Plume Core – The social learning platform powered by LearnDash

  • Pioneer bringing learners together – wherever they are in the world
  • Use our unique add ons to drive meaningful learning experiences
  • Proven to increase engagement (and enjoyment!)

Core is our custom LearnDash theme exclusively available to Plume customers. We’ve brought together some of our best-loved features and a basic design to give you everything you need to create a social learning platform in LearnDash.

Everything you need to build a social learning platform

  • Group management

    Group courses and users together to create unique learning journeys and communities.

  • In-lesson discussions

    With Core, your users won’t have to go elsewhere to get involved in conversations, ask questions and share ideas.

  • Give direct feedback

    Coursework and essays deserve specific feedback, and with our Messenger add-on your tutors can offer just that.

We’ve customised LearnDash into a social learning platform

  • Custom course creation tools

    Using our block builder, you can create professional looking courses that focus on interactivity and visual presentation.

  • Reporting

    Our reporting tools will allow you to view key metrics and export user data so you can track user progress and optimise your courses.

  • Addons and integrations

    From social tools to a support desk, CRM to SCORM. We have integrations and add-ons that will help you achieve everything you need.

Social learning made easier with automated…

  • Certificates

    Say good-bye to sending certificates by email. Core can automatically generate and send personalised certificates to users who complete your course.

  • Email notifications and reminders

    Increase engagement and upsell your users with email notifications designed to nudge users in the right direction.

  • Quizzes and assessments

    Complete with auto-marking abilities, access our library of question types designed to hand-hold or really test your user’s knowledge.

Sell your own courses, keep 100% of your money

  • E-commerce built in

    If you ever need to sell your courses, we won’t charge you for that. E-commerce tools are available as standard.

  • Easy user enrolment

    Users can buy courses and enroll themselves onto the system without any intervention – just let the system guide them through the process.

  • Create predictable revenue with subscriptions

    If you offer site-wide access on a subscription basis or know your users will need a refresher – we have you covered.

Slash development costs by using open source

Pick a platform or let us find your perfect match.
Nothing suitable? We’ll build your platform from scratch.

… and integrate with anything

Got tech that you already love? If it’s got an API, we can integrate it.

CRMs, subscription management systems, community platforms, email software, you name it…

We’re known for building social learning platforms – here’s why:

  • Course lesson discussions
    Key features

    Reinforce concepts and theories with discussions

    Engage teachers and learners with discussions done right

  • Key features

    Netflix-style video library for a mobile dog training LMS

    Purpose built video training library, taking inspiration from Netflix and App Stores

  • Key features

    Facebook-style Group Forums for LearnDash

    All the functionality of a Facebook group integrated inside your LMS

  • Key features

    Messaging system for LearnDash

    Providing learners and tutors with a fully integrated LearnDash messaging tool

  • Key features

    Onboarding emails suck – try the guided tour instead

    Seriously easy step-by-step on-page onboarding

  • Full Case Studies

    Live webinar-based e-learning platform for 3D design school

    Creating a classroom experience for students across the globe

  • Course lesson discussions
    Key features

    Reinforce concepts and theories with discussions

    Engage teachers and learners with discussions done right

  • Key features

    Netflix-style video library for a mobile dog training LMS

    Purpose built video training library, taking inspiration from Netflix and App Stores

  • Key features

    Facebook-style Group Forums for LearnDash

    All the functionality of a Facebook group integrated inside your LMS

  • Key features

    Messaging system for LearnDash

    Providing learners and tutors with a fully integrated LearnDash messaging tool

  • Key features

    Onboarding emails suck – try the guided tour instead

    Seriously easy step-by-step on-page onboarding

  • Full Case Studies

    Live webinar-based e-learning platform for 3D design school

    Creating a classroom experience for students across the globe

Get more inspiration from our work

Course lesson discussions

Discussions

Reinforce concepts and theories with discussions

Boost the confidence of your learners by creating a space for them to share their thoughts and ideas to others, and reinforce it with the addition of a like.

Full case study

Video on demand

Netflix-style video library for a mobile dog training LMS

Absolute Dogs is the leader in online dog training with thousands of customers around the world. One of their core products is a library of videos designed to help dog owners better manage their dog’s behaviours. This library was previously shoehorned into their existing LMS which was initially designed for a structured, linear course – our task was to purpose build a new system, taking inspiration from Netflix and App Stores.

Full case study

Group forums

Facebook-style Group Forums for LearnDash

Light-weight and built for social learning, our Facebook-style Group Forums plugin for LearnDash and other frameworks will give you the best functionality of a Facebook group without having to leave the comfort of your LMS.

Full case study

Next-level messaging

Messaging system for LearnDash

When it comes to integrating private messaging into LearnDash, there is no official LearnDash plugin… so we made our own.

Full case study

guided tour

Onboarding emails suck – try the guided tour instead

Our guided tour plugin allows you to provide instructions and guidance on the pages where it is relevant. With on-screen instructions that are in the right place and at the right time, your learners will feel empowered to use your system without having to contact support. No lengthy emails. No lengthy setup. No headaches.

Full case study

Live streaming lessons

Live webinar-based e-learning platform for 3D design school

To guarantee students get the best opportunity to learn, Cave Academy has adopted a model that mimics classroom teaching, accessible on a global scale.

Full case study

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    “I was incredibly impressed. The Plume team knows their stuff, but most importantly they know how to listen to a client’s needs and translate those needs into an actionable plan.”

    Matt Bramble

    COO, Leverage Lab

  • “Our old platform felt like it was stitched together, and nothing really felt like it matched our brand. We could have never imagined our platform looking like it does now. Our long-time users have commented on just how impressive it looks and feels.”

    Matt Rouse

    Director of Learning Management and Technologies, Absolute Dogs

  • “From the initial proposal to the delivery of the outcomes we have felt listened to and understood, challenged and guided as needed… But most of all we actually felt like partners – not new customers.”

    Andy Pearce

    Managing Director, On Track Learning

  • Matt Bramble

    “I was incredibly impressed. The Plume team knows their stuff, but most importantly they know how to listen to a client’s needs and translate those needs into an actionable plan.”

    Matt Bramble

    COO, Leverage Lab

  • “Our old platform felt like it was stitched together, and nothing really felt like it matched our brand. We could have never imagined our platform looking like it does now. Our long-time users have commented on just how impressive it looks and feels.”

    Matt Rouse

    Director of Learning Management and Technologies, Absolute Dogs

  • “From the initial proposal to the delivery of the outcomes we have felt listened to and understood, challenged and guided as needed… But most of all we actually felt like partners – not new customers.”

    Andy Pearce

    Managing Director, On Track Learning

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Frequently asked questions

  • What is Core?

    Core is our custom LearnDash theme exclusively available to Plume customers. It includes a custom design and extended features as standard. It is unrecognisable compared to a standard installation of LearnDash.
  • Why is it better than LearnDash?

    Despite being the best option on the market, LearnDash is clunky, ugly and difficult to use. We have invested over 150 hours of development time into creating a user-friendly LMS that surpasses the functionality and usability of LearnDash out of the box.
  • Can we use the add-ons without Core?

    Yes, we can license the add-ons to you for use with LearnDash.
  • Who sets up the site?

    We do! Just send us your domain information and we’ll handle the rest.
  • What’s the deal with hosting?

    With Core, hosting, along with regular site maintenance, updates and support are all included in the fixed monthly cost.
  • Can we add our branding?

    Yes, we take your logo, primary and secondary colours and apply them to the site. With some plans, you’ll even get access to the CSS editor so you can make changes to any aspect of the design.
  • Can we create multiple login pages or add client logos?

    This is known as white labelling and is not possible with Core, but is available with our custom-built systems.
  • I want clients to be able to manage their own users, is this possible?

    Yes, clients can be set as training managers, meaning they can only manage members in their group. They can’t access content or manage users anywhere else on the site.
  • I just need someone to look at reports, is that possible?

    Yes, we have a custom user role that will give a user access to the reporting panel and nothing else. This role, like all roles, can be combined with others if you need someone to have reporting and access other functionality. For example, you might have a client set as a training manager who wants access to reports on users from their group only.
  • So multi-roling is possible?

    Yes, someone can be given multiple user roles.
  • What reporting tools are included?

    With ProPanel, you’ll be able to see enrollment rates, progression, time taken on the course, quiz scores and completion rates- broken down by course, group or individual. These reports can be easily generated in the platform and exported if needed.
  • We have lots of users to migrate, can we add them to the system?

    You can import users using the bulk upload add-on.
  • All our clients are on our CRM, can we integrate this into the LMS?

    With our CRM addon, you can integrate with ActiveCampaign, Ontraport, Drip and Infusionsoft. Please let the team know if you have a specific CRM.
  • Can users enrol themselves?

    Yes, if a user tries to buy a course, or enrol on a free course, they can enrol themselves. There are a number of permissions around this so please let us know what you’re trying to do so we can get this set up correctly.
  • I don’t want users to skip ahead through a course, is it possible to limit this?

    Yes, you can set the course to be linear or free form. You can also make sure users watch a video before moving onto the next lesson with some pretty nifty drip-feeding controls.
  • Can I send out certificates upon completion?

    Yes, as long as the pass criteria are met you can set the system to send these out automatically.
  • Can you send me a specification?

    Once you have completed the introductory call and it’s been established that Core is right for you, we will send you a specification along with access to the demo site.
  • Is there a demo site I can take a look at?

    Yes, you will be granted access to the demo site following an introductory call.