Granted, I did not try a couple of LMS plugins, for example, LearnDash and LearnPress were both excluded from testing. In this order, these are my favorite:
- Tutor LMS
- Masterstudy LMS
- Sensei LMS + Sensei Pro
- Memberpress Courses
- *LMS Masteriyo
- *Namaste! LMS
* = honorable mention
Benefits of LMS Plugin for WordPress
- LMS plugins are easy to install and use, making it simple to create and manage online courses.
- Customizable features allow you to tailor your courses to meet your specific needs and goals.
- Advanced tracking features allow you to monitor student progress and engagement.
- Gamification features can make learning fun and engaging, increasing student motivation and participation.
- Automated features such as email notifications, grading, and certificate generation can save time and streamline the learning process.
- LMS plugins often include monetization options, allowing you to earn income from your online courses.
- LMS plugins make online learning accessible to a wide audience, regardless of location or schedule.
LMS plugins can help you create and manage effective online courses, increase student engagement, and provide new monetization opportunities.
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Something to note
I found it interesting that a wordpress owned domain called WPCourses, more or less, discontinued and migrated EVERYTHING away from the “private” courses onto a learning section on WordPress.com/Learn. I’m pretty sure they use Sensei LMS + Mailpoet to handle all the heavy lifting. Perhaps you too, will find that unless you wish to monetize something, you might not want to invest in a private learning management system.
I love the idea of having a LMS / Educational platform. Here are my favorite platforms or examples:
- $79 – Dr. Jordan B. Peterson
- more to come (incomplete research)