Entries by Ryan

Uncanny LearnDash Groups 3.0

It’s time for another 3.0 plugin release! We’ve had some big 3.0 releases over the last few weeks, but today’s Uncanny LearnDash Groups 3.0 update is really in a class of its own with new features. If you use LearnDash Groups, you should be very excited. One thing that really set our Groups plugin apart was the flexible ecommerce offerings it made possible. You could create and sell course bundles to organizations, let people pick and choose their own courses to create groups, even set up all of that with subscription support. But it never offered a way for learners to add themselves to groups with a purchase. Well, now it does. Learners can buy a WooCommerce product that adds them to a LearnDash Group automatically. Just create a product, map it to a LearnDash Group, and anyone that buys it gets added to the group. No codes, no changing the user to a Group Leader, the learner just gets instantly added to the group. And did we mention full support for subscriptions with the WooCommerce Subscriptions plugin? That’s right, set up a subscription product, map it to a group, and the user gets access to the group but only for as long as they […]

Uncanny LearnDash Codes 3.0

Following up on our recent Uncanny LearnDash Toolkit, Pro and Continuing Education Credits 3.0 releases, today we’re excited to announce the 3.0 version of our popular Codes plugin for LearnDash! The Uncanny LearnDash Enrollment Codes plugin makes it easy to add learners to LearnDash courses and groups using codes you can generate on your website. It’s often used to sell access to LearnDash courses and groups from another website (such as from Shopify), completely offline (a popular use is bundling codes in book sales or posting codes at trade shows), or even shared in newsletters. It opens up a world of opportunities for getting people onto your WordPress site and into LearnDash courses. In the 3.0 release we’re adding some frequently requested features that make it even easier to manage large sets of codes. A recent client project that required generating and managing over one million codes inspired us to add powerful code search capabilities and a way to expire coupon codes by date and time—automatically. As with all of our 3.0 releases, the new Codes update also includes some Gutenberg blocks as well as the new Uncanny 3.0 architecture. This includes easier access to support resources and our help desk. For […]

Continuing Education Credits 3.0

As part of our series of 3.0 releases for our LearnDash plugins, today marks the release of the 3.0 update for Uncanny Continuing Education Credits. While Pro, Tin Canny and Groups tend to get all the attention, the Continuing Education Credits plugin is one that has been invaluable for some of our own projects, especially for the permanent record it creates of LearnDash course completions. With the latest changes, we’re confident it will be an even bigger asset to sites offering continuing education credits and compliance training. Here’s some of what’s changing in the 3.0 release: New Report Designs: We’ve completely redesigned both admin and front end reports so that everything is modern, responsive, and more intuitive. New Report Filters: Filter admin reports by date range, user or group. It’s even easier to get to the specific data you need. Gutenberg Block Support: We’re adding eight new Gutenberg blocks for shortcodes and reports to make it easier to incorporate credit reporting into the front end of your LearnDash site. Uncanny 3.0 Plugin Architecture: Now it’s even easier to get support right from your WordPress site and the control panel is aligned with our other plugins. The 3.0 release also includes a number […]

Annual Compliance Programs with WordPress

It seems like a simple scenario: Staff need to complete the same courses every year and those completions need to be tracked. Yet, if you deliver your elearning programs with WordPress, you probably know how difficult this is to achieve. Here’s where things with a WordPress-based LMS start to break down: WordPress LMS plugins don’t track historical completions. Once a learner completes the course once, that’s it. They can’t trigger a second completion. If you reset course progress, it resets everything. That’s probably why plugins make it difficult or impossible to reset progress. With the help of some addon plugins, however, it is absolutely possible to use WordPress as a platform to deliver annual compliance training. This article outlines how you can do it with the popular LearnDash LMS plugin for WordPress. Create a Permanent Record of Course Completions This is really the most important step. If you can’t track historical completions, you can’t offer annual compliance programs. Fortunately, one of our commercial LearnDash plugins makes this easy. The Uncanny Continuing Education Credits plugin automatically creates a permanent record of completions as users finish courses. Don’t let the name fool you; the plugin does far more than award credits for completing courses. And, […]

Tin Canny Meets Gutenberg

Happy WordPress 5.0 Release Day! Are you ready for Gutenberg? Or, more importantly, are your plugins? If you use Uncanny Owl plugins on your LearnDash site, you might be ready. Users of the Pro modules of the Uncanny LearnDash Toolkit, Groups, Continuing Education Credits and Codes plugins are all set with the latest versions available from our site without needing to update. But if you use Tin Canny, make sure to update to version 2.9.9 or higher to use the Tin Canny uploader! Without it, you will not be able to upload your SCORM and xAPI modules to your LearnDash courses. Tin Canny 2.9.9 isn’t just about Gutenberg though. It’s a big release and the last update before the 3.0 release later this month, so we wanted to talk through some of the changes and what they mean for your site. Most important is, of course, the Gutenberg uploader for Tin Canny. It’s completely different than what you’re used to seeing for Tin Canny. Uploading modules is now done in Gutenberg using the “Tin Canny Content” block. By clicking that, you can choose to Upload a new module or Select from Library any existing content. All of the controls you’re used to for your modules […]

Front End Essay Question Management

Important: This feature requires version 3.0 or higher of the Uncanny LearnDash Groups plugin. Version 3.0.1 will also add better integration with other Group Management pages. Version 3.0 of the Uncanny LearnDash Groups plugin added an easy way for Group Leaders to manage essay question answers from LearnDash quizzes in the front end. This helps to eliminate the need for Group Leaders to require access to /wp-admin/. To add front end essay question management to a page on your site, use this shortcode: [uo_groups_essays] The essay management table is very wide, so we highly recommend that you don’t include a sidebar on the page. Essay questions can be filtered by group, course, lesson and quiz. The Question, Course, Lesson, Quiz and Comments columns are all hyperlinked to the associated elements for easier oversight.

Front End LearnDash Assignment Management

Important: This feature requires version 3.0 or higher of the Uncanny LearnDash Groups plugin. Version 3.0.1 will also add better integration with other Group Management pages. Version 3.0 of the Uncanny LearnDash Groups plugin added an easy way for Group Leaders to manage uploaded LearnDash assignments in the front end. This helps to eliminate the need for Group Leaders to require access to /wp-admin/. To add front end essay question management to a page on your site, use this shortcode: [uo_groups_assignments] The assignment management table is very wide, so we highly recommend that you don’t include a sidebar on the page.

Easier LearnDash Group Management

Uncanny LearnDash Groups 2.6 includes easier user management, group communication and group creation tools. And that’s just the beginning! Find out more about the new features in the latest version of our Groups plugin.