Glossary

Achievement – A graphical image with a name and optional description that is earned after completing some milestone​ in the LMS. Synonym of “Badge.”

Add-on – A plugin, theme, or service to extend the functionality, design, or implementation of LifterLMS.

Badge – A graphical image with a name and optional description that is earned after completing some milestone​ in the LMS. Synonym of “Achievement.”

Course – A collection of lessons designed to teach something.

Course Catalog – The page on LifterLMS powered site that displays all the course tiles. In the language of WordPress users, this is the course archive page.

Course Tile – An individual course catalog item. It’s similar to a “book cover” for online courses.

Course Track – A group of courses that upon completion in no certain order can trigger an engagement. The most common use case for course tracks is to create degree programs that deliver a certificate on completion of all courses.

Engagements –  LifterLMS engagements can be used to deliver achievement badges, send personalized emails, send text messages (SMS), or award certificates based on specific user behavior in the LMS.

​Extension – A zip file of code that adds functionality to your WordPress website. Synonym of Plugin.

​Integration – A plugin that connects LifterLMS with a different application not made by LifterLMS.

Learning Management System (LMS) – A software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, and delivery of educational courses or training programs.

Membership – LifterLMS Memberships can be used to grant free or paid access to groups of courses or bundle in non-LMS content with courses like specific pages, forums, or other content on the website.

Membership Catalog – The page on LifterLMS powered site that displays all the membership tiles. In the language of WordPress users, this is the membership archive page.

Membership Tile – An individual membership catalog item. It’s similar to a “book cover” for a membership.

​Plugin – A zip file of code that adds functionality to your WordPress website. Synonym of Extension.

​Theme – A zip file of code that adds design to your WordPress website.

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