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Teaching coursework has never been easier, all within WordPress. With the Sensei plugin you can create courses, write lessons, and add quizzes. Set lesson and course pre-requisites, allow user registration and even charge for your course content if you want.
Seamless WP integration
Using Sensei is as easy as creating a WordPress page or post, with it being powered by it’s own “Lessons” custom post type. The plugin is designed around the intuitiveness of the WordPress user interface.
Easy content creation
Create courses, write lessons, then add quizzes to test your learners. Setting up pre-requisites for both courses and lessons is a breeze in this hugely flexible plugin.
Quick user registration
Signing up for a course is super easy with Sensei using WordPress’s user registration facilities. Learners then have access to a dashboard and can track their course/lesson progress.
Charge for courses
Sensei seamlessly integrates with WooCommerce allowing you to charge for courses. It’s as simple as setting up a product and linking it to a course.
Sensei will function out of the box with most well coded WordPress themes, with default styling provided in the plugin. However, it may not look the prettiest if theme code conflicts. We recommend our Definition theme which contains specific styling for this plugin.
Sensei provides reporting facilities which provide you with an overview of your content, grades, as well as the students who are registered with the site.
With a variety of question types at your disposal, there’s virtually no limit to the kind of quizzes you can create.
Create a ‘bank’ of questions, and display a random selection of them to your learners when they take a quiz.
Have your simple quizzes graded automatically, or choose manual grading for questions that require review by a teacher.
Share Your Idea
Tell us what new Sensei features you want, and vote for your favourites on our ideas board.
Sensei provides a powerful, extendable, framework for offering courses, online. Using our collection of extensions, create a course tailored to your needs.
Award your students with a certificate of completion for their completed courses.
Award your learners achievement badges for their progress.
Frequently asked questions
- Is Sensei a Membership plugin?
- What kind of Quiz Questions can I create?
- Can I customize the layout and styling of the plugin?
- Will Sensei work with my theme even if it’s not a WooTheme?
- Can I use Sensei on a multi site installation?
- Can we use multiple videos, audio, and pictures in Courses and Lessons?
- Can I grade my learners’ results manually?
- Can I translate (localize) Sensei?
- What type of video is supported?
- Does Sensei support SCORM and what about importing content?
- Does Sensei support certificates for passing courses?
Is Sensei a Membership plugin?
No, Sensei handles the creation and publishing of Courses and Lessons. It can be used in conjunction with membership plugins and eCommerce plugins to sell access to Courses – see the documentation for a guide on how to do this.
What kind of Quiz Questions can I create?
Sensei supports many question types for your learners to answer. You can now grade your learners by having them answer Multiple Choice, True/False, Gap Fill, Multi Line, Single Line, and File Upload questions.
Can I customize the layout and styling of the plugin?
Yes, you can use Sensei’s templating system to achieve this. We’ve created a simple guide in our documentation to help you do this.
Will Sensei work with my theme even if it’s not a WooTheme?
Yes! Sensei has been developed to work with any WordPress installation. You might be required to add some code snippets for the layouts to appear correctly should your theme be built in a way that conflicts with the Sensei wrappers. This is explained here.
For starters we’ve made it fully compatible with the default WordPress Twenty Eleven and Twenty Twelve themes. Since version 1.2.1 we’ve added support for Definition and our flagship theme, Canvas.
You can view all Sensei compatible WooThemes here.
Can I use Sensei on a multi site installation?
While Sensei has not been designed specifically for multi site use, it can be used in a multi site environment. In order for the plugin to be used on a multi site setup you will need to purchase a licence for each site using either the up to 5 or up to 25 site license options.
Can I use multiple videos, audio, and pictures in Courses and Lessons?
Yes, you can use the editor area as well as the video embed field. Any content that you can upload into the WordPress editor can be used.
Can I grade my learners’ quizzes manually?
Sensei will automatically grade your learners’ quizzes based on their answers if you have chosen this option for the lesson, but it can only automatically grade Multiple Choice and True/False question types. All other question types will have to be manually graded using the new grading area. You can manually grade all questions if you prefer.
Can I translate (localize) Sensei?
Yes. Sensei has a built-in language localization system. You can use the Codestyling Localization plugin to handle this. The translation files are stored in the ‘/lang’ folder inside the Sensei plugin folder. If you need help using the plugin you will need to follow their help guides.
What type of video is supported?
We recommend Vimeo Plus if you want to protect your video content.
Does Sensei support SCORM and what about importing content?
Sensei does not support SCORM import/export for version 1. We are planning to support TinCan/SCORM in future releases, however, we do not have an ETA. We have supported the standard WordPress import/export functionality from version 1.
Does Sensei support certificates for passing courses?
Yes, Sensei has a free extension you can download to help with this here: Sensei Certificates Extension
Here are all the Sensei themes with links to their live previews: