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Group Administration

When a user has been designated as a Group Leader, they gain access to LearnDash Group Administration capabilities. This gives the Group Leader the ability to run reports and communicate with the users in their group(s).

Accessing Group Administration

Group Leaders access Group Administration capabilities when they log into their account. Upon logging in, Group Leaders will see a LearnDash LMS menu with the following sub-menus available:

  • Assignments
  • Submitted Essays
  • Group Administration

Please see the User Groups documentation for information on how to make a user a Group Leader.

These menus are only available to Group Leaders when they sign in to the WordPress Dashboard.


When any user who is a member of a Group Leader’s group(s) submits an assignment, it is listed under the Assignments menu for review and approval (if necessary).

Manage Assignments documentation »

Submitted Essays

Just like assignments, when any user who is a member of the Group Leader’s group(s) completes an essay question in a quiz, it is listed under the Submitted Essays menu for review and approval (if necessary).

Manage Essays documentation »

Group Administration

The Group Administration menu is where a Group Leader has the ability to:

  • View group users
  • Email group users
  • Export group data

View Group Users

By clicking on List Users from the Group Administration menu, Group Leaders can view details for anyone that they manage. This page includes the following fields:

  • Username
  • Name
  • Email
  • Actions (Report)

The Report link takes Group Leaders to another page where they can view the total group points of the selected user and optionally award extra course points.

Email Group Users

Group Leaders have the ability to email everyone in a group that they manage. To do this:

  2. Click on List Users
  3. Click the Email Group button above the table of users
  4. Enter an Email Subject
  5. Compose an Email Message
  6. Click Send

Export Group Data

There are two reports that can be exported to .csv format by navigating to LEARNDASH LMS > GROUP ADMINISTRATION

  • Course Data (by clicking the Export Progress link) displays all user’s course progress, what lesson they are currently on, and if the course has been marked complete
  • Quiz Data (by clicking the Export Results link) displays all user’s quiz scores, when the quiz was taken, and if the quiz was successfully passed


Is it possible to give Group Leaders more capabilities?
Yes. You can extend the capabilities and permissions of the Group Leader user role by using a plugin like User Role Editor.

Why aren’t emails sent to the group being delivered?
By default, emails sent using the Group Email feature are sent by your web host. While sending email is possible in this manner, it might not be ideal for your situation. See these instructions for other email delivering options.

Can Group Administration be on the front-end of my website instead of in the WordPress admin area?
No. This is not currently an option.

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