Today we are really excited to let you know about the latest add-on, the LearnDash Gradebook!
This is a prefect tool if you are using LearnDash in a traditional classroom setting or wish to have a blended learning program.
With the Gradebook add-on you can mange your students grades and track their online progress all from a centralized location – no more jumping between tools!
Not only is this gradebook deeply integrated with core LearnDash features, it boasts some pretty impressive settings of its own that will give you a great deal of flexibility in how you manage and report on student performance.
This new add-on was created by Real Big Plugins and is available for purchase from their site.
Front-End Report Card – Privately share learner grades with the front-end report card feature. They simply log-in and can see how they are performing. An example of this is shown above.
Automatically Synced with LearnDash – The gradebook will automatically pull in grades from your LearnDash based quizzes and assignments.
Manual Grade Entry – Administer grades for non-LearnDash items, such as classroom participation, projects, or reading assignments. If it needs a grade it can be added to the gradebook!
Weighted Grades – Need a grade to be weighted? No problem! Just select the option and you are all set.
Custom Grading Scale – Configure a custom grading scale to match your needs (i.e. what constitutes an “A” versus an “A-” or a “B+”), or choose to not use letter grades at all!
How It Works
After you install and activate the Gradebook add-on you will see a “Gradebook” menu item under LEARNDASH LMS.
As soon as the add-on is active you will also be presented with an optional guide that explains the various settings. Given the number of settings we recommend going through the tutorial first.
After you have gone through the walk-through you can begin configuring some of the settings for your own classroom.
For example, you can set-up your grading scale:
As you can see in the image above you can add or remove any of these as you see fit so that it matches what you need for your own classroom.
Another nice option is to configure the various color settings that display for each grade. For example:
Again, you can add or remove an unlimited number of grade styles so that they match your grading scale perfectly!
After you have configured all of your settings the gradebook will be ready to start tracking and reporting. As a reminder, it will automatically pull in a learner’s performance on quizzes and assignments. You can also add graded items that aren’t directly related to LearnDash such as participation grades.
At any point you can see an overview of how students are preforming from the Gradebook’s primary admin screen:
You can give students the option to track their grades as well using the front-end report card feature. Implementing this is simple. All you need to do is add the following shortcode onto the page:
Couple this with the LearnDash front-end profile and your learner can have a comprehensive view of their online course progress and performance.
If you have a need for a robust classroom based learning management system, the LearnDash Gradebook is a must!
Where To Download
This is a premium add-on created by Real Big Plugins and is available for purchase here.
If you have any questions or comments related to this add-on, do not hesitate to leave them below.
Until next time!