LearnWorlds VS Learndash
What does LearnWorlds do?
What does Learndash do?
Let's compare LearnWorlds and Learndash capabilities in these areas
- Create your website easily, without having to buy a domain name and a host.
- Have full control over your content, audience, and payments.
- Skip the costs of hiring developers to take care of your website.
- Customize your website easily on your own instead of hiring a designer.
- Manage your online school end-to-end from a single platform, avoiding dozens of plug-ins.
- You only need to create courses, not other digital products like memberships, downloadables or coaching.
- You don't mind losing your content, if you decide to end your subscription.
- You can afford the extra costs of outsourcing the creation of your website.
- You can bare with the constant Wordpress updates and how they affect your school.
- You already pay for third-party tools for CRM, Sales and Marketing.
Create Engaging Courses
One of the key differences at this point lies in the fact that while LearnWorlds gives you limitless capabilities to create engaging and interactive courses with built-in tools, Learndash requires you to purchase extra plug-ins.
For example, if you need to create certificates, forms, surveys, gradebooks or even allow your students to take notes into your courses, then you will need to install extra add-ons, some of them being quite expensive.
LearnWorlds has all these functionalities and many more built-in to your school, available for you with no extra cost and limits.
|Unlimited Sites & Pages|
|Live Classes with Zoom|
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Bottom line: Both platforms allow you to create courses and enhance the learning experience, but the key difference here is that while Learndash requires users to apply extra add-ons for key functionalities, LearnWorlds has advanced tools that are built within the platform.
Build professional websites
Leaving aside the pre-setup cost, your school needs a lot more to get up and running. As soon as you sign-up with Learndash, you will probably need a developer to help you configure your school and a designer to give it the look and feel that you desire.
Now, if we assume that your tech skills are stellar or you can afford hiring a team to help you build your website, your school won’t be functional unless you install all the necessary plug-ins that are compatible with Learndash.
On the other hand, whether you need to build a landing page or an entire school, LearnWorlds’ drag-and-drop builder enables you to set up and customize your website quickly, with zero coding skills.
You can choose from 400+ templates and widgets, add powerful forms and pop-ups and even create communities that look like a built-in social network. All these functionalities are available right in your school’s environment, without any external integration or plug-in.
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Advanced Device Authoring
Adjust how your school looks based on user's device
Allows your students to see core metrics about their interaction with your school
|Custom code editor|
Create an alternative version of your school’s site in just a few clicks
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Bottom line: Learndash offers many customization capabilities, similar to every Wordpress plug-in, but chances are that you will need a developer and a designer to help you build a branded website. LearnWorlds’ drag-and-drop website builder requires no coding skills, so you can easily customize your website and constantly improve it with no extra cost or help.
Measure Success & Optimize
With advanced built-in analytics tools, LearnWorlds empowers you to keep your learners engaged and sell more courses with complete user progress reports and deep course insights, right on your dashboard. For a quick overview, you can access state-of-the-art visualizations and graphs that will help you transform your courses and take your school to the next level.
As an example, you can see your most engaging courses, the performance of your learning activities and key metrics about your students’ interaction with your school. All these pieces of information are presented in a structured manner and can be easily exported, so you can share them with your team or use them in your own systems.
Learndash does not have a built-in analytics tool, though you can integrate your school with plug-ins and tools like Google Analytics and Propanel. If connecting multiple external apps to get a glimpse of your school’s performance is not an issue for you, then Learndash’s integrations will help you get there.
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Bottom line: LearnWorlds Analytics provides you with reports on your learner’s behavior and school performance right on your dashboard, so you can keep growing your business and providing educational excellence to your audience. Learndash integrates with analytics apps and plug-ins, which means the cost and effort of monitoring your school will go a bit high.
Build a Mobile App
If you want a mobile app with Learndash, you can either use an external mobile app builder like Buddyboss or get a developer to create an app for you. Choosing an external app builder is a cheaper option to hiring a developer, but it will give you less customization and branding options.
On the other hand, LearnWorlds comes with its distinctive Mobile App Builder, enabling you to create your own white-labeled app for both iOS and Android, at an extra fee, and take your business mobile.
Setting up your app is quite easy, as you can leverage the click-and-edit visual builder functionality to bring your brand to life, without a line of code needed. Also, you can keep your course curriculum consistent without feeling overwhelmed. Your school’s content is automatically synchronized for your school’s web and mobile versions at once.
The Mobile App Builder comes packed with awesome features to boost your business and enhance your students' engagement. You can harness the power of push notifications to keep your users engaged and prompt them to take action. But also, you can provide learners with a quick and easy way to purchase your online courses via in-app purchases and supercharge your school’s growth.
Bottom line: LearnWorlds enables you to own a fully-branded native mobile app and have total control over it without any coding skills. With Learndash you can use an external tool like Buddyboss or hire a developer to build your app - however it’s not clear how your app will be synchronized with your online school.
Market and Sell your expertise
LearnWorlds’ marketing stack includes built-in tools to help you market and sell your content, even if marketing is not your cup of tea. You can easily create landing pages to highlight your courses, use pop-ups to promote offers, build powerful forms to capture email addresses or gather feedback and send email notifications to your customers.
Learndash, on the other hand, has limited built-in options when it comes to marketing and selling your courses. All the marketing built-in features that LearnWorlds' offers, Learndash provides them through third-party integrations. This adds up both extra costs to your budget and effort to pick and connect the right apps for your school.
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1-click Sales funnel
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Sofort (6 EU countries)
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Bottom line: When it comes to marketing and selling your courses, LearnWorlds offers you a number of powerful built-in tools that you can easily manage within the platform. Learndash, on the other hand, will only give you integrations and extra plug-ins for every single functionality that you’ll need to use.
Save up to 20%
with annual plans
- Domain name: $
- Hosting platform: $$
- Course creation add-ons: $
- Website building add-ons: $
- Mobile app add-on: $$
- Analytics add-on: $
- Marketing and Sales add-on: $$
As an integrated platform, LearnWorlds is the cost-effective solution with a wealth of advanced built-in features for online courses creators.
- Deliver a stellar learning experience with interactive courses
- Build branded websites, blogs, and communities
- Make your videos and eBooks interactive and engaging
- Increase revenue with built-in marketing and sales tools
- Own a fully-blown mobile app for your school
- Enhance collaboration with your team
- Optimize your school’s performance with in-depth insights into your courses and users.
- Premium, top-class support, and customer onboarding
- Integrations with 40+ premium apps
- A solid and secure platform that will support your goals on the road to success.