Do You Need a Learning Management System?

David Bullock — 

Memberium comes with built-in integration for three different Learning Management Systems (LMS). Memberium seamlessly ties these systems into your Infusionsoft app for two way communication, access control, and automation. In order to understand whether or not you need an LMS for your site, it’s important to understand what we’re talking about.

The Key Concept: System

The distinguishing factor between and LMS and simple course delivery is to understand that an LMS is a system that handles the various aspects of the learning process. An LMS goes beyond delivers the content, it provides tools to track and measure individual users as they move through your courses. In addition, the LMS also handles user registration for courses, tracking, and reporting.

Options, Options, Everywhere

Option 1: Simple Course Delivery

The alternative to using an LMS, is Simple Course Delivery using just Memberium. This is not a feature, but a style of delivery. You put your courses and modules onto regular pages and use Memberium’s access controls to protect to your educational and training materials. You can use Memberium and WordPress without any other plugins to manage your course material, control enrollment and drip the content to the students.

If your goal is to simply deliver your course content and do not need robust progress tracking, or student testing then this solution may be for you.

Price: Free

Option 2: LearnDash

LearnDash is taking cutting edge elearning methodology and infusing it into WordPress. More than just a plugin, we provide practical and experience driven guidance for individuals and organizations interested in setting up online courses.

Marquee Customers: US Department of Defense, 3M, DOW, Harman, Timken, VDDT, Utah State University, The University of Adelaide

Price: $129-$299

Learn More: http://www.learndash.com/

Memberium Setup: LearnDash Guide

Option 3: WP Courseware

Simply create a course, a module, a course unit with course content, and perhaps a quiz or survey. Drag and drop to arrange the course and create a course outline using our [shortcodes] or widget. Courses can have automatic enrollment so you don’t have to worry about enrolling students. Course certificates can be distributed at the end of a course. If you want to move your course, you can do so using the export/import functionality!

Marquee Customers: Sheraton, CNN, BASF, Verizon Wireless, LexisNexis, Rutgers, Emory University, Miami University, University of Kentucky

Price: $99-$175

Learn More: https://flyplugins.com/wp-courseware/

Memberium Setup: WP Courseware Guide

Option 4: Woo Sensei

Teaching coursework has never been easier, all within WordPress. With the Sensei plugin you can create courses, write lessons, and add quizzes. Set lesson and course pre-requisites, allow user registration and even charge for your course content if you want. Sensei is the ultimate WordPress learning management system!

Price: $129-$279

Learn More: https://www.woothemes.com/products/sensei/

Memberium Setup: Woo Sensei Guide

Option 5: LifterLMS

LifterLMS is a powerful WordPress LMS plugin that makes it easy to create, sell, and protect engaging online courses. The mission of LifterLMS is to democratize education in the digital classroom.

Note: Prices are current as of the last time we checked, and may have changed since publication.