wouldn’t drive off the lot in a new car without taking it for a test drive first. The same can be true for students considering enrolling in your online courses.

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Discover the Secrets to Creating More Meaningful Training Experiences

Speaker: David Kelly - CEO The Learning Guild & Luke Talbot - Chief Product Officer at Userlane

During this webinar, you will learn how to streamline your software training, boost ROI for your systems, and increase employee productivity.