Introducing BuddyPress for LearnDash

Jun 30 2015 - 2 MINS READ

We're excited to bring education to BuddyPress, and we've partnered with LearnDash to give you a free integration with their amazing LearnDash features.

Our new plugin, BuddyPress for LearnDash, creates a seamless bridge between BuddyPress and the LearnDash LMS plugin, allowing you to create courses on your BuddyPress site and easily associate them with groups and forums, so your students can discuss the course and share their progress in one central, private place.

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BuddyPress for LearnDash

BuddyPress for LearnDash Features

BuddyPress Groups

Easily tie any LearnDash Course to a BuddyPress Group.

  • Course participants automatically get added as members to the group
  • Group becomes private to course participants and invited members
  • Course Lessons become visible at the group
  • Course activity gets streamed into the group feed (optional)
  • Forum gets added to the group (if bbPress is enabled)
  • Course featured image becomes group avatar (if no group avatar has been set)

BuddyPress Activity

Activity is one of the core features of BuddyPress, allowing users to interact with each other in real-time. When a course is tied to a group, course actions are optionally added to the group’s activity stream. Group admins can determine which actions to allow in their group, including:

  • User starts a course
  • User completes a course
  • User creates a lesson
  • User completes a lesson
  • User creates a topic
  • User completes a topic
  • User passes a quiz
  • User comments on single lesson page

BuddyPress Members

  • Your members can view their Active and Completed courses in their profiles.
  • Leaders and Students get added as filterable tabs in your Members directory.
  • All LearnDash user links redirect to member profiles (instead of author pages).

bbPress Forums

If bbPress is enabled, a forum will be tied to every “course group” automatically, using the same name as the course for the forum title. Group members can then discuss the course in one central location.