How To Use Slack With LearnDash

No matter what your line of work, communication is essential. It’s why we rely so much on tools like email and messenger apps.

One such app to rise to prominence recently in this area is Slack.

In a sentence, Slack is a free messaging app for teams and companies and its popularity is growing at a staggering pace. In fact, we use Slack at LearnDash for our own team collaboration (messaging, file sharing, and activity tracking).

The really cool thing about Slack is that you can connect it to other applications quite easily – and that includes LearnDash!

Why use Slack & LearnDash Together?


By simply setting up a ‘channel’ (or multiple channels) in Slack, you can consolidate information on your learners’ activities so that you are always in the know as to what is happening.

  • Need to have a list detailing who hasn’t logged in recently to take a course? No problem!
  • Want to see who has been failing quizzes? Done!
  • Interested in viewing all earned certificates? Easy!

Your LearnDash courses can communicate exactly what is happening and in real time. This kind of information is golden!

Connecting Slack & LearnDash

You might think that this kind of powerful integration would be challenging to configure. Well, I’m happy to say that you would be wrong 🙂 .

The folks at Real Big Plugins have created a dead-simple way to connect LearnDash to Slack. It’s really as simple as installing, activating, and configuring a few settings.

Once up and running, you can begin creating notifications for things like:

  • Course enrollment
  • Course completion
  • Lesson completion
  • Lesson availability (drip-feeding)
  • Topic completion
  • Quiz completion (passing & failure)
  • Assignment uploaded
  • Assignment approval
  • Learner inactivity
  • Course expiration
  • Essay question is graded

Ready to Get Started?

Want to enable this for your own LearnDash courses? Grab your copy of the LearnDash-Slack integration from the Real Big Plugins website.


Justin Ferriman is the co-founder and CEO of LearnDash, the WordPress LMS trusted by Fortune 500 companies, major universities, training organizations, and entrepreneurs worldwide for creating (and selling) their online courses. Twitter | LinkedIn

5 Responses

  1. This would be awesome if you could separate the information for specific learn dash groups. With notifications for members of each group going direct to the group leader

    1. I know this is old as heck but is the question posed above possible? Only getting my head around this type of functionality now…

  2. Hey Justin, team,

    Isn’t this the same set of triggers you baked into Notifications? (I know that doesn’t involve slack, but just checking on the trigger notification aspect)

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