New LearnDash Buddy Up - Overview

Installation:

  • Install and activate the LearnDash plugin.
  • Install and activate the LearnDash BuddyUp Add-on.
  • A Buddy Up menu will be added to the LearnDash menu.

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Settings:

General Settings:

In the “General” settings tab, you can configure the following options:

  • Pairing:

Invite Only: If this option is selected, the user will need to send a Buddy Up request to other enrolled users in order to pair with them or “buddy up”. The Buddy Up invitation notification will be available on the course page.

Auto Pairing: If this option is selected, users will be automatically paired with newly enrolled users.

Admin only: If this option is selected, then only the administrator will be able to create BuddyUp pairs for students.

Front-end:

  • Course Access Type:

Here you can determine whether forming BuddyUp pairs is mandatory or optional. Select none if you want the buddy up groups to be optional within the course or mandatory pairing if you want the buddy up groups to be required in the course.

Frontend:

  • Can Check buddy's result:

This option allows the admin to select if buddied up students can check each other’s quiz results.

Frontend:

  • Buddy's Chat:

This option allows the admin to enable the chat feature.

Frontend:

  • View Buddy's Profile:

Enabling this option allows the buddied-up students to view each other’s profiles.

Frontend:

  • Profile page:

Select the page that will be displayed when members of a BuddyUp pair view each other’s profiles. 

  • Allow Course Notes:

Enable this option if you want the members of a buddy up group to add course notes on the course page.

Frontend:

  • Allow Course Notes Sharing:

Enable this option if you want buddies to share course notes with each other on the course page.

  • Allow Buddies Notifications:

Enable this option if you want buddies to receive notifications about their partners.

Frontend:

  • Assignments:

Individual Assignments: If this option is selected, buddies will submit assignments individually.

Group Assignments: If this option is selected, any member in a Buddy Up pair can submit an assignment. The assignment will be counted for both members of the pair.

Frontend:

Notifications:

In this tab, the admin can configure the notifications which members of a BuddyUp group will see on the course page. 

Invitation Notification:

In this option, the admin can configure the buddy up invitation notifications on the course page on the frontend.

Available Shortcodes:

[course_name]

[course_link]

[sender_name]

[course_starting_date]

Invitation Acceptance Notification:

Here you can configure a notification to be displayed on the course page when a student accepts a buddy up invitation from another.

Available Shortcodes:

[course_name]

[course_link]

[sender_name]

[course_starting_date]

Invitation Reject Notification:

Here you can configure a notification to be displayed on the course page when a student rejects a buddy up invitation from another.

Available Shortcodes:

[course_name]

[course_link]

[sender_name]

[course_starting_date]

Auto Pairing Notification:

Here you can configure a notification to be displayed on the course page when two students are automatically paired in a Buddy Up group. 

Available Shortcodes:

[course_name]

[course_link]

[sender_name]

[course_starting_date]

Removed Buddy Notification:

Administrators can configure a message that is sent when a buddy is removed. The notification is displayed on the course page.

Available Shortcodes:

[course_name]

[course_link]

[sender_name]

[course_starting_date]

Course Completion Notification:

Here you can configure a notification to be displayed on the course page when a course is completed.

Available Shortcodes:

 [course_name]

[course_link]

[buddy_name]

[course_starting_date]

[course_completion_date]

Lesson Completion Notification:

Here you can configure a notification to be displayed on the course page when a lesson is completed.

Available Shortcodes:

[course_name]

[course_link]

[lesson_name]

[lesson_link]

[buddy_name]

[course_starting_date]

[lesson_completion_date]

Topic Completion Notification:

Here you can configure a notification to be displayed on the course page when a topic is completed. 

Available Shortcodes:

[course_name]

[course_link]

[topic_name]

[topic_link]

[buddy_name]

[course_starting_date]

[topic_completion_date]

Quiz Completion Notification:

Here you can configure a notification to be displayed on the course page when a quiz is completed.

Available Shortcodes:

[course_name]

[course_link]

[quiz_name]

[quiz_link]

[quiz_score]

[buddy_name]

[course_starting_date]

[quiz_completion_date]

Assignment submission Notification:

Here you can set a notification to be displayed on the course page when an assignment is completed.

Available Shortcodes:

[course_name]

[course_link]

[assignment_name]

[submitted_data]

[buddy_name]

[course_starting_date]

[assignment_submission]

Group Assignment submission Notification:

Here you can configure a notification to be displayed on the course page when the BuddyUp pair submits an assignment. 

Available Shortcodes:

[course_name]

[course_link]

[assignment_name]

[submitted_data]

[buddy_name]

[course_starting_date]

[assignment_submission]

Frontend:

Emails:

In this tab, you can configure the emails related to Buddy Up activities and notifications. 

Invitation by User:

Here you can configure the emails sent when a student sends a BuddyUp invitation to another. 

Available Shortcodes:

[Invitation_ID]

[course_id]

[course_title]

[course_url]

[invited_by]

[invited_by_name]

[invited_to]

[invited_to_name]

[status]

[invitation_datetime]

[invitation_acceptance_url]

[invitation_cancellation_url]

Invitation by Email:

In this tab you can configure the email message that is sent as a buddy up invitation. 

Available Shortcodes:

[Invitation_ID]

[course_id]

[course_title]

[course_url]

[invited_by]

[invited_by_name]

 [invited_to_email]

[status]

[invitation_datetime]

No Free User Email:

In this tab you can configure the email message sent for the no free user for buddy up.

Available Shortcodes:

[course_id]

[user_id]

[user_display_name]

[user_email]

[course_title]

[course_url]

[site_name]

[site_url]

Pairing Email:

In this tab, you can configure the email message sent as a notification for a buddy up pairing.

Available Shortcodes:

[course_id]

[course_title]

[course_url]

[user_id2]

[user2_display_name]

[user2_user_email]

[user_id1]

[user1_display_name]

[user1_user_email]

[site_name]

[site_url]


License:

The user has to enter a valid license key in the License tab to get automatic updates.

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