The biggest promise we make to our customers is that we will continue to build-out the LearnDash offering based on user feedback and industry best-practices. One best-practice to emerge in recent years is the concept of gamification (points, badges, awards for completing certain tasks).
Quite honestly, gamification is not just a “bonus” feature when it comes to elearning, it’s an expectation. We know you expect your LMS platform to perform these tasks out-of-the-box.
As such, we are excited to bring this feature to you 100% FREE of charge!
Issue Badges with the LearnDash Add-On
With the “LearnDash Add-on” members of your site can earn BadgeOS achievements and badges from course, lesson and quiz activity in the LearnDash. You set the rules or steps required, and learners automatically earn badges when conditions are met.
The free add-on creates a seamless bridge between LearnDash and BadgeOS. When activated, BadgeOS admins will see a new “LearnDash Activity” menu in their “Required Steps” manager when editing or creating any achievement or badge.
Turn LearnDash Lessons, Courses and Quizzes into Required Steps in order to earn Badges
Leverage the power of BadgeOS to issue badges and record achievements for activities including:
- Complete a specific Course
- Complete any Course
- Complete a course from a specific Tag
- Pass a specific Quiz
- Pass any Quiz
- Achieve a minimum percent grade on a specific Quiz
- Achieve a minimum percent grade on any Quiz
- Fail a Quiz (i.e. useful for rewarding the passing of a previously failed quiz)
- Complete a specific Lesson
- Complete any Lesson
Defining Achievements Could Not Be Easier
When activated, BadgeOS admins will see a new “LearnDash Activity” menu in the “Required Steps” manager.
Easily define achievements that rely on BadgeOS, WordPress, and LearnDash actions, crafting just the right combination of steps to earn a badge or mark an achievement.
With LearnDash enabled on your site, badges are not only awarded by activities such as making submissions, earning points, completing required achievements, and making site and community contributions, but also by completing LearnDash courses, lessons, courses and quizzes. Define the achievements, organize the badge requirements any way you like, and choose from and combine a range of BadgeOS and LearnDash activity options to determine whether each task or requirement has been achieved.
Storing and Sharing Lifelong Credentials that Matter
This is huge.
Digital badges earned using the BadgeOS LearnDash Add-on can seamlessly be sent to Credly where learners store and manage lifelong achievements, and share badges on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, their own blog and other sites — helping to market your courses and programs.
Earned badges are Mozilla Open Badge compatible and sharable via built-in Credly support. Credly is the free web service for displaying, storing and managing lifelong credentials and badges.
While this is certainly not a requirement for your LMS, it is becoming industry best-practice to have a means for your users to “save” their earned achievements in some capacity. Credly gives your users this ability!
Note: The LearnDash plugin and the LearnDash Add-on for BadgeOS. Version 1.2 or higher of the free BadgeOS plugin is required.
For more information about BadgeOS, head on over to their website.
For more information about Credly (you really need to check this out!) head on over to the Credly site.
Onward and Upward!
Here at LearnDash, we are committed to you – our customers. Thank you for your faith and dedication in the LearnDash team, as well as sharing your ideas.
We also want to personally thank the team behind BadgeOS, a truly stunning WordPress plugin.
Thanks again, we look forward to bringing more value to your WordPress LMS experience!