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[resolved] Is Calendar the Only Way for Visitor to Gain Access to Courses? (4 posts)

  1. Lane Lester
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm going to try setting up an online course at http://www.learninglane.net/

    I created the course, the calendar, and the first assignment. Now I'm wrestling with how I make a course accessible to visitors. So far, it seems only the Calendar provides a way to create a menu item. Is that right?

    I would like to be able to make the course date-independent.

    I added a PDF as an Assignment Document, but it doesn't show up in the Assignment.



  2. fredlawl
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    To list your assignments on a blog page, you need to go into your administration panel and click on Appearance and then click on Menus. From there you can add the "courses" taxonomy (also known as category) to your navigation and it'll display the courses.

    Additionally, I created a widget that'll list out the assignments by courses as well. To add these widgets to the sidebar you go into Appearance -> Widgets to drag and drop the "Assignments" widget into a sidebar. This widget will display assignments by date closest to todays date. So if you have an assignment due friday the 14, the assignment due on the 20th will display second etc...

    Unfortunately, there has been not been any implementation yet to display documents on the single assignment page. To display the documents, you will need to know how to edit a theme file. (see Assignment Meta on that page)

    I will add this functionality to automatically list out the attached documents through the next version upgrade.

  3. Lane Lester
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the response, that's a big help.

    I'm thinking I should set up a separate WP install for just courses, rather than try to mix them in with a general purpose site.

    I'm wondering if there's a way to restrict certain users to certain courses. If there's a plugin to assign users to categories (courses) it might be possible.


  4. fredlawl
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    No problem.

    Yeah it is possible to assign specific users to courses--but that would require you to do a lot more additional programming yourself. (Or if you find a plugin)

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