Today we are excited to release two new features that are the direct result of the requests we have received from all of you using LearnDash to deliver your elearning.
As always, we would like to thank you for your creative ideas and overall enthusiasm for the growth of this software. The direction of LearnDash would not be possible without your input, so thank you!
And now onto the updates!
Dynamic Course Navigation
With this update you will notice a new Course Navigation widget. When installed on your site’s sidebar, it will dynamically display the lesson and topic progression for the course that is being viewed – as shown here:
As your users take the course content, the widget will update to reflect their course progression. They can also use the widget to quickly jump to any lesson or topic within the course, as well as return to the course page.
The Course Navigation details will update to reflect the course that is being viewed, and will automatically hide whenever viewing another page.
To implement this new functionality, all you need to do is to go APPEARANCE > WIDGETS and activate the widget for your sidebar.
User Profiles… With Style!
In January of this year we gave the Course Content display an overhaul, incorporating best practices in both instructional and visual design. We have extended this new layout to the User Profiles:
(click here or the image for a larger view)
To use this new profile design, all you have to do is insert the following shortcode onto any WordPress page or post:
Besides the new visual component, the profile also includes:
- General profile information pulled from the WordPress profile page
- Course transcript details, including overall progress and quiz scores
- Reprinting of certificates functionality
- Easy navigation to all registered courses
- Responsive design so it can be viewed on mobile devices
With the new profile, your users will immediately know which courses they are enrolled and their current status. They can easily get to the course content, view past quiz results, and reprint their certificates – it is their “home base” for all things course related on your site!
Since this profile is generated via a shortcode, you can add whatever you like to this page!
Again, we want to extend our gratitude for your enhancement recommendations. We will continue to include relevant functionality based on the feedback you submit.
We are excited about some of the upcoming improvements to LearnDash, including new ideas around the back-end user interface and quizzes. As always, if you have any questions, or would like to submit some ideas – hop on over to the support site.
Until next time!