Can you duplicate a lesson in LearnDash? Maybe you are unsure what features LearnDash has. Or are you curious about duplicating lessons and want to know more?
No matter what the reason is that brought you here, we have the answers for you!
Finding out if you can duplicate a lesson with LearnDash can be tricky, especially if you have never done it before.
You head online to find out more but are met with pages and pages of conflicting and confusing information.
Frustrated and disappointed, you wonder if you will ever know if you can duplicate lessons or not.
Well, no more! Today we are here with the answers you need!
Keep reading to find out if you can duplicate a lesson with LearnDash and everything else you need to know. Get ready to go from novice to expert today!
What Is LearnDash?
Before we dive into the article, let’s have a quick recap for those that need it. LearnDash is a WordPress LMS plugin that turns your website into a Learning Management System! LearnDash is hugely popular in the e-learning space, used by Fortune 500 companies, major universities, and other well-known organizations. (See ‘Who Can Use LearnDash?‘)
Why do so many people use it? Well, it comes with lots of intuitive functionalities and features that are super easy to use! Anyone using it can have control of their website in a way you don’t get with other plugins. The features you can choose from include:
- Advanced quizzing capabilities
- Automated rewards and notifications for learners
- Drag and drop course builder
- Detailed management and reporting abilities
- Integration with plugins, apps, and more!
- LearnDash focus mode
- Powerful marketing and sales options
The premium plug-in has a variety of pricing plans for WordPress users to choose from, allowing you to pick an option to suit your budget. Although there is no free trial with LearnDash, there is a fifteen-day money-back guarantee, so you aren’t out of pocket if LearnDash isn’t for you!
LearnDash is super easy to set up and use, perfect for beginners and more experienced plugin users alike. You can make LearnDash courses easily, setting LearnDash apart from its competition. Thanks to the integrated features, you can make learning fun and enjoyable for your students. (Check out ‘How To Sell Online Courses On LearnDash?‘)
What we love is the variety of e-commerce support. You can sell your new courses in a variety of ways including the following:
- Course bundles
- One time purchases
- Shopping cart experience
You can allow learners to enjoy free samples of your courses and pay for them in a way that suits them. Memberships are also a wonderful way to provide learners with access to multiple courses, which is a good way to entice people to purchase them.
It also allows you to make more money from your courses or offer bundle deals! The versatility here is fantastic. Now that we have established what LearnDash is, let’s dive into our article and find out if you can duplicate lessons with LearnDash.
Can You Duplicate A Lesson In LearnDash?
Yes, you can duplicate a lesson with LearnDash! LearnDash refers to this as cloning and we will use the phrase interchangeably throughout the rest of our article. You can clone entire courses, lessons, quizzes, and topics, allowing you to build and manage courses easily.
You can also duplicate a lesson from one course to another if you need to. It’s a good way to build your courses or create courses quickly, especially if you have information that is relevant to several courses you order. Now you won’t need to re-create content, saving you time and allowing you to focus on selling your courses or making new material.
To clone with LearnDash LMS, you will need to use the Content Cloner. This add-on allows you to not only clone your courses, lessons, topics, and quizzes, but you can mass-update the titles of your cloned courses and their content. The add-on was created by WisdmLabs and can be downloaded for free.
Once downloaded, you can get to work cloning your courses and lessons easily. The course cloning add-on is simple to use too, but don’t worry, we have a step-by-step guide coming up to walk you through the entire process!
How To Duplicate Lessons On LearnDash?
Duplicating and cloning your associated lessons and courses on LearnDash is easy to do! We have the steps outlined below for you to walk you through the entire process. Let’s take a look at how you can do this now!
- Install the free add-on to clone LearnDash courses.
- Head to your LearnDash dashboard.
- Select the lesson that you want to clone.
- Underneath the title, you will see a few options. Scroll until you see the ‘clone’ option. This is usually next to ‘view’ and ‘builder’.
- Click the clone button and the lesson will be cloned.
- The cloned lesson will appear with ‘copy of’ in front of the title.
- You can edit the title if you wish and check that the lesson has been cloned correctly.
And there you have it, cloning a lesson on LearnDash in a few easy steps. It isn’t too tricky to do and allows you to add this lesson to other courses or even sell it as a single lesson! For example, if you think the lesson would be popular on its own, it’s worth cloning and packaging it as a single lesson to see if you can make some money from it.
This works well for simple how-to lessons or Intro lessons that you can offer before your customers commit and spend money on the entire course!
How To Duplicate Courses On LearnDash?
Duplicating entire courses on LearnDash is slightly different than cloning one or two lessons. Don’t worry, it isn’t too tricky to do and can be done in a few steps. We have a step-by-step guide below for you to follow along with to duplicate your courses on LearnDash.
Again, for this method you need to have the add-on downloaded and activated on your LearnDash account.
- Open your LearnDash account and head to your dashboard.
- Find the course that you want to clone. Select the course with the tick box and scroll along the navigation bar.
- Press clone and the course will be cloned.
- You might need to refresh your page a few times as large courses can take a while to order.
- Once cloned, your cloned course will be placed into draft status.
- You can then use the bulk title editor to change the title, removing ‘copy of’ in front of the course title.
- Before publishing, be sure to check through your course and ensure that everything has been duplicated successfully. Pay attention to the formatting of images and other media that you have included in your courses as these can migrate or not clone successfully.
The bulk title editor is a tool and a step that you won’t want to skip!
Doing so allows you to change the title of the course, lessons, and quizzes in one go.
If you skip the step you will need to enter each lesson and quiz individually and change the title. This will take you far longer than if you use the bulk title editor, and who has time for that?
Is There Anything I Can’t Duplicate On LearnDash?
We recommend checking that all of your course content has been duplicated correctly before you publish it and start selling the new lessons or courses. The reason we suggest this is that not all of the content on LearnDash clones correctly.
You might have some issues with images moving or broken links, but there are some features that are not suitable for cloning.
These are the following settings that do not transfer when you clone courses. All of them refer to cloned quizzes, so if you don’t have any quizzes in your courses, you don’t need to worry about this.
- Additional Question Options (Question Category)
- Quiz Prerequisites
- Restrict Quiz Retakes
When you duplicate a lesson or course on LearnDash you will need to check that all of your quizzes are operating. You might need to go in and reset all of these settings yourself before publishing your courses for learners to work on. You don’t want to confuse your learners with quizzes that don’t work!
Once the quizzes are updated, you can publish your LearnDash course and allow the learners to work on them at their own pace.
Currently, LearnDash is aware of the issue and looking to resolve it. You might find an update for the clone addon that should remove this issue.
Until this time you will need to double-check the quizzes after you clone them. This should not take too long, so don’t worry about the extra time. Cloning quizzes is still quicker than recreating each quiz yourself for all of your quizzes!
Do I Need To Pay For LearnDash Add-Ons?
Whether you need to pay for LearnDash add-ons depends on the add-ons you choose. Any add-ons that are created and managed by LearnDash are free for anyone with a LearnDash plugin on their WordPress account.
Now there are add-ons for LearnDash that have been created by other software users or individuals, like the one we have looked at today! Some of them are free, and others will have a fee you need to pay to access them. This depends entirely on the creator of the add-on.
A lot of them are free to access, and any paid-for add-ons will have their price clearly labeled, so you can see what needs to be paid for before parting with your cash.
If you don’t want to pay for any add-ons, we recommend using the ones that LearnDash has created and manages. There are lots of add-ons to choose from through LearnDash, we have a list below for you to check out!
- Event Espresso
- The Events Calendar
- Gravity Forms
- Paid Memberships Pro
- Restrict Content Pro
- Easy Digital Downloads
- LearnDash Notifications
- Course Grid
- Certificate Builder
That is lots of add-ons for you to choose from! And if the add-on you want isn’t on this list, LearnDash has a list of all the third-party add-ons you can choose from. It’s an extensive list and there is plenty of choices there, so you are sure to find what you are looking for.
Remember that all of these add-ons are not managed by LearnDash. If you have any questions or concerns about the add-on, you will need the creator of the add-on directly. Thankfully, most of them can be found easily online, so you should not have any issues!
Or you can head to a forum for the add-on or LearnDash to get help from other users. Usually, bugs will be reported and displayed on these forums or the site you download the add-on from. It’s always worth checking here to see if the issue is affecting others and if an update or fix is underway.
You can always report the issue too, and see if there is something that can be done. LearnDash also provides updates occasionally for add-ons with issues, as they did with the clone creator add-on! It doesn’t happen often, but it’s always worth checking directly with them too.
And there you have it! Not only can you duplicate a lesson with LearnDash, but you can clone entire courses, quizzes, and topics with the click of a button! Cloning is easy to do thanks to the free add-on and allows you to save time. No longer do you need to re-enter your existing courses and lessons, you can clone them and move on with your day.
Some features currently don’t transfer well during cloning, mainly quiz functions. Be sure to check each lesson, quiz, and course before you publish them. Hopefully, the glitch will be fixed soon and you won’t need to worry about double-checking or changing your quizzes before posting your duplicated courses and lessons!