Wrapping Up

In this introductory course, we showed you how to use online forums to facilitate collaboration among learners on your LP site. With LearnDash bbPress integration, you can easily associate forums to a course and automatically grant users access to course forums as soon as they are enrolled. You can set up private forums that are only accessible to users enrolled in a course and also have public forums available to all your site visitors.

Although discussion forums may not be commonly used in self-paced online courses, we encourage you to think of ways that allow your learners to collaborate with one another. For professional development courses, online forums are a great way to build a community of practice.