LearnDash Course Management System - FAQs

How are general setting options used?

There are two general setting options:

  1. Show courses, lessons, topics, or quizzes on the specific dates:

This option allows the admin to make courses, lessons, topics, and quizzes visible only on set dates of the calendar. For the rest of the dates, that specific course, lesson, topic, or quiz content will be not visible for the users.

2. Hide courses, lessons, topics, or quizzes on the specific dates:

This option allows the admin to hide courses, lessons, topics, and quizzes only on set dates of the calendar. For the rest of the dates, that specific course, lesson, topic, or quiz content will be visible for the users.

Can I create custom messages to inform users about the visibility of courses, lessons, topics, and quizzes?

Yes, you can easily create custom messages to share information about scheduling and visibility status for courses, lessons, topics, and quizzes. Go to the Course Scheduler Pro menu and select Settings. There you will find tabs for course messages, lesson messages, topics messages, and quiz messages. Go to any of these tabs and change the text according to your preference and scheduling settings. You can use [cs_scheduled_dates] to insert the scheduled dates into the message.

How can I schedule my course, lesson, topic, or quiz on the calendar?

On the left side of the calendar, you will find a list of all created courses. By clicking “+” sign next to any course you will be able to view all the Lessons and Quizzes associated with that specific course. Similarly, to view the Topics associated with a specific lesson, you have to click on the “+” sign next to each lesson. Select any course, lesson, topic, or quiz you want to show/hide during specific dates. Drag and drop the content you wish to schedule to the specific date on the calendar. Now, that specific course, lesson, topic, or quiz will be visible/invisible to the users on the scheduled dates.

How to set an end date for the course content’s schedule?

Follow these steps to set the end date/time for content schedules:

  • From the WordPress dashboard, go to the Course Scheduler Pro menu and select Calendar.
  • On the Calendar, click on the selected scheduled course, lesson, topic, or quiz. Next, a pop-up window will appear.
  • Check the box next to the “Do you want to set the end date/time?” option.
  • Select the End Date and enter the Time.
  • Save the schedule.

How to exclude any user role from the schedule?

Follow these steps to exclude a user role from a schedule:

  • From the WordPress dashboard, go to the Course Scheduler Pro menu and select Calendar.
  • On the Calendar, click on the selected scheduled course, lesson, topic, or quiz. Next, a pop-up window will appear.
  • Select the User role you wish to exclude from the Exclude User Role option.
  • Save the schedule.

How to exclude any user from the schedule?

Follow these steps to exclude a specific user or users:

  • From the WordPress dashboard, go to the Course Scheduler Pro menu and select Calendar.
  • On the Calendar, click on the selected scheduled course, lesson, topic, or quiz. Next, a pop-up window will appear.
  • Enter the username of the user you want to exclude from the schedule in the Exclude Users field.  Multiple users can be added here.
  • Save the schedule.

How can I schedule a group of courses of the same category/tag?

Follow these steps to schedule courses based on a category or tag:

  • Go to the Calendar from the Course Scheduler Pro menu.
  • On the left side of the calendar, click on the Schedule Course by Category/Tag option. Next, a pop-up window will appear.
  • Select the Starting Date, Time, Category, or Tag.
  • Save the schedule.

What to do when scheduling lessons of the same category/tag?

Follow these steps to schedule lessons based on their categories/tags:

  • Go to Calendar from the Course Scheduler Pro menu.
  • On the left side of the calendar, click on the Schedule Lessons by Category/Tag option. Next, a pop-up window will appear.
  • Select the Starting Date, Time, Category, or Tag.
  • Save the schedule.

What to do when scheduling Topics of the same category/tag?

Follow these steps to schedule topics based on their categories/tags:

  • Go to Calendar from the Course Scheduler Pro menu.
  • On the left side of the calendar, click on the Schedule Topics by Category/Tag option. Next, a pop-up window will appear.
  • Select a Starting Date, Time, Category, or Tag.
  • Save the schedule.

Can I set different Show/Hide settings for any single course, lesson, topic, or quiz?

Yes, you can do so by following these steps:

  • Go to the Edit page of the selected course, lesson, topic, or quiz.
  • Go to the meta-box on the right side of the Edit page titled Show/Hide Date
  • Select Show or Hide for the Show/Hide dropdown.
  • Publish or update the page.

Note: This setting will override the general settings for Show/Hide.

I have selected “show course, lesson, topic or quiz on the specific dates” but the course/lesson/topic/quiz is not visible on the selected date.

Make sure that you haven't accidentally selected the Hide option on the Show/Hide Date meta-box on the right side of the Edit page for the course because it will override the general settings for the Show settings.


I have selected “hide course, lesson, topic or quiz on the specific dates” but the course/lesson/topic/quiz is visible on the selected date.

Make sure that you haven't accidentally selected the Show option on the meta-box Show/Hide Date on the right side of the Edit course page because it will override the general settings for the Hide settings.


How can course instructors schedule a course, lesson, or topic on the calendar without accessing the backend?

Add the shortcode  [course_managment_system_calender] on any page to show a calendar and message tabs on the frontend. Users with the LearnDash group leader roles will be the only ones able to view this page content.


How can I schedule content if students/users are based in another country?

Select the desired time zone for scheduling from WP dashboard > Course Management > Settings > General Settings > Time zone

Can I schedule any specific lesson with a specific LearnDash Group?

Yes, you can. After scheduling the lesson, click on the scheduled lesson on the calendar. Next,  a popup will appear on screen where you can select which group you want to schedule your lesson with.

Can I schedule any specific topic with a specific LearnDash Group?

Yes, you can. After scheduling the topic, click on the scheduled topic on the calendar and a popup will appear. There you can select which group you want to schedule your topic with.

Can I schedule any specific Quiz with a specific LearnDash Group?

Yes, you can. After scheduling the Quiz, click on the scheduled quiz on the calendar and a popup will appear. hen you can select which group you want to schedule your quiz for.

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