Enrich your Sensei courses with these 3 free extensions

Written by Dan Johnson on June 23, 2014 Blog, Product news, Sensei.

Sensei 1.6 is just around the corner (look out for it later this week), boasting a bunch of awesome new features for your Sensei websites.

To whet your appetite for what promises to be a feast of Sensei goodness, we’re delighted to bring you an appetizer of three small, yet satisfying, Sensei extensions, which will enhance the learning experience for your students. Did we mention they’re FREE?

Sensei Course Progress

If you have a course with a lot of lessons, it can be easy for students to lose track of where they are up to, especially if they’re taking the course over a period of several weeks or months.

Sensei Course Progress provides a sidebar widget that displays all the lessons in the current course (or module, if you’re using the Sensei Modules extension), and lets your learners see, at a glance, which ones they have completed and which they have yet to take.

Sensei Course Progress
The Sensei Course Progress sidebar widget in action
Download Sensei Course Progress

Sensei Course Participants

People are more likely to sign up for a course if they can see that it’s already popular, right?

Sensei Course Participants shows your site visitors how many people are currently taking each course.

Course Participants
See at a glance how many learners are taking a course

There’s also an optional widget, which you can add to your sidebar, to display a list of all the learners taking the course. If you have public profiles enabled it will also link to each learner’s profile.

Sensei Course Participants
Sensei Course Participants widget
Download Sensei Course Participants

Sensei Share Your Grade

Get social with Sensei! The Share Your Grade extension allows your learners to share their progress on a selection of social networks after completing a lesson or course.

Sensei Share Your Grade
Sensei Share Your Grade

The share will automatically link back to your course page, meaning more learners for you!

Download Sensei Share Your Grade

We hope these extensions will keep you going until the Sensei main course is served later this week! We look forward to seeing how you make use of these extensions to enrich your Sensei website, providing a better overall experience for your learners.

If you’re not already using them, check out our other Sensei extensions:

Sensei Certificates
Sensei Modules
Sensei BadgeOS
Sensei Media Attachments

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7 Responses

  1. David
    June 23, 2014 at 4:33 pm #

    Great stuff, Dan. I really like the attention to detail you’re bringing to Sensei. Little “extras” like this add up to make big difference to the user experience. Keep it coming!

  2. allmyhoney
    June 23, 2014 at 5:28 pm #

    Appreciate all the hard work Dan, I have not been able to really move ahead until the teacher role was implemented. Look forward to using the Vendor Plugin possibly to charge for courses in that way or in a marketplace type way. Look forward to a little more on the frontend also. Really appreciate the updates here and hard work. Hopefully now I can get a little closer on my project with this Teacher role. Thanks

    • Dan
      June 23, 2014 at 6:00 pm #

      The Teacher role will be included in Sensei 1.6, coming later this week. It won’t integrate with Product Vendors automatically, but we’re planning an extension to take care of that side of things.

      • allmyhoney
        June 24, 2014 at 10:16 am #

        Super Dan, glad to hear it. Looking forward to trying things out here.

  3. andy
    June 24, 2014 at 4:52 pm #

    Any chances that 1.6 will be SCORM compliant? I know that the usefullness of SCORM is really under fire, but we have a client on the books right now that we are about to build a new LMS for and they are requiring it to be SCORM compliant. We are still in the early stages and have began some integration with SCORM Cloud, but would love to make our life easier and just use Sensei since we are integrating with a WordPress site already.

  4. June 25, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

    Thanks Dan a lot for hardworking!!!! These are amazing extensions!!

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