The WordPress plugin that wants you to see it asa full-blown LMS has announced the launch of LearnDash 3.0, an update that aims to set “an entirely new standard for online courses.”

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With this release, the company claims to have produced “most cutting-edge online course platform on the market across the entire e-learning industry.”

«LearnDash 3.0 (or LD3) is a fundamental shift in how online courses are both delivered and created. Long overdue for this industry in my opinion.» — Justin Ferriman, LearnDash Founder & CEO

New features in the latest version of LearnDash are hard to tell apart from the boisterous marketing copy, but they seem to include:

  • Redesign, courtesy of 3.7Designs, 10up and Escape Creative (documentation), all declared as “the best.”
  • A “Focus mode” that hides menus and side panels.
  • Color, font and logo customization.
  • Mobile-friendly interface
  • Simplified login
  • Settings menu and options reorganized
  • Drag-and-drop course creation tool
  • Question Bank
  • “LearnDash Bootcamp,” a video playlist on how to use the plugin. See featured video . Also, documentation.

If you are available existing user, activate the new layout on the settings page. And if you’re a WordPress user, LearnDash may not work with your current theme or may be incompatible with other WP plugins.

When to use LearnDash

  • If you want to emphasis the learning component of your online content presence.
  • If you want to test key elements of your “Learning Value Proposition”
  • If you are a want to demo an LMS before jumping into the production of an actual one.

When not to use LearnDash

  • When you’re an actual school, university, college or learning organization.
  • When you do not have a properly developer Value Proposition based on learning or increasing your visitors skills.
  • When your site isn’t running on WordPress.

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