1. Home
  2. Knowledge Base
  3. Uncanny LearnDash Groups
  4. Uncanny LearnDash Groups – START HERE!

The Uncanny LearnDash Groups plugin makes it easy to sell your LearnDash courses to organizations and have them manage and view reports on their own groups and users on the front end–without having to give them access to your WordPress admin panel in the back end. It’s a powerful plugin that can automate and simplify how you use LearnDash Groups. Even better, it gives your organizational customers more control over their learning options and reporting capabilities.

If you’re new to the plugin, we strongly recommend checking out the screencast below to get a high level overview of everything before you dive in. Yes, it’s a long video, but it covers a lot of important concepts that will really reduce the learning curve. And if you haven’t yet purchased the plugin, it’s available here: Uncanny LearnDash Groups.

Decide How To Use Uncanny LearnDash Groups

Once you have purchased the plugin, you’ll need to decide how you’re going to use it.  There are several options:

  1. Manual group management: Provide front-end management and reporting capability to to existing groups, and manually create new groups yourself.  You may decide to use this method if you typically conduct sales offline/in-person.
  2. Sell custom group licenses: Allow visitors to select the courses they want (from a list of available courses that you create), then purchase group access to those courses through WooCommerce.  Access purchased via this method is always a one-time payment; subscription-based custom licenses are not currently supported.
  3. Sell pre-configured licenses: You decide what courses (or combinations of courses) users will be able to purchase by building license products in the admin panel, then offering those license products for sale through your WooCommerce store.  Access purchased via this method can be a one-time payment or subscription.

You can also mix-and-match the methods above, but even if you’re doing so it’s helpful to think through the setup of each method independently.

Manual Group Management

If you have existing groups you want to provide front-end management and reporting capabilities to, here are the steps you’ll need to take:

  1. Install and set up Uncanny LearnDash Groups
  2. Set up group management pages
  3. Set up user enrollment
  4. Upgrade existing LearnDash groups
  5. Manage LearnDash groups as a WordPress administrator

Sell Custom Group Licenses

If you want to give visitors to your site the ability to build their own custom group license from a list of available courses, here are the steps you’ll need to take:

  1. Install and set up Uncanny LearnDash Groups
  2. Set up group management pages
  3. Set up user enrollment
  4. Set up Learndash Group Course products
  5. Enable Users to Build a Custom Group License

Other, optional steps you may wish to take:

  1. Upgrade existing LearnDash groups
  2. Manage LearnDash groups as a WordPress administrator

Sell Pre-Configured Licenses

If you want to give visitors to your site the ability to purchase specific courses or course bundles, here are the steps you’ll need to take:

  1. Install and set up Uncanny LearnDash Groups
  2. Set up group management pages
  3. Set up user enrollment
  4. Set up Learndash Group Course products
  5. Set up LearnDash Group License products

Other, optional steps you may wish to take:

  1. Upgrade existing LearnDash groups
  2. Manage LearnDash groups as a WordPress administrator

Learn How Users Can Manage Their Own Groups

Once the basics are ready to go, review how to use the Group Management page.  This page is available to Group Leaders only and allows them to manage their groups in the front end. There’s a lot to cover here and a lot of direction you will need to provide to your users.  The article also covers how users will get into groups, from being invited to the group to registering for course access.

Group Leaders also have access to Group Management Reporting on the front end. The course completion and quiz reports included in this plugin add really easy ways for your organizational clients to track progress and see a lot of detail about learning activities.

Was this article helpful?