LearnDash LMS – Achievements


LearnDash Achievements is perfect for those who want to award badges to their learners to recognize the progress and effort that they are putting into your courses, but without a lot of configuration.

After months of trial testing, we can confidently say that LearnDash Achievements is a lightweight, high-performance solution for your online course gamification needs.

Award badges and points for learner performance!

LearnDash LMS – Achievements

Adding gamification elements, even small ones, to your online courses improves the learner experience. With the LearnDash Achievements free add-on, you can add these elements in just a few clicks!

Award your learners when they do any of the following in a course:

  • User enrolls into a group
  • User enrolls into a course
  • User completes a course
  • User completes a lesson
  • User completes a topic
  • User passes a quiz
  • User fails a quiz
  • User completes a quiz
  • User uploads an assignment
  • User’s assignment is approved
  • User’s essay question has been graded.

When your learners successfully complete the trigger, their earned badge will display for them on screen.

True gamification extends beyond the course!

Giving your learners badges and points for completing course tasks is a great place to start, but a comprehensive gamification program extends beyond course material and to other activities that are completed.

With this in mind, we have also made it possible to award your learners for non-course activities, including:

  • User registration
  • User logs in
  • User adds a post
  • User adds a comment
  • User visits a post
  • User’s post gets visited

For example, you can have an article on your site that you encourage your learner’s to read. If they go to that page, then they receive points or a badge. Then you can give them more points if they leave a comment on the article itself!

This is a perfect way to take learning out of the course and into other areas of your site for an immersive learning experience!

Getting Started with LearnDash Achievements is easy!

An active license is required to access this new feature. Get yours today!

If you have a valid license for LearnDash, then you will see the free LearnDash Achievements add-on listed under LEARNDASH LMS > ADD-ONS.

In the top-right of the screen, click the “Check Updates” button.

Locate LearnDash Achieveemnts and click “Install” and then “Activate”.

Now, a new “Achievements” menu will appear under LEARNDASH LMS.

Creating your badge is simple!

  1. Give it a title (this title appears for learners)
  2. Add a message (tell them about the points and badge they earned)
  3. Select a Trigger
  4. Choose the Popup Settings (popup time, background color, text color, and RTL)
  5. Select (or upload) your desired image
  6. Click “Publish”

You’re all set!

Now, when a learner meets the criteria you specified, they will receive their Achievement! When they earn it, it will appear on the screen, like this:

Don’t forget to display the achievements!

What good is earning an award if you can’t show it off? 🙂

LearnDash Achievements comes with two display options (using Gutenberg blocks):

  • My Achievements – Use the My Achievements block to show a learner what they earned. This is a great compliment to the LearnDash Profile.
  • Leaderboard – Use the Leaderboard to display who has earned the most points.

For a complete overview of all the features, see the LearnDash Achievements documentation.

Course Grid 2.0 (Sneak Peek) ?

We understand that the way that you list your courses is incredibly important.

For years, the Course Grid add-on has been what you all have relied upon to display them. Well, we are happy to announce that Course Grid 2.0 development has begun, and it’s already looking pretty great!

Some features to look forward to:

  • Pre-Made Course Listing “Skins”
  • Color Pickers
  • Layout Selector
  • Info Display Options (i.e. price, progress, enrollment, etc.)
  • Dynamic Display (i.e. course and info visibility based on pre-set conditions)
  • Gutenberg Compatible

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