Last week we released the new LearnDash Notifications add-on and so far the reception has been quite positive.
The add-on makes it possible to send automatic emails via specific user activity based triggers. For example, when someone completes a quiz you can send a congratulatory message.
For a complete feature description have a read through the official announcement.
The notifications feature opens up quite a few possibilities for engaging with online course participants. Here are three unique ways you could use the LearnDash Notifications within your courses.
If you have some additional ideas then please do share them in the comments!
Pro-Active Course Feedback
Your learners finally make it through your online course and earn their certificate – they are done! Now is the perfect time to “tap them on the shoulder” and ask how they enjoyed the course. This will give you valuable insight into what learners enjoy about your course and what they think could be improved.
Using the LearnDash Notifications add-on you can send them a message that contains a link to a simple online survey. You can give them an incentive to increase the response rate, like a discount on their next purchase if they fill it out.
Helping Struggling Students
Not all students learn at the same pace and some can use a little extra help in understanding the course content. When someone fails a quiz, you can notify that student’s Group Leader so that they can follow-up with the student.
Taking it a step further, you can send a message to the student who did not pass the quiz providing them with some useful resources to help them better understand the content.
Reminding Learners to Re-Certify
If your courses are for some form of certification then the LearnDash Notifications can remind learners when it’s time to re-certify. When the time for re-certification is getting close an automatic email can be sent.
If you are selling courses then you can provide a special “early bird” discount code for them to use resulting in more sales.