It has been two months since LearnDash first launched the premier WordPress LMS plugin. We want to thank all of you who have jumped on board with LearnDash – we sincerely appreciate your support.
You may recall, but no less than one month from our originally launch, we released version 1.1.0 based on feedback we received from our customers. Also with version 1.1.0, we released the LearnDash library – a growing list of FREE addons for LearnDash customers. Today, we are preparing for the next round of updates, and we think you’ll be very pleased with what’s ahead.
First, in the upcoming version you will notice some added visuals next to the lessons you create for the courses. Next to each lesson and quiz will appear a check box. When a lesson is “marked complete” this check box turns from gray to green to signify its completion. This gives your users the ability to instantly see where they are within the courses they are taking on your LMS.
In addition, we have added a nifty Course Status feature that changes depending on if the user has started to take a course. Here users will see either “Not Started”, “In Progress”, or “Completed”. The “Completed” status can only be obtained once the final quiz has been successfully passed.
Besides these cosmetics, we of course cleaned up some of the code, and increased the entire user experience by streamlining the lesson/quiz navigation. With a click of a button, users will now mark a lesson complete, increase the progress bar, and instantly be taken to the Next Lesson.
Improved Support Site and LearnDash Plus
With all these great changes, we decided that the support and documentation we offer also needs a face-lift. Around the same time as these updates, we will be launching the LearnDash support portal, to be full of scripts, videos, documentation, and tips for getting the most out of your WordPress LMS. In time, you can fully expect this to be the home of a customer only forum as well.
Last but certainly not least in the line of updates is LearnDash Plus. We are going through some beta testing at the moment but expect this bad-boy to be coming down the line as we enter into spring – by the way it’s not too late to sign-up for LearnDash Plus beta testing (if you are a current LearnDash customer, you are already on the potential tester list).
Commitment to Continuous Improvement
Our goal with LearnDash is to make it a product for the learners, as envisioned by our customers. We are dedicated to this product because we believe in it. If you have any questions or suggestions, we encourage you to contact us. It is going to be an exciting year for all of us.