How to Use LearnDash AI and Create Courses Faster

AI in eLearning isn’t new. Various LMS plugins and platforms have been utilizing the power of AI in content creation. LearnDash has also integrated AI into the plugin. This allows course creators to explore new potentials. We all know how helpful AI can be in content creation. With that in mind, we can already imagine how AI can help us create a course much faster.

LearnDash AI can be used in course content creation, course outline generation, and even quiz building. If you are a course creator and you’re using LearnDash, you know that it takes time to create courses. Adding course outlines, quizzes take good amount of time. But with LearnDash AI, we can build courses much faster. In today’s post, we’re going to learn how to use LearnDash AI to build courses more efficiently. Let’s get started!

The impact of AI in eLearning

The use of AI in eLearning isn’t new. It’s not only changing the landscape of eLearning, it’s also opening new areas of exploration. AI in eLearning can even have a revolutionary change in the field. It might alter the concept of online course creation.

While creating a course from scratch is time taking, using AI can help us make that process easier. Writing description, adding course outlines, creating quizzes, etc. are all part of course creation. If we can use AI to generate content for these points, you can imagine how helpful this will be for the course creators.

In LearnDash, AI can be used in several places to make the course creation easy. However, as more and more advancements are made in AI, we can expect to see more use of AI in eLearning. The purpose of this article is to show you how you can use AI in LearnDash to help you create your courses. However efficient AI is, it still can’t create an entire course for you. But it can help you with certain points to make your life a lot easier. That’s what we’re going to see in this post.

How to create courses using LearnDash AI

LearnDash is one of the most popular LMS plugins for WordPress. In the past, we’ve explored various features of LearnDash. We’ve seen how you can create an online course, how to add lessons, topics, and quizzes within that course. We’ve also explored how you can create a custom certificate for your online courses using this plugin.

LearnDash has some great features which assists you in your course creation. Similarly, the LearnDash AI can give you a huge boost when you’re creating courses using this plugin. Now what are these AI features? That’s what we’re going to check out.

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Course creation wizard – Create a course from YouTube, Vimeo, or Wistia playlist

The course creation wizard allows you to create an entire course from a YouTube, Vimeo, or Wistia playlist. As you all know, you can create a course playlist on YouTube, Vimeo and Wistia. If you want to create a similar course on LearnDash, you can do it easily.

The Course Creation Wizard can help you create the lessons and description of your course. The name of the course, lessons, and the descriptions of the lessons, everything will be created for you. You can imagine how much time this feature saves.

To do this, first navigate to LearnDash > Courses. Here you’ll find a button “Create from Video Playlist”.

create from video playlist button

After clicking on this button, you’ll have the option to paste in your YouTube, Vimeo, or Wistia playlist URL. Now find the URL of the playlist and paste it here, then click on the button beside it. Remember, you have to place the URL of the playlist, not a particular video link.

youtube playlist in learndash

Initially the button beside the input field will say “Load”. But after you paste the URL, it will change the text according to the platform whose URL you’ve pasted. For example, if we place a YouTube playlist URL, the button will show a YouTube logo and the text will say “Load data from YouTube”.

Once you click on the button, it will take some time, and your course will be created just like that!

If you want a detailed tutorial, we have a post where we explained how to create LearnDash course outline from YouTube playlist. We also have a video tutorial on this topic, so you can watch that if you’re interested.

Although the course name, lessons, lesson description, etc. will be created automatically, you still have to customize the lesson descriptions, course settings, etc.

AI course outline builder

If you’re struggling on creating a proper course outline for your LearnDash course, the LearnDash AI Course outline builder can be useful. If you navigate to LearnDash > Courses you can find a button on top right corner “Create Course Outline from AI”. This option can be found beside the “Create From Video Playlist” button. Click that to get started.

course outline builder button in learndash

If you haven’t connected your LearnDash website with OpenAI, then you’ll be prompted to do so. You can click on “Click here” and you’ll be directed to the AI Integration section where you can paste your OpenAI API key. Alternatively you can navigate to LearnDash > Settings and click on the Advanced tab, then click on AI Integration.

Paste your OpenAI API key here to connect your OpenAI account with LearnDash. Now after you do that, go back to the courses section and click on the “Create Course Outline from AI”. Now you’ll see 3 fields. Here you’ll have to provide a course title, number of lessons, and you have to describe your course.

course outline creation form

After you do that, a course will be created for you along with all the lessons that you specified. The outline of this course will be as you described your course. So be clear and descriptive when you’re describing your course. Now you have a course outline which you can customize to make your course shine.

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned course creator, you know how much this is going to help you. So go ahead and create some course outlines with the LearnDash AI course outline builder!

LearnDash AI quiz builder

If you have an online course, you should also add quizzes to it. This will be good for the students as they can test their knowledge. This will also allow the instructors to evaluate the student’s progress. But creating multiple quizzes is a time taking process. To solve this, you can use the LearnDash AI quiz builder to help you create those quizzes.

To use LearnDash AI quiz builder, first navigate to LearnDash > Quizzes. On the top right corner you’ll find the “Create Quiz from AI” button. Click on it.

create course from ai button

This will take you to another screen where you have to select which course, lesson, and topic your quiz is associated with. You can then select quiz title, quiz type, number of questions you want the AI to create and finally describe your quiz.

LearnDash has a quiz builder that we can use to create the quizzes for our course. You can check out our video tutorial on LearnDash quiz builder to learn more.

AI virtual instructor (experimental)

The virtual instructor is another AI feature from LearnDash where you can provide learners with real-time support using an AI powered instructor. Currently this feature is in it’s experimental stage, so we can’t say much about it. But the idea of a virtual instructor is that you can create a virtual instructor that can support students through live chat.

You can configure the name, avatar, and provide specific instructions for how to answer students questions. It is also possible to ban certain words and return a custom error message. The virtual instructor can be added for all courses and groups. You can also create multiple virtual instructors for multiple courses.

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Well, that’s how you can use LearnDash AI to create courses much faster. We’ve seen how you can create a course from YouTube, Vimeo, and Wistia playlist using AI. We’ve also seen how you can create course outlines and create quizzes using LearnDash AI. When creating a course, these are some of the tasks that can take a lot of time. But with the use of AI in eLearning, you can now shorten that time and build courses much faster.

If you want to learn more about LearnDash and how it is used to create an eLearning site, check out some other posts on our site. We also have a YouTube channel where we’ve posted multiple tutorials on LearnDash which you can watch if you’re interested.

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