[UPDATE: March 13, 2019]
For Gamification we now recommend that you use BadgeOS, GamiPress, or MyCred with LearnDash.
Here at LearnDash, we pride ourselves on listening to our customers. Each update we push out incorporates the feedback we receive on the support site and through phone conversations. We understand that learning is dynamic, and therefore so should our learning tools.
Which brings me to our latest update…
One of the emerging trends within elearning is the use of some form of gamification. There are many ways to implement this, but one of the quickest (and most effective strategies) is to add points and badges. We want our customers to have access to the latest strategies, so starting today, you can now award badges (or points) to your users based on their interaction with LearnDash courses, lessons, and quizzes!
From the admin panel, simply specify which LearnDash elements you want to award points to your LMS users. Instantly, your users can earn points for:
- Passing a quiz
- Failing a quiz
- User gets perfect score on quiz
- User completes a lesson
- User completes a course
In addition, you can even allow your users to rack-up some points by:
- Adding posts
- Adding comments
- Registering for your LMS
- Visiting posts
Integrating points into your LMS provides an additional incentive for your users to progress through your courses and lessons. You can even add a leaderboard on your LMS showing the top point-getters by using the leaderboard widget. But this new extension provides more than just points – you can also award badges.
Create custom badges for your users to earn as they progress through your elearning content. Creating an achievements page takes a matter of seconds, and once created your users can see what badges are available and which ones they have earned – providing a natural incentive.
We want you to get the most out of LearnDash, so that’s why our extensions are always free. We are dedicated to making LearnDash the premier WordPress LMS plugin on the market. We will continue to listen to you, keep our ear to the ground on latest industry trends, and push out enhancements on a regular basis.
So head over to the support site and download this latest extension. As always, thank you again for all of your feedback – LearnDash is what it is because of you!