2 New Add-Ons For Course Creation!

Today we are pleased to share with you the release of two new LearnDash extensions both centered around course creation.

Specifically, one will help you speed up your course creation while the other offers a new way for courses to be developed on your learning management system.

These two add-ons (one free and one premium) are brought to you by the vendor WisdmLabs.

Course Content Cloner

Course Cloner

This free add-on speeds up the course creating process by allowing you to instantly clone any course on your site. Once you create a general course format, adding other courses is just a click away!

Add-On Features

Duplicate course hierarchy – With the click of a button you can immediately clone an entire course including lessons, topics, and quizzes. All content is placed into “draft” status.

Bulk title editor – After cloning an entire course, the bulk title editor makes it easy for you to change the title of the course, its lessons, topics, and quizzes eliminating the need to visit each item individually.

How It Works

Once installed and activated you will see a “clone course” option from your course list. In addition, there is a bulk title editor option added under the LEARNDASH LMS menu item.

After clicking “clone course”, the plugin will go through the process of creating duplicates of your course, including all associated lessons, topics, and quizzes.

Once complete, you will be prompted to bulk edit the titles.

Where To Download

This is a free add-on created by WisdmLabs. It is available for download on their website.

Front-End Course Creation

Front-end course design

This premium add-on makes it possible for LearnDash courses to be created on the front-end of the site. This is a perfect if you have multiple course authors and prefer that course creation happens outside of the WordPress dashboard.

Add-On Features

Front-end course creation – Any user who has the “Course Author” role can develop their courses (including quizzes) from the front-end of your site.

Block back-end access – Course Authors are prevented from accessing the standard WordPress administration pages or LearnDash settings.

BuddyPress compatible – Use in conjunction with BuddyPress so Course Authors can quickly create and manage their courses from their profile.

How It Works

Once installed and activated, this add-on will automatically create the pages where Course Authors can create their courses from the front-end of your site.

Where To Download

This is a premium add-on created by WisdmLabs. It is available for purchase on their website.

If you have any questions or comments related to these two add-ons, please do not hesitate to leave them below.

Until next time!

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Justin Ferriman is the co-founder and CEO of LearnDash, the WordPress LMS trusted by the world's leading organizations, such as the University of Michigan, Digital Marketer, WPEngine, and Infusionsoft. Justin has made a career as an elearning consultant where he has implemented large-scale training programs for Fortune 500 companies. Twitter | LinkedIn

27 Comments
  1. Thank you Justin for letting everyone know about the extensions.
    We’re constantly working on LearnDash and coming up with new features through our addons and services.

    We would appreciate if you drop your feedback regarding the extensions in the comments section here. You could also write us at helpdesk@wisdmlabs.com for any queries or support.

  2. Thomas

    Looks good!

    Do you know whether the front-end creation plugin also allows front-end editing of existing courses? And how does Course Author fit with the Instructor-role?

    Cheers
    Tom

    • Hi Thomas,

      Yes, the Front-End Course Creation plugin allows the course author to edit courses as well.

      We are working towards having both the extensions compatible with each other to allow the authors have full capabilities in the front-end as well as the back-end. We also have other features lined up to increase the capabilities of the author using the Front-End Course Creation plugin.

      We’ll keep you updated on this.

  3. Steve

    This is great news Justin! With Front-End Course Creator, why is Buddy Press required? Will this work on individual sites of a multi-site installation? I don’t want to set up a social network either for the multisite or the individual sites. Each site is its own individual entity. Would I be required to have Buddy Press Profiles for all my users – I don’t mind having them just for a few selected authors that would need to edit courses, but I’m not a big fan of those profiles and certainly don’t want all my users having them. Is there any way to see a demo or video of this plugin in action before purchasing. There are so few screenshots that I don’t have a good enough idea of the workflow and whether it will serve my needs.

    Thanks for continuing to make LearnDash such an amazing product.

    Steve

    • Hi Steve,

      Yes, you do need BuddyPress along with the Front-End Course Creation plugin. The reason we’ve built it with BuddyPress is to be able to maintain the course author profiles in the front-end.

      At present there is a User Guide present along with screenshots to help you understand the working of the plugin. We will soon have a live demo up for you to try and I’ll be sure to notify you once this happens.

  4. Peter Fallenius

    Great add-ons!

    Question…
    Is the WooCommerce integration all that is needed to use WooCommerce Memberships (from SkyVerge) to work with LearnDash?

    Also, how to work it with ActiveCampaign? (via Zapier…?)

    • This is a little off-topic for this post, but I think that the WooCommerce integration will enable us to use Memberships and Subscriptions. I will be testing that in the next week or so to see if it works.

      Cheers,
      Ellen

  5. Sounds interesting. It could be nice if the cloning tool permits also to export a full course to import it on another website. So we can work on our dev site.
    I tried an import/export using the WordPress Export/Import Tool and the result was a real mess 🙁

    cEd

      • I second this request. I just created a course and decided to put it in another site as well. Will have to repeat the whole process again, and it’s quite time consuming…

        Thanks!

  6. This is great news Justin! I’ve been hoping for a way to duplicate courses for my client, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

    Thanks for making this available to us Tarum! I look forward to giving your new add-ons a go.

  7. Steve

    Hi Tarun,

    Thanks for your reply. I have a multisite with several domains, each one is its own separate site. Can I use your plugin (and BuddyPress) for this. I can’t have one shared Buddypress for the whole multisite network. If I could do it separately for each sub-site then that would work for me.

  8. David

    The Course Clone Ad-On sounds GREAT! This way, I can now easily create child courses (mini courses) from parent courses. Thanks so much. Also very much looking forward to using the Front End tool as well.

  9. It would be nice if the clone could work for lessons independently of courses as well. Sometimes I need to clone a lesson to put it into a different course, but don’t need to clone the whole course. So being able to choose between cloning a whole course or simply a single lesson would be valuable to me.

    • I have been in contact with WISDM Labs support and they have been able to fix most of the issues I was having including a potenital security bug which allowed users with role ‘Course Author’ to edit other WP pages. I now look forward to the next plugin update so I can use it on my live site as well.

  10. Dale

    Is the Clone Course plugin still supported? I cannot find it in my course list as the instructions say. Latetes version of LD & CC installed.

  11. Joe

    Hi, Just installed the plugin. For whatever reason it is not cloning the lesson and topics. Any idea why this might be. I just purchased and installed the latest plugins from Learndash. Using the latest version of WP as well. I need to clone my courses 5 times and assign them to 5 different instructors. You help is appreciated.

  12. Hi,

    Can we use front end course creation addon to create courses using instructor addon from front? They both are compatable or not, because I want to restrict instructor from backend and want all capabilities of instructor plugin on frontend.

    Thanks

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