With the advent of open-source software like WordPress, most organizations and businesses, with their web presence are making eLearning a relatively effortless and inexpensive process. However, it is also becoming increasingly popular for organizations to provide targeted educational experiences through their web presence.
In this post, we have discussed a few ways through which this can be done on WordPress.
Inserting e-learning content into your site
You can easily insert interactive educational content like infographics, interactive videos, trivia quizzes or animations into most WordPress pages. Although this might restrict you to see specific details about the identity engaged with your learning, it’s the easiest approach if you just want to provide educational content on your website.
Paving a way to an existing LMS
If, for instance, you have Moodle set up as an existing LMS, you can integrate the two systems via a WordPress plugin such as Edwiser Bridge.
Transforming your WordPress site into LMS
You can also turn your WordPress site into a fully functional LMS by using several different LMS plugins like Sensei or LearnDash.
Building Educational Content
Using a WordPress LMS plugin to publish e-learning content on your website is done through the WordPress Dashboard. It is great for people who are already familiar with WordPress as it significantly reduces the time spent familiarizing yourself with a new interface.
For instance, the plugin LearnDash enables you to create e-learning modules through its Course Builder which is accessible within the WordPress dashboard. With this plugin, you can simply create e-learning content as you go and drag and drop it into place.
Activities of eLearning That Can Be Created on WordPress
Using WordPress as your LMS enables you to use any of the multitudes of content-generating plugins to create the interactive content you want and insert the content into the pages of your online learning material.
Among all, the most desired activities include multiple choice quizzes, short-answer or essay questions, matching activities, and the ability to efficiently upload assessment files. Furthermore, you can use additional plugins to create other types of content like interactive videos, storytelling tools, highlighted or clickable images, personality quizzes, and much more.
Online module completion reports and learner progress
Be it for auditing purposes or to help in identifying and assisting students with their learning, using WordPress as an LMS can help you in generating rolling reports on student progress and module completions. An additional ProPanel plugin in LearnDash LMS plugin embeds a snapshot of LMS data on your WordPress dashboard. It enables teachers, assessors, and facilitators to see and mark students’ assignments and essay submissions. User reports can be downloaded as CSV files and emailed to your learners directly from the LMS dashboard.
Some Additional Benefits of WordPress LMS
Integrating your LMS with WordPress paves a way for multiple advantages that can take your elearning experience or training to the next level. Here are a few main features:
Multi-Tier Modules: Break-up the content into lessons, quizzes, topics, and categories. You can deliver your elearning content in a chunk, or make it tiered as per your preferences.
Periodic Content Delivery: Schedule your modules/lesson according to your pre-set timetable.
Online Selling of Modules: You can create an eCommerce store in WordPress LMS and sell your online elearning content with ease.
Remove Accessibility: As an admin, you can remove the access for a set of some specific users. For instance, if a user has left your company and you no longer want to grant them access, you can revoke it.
Numerous plugins are available that can give you added features and enables you to grow your platform to your organizational needs. With WordPress LMS, you get complete control over your learning experience.