About LearnDash

LearnDash is a cloud-based WordPress plugin and learning management system (LMS) for businesses, universities, training organizations, and other enterprises. The platform offers tools for turning WordPress sites into learning management systems, creating custom courses, and selling them online. Users can create courses, quizzes, assessments, and other training content and deliver it to learners via a WordPress site.

With LearnDash, businesses can create custom learning courses for their WordPress site using the drag and drop course builder. The platform supports various question types including single answer, multiple choice, free text, essay, fill-in-the-blank, and more and course authors can set up rules-based triggers to display custom messages or questions to learners based on their answers. Users can reward learners with course points, certificates, and more in order to gamify learning and encourage participation.

Businesses are also able to monetize on courses by selling them online to other teachers or learning institutions. Users can set prices for their courses and accept online payments. LearnDash also facilitates subscription payments, memberships, course bundles, shopping carts, and more.

The Tin Can API allows users to connect the LearnDash plugin with any third party platforms. It also offers native integrations with existing solutions such as Stripe, Gravity Forms, and WooCommerce.

Pricing starting from:

US$329.00/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of LearnDash

  • LearnDash allows professional trainers to create and sell online courses at different price models and facilitate automated content delivery based on learners' predefined schedules.

  • Higher education institutions can improve learning engagement among students by providing certificates, badges and points on course completion.

  • LearnDash's administrative dashboard allows administrators to manage assignments, user profiles, grouping, enrollments, and reporting on a unified interface.

  • LearnDash supports integration with various eLearning technologies such as multisite installations, WordPress themes, multimedia support, and more.

  • Through its integration with various payment gateways including PayPal, Stripe and 2Checkout, LearnDash allows trainers to monetize and sell content at various subscription levels.
  • Typical Customers

    • Freelancers
    • Small Businesses (2-50)
    • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
    • Large enterprises (500 and more)

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    Markets

    United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    US$329.00/one-time

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of LearnDash: 41

    • API
    • Academic/Education
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Assessment Management
    • Assignment Management
    • Asynchronous Learning
    • Blended Learning
    • Built-in Course Authoring
    • Certification & Licensing
    • Certification Management
    • Content Library
    • Content Management
    • Corporate/Business
    • Course Authoring
    • Course Management
    • Course Publishing
    • Course Tracking
    • Customisable Branding
    • Customisable Questions
    • Enrollments/Onboarding
    • For Schools
    • Forum/Discussion Board
    • Gamification
    • Gradebook
    • Learner Portal
    • Learning Management
    • Learning Paths/Tracks
    • Media Import
    • Mobile Learning
    • Progress Tracking
    • SCORM Compliance
    • Self-Learning
    • Social Learning
    • Storyboarding
    • Synchronous Learning
    • Tests/Assessments
    • Training Administration
    • Training Management
    • User Management
    • eCommerce Management
    • eLearning Companies

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5
    (250)
    Value for Money
    4.6/5
    Features
    4.4/5
    Ease of Use
    4.3/5
    Customer Support
    4.7/5

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    USMAN ZAFAR
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Best LMS plugin for online courses website/platform

    Reviewed on 8/10/2021

    Pros

    LearnDash is the best LMS plugin for WordPress. We are using this plugin since 2018 and it's a top tier LMS plugin to build an online courses website. One can easily intergrate learndash LMS plugin and offer online courses or trainings. There's also an opportunity to offer paid courses and collect payments using PayPal, stripe etc. LearnDash plugin has a lot of built-in features
    1. Drag and drop course builder
    2. Advanced quizzes
    3. Dynamic content delivery
    4. Flexible prerequisites
    5. Automated notifications
    6. Badges and certificates
    7. Discussion forums
    8. Course points
    9. Leaderboard
    10. Assignments
    We are using for our college and during corona it's best deal that we are using learndash plugin. There are nearly 20 courses on our site, lot of advanced quizzes (5 types pf quizzes offered by learndash plugin), classwise leaderboards in which we can show leaderboards easily on any page using shortcodes. We are also offering badges and certificates on course completion and the best thing is certificate builder is a builtin functionality in learndash plugin, you can easily collect assignments and mark easily by advanced features. LearnDash LMS is also a best tool to offer trainings for your staff, teachers and team members. One can easily earn by teaching skills and by selling courses on the website. Our college is also offering services for others and we are building course websites for other schools and colleges and the good thing is they are very happy with learndash LMS.

    Cons

    Learndash LMS is the best WordPress plugin and we are not facing any problem yet. Only the thing is the plugin price is a little high. I suggest learndash to announce special packages for the students and teachers as it's not easy for students and teachers to manage such amount. I believe in front of learndash features current price is nothing but I still suggest learndash officials to announce special packages for students and teachers. We are a lot happy with it and not facing any problem yet. It's fast and secure. Thanks learndash team.

    Kike
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    • Industry: E-Learning
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Very cheap to be true

    Reviewed on 29/1/2020

    For the price, I am very satisfied, as I said, it shows that they have thought the tool very well.

    For the price, I am very satisfied, as I said, it shows that they have thought the tool very well.

    Pros

    I bought 2 another WordPress LMS but ur system it's pretty all the e-learn community need . It have the taste of many time inverted very well to have a very impressive LMS.

    Cons

    Specially for my project: i need to have freedom to organize the quizes like topics, buy it have some restriction and put it the bottom.

    Chi
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    • Industry: E-Learning
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Great customer support, product needs some improvement

    Reviewed on 3/11/2020

    I am an open online Chinese course provider. I used to develop an entire course using our own...

    I am an open online Chinese course provider. I used to develop an entire course using our own software, based on Moodle. It worked quite well, but I thought using a plug-in might be the smart move since I want to also optimize the quizzes and courses for SEO purposes. This turned out to be not so easy, in fact, it might make the URL structure much more chaotic than it is if you simply use a "normal" SEO strategy separating the blog content and the free course content.

    Almost all my customer support requests lead to the conclusion that I will need to hire a programmer to solve the issue.

    I definitely see more flexibility with moodle, if you have the knowledge to set up a server and run the moodle there.
    If you are someone who is just starting up alone, or with very little technical understanding, LearnDash would definitely be the right choice. but I think if you grow bigger, you will probably need something that can fulfill more purposes.

    Pros

    What I love is the customer support. I have encountered some issues and have always had a great experience with customer support. Especially one employee [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] went a long way to make sure my problem was solved. Though the problem stayed as a default setup, she truly made it easy to keep using the solution. The customer support overall is amazing. For anyone who has a standard e-learning idea, I think LearnDash is the product to go for BECAUSE of the customer support.

    Cons

    I understand that e-learning products are all quite troublesome due to database issues - it is indeed a sophisticated industry. However, I still have to say LearnDash is not very intuitive to use, especially when you have a concrete idea of how to set up your course. It has an overall extremely complicated URL structure, which makes SEO hard to achieve. And there is no option to make it shorter. Each course creates a line of subcategories, followed by lessons with the same subcategories. And then when you finally reach the quizzes, you simply have a long URL and you have no other way to change that.
    This is only one of the smaller things that you can't change. Also, it's not possible to insert a page to describe something, followed by a question within a quiz.

    Alternatives Considered

    Moodle LMS

    Reasons for Switching to LearnDash

    Because I thought it would be easier to use LearnDash, since it's not free. The customer support is great though, so that's definitely a plus. But the product itself still has room for improvement, in my opinion.
    Amira
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    • Industry: E-Learning
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    LearnDash is an obligation in E-learning

    Reviewed on 22/11/2022

    My experience with LearnDash is one of a kind. As a tutor, this software has been of great help to...

    My experience with LearnDash is one of a kind. As a tutor, this software has been of great help to me. It lets me control how I want my course to look, share my lessons with multiple classes, integrate with almost all systems, and make the learning process fun. Although LearnDash needs development in some areas, it is still the best software I used throughout my teaching journey. Nowadays, such softwares are very necessary in E-learning field; for that, I highly recommend LearnDash.

    Pros

    * LearnDash allows me to style my course the way I want it. * It integrates well with WordPress. * It provides the opportunity to sell courses online. * There are great sharing options. * LearnDash is easy to install and use

    Cons

    * The need for installing some plugins is a bit annoying. * Customization is a bit hard in some areas.* The need for add-ons to better the software functionality.

    Alain
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    • Industry: E-Learning
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Great piece of software

    Reviewed on 2/3/2021

    Pros

    Easy to use and configure. Support has been great, they try to understand and help.

    Cons

    Certificate editing, simply awful. I found my way around and make it work, but for sure it can be better.

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    LearnDash FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for LearnDash.

    LearnDash offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$329.00/one-time
    • Free Trial: Not Available

    LearnDash is available across 3 pricing tiers; Basic, Plus, and Pro. Pricing plans - billed annually - are outlined below: Basic: $199 - includes 1 site license Plus Package: $229 - includes up to 10 site licenses and access to ProPanel Pro Package: $369 - includes up to 25 site licenses and access to ProPanel

    LearnDash has the following typical customers:

    2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500

    LearnDash supports the following languages:

    English

    LearnDash supports the following devices:

    LearnDash integrates with the following applications:

    2Checkout, ConvertKit, Gravity Forms, Mailchimp, Slack, Stripe, WooCommerce, WordPress, Zapier

    LearnDash offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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