- By Colin Newcomer
- Last updated: November 21, 2020
Searching for the best WordPress learning management system plugin?
It’s never been easier to launch your own online course, and the popularity of learning management system plugins, or LMS plugins for short, is a big part of that. Thanks to these plugins, you don’t need to be some tech genius to create your own course website — all you need is the right tool and you’re ready to start sharing your knowledge online.
People want to consume your knowledge, too! Udemy, one of the most popular online course providers, has over 40 million students who have collectively enrolled in over 245 million courses.
However, when you use platforms such as Udemy, you have to play by someone else’s rules. Most course providers prefer having full control over their course’s earnings, management, and promotion, which is why using WordPress and one of these plugins makes such an attractive approach.
Your course is one-of-a-kind, though, so you need to make sure you pick the plugin that has all the features you need and will create a great learning experience for your students. To help you make that decision, I’ve rounded up the top seven WordPress LMS plugins.
Whether you just want a simple solution to create some basic courses or if you need heavy-duty quizzing and grading, you’ll be able to find the right plugin on this list. Let’s get started!
What to Look for in a WordPress Learning Management System Plugin
Picking a WordPress LMS plugin is a big decision. Once you choose a plugin, you’re going to invest a good chunk of time into adding all of your course content, configuring the plugin’s many settings, etc. For that reason, there’s always going to be some degree of “lock-in” with any plugin that you choose.
Basically, you want to make sure you make the right decision from day one and you don’t find out later that you forgot about some key feature that your course needs. While you can change learning management system plugins in the future, it’s going to require a lot of manual effort (or you’re going to need to pay a lot of money for someone to do it for you).
So — what are the important questions that you should consider when choosing an LMS plugin? Well, I can’t cover all the specifics that might apply to your course, but I can highlight some of the biggest questions that will apply to most courses:
- How will you present your course content? For example, some plugins are better than others at displaying video content, which is important if you’re creating video lessons. Another important question is the lesson content editor —
This article was written by Colin Newcomer and originally published on WinningWP.