LearnDash Required Course Credits

Two weeks ago we introduced Uncanny Continuing Education Credits, a plugin that helps LearnDash sites track, manage and report on CEUs and CPD continuing education credits for their learners. While a great plugin on its own, we felt like it was missing something at launch: the ability to set credit requirements. Sure, version 1 could report on credits earned and track annual credit totals, but there was no way to compare what someone had earned against what they should earn.

Today, in the first major update to the Continuing Education plugin, we’re adding an exciting new feature: Required Credits. With version 1.1, administrators can set and track credit requirements for individuals and groups. Credit requirements are really easy to set up and track.

Here’s a screencast explaining the new features and how they work:

In the front end, we’re adding new shortcodes to track how many days are left to earn credits against the rollover date ([uo_ceu_days_remaining]) and to look up how many credits a user still needs to earn ([uo_ceu_credits_remaining]) before the annual rollover date. These are great tools for helping your learners plan their training activities.

You can also send out email reminders to students that haven’t met their credit requirements. Just turn on reminders, set the number of days before the rollover date to send it, and even customize the email. Anyone that hasn’t met their annual requirements by the reminder date will receive an email.

LearnDash CEU Email Reminders

Finally, we’ve added a powerful new Deficiency Report to the plugin that will tell you exactly who hasn’t earned enough credits so that you can follow up with them. And that report, of course, comes with the usual search, group filter, and CSV export capabilities for easier analysis.

CEU Deficiency Report

That rounds out version 1.1 of the plugin. We’re excited about the new options this update provides for sites offering compliance and other types of annual training. Let us know how you’re using the Continuing Education Credits plugin in the comments!

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Ryan Moore Director
Ryan Moore (MA, PMP, BCom) is the Cofounder and Director of Uncanny Owl, creators of Uncanny Automator and a suite of popular add-ons for LearnDash. Since 2013, Ryan has helped thousands of companies add elearning and automation capabilities to their WordPress websites.
2 replies
  1. TM
    TM says:

    Is there a way for the user to submit courses and then the site administrator can approve those courses or edit/update any details required for the course?

    • Ryan
      Ryan says:

      I’m afraid we don’t have a solution that can do this and we’re not actively pursuing anything like this either. Sorry about that!



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