Seamless WordPress integration
Using Sensei is as straightforward as creating a WordPress page or post, with it being powered by its own Lessons custom post type. The plugin is designed around the intuitiveness of the WordPress user interface, making it the best Learning Management System for WordPress. Period.
Easy content creation
Create courses, write lessons, and then add quizzes to test your learners. Setting up prerequisites for both courses and lessons is a breeze in this hugely flexible plugin.
Quick user registration
Signing up for a course is with Sensei using WordPress user registration. 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. Set up a product and link it to a course. You’re done.
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 there are theme code conflicts. We recommend using one of our Sensei-compatible themes.
Sensei provides reporting facilities that give you an overview of your content, grades, and students 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 to your learners when they take a quiz.
Have 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 favorites on our Ideas Board
Something missing? There’s an extension for that!
Sensei provides a powerful, extendable, framework for offering courses online. Using our collection of extensions, create a course tailored to your Learning Management System needs.
Sensei Content Drip
Set a pace at which your students learn.
Award students with a certificate of completion for their courses.
Sensei Media Attachments
A simple way to provide students with additional learning materials
Sensei Course Progress
A widget for showing progress within a course.
Sensei Course Participants
A widget for displaying learners taking a course.
Sensei Share Your Grade
Let learners share their course progress on social media.
Award achievement badges for progress.
Case Study – Vitruvian Fine Art Studio Online Art Classes
Teaching with Sensei
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? How do I use my affiliate link to promote Sensei? 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 Sensei and Membership
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 created a guide in Sensei Theming
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, if your theme is built in a way that conflicts with Sensei wrappers. This is explained at Sensei Theming
For starters, we made it fully compatible with all default WordPress themes. Since version 1.2.1, we added support for Definition
and our flagship theme, Canvas
You can view all Sensei-compatible WooThemes here
We also provide the code you need
to ensure compatibility with some of the most popular WordPress themes.
Can I use Sensei on a multisite installation?
While Sensei has not been designed specifically for multisite use, it can be used in a multisite environment, where it is activated and managed separately on each subsite. Sensei data cannot be shared between subsites. To work on a multisite setup, you need to purchase a key for each site using the 5 or 25-site subscription 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 to the WordPress editor may be used.
Can I grade my learners’ quizzes manually?
Sensei automatically grades your learners’ quizzes, 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 must 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.
As of version 1.9, Sensei translations are available as language packs that can be installed from your dashboard. For more information, see Localizing Sensei
What type of video is supported?
WordPress includes a native video player for videos uploaded directly to your site via Add Media
button. You can also use the oEmbed
function to embed external videos.
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 1x. We have supported the standard WordPress import/export functionality from version 1.
Does Sensei support certificates for passing courses?