Video Courses Plugin for WordPress by CreativeMinds

Video Lessons Manager Plugin | Video Lessons LMS for eLearning Site

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Want to create and manage online video courses? The CM Video Lessons Manager is the best video-based eLearning plugin to let you easily build a video LMS directly on your WordPress site.

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Organize your online courses, webinars, lectures, tutorials, or pay-per-view video lessons while viewing course progress all in one easy-to-use dashboard. Add-ons allow you to boost it with payment support, quizzes and certificates!

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Video Learning Plugin Description

The CM Video Lessons Manager for WordPress is a great e-learning plugin to create a video-based learning environment on your WordPress site.

If you’ve been searching for a way to sell online courses like other video course websites similar to Udemy, but directly from WordPress – here is the solution!

This e-learning plugin organizes your video content so you can upload video lessons and courses and view progress reports for each student and course all on one dashboard.

With our suite of add-ons, enhance your course with gamification through customized quizzes and issue certificates of course completion.

What is Video LMS?

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

Manage any video course or video tutorial library for online learning, all hosted on your WordPress site.

Use WordPress as LMS!

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

Import Videos from Vimeo and Wistia

Use this WordPress e-learning 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.

Display video lessons on any page or post using shortcode, allowing users to view the video content, comment, bookmark, search by content and receive progress updates for each video lesson.

Reports and Statistics

Administrators on your WordPress site can view progress reports for specific users and overall reports for lessons, courses, and videos watched on your LMS.

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

Report Showing Online Course Progress
Report Showing Online Course Progress

LMS Course Builder Layouts and Templates

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 appearance of the search bar, lesson dropbox, and width of video tile display.

The Student’s eLearning Dashboard

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

Creating The Ultimate Video LMS: Step by Step

Student Dashboard
Student Dashboard
Learn how to set up the Video Lessons 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.

Get Paid With Video Lessons

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

Payment is completed using 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 easily sell your single online course or LMS courses 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

Pay-Per-View Video Lessons

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 option included.

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

MicroPayment Integration

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

The Complete eCourse Solution: Quiz, Certificate, and Digital Course Material

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 Add-on 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 Add-on 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.

Video Lessons Manager Use Case Examples

  • 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 add-on).

Video Lessons Manager Plugin Related Use Cases

How to Use The WordPress Video LMS 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 add-on)
  • 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!

Video Lessons Manager Plugin Additional Resources

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WordPress Video Lessons Manager Course Builder Basic Features

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.

Video Lessons Manager 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

Video LMS Plugin Additional Addons and Modules

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

Video Lessons Manager Related Plugins and Integrations

Video Lessons Manager 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)

More Resources

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 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 this LMS 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 add-on.

Payment Integration

Requires the payment add-on.

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 Add-on

See the Video Lessons Manager Payments Add-on page or see our Documentation page regarding Payments.

WP Video LMS Plugin Demo


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

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


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