Firstly, we want to thank our users who helped us along the way to make the transition from Tutor LMS 1.x to Tutor LMS 2.x as smooth as possible. It wouldn’t have been possible without your help.
It has been some time since we have launched a major release of Tutor LMS. All the updates that we have provided so far have been mostly incremental improvements. However, we’re really excited to announce the release of Tutor LMS 2.0 and can’t wait for you all to rediscover its new and updated capabilities.
Pause! Make a Backup
⚠️ WARNING: Before you update to Tutor LMS 2.0, please make a backup of your site. Upgrading to Tutor LMS 2.0 is a significant change and this is your reminder to safeguard your site before taking such a major step.
Before you update to Tutor LMS 2.0, stop and take a backup of your site first! This is so that you have a safe backup of your site in case the update breaks your site.
Our team made sure that the transition to Tutor LMS 2.0 will be as smooth as possible for you. We even worked with our partners to make sure Tutor LMS 2.0 works with our existing integration plugins. But still, we recommend that you make a backup of your site. If you are wondering how to make a backup of your site, you can check our post regarding this. If any problem occurs, you will be safe as you can easily revert back.
We have also made a form specific to Tutor LMS 2.0 issue reporting, that you will be able to use to submit the problems that you find while using the latest build.
Reinventing What It Means to Build an LMS Site 🔥
The massive change that is Tutor LMS 2.0 really took a lot of effort from all members of our team. We built Tutor LMS to be the most professional tool for all the Eduprenuers out there.
From day one, we kept getting huge amounts of feedback from everyone to make Tutor LMS better. We took that feedback and brought a massive upgrade to Tutor LMS in its 2.0 release. All the features we built have been intended to help you be more successful in your journey as an Eduprenuer.
In Tutor LMS 2.0, we introduced features such as:
- New: Visually appealing appearance with a more unified design system
- New: Edit email template content from the editor without having to override the plugin
- New: Exclusive in-house designed email templates for email notification events
- New: Personalized dashboard for instructors and students focused on task automation
- New: Notification bar on top of the dashboard to let learners and instructors stay updated
- New: Improved Analytics with more extensive statistics
- New: New Q&A features for instant and more engaging communication
- New: Event calendar with handy features to organize and schedule assignments
- New: New Assignment features with the option to retake and add instructor’s feedback
- New: Announcement tab in the course detail page to display announcements created from the backend for courses
- New: Preview certificate before downloading upon completing the course
- New: Use preset or custom color palettes to configure the entire site’s colors
- New: Brand new Quiz interface with a new student window and other handy settings
- New: Collect all of your reviews and ratings in one centralized location
- New: Dynamic membership plan on the right sidebar of the course details page
- New: Enhanced Instructor list and public profile layouts with Backend & Frontend preview
- New: Flexible Gradebook with easy grading point system setup
- New: More intuitive certificate setup page with the guided creation process
- New: Enhanced course catalog features with extensive course page
- New: Improved accessibility and responsiveness across all devices
- And many under the hood improvements
We set an aspirational goal to revolutionize our users’ LMS building experience, helping you be more consistent and save your valuable time.
In order to achieve that, we had to change much of the infrastructure of our product. Despite the obstacles we’ve faced along the way, we took extra measures to ensure the product reaches our users in the best state possible.
We spent months planning and QA testing. We ran several long rounds of beta testing and reached out to every single Tutor LMS addon and theme developer, ensuring they’re compatible with it. And today, we’re thrilled to announce Tutor LMS 2.0 has finally graduated from beta and been released into the wild.
Incredible Functionalities at Your Fingertips 🔥
As mentioned, we have put in place actionable steps both in introducing new features and improving existing ones to enhance your overall LMS experience in WordPress.
Here are some of the key features & improvements Tutor LMS 2.0 is bringing to you.
Revamped Tutor LMS Settings with Global Search Option
With Tutor LMS 2.0 we are really excited to announce a completely revamped setting section that is easier to use for all types of users. In the top section, we are bringing a global search option that will help you find what you are looking for in an instant.
Visually appealing appearance with a more unified design system
Tutor LMS 2.0 has undergone a massive visual change. It conforms to the industry standards while also giving your Tutor LMS site a contemporary feel through appearance, colors, accessibility, fonts, and more.
New email template editor with exclusive in-house designed email templates
This is a big one. We are proud to introduce to you a built-in email template editor for specific events. Set the email heading, title, and all the body contents using an intuitive editor. You will be able to use and edit pre-made email templates to save time too.
Personalized dashboard for instructors and students
In Tutor LMS 2.0, you’ll get separate intuitive dashboards for instructors and students that will let you access everything from one spot. From learner experience to the course creation process, the overall design is focused to speed up the workflow.
Notification bar on top of the dashboard to let learners and instructors stay updated
With all our devices, it has become the norm to see all your notifications in a single place. And with Tutor LMS 2.0, we’ve added a Notification bar right on top of the dashboard which is unlikely to miss.
Improved Analytics with more extensive statistics
With Tutor LMS 2.0, we’ve introduced a brand new advanced reporting and analytics system that will give you a detailed analytics report to adjust your strategies based on data-driven insights. From filling performance gaps, assessing the effectiveness of the courses, and tracking the performance of individual student progress, you can do it all with Tutor LMS.
New Q&A features for instant and more engaging communication
Tutor LMS already provided industry-standard Q&A among its users and instructors. And with Tutor LMS 2.0 we are taking it up a notch. This time we are introducing a much improved and intuitive Q&A feature to instantly communicate and solve students’ queries.
Event calendar with to organize & schedule assignments and more
Organizing everything through a calendar helps users to keep an overview of everything that is happening on the site. Keep the students up-to-date with the upcoming assignments and deadlines with a handy event calendar.
New Assignment features with the option to retake and add instructor’s feedback
Assignments play an important role in keeping the students engaged in the course they are enrolled in. With this release, students will get the option to retake assignments and instructors can also leave feedback so that students can reflect on where they need to improve.
New Announcement tab in the course detail page
To keep your communication with your students at a constant state, we are introducing a separate announcement tab right inside the course page so that nobody misses out on anything.
Use presets or custom color palettes to configure the entire site’s colors
We are introducing advanced color presets along with multiple prebuilt layouts for profiles with Tutor LMS 2.0 release. Choose what works best for you according to the brand you are trying to build.
Improvements made on Tutor LMS 2.0
Tutor LMS 2.0 is a massive change for all our previous legacy version users. It has been completely revamped from the ground up. Some of you might find it difficult to understand what the new changes are.
Here’s a list of some of the improved features that have been introduced with the Tutor LMS 2.0 release.
|Features||Tutor LMS 2.0|
|Improved Quiz Builder||✅|
|Certificate Builder with Preview||✅|
|Event Email Editor||✅|
|Pre-made Instructor Layouts||✅|
|Pre-defined Colors Presets||✅|
|Revamped Course Content Section||✅|
And the list doesn’t end here. If you want to know about everything that’s new, why not try Tutor LMS 2.0 to see for yourself!
How to Update Your Site From Tutor 1.X to Tutor 2.X
If you’re stressing about how to update your site to Tutor LMS 2.0, here is the correct sequence to follow.
Step 1: Update Free Plugin
The first step is to update your Tutor LMS Free plugin to the latest 2.x version
Step 2: Update Pro Plugin
If you’re a Tutor LMS Pro user, update the Tutor LMS Pro plugin to the latest 2.x version.
Step 3: Update Elementor or Divi Module Plugin
If you’re using the Elementor or Divi Module plugin on your Tutor LMS site, update them to the latest version.
Step 4: Update Theme
If you are using a Child Theme where you have Overwritten many things for customization, then choose the Parent theme and update it.
Step 5: Update Theme Core Plugins
Make sure all your theme’s core plugins are up-to-date.
Step 6: Update Certificate Builder
If you’re using the Tutor LMS certificate builder to build and customize certificates for your eLearning courses, update the Certificate Builder to the latest version.
Tutor LMS 2.0 Release Partners
We want Tutor LMS users to benefit from all essential eLearning capabilities and we are very happy to have some amazing companies as a part of our release. And guess what? They are offering discounts on their pricing plans too. Do consider trying the products and services below if you need them.
Continuous Effort Invested To Revolutionize Tutor LMS
From 2021 up until this moment we’ve pushed 26 updates to Tutor LMS 1.x, addressing virtually all issues that were found along with many new features. We also released 3 beta versions of Tutor LMS 2.0 along with the final RC version.
We believe it’s our sole responsibility to provide the support that you need to get the most out of Tutor LMS and its functionalities so you can count on us when you use our products.
Avail 20% Off – To Celebrate The Release 🎉🎉
To make the release event even better we are also offering a flat 20% discount on all Tutor LMS plans. No Coupon is needed. Once you add your desired plan to your cart the discount will be auto-applied.
Time to Take Tutor LMS 2.0 for a Spin!
As we mentioned, this version is packed full of goodies, and we believe that it will truly impact your day-to-day work positively. Tutor LMS 2.0 will help you get an edge over other Edupreneurs so if you still haven’t upgraded, do so now. Go and make 2022 the year your LMS business skyrockets!