How To Create Your LearnDash Course Description Page With Gutenberg.

How To Create Your Learn Dash Course Description Page With Gutenberg.

 

The Course Description page is the first page every user will visit to get an idea of what the course is about. This page contains important information about the course.

It also acts as a powerful compelling tool to convince your user to purchase and enroll in your course. Creating Visually aesthetic, effective, and useful courses can help convert users into enrolled students.

In this post, we are going to show you, how you can easily create a professional and inviting course page with Gutenberg. We will also share some other important considerations you should keep in mind when adding content to this page.

 

Creating a course page with Gutenberg is extremely easy. You can use Gutenberg to create a variety of pages including Learn Dash Course pages. Following are the steps to create and edit a course page in Gutenberg 

  • From the WordPress dashboard navigate to Learn Dash LMS and select Courses.
  • Click on Add New to create a new course. You will be redirected to the Edit that course page.
  • Add the course title.
  • Right-Click on the block and add elements as you need.

Fig a. Creating a course page with Gutenberg

If you do not want to build your course pages from scratch, You can create one using the templates available. To create your course page using pre-made templates, follow these steps:

  • From the WordPress dashboard navigate to LearnDash LMS and select Courses.
  • Click on Add New to create a new course. You will be redirected to the Edit that course page.
  • Click on the Import Layout icon to open the template library.

Fig b. Import Layout

  • You will see several options for templates.
  • Select the template for Online Course Page and insert it into your page.

Fig c. Import Layout from Gutenberg

Finally, customize the template to suit your course adding or removing content using a different Gutenberg Widget.

LearnDash automatically displays a content table on course pages that include a list of lessons, topics & quizzes associated with your course. This content table is created and designed automatically by LearnDash. However, the actual information or page content displayed on your LearnDash course page must be added by you.

The content added to your course page features fully custom information and can be personalized to your liking. Content can be added to the default editor, Gutenberg provides an easy way to create well-designed pages to display your information in text and other widgets.

We’ve looked at some of the most successful e-learning websites and here is what information they include in their course description page:

A basic element that most of the effective course pages include is a course description. Write a brief description of your course that gives students a clear idea of what your course is about and what they’ll achieve by completing it. Explain how your course can help your students solve a problem or provide a benefit and how it will do so. The image below showcases an example of a brief course description.

Fig d. Course Description

One of the first things your students will want to know about your course is how it is set up and how long it will take for them to complete it. You can use your course page to provide visitors with an insight into how your course is structured in terms of lessons, assignments, and evaluations. Let your students know the number of work hours required and the total days, weeks, or months required to complete the course.

Once some students have completed your course, you can improve your course page by featuring some of your student’s feedback. Testimonials are a great tool that can help students get a better idea of what type of learning experience and results they can achieve by enrolling in the course.

Fig e. Course Testimonials Made in Learn Dash

Price is an important factor that prospective students consider when evaluating whether they want to enroll in a course. By disclosing pricing information and payment options, website visitors can easily figure out whether they can afford to invest in your course or not.

An easy way to help you figure out what layout and elements you can benefit the most from including in your LearnDash course page are to draw inspiration from other course creators in the online learning industry. Many well-established e-learning sites have developed effective ways of designing course pages and can help guide you in the process of building your own. Here are some course page examples that can help you out.

Fig f. Udacity

Udacity is an e-learning site focusing on data science, artificial intelligence, programming, and business courses. Its main aim is to educate students to acquire employable skills and help them further their careers. Above we have included an example of a course page featured on this site.

At the very top of the page, audacity includes both an introductory video and a brief description, as well as an “enroll now” and “see full details button” to help visitors navigate. Below course creators have included a statement letting visitors know exactly what audience this course is about. This page also includes a countdown until the current enrollment closes, testimonials, payment options, and an overview of learning outcomes and course content.

Fig (g) Udemy

Udemy is a widely known online course provider where different instructors can sell courses on diverse subjects. Udemy course pages include many different elements to help attract students to the course. At the top of the page, you can find a course title, rating, learning objectives, and course requirements. To the side of the page, you can also find an introductory video and course information including the number of study-hours involved and certificate availability.

Fig (h). Silkshare

Skillshare is a popular e-learning membership site that gives users access to many different courses covering different courses and skills. Different instructors can independently sign up to teach on Skillshare and share courses on their areas of expertise.

Above, we have an example of a course page in Skillshare, which includes an introductory video and a table of content for video lessons to the right. This page also includes a course description, a call to action, and instructor information on the side. This course is also categorized by skill level displaying a beginner icon and showcases the total number of students that have taken the course.

Fig I. Course Overview made using Gutenberg

We hope this article helped you create an effective course page. Share your course page below. We’d love to take a look. If you have any further questions or need additional information feel free to reach out.

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