LifterLMS WordPress Themes | Why LaunchPad is Awesome

One of the most common questions we are asked is “Which WordPress themes are the best for LifterLMS?” The correct answer is … It depends. Most people who use the LifterLMS software are not web developers, computer programmers, or even highly skilled WordPress implementers. The majority of people who use LifterLMS to create their online course, learning management system, or membership site are not technologists. They are teachers, experts, business owners, or entrepreneurs. They just want tools that are easy to use and allow them to create a beautifully designed, finished online learning platform without having to be computer programmer or graphic designer. There are a lot of great WordPress…

Should Online Learners Get a Second Chance?

LifterLMS 3.4.4 just rolled out with the ability to reset quiz attempts for a learner This means you can go into the LifterLMS reporting area, drill town through a course to a specific student’s specific test attempt, and delete an attempt. In LifterLMS quiz attempts can be unlimited or limited to a specific number of attempts. Quizzes can also have a required passing grade in order to complete the lesson the quiz is associated with if you’d like. If the quiz is on the last lesson in a course, think of it as a ‘final examination.’ Why are second chances cool? I’m going to tell you a story to illustrate why…

How Constant Listening and Innovation Creates Radically Successful Education Businesses

At LifterLMS we listen to the pain points and desires of our community. Solving pain points and discovering new opportunities to create the most engaging online learning platforms is what drives the LifterLMS culture. We are always listening to the community. All feedback is welcome … positive, neutral, and negative. We work hard to develop a diverse feedback loop so we can hear what you have to say about your education project and what you need from LifterLMS. Based on community feedback, you can now benefit from the following highlights in the recent LifterLMS 3.4.0 update: 1) Better enrollment user experience in free courses We heard a lot of feedback…

The LifterLMS Quiz System Just Got More Engaging!

LifterLMS 3.3.1 just rolled out with some powerful new quiz engagement options. This means you can now trigger personalized emails, achievement badges, or certificates from any of these scenarios: Quiz completion Quiz pass Quiz fail 8 ways you can use LifterLMS quiz engagements to encourage progress 1) Send a personalized email congratulating the learner on passing a quiz. A little positive recognition goes a long way! 2) Send a personalized email to the learner if they fail the quiz encouraging them to take another attempt. If they know you care about their success or failure, this can be motivating. 3) BCC the course author when a quiz fail email goes out so the…

Importing, Exporting, and Cloning Courses with LifterLMS

Say hello to LifterLMS 3.3.0 LifterLMS courses just got a lot more portable in the latest release. Keep reading, and we’ll get into the benefits of importing, exporting and cloning. LifterLMS also just released a design enhancement so that you can choose to use a featured video on your course tile if you like. Why use a featured video on your course tile? Courses can have featured images to represent the course on the course tile. It’s kind of like a book cover or movie poster. Why not turn that cover into a playable welcome video with the basic elevator pitch about what’s in the course? Now you can! Here’s…

How to Connect a LifterLMS Platform to ActiveCampaign with WPFusion

Recently at LifterLMS we connected our demo courses to our ActiveCampaign CRM with WPFusion. LifterLMS has it’s own email engagement system, but we use ActiveCampaign for CRM and marketing related activities. LifterLMS engagement emails are more for behavior based personalized emails triggered off of user behavior in the LMS. Whereas we use ActiveCampaign for email marketing and customer relationship management (CRM). How do we use WPFusion? We are just scratching the surface of what’s possible with WPFusion. Currently we: 1) Add new users who take any course to a specific list in ActiveCampaign 2) Apply specific tags for each course enrolled in 3) Apply specific tags for each course completed This…

Discover New Experimental Features in LifterLMS Labs

Today I’m excited to announce the arrival of LifterMS Labs. LifterLMS Labs is a new free plugin where you can use the most cutting edge emerging features for LifterLMS. These features could be in public beta, experimental, or conceptual. Click here to download LifterLMS Labs for free right now. LifterLMS Labs is like Gmail Labs. With Gmail Labs you can extend the functionality of Gmail in some powerful ways. I have been making my Gmail more powerful for many years with Gmail Labs. So what new features can you get today with LifterLMS Labs? Lab: Super Sidebars Make LifterLMS sidebars work with just about any theme. Discover how the Super…

Tin Can API, Course Authoring Tools, LRS, H5P, and More with LifterLMS xAPI

With LifterLMS xAPI you can integrate LifterLMS with an Experience API (Tin Can) service. You can manage your LifterLMS competencies and activities, your H5P content, as well as uploaded and linked Articulate, Captivate, or Lectora eLearning course activities. There’s a lot of terminology surrounding LifterLMS xAPI, so if you are not sure whether it’s for you or not, keep reading and feel free to contact us here with any questions. Also we recommend you watch this video to get an in depth explanation of the LifterLMS xAPI system: What is the Tin Can API? The Tin Can API (sometimes known as the Experience API or xAPI) is a brand new specification for…