Online education through courses and instruction material has become the flavor of the day. More and more entrepreneurs are launching their online courses, information-based products, and training programs as a source of additional passive income. Given the challenges in continuing in-class instruction, many educational institutes are moving to the online model to cover a wider range of audiences and educating people around the world.
WordPress is a great choice to build an online learning platform as it provides various LMS themes and plugins that help you create a professional eLearning website like Lynda and Udemy.
But how do you take a course online?
How to monetize your courses?
What is the right WordPress LMS plugin?
These are the questions that you may have encountered when you’re looking for creating an online learning platform. I’m going to do an in-depth review of LearnDash, a powerful WordPress LMS plugin, and then will show you how to create online courses with LearnDash.
If you do not have any idea about LearnDash, then this article will help you understand what LeardDash is. If you’re familiar with it, this article will help you decide whether LearnDash is the right WordPress LMS plugin for you.
LearnDash is the most popular WordPress LMS plugin in the market, mainly because it is the easiest-to-use LMS plugin with tons of features. It comes with a simple drag-and-drop course builder that allows you to easily create courses with lessons, topics, tests, and categories.
With LearnDash, you can assign users and then approve or comment on them. It also comes with the Quiz Builder through which you can easily create quizzes for your students. You can use the test and examination management tools to create multi-format assessments and resue questions by dragging them into the quizzes. In order to give your students a streamlined journey, you can easily set the prerequisites such as completing a lesson before moving on to the next one or pay for a quiz.
It offers a lot of monetization options including subscriptions, single purchases, memberships, pay-per-view, etc. for your online courses. You can accept payments using several payment options including PayPal, Stripe, and 2Checkout.
The core functionality of LearnDash can be further extended by integrating it with bbPress and membership plugins such as MemberPress.
This article was written by Farhan Ayub and originally published on The Official Cloudways Blog.