Today we are extremely excited to announce our latest update to LearnDash. Since our launch, the LearnDash community has been absolutely fantastic when it comes to suggestions for features. This update is 100% due to the feedback you all have given us in the support forums and help desk.
Thank you so much for your continued dedication. As always, you can (and should) expect us to release updates on a regular basis based on this feedback.
On to the updates!
TRUE Drip-Feeding of Lessons!
Now when you build out your courses in LearnDash, you have the option to sequentially deliver the lessons to your users on a pre-set schedule. This is true drip-feeding, and adding it is extremely simple:
- Create a course
- Add lessons
- Determine when you want the lessons to become available
For example, I set-up a course with three lessons – the first two lessons available right away, and the third lesson is set to become available one day after course enrollment/purchase. LearnDash auto-configures the delivery date and displays it by the lesson, ensuring that the lesson content cannot be viewed until the scheduled date.
Until this point, the industry has relied upon membership plugins to sequentially deliver (drip) lesson content. Membership plugins are great, but relying upon them for drip-feeding comes with a fundamental flaw: You cannot hold more than one membership level at a time! This means that if you assign one membership level per course (and drip-feed each lesson accordingly), then your user cannot have another membership level for a separate course while maintaining access to the first membership level.
With the LearnDash Drip-Feed feature, your users can have access to an unlimited number of courses, and each course can drip-feed lessons on a separate, unrelated schedule.
Naturally, you are not required to drip-feed lessons. If you want, you can make all the content available at once to allow a user to progress through the course at their own pace. Either way, we think you’ll love the flexibility of this feature.
Simplified Course Enrollment
Based on your feedback, we have went ahead and simplified the manual course enrollment for the Administrator. Enrolling a user into a course can now be done from the User menu in your WordPress Dashboard. Simply click on the user’s name, select the course you want to add them to (or remove them from), and click UPDATE. Done deal – all is good to go 🙂 … Oh, and if your lessons are drip-fed, then the drip-feeding schedule will begin right after enrollment. Simple, right?
Partner with Experience
Here at LearnDash, we are happy to bring our Fortune 500 consulting experience to your learning management systems. Elearning is what we do – we live for this industry. With your help, we continue to refine the LearnDash plugin. We owe you all a huge “thank-you” for the dedication you have to our product. We promise to always stand by you, our customers, as we continue to refine our offering.
Until next time!