How to Create a Course with LifterLMS

Create your course structure with the course builder

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The first thing you need to do is create a new course and lay out the curriculum or skeleton of the course structure.

Click on Courses > Add Course

Give your course a title

Launch the course builder by clicking on the “Launch Course Builder” button. Here is more info on the course builder.

Once the course builder is open click the “Add Section” button and then click the “Add Lesson” button to add a lesson to the section. Click on the section and lesson titles to name them. Add as many sections and lessons as you need to lay out your course curriculum or syllabus structure.

Here is a video demo of the LifterLMS Course Builder:

Add lesson content

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Click the WordPress icon next to the lesson name to open the WordPress lesson editor.

Next add your lesson content to the lesson. Lesson content can be multi media. It can be video, audio, text, images, downloads, and really anything that you can put on a WordPress post or page.


Add course content

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Add the course description. There are 2 versions of the course description. One is for enrolled students. The other is for unenrolled visitors. Think of the unenrolled description as the “sales page”

Below the course description you can modify, change, or add more than one instructor in the “Instructors” area. Notice that you can change the label or “title” of the Instructor. Here is more information on the roles available in LifterLMS.

Set course pricing

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Now that the course is ready for launch, it’s time to add the pricing options. If you are using LifterLMS Stripe, PayPal, or Authorize.Net, follow these instructions to set up your access plans.

You could also set up pricing using the manual payment gateway included in the core LifterLMS.

If you are using WooCommerce to sell your course, follow these steps. This is how to decide between the LifterLMS native ecommerce system or WooCommerce.

Additional course options

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Categories – You can add course categories to your courses which is especially helpful if you have a lot of courses.

Course Difficulty Category  – You can add a course difficulty level if you wish to organize your courses into levels like “Beginner”, “Intermediate”, “Advanced”, etc.

Course Length – You can set up the course length like “30 Days” to let potential students know what to expect in terms of a time commitment.

Quizzes – You can added quizes to your course with the quiz builder. Basic quiz question types are available in the core LifterLMS plugin. Advanced question types are available with the Advanced Quizzes add-on.

Assignments – You can add Assignments to your course with the Assignments add-on.

Course Restrictions

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Course Time Period – You can set up a time period for which the course will be accessible to enrolled students. Here is more information on course time periods.

Course Enrollment Period – You can set up a time period for which the course will be open for enrollment. Here is more information on course Enrollment periods.

Course Capacity – You can also limit the number of people who can enroll in your course

Drip Content – You can set up your lessons to drip out or be accessible over time. Here is more information on drip content.

Prerequisites – You can set up lesson or course level prerequisites. Here’s how to work with prerequisites.

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