WordPress LMS Analytics and Student Management System

We’ve just finished another meeting on our analytics that we’ll be adding to LifterLMS. So want to share our progress and vision for what’s happening.

Thank you, everyone, for your patience and the new features as they come. We’re working on it.

We’re also building our team and growing into it to ensure we can continue developing new features and functionality. And also offer the best support. So we must have good support for you guys and get it as quickly as possible.

So February 15th, we have another big release plan for LifterLMS, which will round out the core functionality of the LMS itself. And that is with a focus on the course and student-level analytics. And we’re excited to share with you what we’re working on. It’s a big chunk of the LMS, and it will take some time to develop over the next several weeks. But we’ll be getting that to you soon.

We have some Infusionsoft functionality coming to you, which involves the Infusionsoft checkout and applying tags in Infusionsoft as a form of engagement. So if you are an Infusionsoft user, you know what that means.

Mark and I are excited to share what’s going on in the analytics space we’re working on, and I’ll hand it over to you, Mark. What’s going to be coming in analytics?

So we’ve been dealing with the challenge of providing good analytics and a sound user management system within WordPress. What we’ve done is we’ve broken down the analytics into some different sections. We’ve broken it into an e-commerce section so that you can get the analytics for your sales. We’ve broken it into courses, memberships, and student analytics.

So the courses- we’ve broken the into two different sections: the completion of courses and enrollment in courses. So just tying it back up with the e-commerce analytics we’re working on, you’ll be able to view the gross and net sales. You’ll be able to see the discounts coupons used, and you’ll be able to drill down to custom and specific date ranges.

We’re also working on some great CSV export functions. So from the courses analytics page, you can view the large general numbers. For example, students enrolled in courses, students’ completion percentages, and lesson completion percentages by grouped courses. You’ll also be able to filter that information by different date ranges. Then we’re breaking that down better so you can view student progress by course and get some good information.

We’re looking at usability. So if you find that a course is particularly challenging on a particular lesson, you’ll be able to see that from your analytics page and make some decisions. We’re also adding analytics to the membership section to view all your active and total members. You’ll be able to view expiration dates and filter that information by a custom date range.

But what we’re super excited about is our student analytics section. The student analytics section will be more of a student administration dashboard that includes all the analytics you need. Kind of a one-page area to go and manage all of your students, manage particular students, and view quizzes and assignments.

It’s just the one place you go to manage all of that. And I’m just going to list some of the stuff we include. You can filter your students by courses and memberships on the general student analytics page. You’ll be able to show the pending quizzes to students. So if you have quizzes that need manual grading, you’ll be able to see that.

When we release the assignment section, you’ll be able to see pending assignments on that page. So you’ll be able to filter the list quickly and get the information you need. From there, you can drill down to individual students, and that’s where it gets cool! You can email the particular student.

You’ll also be able to email all the students enrolled in a course. Then, you’ll be able to look at that specific student to see how much they’ve spent on courses and how many courses they have enrolled in. Then, you can drill down into those courses and see what lessons they’ve completed and what percentages they’ve gotten on the quizzes. Finally, you’ll be able to give them more quiz attempts if they need them.

You’ll be able to mark questions incorrect or correct on the quizzes and assignments and add comments for them. Then you’ll also be able to add students to courses, add students to memberships and remove them from both.

You’ll be able to view information about the students, like the last time they logged in, how long they are enrolled, and when and how often they have completed certain things. You’ll also be able to look at the pending assignments and quizzes and drill down into those. You’ll be able to update certificates for students. So if there are any issues, you can go in there and quickly edit the certificate.

You’ll be able to view all the achievements, which goes from being able to engage with the student. This is definitely for the teachers who want to engage with the students and see how well they are doing. But it also helps to look for issues. So if someone’s gaming the system or there are people sharing accounts, you’ll be able to get that information too. You’ll also be able to do all your user profile updates from the same page. So you won’t have to jump around if you need to change somebody’s email address, reset their password, or update some of their information. You must be able to do all that, and we’re excited about it.

We think we’re building not just an analytic section but a great dashboard. So you can manage all your user’s courses, lessons, and sections there, and it’s beautiful. It’s fun; we’re having a great time with it. So we’re super excited to get it out there and get some feedback.

If there’s something that you would like to see there, we’re all ears. We’re listening! Please leave a comment below, and we’ll consider that. And yeah want to thank everybody for your patience as we work on this piece. I know some existing LifterLMS folks are interested in some other features. But we’re polishing out and rounding out this core piece within the LMS itself.

Before we get too far into other integrations. Once this student and course analytics and user dashboard stuff is done, we can zoom in on some of the top requested external integrations and advanced features.

We look forward to hearing from you regarding analytics. If there’s anything else we can do for you, shoot us an email at help at LifterLMS dot com. If you’re an existing user, we’d love to hear from you in the forums. There’s the new features request forum, the support forum, and the general feedback forum. So we’d love to hear from you. Thank you so much.