Development of stronger teacher-student relationships

Managing your LearnDash site is no easy task. There are many things to deal with that can drive you crazy, especially without the right tools.

One area that throws many users a curveball is managing teacher-student communication. It is a hard and time consuming activity that we learned when we interviewed a couple of instructors a few months ago.

Yet, it is extremely important to develop strong teacher-student relationships. Strong connections lead to better performance, faster course completion and a better user experience.

Weak teacher-student connections lead to a host of problems down the line. For example, many instructors cited the following issues when we conducted the survey:

  • A student is forced to navigate away from the course to their inboxes and send an email to the instructor, which required the student to know in advance the email address of their instructor
  • In addition, the student must remember the exact step in the process where they faced the problem, which leads to confusion
  • To refer to a previously solved problem, the student must search for it in their box, which makes it extremely difficult to keep track of problems
  • On top of that, an instructor can easily miss an email from the student given the large number of emails they receive in their inbox
  • Back and forth emails between instructor and student waste a lot of time, especially if you have thousands of students. You can use the time you save to develop your courses.
  • Poor teacher-student communication leads to low course completion and high dropout rates
  • Poor user experience caused by weak teacher-student connections leads to low conversion rates and loss of revenue

So what should a LearnDash user do? Well, if you are familiar with Expanding the role of instructoryou are probably aware that there is a new one Student-teacher communication module that makes communication between students and teachers on your LearnDash site easier than ever.

In today’s post, we’ll talk a little about the Instructor Role Extension and then show you how to use the powerful Student-Teacher Communication Module (which is part of the Instructor Role Extension) to develop effective teacher-student connections on your LearnDash internet site.

What is the instructor role extension for LearnDash?

First of all, what is the instructor role extension for LearnDash? For starters, the Instructor Role extension is a smart LearnDash add-on that allows multiple instructors to create courses on your LearnDash-powered platform.

This is the plugin you need to manage multiple instructors as a boss. At the time of writing, the Instructor role expansion has over 3.5,000 happy customers and a fantastic rating of 4.9 / 5.0, which means you are in safe hands. It is also incredibly easy to use.

“WisdmLabs Multi-Instructor plugin is really easy to implement. The plugin gives you complete control over what the instructor has access to at the back end. Technical support is quick to respond and very accommodating. “- Phyllis Bostanci.

The Instructor Role extension offers you an excellent set of features for managing instructors on your LearnDash site. At your disposal you have fantastic features such as:

  • Student-Teacher Communication Module, which allows students to communicate with teachers on the LMS itself without having to switch between inboxes. That’s the main topic of today’s post.
  • Ability to create comprehensive courses with lessons, quizzes, assignments, topics and more.
  • Sell ​​individual or complete LearnDash courses by your instructors through WooCommerce. The Instructor Role extension allows you to create your own Udemy-like platform.
  • Easily pay commissions to your instructors for their paid courses via PayPal
  • Detailed student reports that help instructors improve class performance
  • Emails for all student activity to keep instructors updated at all times
  • If necessary, instructors can email students directly from the instructor dashboard
  • Restrict instructor access to improve the security of your LearnDash site
  • Opportunity to share courses between several instructors
  • A dedicated instructor profile page that allows instructors to add details such as their biography, qualifications, photo and more to enhance student-teacher interactions
  • Complete control over your site’s data and users
  • And so much more

I do not want to focus so much on the expansion of the director role in its entirety, because we are here to learn more about Student-teacher communication module which you can use to facilitate easier, faster and more efficient communication between your instructors and students.

I just wanted to give you a quick preamble so you know what we’re working on. That said, let’s configure Student-teacher communication module on your LearnDash website.

How to set up the instructor role student-teacher communication

As we mentioned earlier, the student-teacher communication module is part of the instructor role extension. As such, you must have Instructor role extension installed and enabled on your LearnDash site.

On top of that you should have:

  • That BuddyPress plugin installed and activated
  • The private messaging feature enabled in BuddyPress
  • If you use BuddyBoss themeinstall and activate BuddyBoss platform addition to use the student-teacher communication feature

With the preconditions of the road, let’s now learn how to activate the Student-Teacher communication module.

Activation of student-teacher communication module in LearnDash

Log in to your WordPress admin dashboard and navigate to LearnDash LMS> Instructoras shown below.

instructor-role-wordpress menu item

Then click Settings tab, select Student communication check box and click Save Changes button at the bottom of the screen.

Instructor settings

N / B: The student-teacher communication module only works with LearnDash 3.0 template with Focus mode activated, make sure both are activated.

To activate the Focus Mode LearnDash 3.0 template, navigate to LearnDash> Settingswhich we highlight below.

learndash settings

Then select LearnDash 3.0activate Focus modeand click Saving button, as shown below.


If your students now have access to a front-end course, they will see the following bubble at the bottom of the lesson.


If the student clicks on the bubble when in doubt or question, a pop-up box will open where the student can enter his question as shown below.

pop up

And that’s it! Your student-teacher communication module is up and running.

Instructors can easily answer students’ doubts and questions in BuddyPress private messages without leaving the website.

Messenger wisdmlabs

The student can then see the teacher’s answer and continue the conversation from the lesson / topic page itself. This really streamlines the whole communication process between instructors and students.

The Student-Teacher Communication Module, which is part of our instructor role addition, eliminates back and forth emails and all other bottlenecks that would otherwise ruin the entire student-teacher communication process.

What are your thoughts or concerns? Have you tried the new student communication feature? Can we improve? Please tell us in the comments section below.

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