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Video Lessons Manager Plugin for WordPress: LMS solution for Online Video Courses

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Would you like to create your own online video courses that your students can easily access? Video Lessons Manager can help you achieve that! It is an online course WordPress plugin that enables you to build a video LMS directly on your site.

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Simplify your eLearning management with our user-friendly dashboard, designed to help you organize and track various online educational activities. Whether it’s online courses, webinars, lectures, tutorials, or pay-per-view video lessons, everything can be easily managed in our centralized WordPress video lessons plugin. Our addons allow you to enhance this plugin with payment support, quizzes, and certificates!

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WordPress Online Video Course Plugin

The CM Video Lessons Manager is a powerful WordPress eLearning plugin that enables you to create and manage online courses.

With this WordPress LMS plugin, you will be able to sell online courses like other video course portals similar to Udemy directly from your WordPress site.

Our Learning Management System plugin will help you in organizing content and facilitate uploading videos and courses. It will also allow you to track your students’ progress in one dashboard!

Take your online courses to the next level with our suite of addons! Elevate it with gamification through customized quizzes and certificates upon course completion.

What is a Video LMS (Learning Management System)?

This online course WordPress plugin works as a Learning Management System (LMS).

In order to host and manage video courses or tutorial libraries on your WordPress site you just have to install our Video Lessons Manager plugin!

Use WordPress as LMS!

Build Different eCourses With a LMS Searchable Video Library
Build Different eCourses With a LMS Searchable Video Library

Importing Videos from Vimeo and Wistia With The WordPress Video Course Plugin

Use this WordPress video course plugin to manage online course video content uploaded and organized on private Vimeo or Wistia video channels. Once the API key is set for a Vimeo or Wistia account, the plugin will add the option to build any number of courses or webinars for online learning.

Import Dashboard Showing Videos as Accessed from a Vimeo Account
Import Dashboard Showing Videos as Accessed from a Vimeo Account
Create lessons and courses directly upon video import from Vimeo, Wistia, or both, even when video content is set to private.

With WordPress Video Lessons Manager Plugin, you can display video lessons on any page or post using a shortcode, allowing users to view the video content, comment, bookmark, search by content, and receive progress updates for each video lesson.

How to Create Reports and Statistics of Your Video Courses

Administrators on your WordPress site can view progress reports for specific users and overall reports for lessons, courses, and videos watched thanks to the Learning Management System plugin reports and statistics functionality.

The admin can also let users view their personal course progress stats.

Report Showing Online Course Progress
Report Showing Online Course Progress

Using Layouts and Templates with the WordPress Video Course Plugin

Our LMS WordPress plugin allows you to change the layout according to the use case and choose from several different layouts on separate pages via shortcode. Within each layout, there are several parameters to control such as the appearance of the search bar, lesson dropbox, and width of the video tile display.

A Quick Look at the Student’s eLearning Dashboard

This WordPress elearning plugin comes with a student dashboard that can include all information related to the students’ video courses in one view. Also, include information coming from other plugins using shortcode.

Creating Online Courses Step By Step With Video Lessons Plugin

Student Dashboard
Student Dashboard
Learn how to set up the WordPress Video Lessons Manager plugin, from connecting Vimeo to organizing videos into lessons and adding the student dashboard to your site.

Read our guide Use Case - Creating a Video Lessons LMS And Tracking Student Progress.

How to Monetize Your Online Video Courses in WordPress

This learning management system plugin also lets you lock lessons and charge users to have access to them using the Payments addon.

To process payments, the WordPress Video Course Plugin can be integrated with the CM MicroPayments plugin or Video Direct Payments and a choice of a cart integration like WooCommerce or Easy Digital Downloads (EDD).

You set the price per number of days to access course content, letting you quickly sell your single online course or LMS course collection in a pricing scheme that fits your course and LMS structure best.

Cart Screen Showing A Video Lesson in the Cart
Cart Screen Showing A Video Lesson in the Cart

Using Pay-Per-View Model for Your WordPress Video Courses

With the Easy Digital Downloads cart system you have the option of more than 20 payment gateways including PayPal, Authorize.Net, 2Checkout, Skrill, PayMill, Stripe, and many more.

Paying Screen Shown for Watching A Video Lesson
Paying Screen Shown for Watching A Video Lesson
By installing the free WooCommerce or Easy Digital Downloads cart system plugin you also get the PayPal and Amazon payment options.

Read how to set up the paid online course platform with the use case charging users for access to the video lessons portal.

Integrating MicroPayments Wallet with Video Course Plugin

The MicroPayment option for course payments is more flexible in terms of usage and is designed as an internal digital wallet for your site users. The wallet can be structured to hold real money or to operate off a points based system.

Users can pay with real money to purchase a virtual currency you define before they can view the videos or use your own predefined points system in order to view course content. Paying for Access with Points
Paying for Access with Points

How to add Quizzes and Certificates to your Video Lessons

To further extend the Video Lessons Manager plugin capabilities, install the CM Download Manager Plugin to incorporate downloadable files with your online course content.

The Video Lessons Manager Certificate Addon lets you create personalized certificates of completion for users. Certificates can be automatically or manually generated and are fully customizable.

The Video Lessons Manager Quiz Addon lets you build multiple choice quizzes with embedded video or image content. Restrict the number of attempts allowed, define an acceptable passing score, and track quiz results on the student’s course progress report.

With these plugins, you can develop every aspect of an ecourse, complete with content drip, gamification, quizzes, and certificates, while displaying a list of all videos and files for each course on the student dashboard.

Most Common Video Course Plugin Use Cases

  • Create Video Tutorials – Create video tutorials about your products and provide detailed information to the users.
  • Private Lessons – Forget about giving live lessons to your students, instead, record videos once and sell them on your website (requires addon).

Video Course Plugin Documentation

Step by Step of Installation and Configuration of the Video Course Plugin

  • Connect Vimeo or Wistia to the plugin
  • Import your videos and organize them into lessons and courses
  • Include rich description to each video or lesson page
  • Add links of your lessons pages and course listing to your site’s menu
  • Charge users for access (requires payments addon)
  • Create a LMS in WordPress such as Udemy and Coursera

Watch our online WordPress video tutorial library, to see the CM Video Lessons Manager plugin in action!

Additional Resources to Enhance Your Online Courses

Blog Posts Related to WordPress Video Courses Plugin

Basic Features of the WordPress Video Course Plugin

Please check the user guide to learn more about this plugin.

Vimeo and Wistia – Supports videos hosted on Vimeo (even free accounts) or Wistia. Use any videos hosted, including private videos.
LMS Statistics and Reports – Show progress reports per user, lesson, course, and videos viewed. Report which video was watched by each user, total video views, and the amount of time watched. This allows you to track your most popular content and assess course effectiveness.View Screenshot: Video Lessons Manager Front-end Statistics.
User Notes – Add personal notes for each video they watch. Notes are then available only to the user who created the note.
Bookmarks – Users can bookmark specific videos. Admin can add a shortcode to the user dashboard so users can view all their bookmarked videos.
File Attachments – Add file attachments to each video or course.
Localization and Labeling – This LMS plugin for WordPress lets admin edit plugin labels and messages, letting you customize your LMS to fit your own language or terminology.
Search Videos – Search videos in courses or lessons, by video title, description and user notes.
Sequenced Videos – Unlock videos one-by-one for each user. Set the conditions of how many % of the video the user should watch and how many days should pass after unlocking previous video to unlock the next one.
Video Lessons Layouts – Supports several view layouts for each lesson. The admin can choose the layout on a per lesson basis.
LMS Student Dashboard – The student dashboard allows students to track progress, show bookmarks, show paid lessons and more.
LMS Notification Support – Supports admin email notifications about each students’ progress. For example when a student has finished watching a video or a lesson or a course.
Course Certificates – Give each student a certificate upon completion of a lesson or course (with the purchase of the Certificates Addon).
CPD Hours – Add CPD (Continuous Professional Development) Hours to each lesson.
Lesson Quiz – Build quizzes for each lesson to test the understanding of course curriculum before students complete the course (with purchase of the Quiz Addon). Quiz questions are customizable and can include video and images, and can be answered using customizable multiple choice options.
Course Payments – Set a price for watching lessons or videos (once integrated with CM MicroPayments or Video Manager Direct Payments). You can charge a pay-per-view rate for each video lesson or create customizable payment schemes within different time intervals for students to view course content, payable through Easy Digital Downloads payment gateways. View Screenshot: Video Lessons Manager Payment Option. You can also combine multiple LMS courses and sell them.
LMS Access Control – Restrict watching the videos to logged-in users and block anonymous users from watching. View Screenshot: Video Lessons Manager API Keys Settings
Restrict By Time – Restrict video access by time per user or lesson. When a user exceeds their viewing limit, access will be blocked and a warning will display with option to renew.
Video Lessons Shortcodes – Numerous shortcodes are available, allowing you to display a lesson / course / specific video and the user dashboard anywhere on your LMS.
CM Appointments Booking Integration – Let students book one-on-one lessons with teachers using a handy calendar for booking.
CM Registration Integration – A perfect pairing with the CM Registration and Invitation Codes Plugin, which allows you to invite students to register and gain access to the student dashboard using a personalized registration code.
LMS Theme Compatibility – The Video Lessons Manager plugin has been thoroughly tested with all major themes. As such, it is compatible with Divi, Avada, Enfold and other known themes.

Plugin Editions and Pricing

FeaturePro EditionAdvanced EditionUltimate Edition
$39 $69 $119
Read Vimeo Private Videos IncludedIncludedIncluded
Create Multiple Lessons IncludedIncludedIncluded
Shortcode to Include video List IncludedIncludedIncluded
Bookmarks IncludedIncludedIncluded
History and Statistics IncludedIncludedIncluded
User Notes IncludedIncludedIncluded
Student dashboard IncludedIncludedIncluded
Search Support IncludedIncludedIncluded
Access Control IncludedIncludedIncluded
Video Courses IncludedIncludedIncluded
Video Templates IncludedIncludedIncluded
Sequenced Videos IncludedIncludedIncluded
Edit Labels IncludedIncludedIncluded
Notification Support IncludedIncludedIncluded
Wistia Support IncludedIncludedIncluded
Pay for Viewing Not includedIncludedIncluded
Quiz Support Not includedNot includedIncluded
Certificate Support Not includedNot includedIncluded
$39 $69 $119

Addons and Modules to Upgrade Your Video Courses

When installed together with the Video Lessons Manager plugin, the following modules and addons provide additional functionality.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please check the user guide to learn more about this plugin.

Basic Questions

I use Vimeo. Can I use a free Vimeo account? What's the difference in paid plans?

Yes. You can import videos, even private ones, from basic (free) Vimeo accounts. Currently, Vimeo provides API access to all account types.

Lower Vimeo account tiers may have limited uses (for example, 25 API calls/minute in the free plan). But, since the plugin only makes calls when importing videos, this should not affect your experience.

Note that some Vimeo features are only available in different plans, and this is not related to our plugin. Examples:

  • Some embedding options such as hiding the play, volume and fullscreen controls
  • Ad-free videos (Plus)
  • Chapters, video templates, playback speed control (Pro)
  • Player call-to-action, custom logos (Business)
  • Live streaming (Premium)

Discover More Resources for Online Video Courses

Learn more how Vimeo affects the plugin: Video Lessons Manager – Vimeo Free vs. Vimeo Premium Accounts.

Learn more about Vimeo’s plans: Vimeo API Rate Limits guide.

Can I embed Youtube videos in my online course page?

No. Currently, the plugin only works with Vimeo and Wistia.

Can I upload videos to Vimeo or Wistia from WordPress with this Video Course Plugin?

No. This plugin works by importing videos which are already online on those platforms.

Is there any limit to video length?

No, the limit depends on your Vimeo account. The plugin does place any restriction on the amount of videos or the length of each. If you have a Vimeo Pro account, you probably can also upload extremely long videos and serve them using the plugin.

Can this video WordPress plugin be used for teaching coursework or video training?

Yes, this LMS plugin can be used for internal training videos and improving video learning experience of the students or users.

Does the WordPress Video Course plugin have a free version?

Yes, this is one of the best Free LMS WordPress Plugins. You can download the free version here and upgrade to the Pro anytime.

Note that some features are exclusive to the pro version, such as allowing users to check their progress, search and bookmark videos, shortcodes to embed content anywhere and more.

Advanced Questions

Does this WordPress LMS plugin have BuddyPress or bbPress integrations ?

No, This WordPress LMS plugin does not integrate with BuddyPress or bbPress.

How do you modify the order of videos displayed on the course page?

This is supported since the last version of the plugin. You can control which order the videos will play in for each channel. We have written a user guide explaining how this is done. → Click here ← to read how it’s done.

Can I set up a pay-per-view channel for one night only?

Yes. You can set up a pay-per-view option for any defined amount of time. You can also include multiple option so user can choose between one night and one week for example. Note that it requires the Payments addon.

How to Integrate Payments with the WordPress Video Course Plugin?

Requires the payment addon.

Do I have to use a virtual currency or can I also use regular payments?

You can use regular payments only, with PayPal, credit cards and more via Easy Digital Downloads or WooCommerce. This requires the Payments Addon

See the Video Lessons Manager Payments Addon page or see our Documentation page regarding Payments.

Demo Sites Using WordPress Video Course Plugin

WordPress Video Course Plugin Demo Sites

Websites That Implemented the WordPress Video Course Plugin

Watch the video clips below to see each Video Lessons Manager feature in action

For more in-depth descriptions, visit our User Guide.

How to Use Addons and Advanced Features

Video Lessons Manager Plugin Image Gallery

WordPress Video Course Plugin from the Back-end

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