Entries by Ken Young

Configure Bulk Discounts

If you are using the Uncanny LearnDash Groups plugin with WooCommerce, you will see a Bulk Discount option under the Uncanny Groups menu.  Bulk discounts are optional and are applied when buyers of group licenses pass seat/license thresholds (including when seats and courses are added after purchase). These bulk discounts are automatically calculated and applied to Group License purchases at checkout.  All applicable prices and bulk discounts are also recalculated if Group Leaders add seats and courses to existing Group Licenses via the Group Management page. You can set up to three discount rules based on a minimum quantity of seats purchased. As an administrator in the back end, choose Uncanny Groups > Bulk Discount. Check Enable Bulk Discount. Set up the minimum quantity of seats and the discount you would like to be applied if that minimum quantity is reached, and click on Add discount line. You can remove previous discounts using the Remove last discount line button. Click Save Bulk Discount to save the changes.

Create Pre-configured LearnDash Group Licenses

When you have Uncanny LearnDash Groups and WooCommerce activated at the same time, you’ll notice two additional product types added to WooCommerce: LearnDash Group Course and LearnDash Group License. LearnDash Group License products can be created in two ways: By Users on the “buy courses” page.  Users can select courses on the “buy courses” page, which dynamically creates a custom LearnDash Group License product containing the courses they’ve selected.  Setting up this process is covered in Enable Users to Build a Custom Group License. By Administrators.  Users purchase LearnDash Group License products created by an administrator the same way they would purchase any other product from a WooCommerce store.  These “pre-configured” group licenses give users access to whatever courses the administrator includes in them.  This article covers the creation of these products. Creating a pre-configured LearnDash Group License Product (One-time payment) The following procedure details how to create LearnDash Group License products for sale for a one-time payment.  The advantage of one-time payment licenses is that group leaders can purchase additional seats to add to the license at a later date. Before you begin, ensure you have set up LearnDash Group Course products.  If not, do that first, then continue to step 2. From […]

Set up LearnDash Group Course Products

When you have Uncanny LearnDash Groups and WooCommerce activated at the same time, you’ll notice two additional product types added to WooCommerce: LearnDash Group Course and LearnDash Group License. Setting up LearnDash Group Course Products The first step to enabling group licenses to be created, bundled with courses and sold is to create the LearnDash Group Course products that you want to make available for addition to a group license.  LearnDash Group Course Products are typically never sold directly to users.  They are only used as component products when selling LearnDash Group License products.  If you want to sell courses to individual users, we would recommend you use the free LearnDash WooCommerce integration plugin (available from support.learndash.com). From the Admin Panel, choose Products > New Product. Enter a name and description. Under Product Data, select LearnDash Group Course as the product type. In the General tab, enter the product’s Regular (and Sale) price. In the Courses tab, select the LearnDash course associated with this product.  Click Publish to save the changes. Repeat the steps above to create other LearnDash Group Course products. All Group Course products that are created become available to be added or bundled with Group License products.  Group Course Products will be visible […]

Upgrade Existing LearnDash Groups

When you set up the LearnDash Uncanny Groups plugin, you will be given the option to upgrade on the settings page. When an administrator clicks on the Start Process button, all LearnDash groups created through the standard LearnDash groups interface (including all groups created before Uncanny LearnDash Groups was first installed) will be made available to their respective Group Leaders to manage on the front end.  This upgrade will also include establishing the number of seats for each group that is a calculation of Group Leader(s) plus the number of users already in the group. So, everyone in the group will be set as an enrolled user in the group and the available seats will be set to 0. What if you don’t upgrade groups?  Non-upgraded groups won’t be manageable in the front end.  They will, however, be available in the front-end reports.

Set Up User Enrollment

When Group Leaders begin managing their groups on the front end using the Groups Plugin, they will be able to assign redemption keys to users they invite to join a group (more about this in the Group Management Page article). Setting up the Registration page and other ways for users to redeem their shortcodes will be important so Group Leaders can direct users to the right place and you can set up email communication to send the appropriate links to users who have been invited with a redemption key. As shown in the table above, a user registration page can be set up for new users to register and redeem their keys the first time they use the site.  Using keys is optional and this page may not be needed; it’s only used when keys are distributed.  There is no variable for the registration page in email templates, so if you use it, make sure you add the page URL to your templates or link to this page from your site menu so all new users can find it. Registration With the Built-In Registration Form Uncanny LearnDash Groups includes a simple registration form for end users: [uo_groups_registration_form] User Registration Shortcode Attributes Terms […]

Set up Group Management Pages

When you activate Uncanny LearnDash Groups, three pages are automatically generated with custom shortcodes – the Group Management page, the Group Leader Report page, and the Group Leader Quiz report page. Each of these pages is automatically published to your site with a default slug (or WordPress permalink). The pages that are auto-created or that you create using the plugin shortcodes can be renamed, URLs can be changed, and you can add them to your site menu however you like (more below).  However, if customizing page URLs, please do not use /groups in the URL path. The LearnDash plugin uses /groups in URL paths and duplicating that may cause unpredictable behaviour. The table below outlines each page that is available with the plugin and their corresponding shortcodes, block names (if applicable) and default WordPress permalinks. Setting up the Group Management page The Group Management page is the core of the Uncanny LearnDash Groups plugin, and where Group Leaders will access group management and reporting features.  In version 2.0, we added a number of attributes to the [uo_groups] shortcode that enable you to control exactly which features to make available to your users.  Each attribute can have the value of show or hide.  The default value of […]

xAPI Quiz Report

Overview The xAPI Quiz Report captures individual quiz question responses from xAPI content.  It is part of the Tin Canny LearnDash Reporting plugin that we developed to support the use of eLearning authoring tools like Articulate Storyline and Rise, Adobe Captivate, and iSpring with LearnDash.  In this report, you will see the learning records resulting from users’ interactions this support xAPI content created with these tools. These records are stored in a Learning Record Store (LRS) entirely native to your WordPress site. All you need to do is publish your file using the xAPI standard, and use the Tin Canny Uploader to add it to a lesson or topic associated with a course. Important: Tin Canny only tracks and reports on the data you see in the xAPI Quiz Report columns. * See the full list of authoring tools supported by Tin Canny Report Filters Let’s take a look at the xAPI Quiz Report view.   The report view includes many filtering options* for you to narrow in on data you are interested to see. For example, you may want to view all the learning records related to a particular Storyline module. You may want to check all the activities that took place within a certain time period. Or you […]

Add Sample Lesson Labels in LearnDash

Version 1.2 of the Uncanny LearnDash Toolkit Pro has been released, and with it a new module: customizable labels for sample lessons.  If you’ve offered sample lessons for your closed courses, you’ll know that LearnDash’s differentiation between sample and non-sample lessons is quite subtle.  This module adds a visual “Sample” label, and the module settings let you customize the text, colors and size of the label. Visit the knowledge base for full details. We’ve also included a number of updates and fixes in this release, including better print styles for the learner transcript module and better support for long course names in the course dashboard. Head over to the downloads page to see the full changelog for version 1.2.