Today marks the final major update to LearnDash for the 2014 calendar year, and we hope that you are just as excited as we are about the possibilities that this new feature gives you for your courses.
As always, thank you all so much for your continued support of LearnDash.
Your ideas, suggestions, and kind words motivate us every single day to bring you the best WordPress LMS possible. Thank you!
Without further ado, onto the update!
Drip Lessons by Date
Quite some time ago we made it possible for you to sequentially drip-feed (schedule) your lesson content.
As a quick reminder, the scheduling mechanism in LearnDash allowed you to specify the number of days after course enrollment that the content should become visible.
For example, you could set Lesson 1 to be visible immediately, Lesson 2 to unlock two days later, and so on.
We were proud to be the first in the WordPress LMS industry to offer this feature as it allowed you to get creative with how you offered your courses, it helped to protect your content, and to limit the possibility of immediate refund requests.
Today this feature is growing up!
In addition to scheduling your content to become available “X” days after enrollment, you can also choose a specific date!
How To Schedule by Date
Setting your lesson content to appear by a certain date is pretty straight-forward, all you have to do is:
- Add a new Lesson
- Give the Lesson a title and add content
- At the bottom of the lesson, use the date selector field to select a date the content should become available.
That’s it! Your lesson will not be accessible until the specified date.
This is fantastic if you are offering one-off training events, limitied-time promotions, or perhaps an online course for your classroom.
How to Get This New Feature
This feature is now available in version 2.0.6 of LearnDash. Update to the latest version to receive access to this feature.
Wow, 2014 has flown by!
We spent much of this year evolving LearnDash based on feedback we received as well as learning industry best-practices. We can say quite confidently that your suggestions have helped to make LearnDash the go-to learning management system across a large variety of industries!
Looking to the future, we have some major plans (some of which are currently going through testing). Not only will next year bring new features, but also entire new directions for LearnDash as we continue our ultimate goal of creating the most flexible learning management available.
We hope that you stay safe over the holidays and get an opportunity to relax, because we will be going full-speed in 2015!
Until next time!