LearnDash LMS any thoughts?

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Having struggled with more complex LMS I am looking forward to trying a new entry LearnDash http://www.learndash.com which is a WordPress plug in designed to turn it into an LMS.

 

The feature list looks pretty extensive: report running, Tin-Can API, lesson scheduling, quizzes, certificates, and importantly for me the ability to charge for the course with automated enrolment.

 

I hope to be testing this out to see if it plays nicely with Storyline. If anyone else is going to test this out too, perhaps they can post their views here so we can create some collective knowledge.

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Frank Natt

Mark Cairns said:

I'm looking forward to this WordPress plugin as well. Should be available Jan 28th. I sure hope it works with Storyline.


Hi Mark,

according to other posts that I've read and what I know about Storyline. You can publish a course that you create in Storyline to Tin Can API. LearnDash fully supports Tin Can API and your information and statistics will be captured and stored in the Learning Record Store or LRS in Tin Can API within the LearnDash LMS. If LearnDash is anywhere close to the hype, it will put other systems such as Moodle to shame. 

Justin Ferriman

Hi everyone-

Thank you for the interest in LearnDash.  My name is Justin Ferriman, and I’m the founder of the product/service.  There were some questions/comments in regards to tin-can api (as it relates to LearnDash) thatI thought I would expand upon.

We are rolling out tin-can in phases.  Phase I was allowing for an integrated learning record store (LRS) to capture tin-can statements.  The kind folks at SaltBox have assisted us with this and the integrated platform is their WaxLRS (the wax LRS is awesome,no joke).

Phase II is where things get exciting – and we are actually in the process of doing right now.  In Phase II we will be enabling the plugin to organically generate tin-canstatements and send them to the LRS.  Soas users move around and interact on the site, these actions are recorded and documented.

Phase III we will be expanding on phase II.  It hasn’t quite been defined yet.

Hope that provides some insight to everything. 

-Justin

Oliver Green

Hey guys,

We are testing Learndash + Articulate at the same time! We're running Learndash on top of the Genesis Framework and struggling to get this set up. Are there any more detailed instructions/ guidelines that you can point us to? We have published a test course with TinCanAPI, but are struggling to add the course in Learn Dash. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

Oliver.

Justin Ferriman

Oliver Green said:

Hey guys,

We are testing Learndash + Articulate at the same time! We're running Learndash on top of the Genesis Framework and struggling to get this set up. Are there any more detailed instructions/ guidelines that you can point us to? We have published a test course with TinCanAPI, but are struggling to add the course in Learn Dash. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

Oliver.


Hi Oliver-

Happy to help, send us a note via the contact page on LearnDash!

-Justin

Oliver Green

Justin Ferriman said:

Oliver Green said:

Hey guys,

We are testing Learndash + Articulate at the same time! We're running Learndash on top of the Genesis Framework and struggling to get this set up. Are there any more detailed instructions/ guidelines that you can point us to? We have published a test course with TinCanAPI, but are struggling to add the course in Learn Dash. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

Oliver.


Hi Oliver-

Happy to help, send us a note via the contact page on LearnDash!

-Justin


Thanks for the super speedy reply! I've asked my colleague to get in touch - he's our WP lead so is in a better position than me to provide al the details. 

thanks,

Oliver.

Drew .

I have done some testing with LearnDash/Storyline/waxLRS and it all shows good promise, however the TinCan statements are not very meaningful. As I understand it this is because Storyline is using the 0.9 version of the TinCan specification. 

Does anyone know if and when we might expect an upgrade to Storyline that will use the 0.95 or 1.0 specification?

Drew

Dave Newgass

I am taking a look at Learn Dash and one thing I can tell you is that if you have questions about it, Justin will roll up his sleeves and get stuck in with you.  We had a great 30 minute phone call where he answered all of my questions and make gave me some great direction!

If anybody has any experience with Learn Dash and Studio or Storyline, please take a moment to post it here!

Cheers,

Dave

Ali Shahrazad

Hello everybody, 

We have a temporary fix for so that Storyline can work with Wax LRS and other LMS tools/plugins like LearnDash and Grassblade! You can use this free Storyline converter: http://converter.saltbox.com so that Storyline xAPI (Tin Can) v0.9 packages will now include activity names (no more urn:dummy links in Wax LRS). A few easy steps...

1 - Publish your xAPI Storyline course to a zip file.

2 - Upload your course package (zip file) to the website above.

3 - Wait for an email with a link to the new course. Download it.

4 - Upload your new course package to Grassblade/LearnDash.

This way, the reports in Wax LRS look much better and your Storyline courses now have names (no more urn:dummy links). Please email support@saltbox.com if you have any issues or questions. 

Thank you,

Ali

el rooc

Watched progress and improvement and used LearnDashfor some months now, no complaints here.

It works, and works well and is supported well and updated/upgraded regularly with no issues. IMHO.

I use it now in preference to Moodle, as its not as bulky, most small businesses (my clients) are not looking to start a company university. Train and track online in a slick way that encourages staff to return for more.

LearnDash delivers.