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What is LearnDash ?

LearnDash

Utilise an integrated online course solution developed by e-learning experts
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LearnDash is a WordPress LMS plugin tool for teachers and educators, enabling better course management. The tool allows users to create impressive online courses without any restrictions. It also includes drag and drop features to make different courses easier. Teachers can also add advanced quizzes that include eight question types, custom messages, question banks and more. LearnDash provides the facility to automatically trigger emails based on the actions of learners during a course. Educators can distribute certificates and badges based on the learners’ quiz performance or after completing a course. It also provides useful discussion forums that benefit both educators and learners to discuss important topics. There is an award points feature that enables learners to unlock new content as they complete their lessons one by one. Before learners can continue to the next lessons they can brush up their skills using the assignment management feature.

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LearnDash Technical details

Support Business Hours Customer Type Large Enterprises Medium Business Small Business
API Location / Phone Number Ann Arbor, Michigan
Deployment SaaS/Web/Cloud Category Corporate Learning Management System

LearnDash Pricing

Pricing ModelSubscription
Basic
$159 /Year

Features

  • 1 Site License
  • Unlimited Courses
  • Unlimited Users
  • Course Content Protection
  • Drip-Feed Lessons
  • Advanced Quizzing
  • Certificates & Badges
  • Course Forums
  • Email Notifications
  • Free Integrations
  • 1-Year Support & Updates
  • BONUS: Demo Site Template
Plus
$189 /Year

Features

  • Up to 10 Site Licenses
  • Includes ProPanel
  • Unlimited Courses
  • Unlimited Users
  • Course Content Protection
  • Drip-Feed Lessons
  • Advanced Quizzing
  • Certificates & Badges
  • Course Forums
  • Email Notifications
  • Free Integrations
  • 1-Year Support & Updates
  • BONUS: Demo Site Template
Pro
$329 /Year

Features

  • Up to 25 Site Licenses
  • Includes ProPanel
  • Unlimited Courses
  • Unlimited Users
  • Course Content Protection
  • Drip-Feed Lessons
  • Advanced Quizzing
  • Certificates & Badges
  • Course Forums
  • Email Notifications
  • Free Integrations
  • 1-Year Support & Updates
  • BONUS: Demo Site Template
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Disclaimer: The pricing details were last updated on 19/02/2019 from the vendor website and may be different from actual. Please confirm with the vendor website before purchasing.

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LearnDash FAQs

Yes, LearnDash provides API.

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LearnDash Reviews

OVERALL RATING
4.3
Based on 198 Rating(s)
Rating Distribution
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Adeel R
Adeel RSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 27 December 2019) "LearnDash is awesome with its great community support and ease of customization"

What do you like best?

Ease of customization and community support

What do you dislike?

1) No direct compliance with Scorm xAPI

2) Requires a no.of other plugins to create a fully functional system

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Customized LMS Platform

LearnDash allows you to fully customize your LMS according to your specific needs, you can hire a developer to make as many customizations as you want. This option is very limited when you go for a built-in LMS like Teachable. You’ll hit a wall pretty fast if you want to do anything that doesn’t fit the mold perfectly on someone else’s platform.

Full Control Over Your Platform

Every second you spend building your self-hosted learning environment is an investment in its long-term value and you would not want to build your house on someone’s land, right? 🙂

LearnDash gives you the ability to control all aspects of your platform & full control over your system. Including all the content that you publish on your site.

Awesome Community Support

LearnDash has a very vibrant and active community on Facebook. It’s not an official support channel but here you will find some of the finest people who know the technicalities of setting up your LMS platform using this plugin. Many active LearnDash users can give you bits of advice and support.

Timely Updates And Official Support

Regular plugin updates, the latest major version 3.0 update is a proof & quality support via their ticket system, these are one of the most important factors before you rely on a tool to power your platform.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It can offer a fully functional LMS along with the ability to customize it according to your needs

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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 08 February 2019) "Here since day 1 and here to stay"

What do you like best?

LearnDash is made to fit seamlessly into the existing WordPress framework. It is a light plugin that has a comprehensive library of add-ons. In addition, many developers have built plugins especially for LearnDash as well as themes that provide LearnDash add-ons. Finally LearnDash provides more than just the plugin, the blog posts are essential. They contain valuable information and tips that make the difference when creating content that is engaging. I have been with LearnDash from my Day 1 and also from their Day 1. The growth has been exceptional while also maintaining quality. I am small-time compared to logos of clients they boast on their website, but I consider LearnDash to be like a business partner in the ocean of trends crowding the e-learning world.

What do you dislike?

LearnDash really fits my needs and has responded to users over the years. I have no complaints.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are shopping for an LMS, start by really determining all the features you will need to attain the level of monitoring and automation that your project requires. LearnDash covers all the bases and even features you did not know you wanted from an LMS. Read the blog too.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I provide online continuing education that is completely automated using the quizzes and certificates. Learners are always commenting how the set-up is convenient and easy to use.

...more
Valerie E
Valerie ESource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 08 February 2019) "Here since day 1 and here to stay"

What do you like best?

LearnDash is made to fit seamlessly into the existing WordPress framework. It is a light plugin that has a comprehensive library of add-ons. In addition, many developers have built plugins especially for LearnDash as well as themes that provide LearnDash add-ons. Finally LearnDash provides more than just the plugin, the blog posts are essential. They contain valuable information and tips that make the difference when creating content that is engaging. I have been with LearnDash from my Day 1 and also from their Day 1. The growth has been exceptional while also maintaining quality. I am small-time compared to logos of clients they boast on their website, but I consider LearnDash to be like a business partner in the ocean of trends crowding the e-learning world.

What do you dislike?

LearnDash really fits my needs and has responded to users over the years. I have no complaints.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are shopping for an LMS, start by really determining all the features you will need to attain the level of monitoring and automation that your project requires. LearnDash covers all the bases and even features you did not know you wanted from an LMS. Read the blog too.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I provide online continuing education that is completely automated using the quizzes and certificates. Learners are always commenting how the set-up is convenient and easy to use.

...more
Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 01 August 2018) "Easy to use, but fully featured"

What do you like best?

The ability to share the same lesson across multiple courses.

What do you dislike?

Lack of ability to send LearnDash notifications on a per-course basis.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are multiple LMS options for WordPress. Ultimately I landed on LearnDash as the core product was solid and there were a variety of "add-ons" available for connecting LearnDash to 3rd party apps, like Stripe and Zapier.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I offer online courses to the freelance web developer community and LearnDash has given me a platform to neatly organize courses and automatically track students' progression.

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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 20 February 2018) "Easy to use"

What do you like best?

It provides all that I need to publish my courses in a professional way. Also, the support given is great.

What do you dislike?

So far there is nothing I dislike. I would recommend more type of quizzes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I can only recommend Learndash based on my experience. If you are an independent teacher, with few financial resources and still would like to produce a great looking course, then this LMS is for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is a great value for independent content creators. I am able to deliver my course to more students at a reasonable cost.

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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 02 February 2018) "Great Foundation for a In House LMS"

What do you like best?

Easy installation, amazing support, and great feature updates that happen on a regular base. LearnDash isn't only in the plugin business, but as an organization, they care about online learning, and that shows in their product roadmap, which is an amalgamation of user input and industry trends.

What do you dislike?

Lack of learning pathways. Right now, in order to achieve that functionality, I have to make 1 course with many modules/lessons. This messes up reporting as I no longer can easily factor those as completed courses since the courses are lessons. Also, scheduling reporting or background report generation. The raw report output is fantastic (and customizeable, so in conjunction with something like Tableau or Google Data Studio, I have all my reporting needs covered, it just takes far too long for the export to run.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating an external facing LMS. Off the shelf corporate LMS were designed for internal customers, so being able to build an LMS that is unified with an organizations website is huge for the user.

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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 01 February 2018) "Perfect for those new to E-learning"

What do you like best?

Very simple structure and straightforward to use. Their support is excellent and they offer video tutorials which I would say are a MUST if you are new to LearnDash. They respect your time and get you on your way knowing what you are doing.

What do you dislike?

Many features are through partnerships with third party addons that you have to pay extra for. Considering the price, I don't mind paying for things like a visual customizer but I wish more was offered within the core product and they just cahrged mroe for it. That way troubleshooting and support would be simpler (but LearnDash support is excellent

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Used to educate the engineering design community across Canada.

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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 15 August 2017) "LearnDash does exactly what I need it to do, and more"

What do you like best?

What do I like best? The team - they are in-tune with the LMS landscape and are constantly improving already great software. I've set up lots of courses on it, and I love the ability to make them modular, help guide my students through the course, and much more. Their widgets and shortcodes have been a life-saver as far as adding course information to custom areas of my website.

What do you dislike?

I would like better reporting - I use ProPanel and that's fantastic, but there's always more that can be added to give me a better overview of how my students are doing, where they get stuck, and how I can help. They just rolled out Frontend Reporting which is a huge step forward. I'm looking forward to more reporting in general.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Checkout the Support area. There are some great video tutorials :-

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I create online courses, and wanted to control the whole experience on my own platform, instead of using a platform like Teachable. LearnDash allows me to do something completely custom on top of WordPress, as well as integrate with WooCommerce so I can sell more than courses.

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Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 28 June 2017) "Ease to use and flexible"

What do you like best?

Learn Dash is not a walled garden, you can change and customize it according to the specific needs of each client (front and backend, plus the Wordpress community is huge, so you can find an easy solution to almost every need, something you can't dream on doing using a proprietary LMS.

What do you dislike?

I only miss SCORM support, but SCORM is a legacy standard, so is not a deal breaker

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get a solid hosting partner

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Corporate eLearning, customizing not only look and feel, but reporting, inscription and administration

...more
Source : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 10 March 2017) "LearnDash made launching a course easy"

What do you like best?

One of the best things about LearnDash is how easy it is to start adding in your content. Yet it has all the options nicely laid out to configure the course just the way I wanted! Their support was also top notch to give help on their core features and direction on any customizations I wanted to add in.

What do you dislike?

Because I'm in Canada, I wasn't able to use the LearnDash payment integrations (PayPal or Stripe due to our tax requirements. But thankfully they have a great integration with Easy Digital Downloads which made it easy to set all that up.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was looking for a simple yet powerful system to create my first self-hosted, paid online course. A lot of systems force you to do things exactly their way, whereas LearnDash let's you use (or not use the features depending on your needs.

Using LearnDash I was able to focus on the content, and have since launched the course and students are happy with the ease of use and navigation structure of the platform.

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