From Free To Paid, Why You Should Upgrade to Tutor LMS Pro

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eLearning is now a massive billion-dollar industry. Most of this income is generated through LMS platforms that charge a fee for providing course creators with the right tools and services to create unique and helpful courses.

This brings us to the topic at hand, Tutor LMS. Tutor LMS is a freemium Learning Management System (LMS) plugin for WordPress. It lets you create, manage and sell various courses online fast and efficiently. Launched in March 2019, Tutor LMS has managed to rack up over 60,000 active installations and a 4.5-star rating (at the time of writing) in a short time and continues to grow.

So are you using another LMS and considering other options? Or, are you already using the free version of Tutor LMS and want to understand the benefits of upgrading to the Pro version? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you have come to the right place. So let’s dive right in!

Why Upgrade to Tutor LMS Pro?

Now, let’s say you are currently using the free version of Tutor LMS. In that case, you’re probably asking yourself, “Should I upgrade to Tutor LMS Pro or stick to the basic version?”. 

This is entirely understandable. Tutor LMS Basic lets you create engaging, challenging, interactive lessons and quizzes for free. It allows you to create a virtual marketplace with options to incorporate third-party instructors. It even includes an extensive range of customizable elements to help make your eLearning site stand out. 

But as you progress further in this competitive eLearning market, you may be left desiring more than just the basics.

This is where Tutor LMS Pro comes in. The Pro package expands your limits with more options to diversify and further express your content’s uniqueness. For instance, the Pro version gives you access to more quiz varieties, assignments, and even an easier way to build courses from the front-end.

Yes, the free version gives you a great all-around LMS experience. But imagine the improvement to your content and content delivery once you upgrade to the Pro version. So precisely what are the differences, and why should you upgrade to Tutor LMS Pro? That is exactly what this article aims to inform.

The Pro version unlocks a plethora of Add-ons to deliver advanced features that allow you to create a more professional online learning platform.

Tutor LMS Pro-Modular Add-ons

Let’s Discuss Some of the Prominent Pro Features

A long list of features may still not seem convincing enough to upgrade. So to truly flush out and explain the benefits, let’s discuss a few of the more prominent features that unlock with the pro version:

If you’re running short on time you can catch a glimpse of all the feature differences between our Pro vs. Free packages 

Frontend Course Builder

The Frontend course builder is one of the most exciting features in Tutor LMS Pro. It’s a unique option that allows you to create courses on frontend without accessing the backend of WordPress. 

This is incredibly useful if you want your platform to have the lowest possible barrier of entry, as teachers don’t have to learn anything about WordPress. The actual course-building options are the same; you just get to do everything from the front-end.

Advanced Quiz Builder

The basic version of Tutor LMS already gives you access to the Quiz Builder and most of its features. However, with the Pro version, you can access more advanced components. So let’s take a look at them:

More Quiz Categories

The free version of Tutor LMS gives you access to only five quiz categories. But to truly make your course assessment more accurate, you will need more combinations of quiz question types to choose from.

The Pro version of Tutor LMS unlocks an additional five quiz categories. With this added variety, you can now design more engaging course content. The five additional quiz categories are:

  • Short Answer
  • Matching
  • Image Matching
  • Image Answering
  • Ordering

Certificate Builder

Another excellent feature added in the Pro version is the Certification Addon. Once enabled, you can create certificates for course completion.

Certificates formally confirm learners’ achievement in earning specific knowledge and skills. Instructors use certificates as part of their learning and development (L&D) strategy to motivate learners. It is also a great way to provide learners with immediate feedback.

Certificate Builder

Robust Reporting and Analytics System

Tutor LMS Pro gives you access to our robust reporting system. You can view reports and analytics to gain insight into your most and least popular courses.

Using our advanced filtering system, track course search history, reviews, statistics, and popularity with just a few clicks. 

Another integral part of our reporting system is the “Overview” dashboard. It provides a birds-eye view of essential aspects such as student enrollment and course sales overview. Using this panel, you can also view and quickly access questions people leave about your courses. 

Tutor LMS Pro- Analytics Overview

Content Drip

The “Content Drip” feature allows users to customize content delivery easily. It is a system that pushes learners to complete the previous lesson, quiz, or other prerequisites before continuing to the next lesson.

Content Drip

Tutor LMS makes automating and scheduling content delivery simple. This feature allows course creators to drip-feed the online course to maximize its impact. 

Customizable Event-Triggered Emails

This popular add-on lets you select events to trigger an automated e-mail. So when the desired event occurs, the system generates and forwards an e-mail to your audience. For instance, you do not have to manually e-mail your audience to notify them of new courses or lessons. You can easily automate this process through our “E-mail” add-on.

Custom Event Triggeres

Moreover, you can also customize your e-mails message and visuals. Using the e-mail editor option in Tutor LMS Pro, you can truly add a personal touch that people love and admire.

Advanced Notification System

With the pro version of Tutor LMS, you can enable the custom “Push Notification” option from the add-ons menu. It allows instructors and learners to get on-site push notifications for specified events. 

This is a handy feature for admins and instructors to keep track of day-to-day tasks and site updates. Learners can also get instantly notified about course updates and announcements without the use of third-party applications (such as email).

Advanced  Notification System

Multiple Instructors

With the “Multi Instructors” add-on, you can add multiple instructors to collaborate on a single course. This useful feature helps instructors and admins to create a more authentic learning experience.

After assigning new Instructors to any course, they will be able to take full control over the course just as the main Instructor. Students will also be able to see the multiple instructors of a course on the Course’s Details Page.

Tutor LMS Multiple Instrustors

Monetization Options

Tutor LMS Pro has made it easy for administrators to monetize their eLearning platform with support for several eCommerce options. 

Tutor LMS is one of the few LMS plugins that lets you sell courses online with its free version. But with our pro version, more eCommerce options are made available. So let’s take a look at these options:

  • WooCommerce Subscription support
  • Paid Membership Pro
  • Restrict Content Pro

Take Live Classes using Familiar Google Tools

Tutor LMS integrates with many useful tools from Google that enhance online teaching and learning. Using familiar tools like Google Classroom and Google Meet, students can easily collaborate with instructors regardless of their location.

With the Google Classroom add-on taking live classes has never been easier. It makes the interaction between students and teachers a lot more streamlined than most other platforms. Also, instructors can quickly create and schedule Google Meet meetings from within Tutor LMS. 

Customizable Grading System

The Tutor Gradebook addon allows you to introduce the Grading Point system for grading all the course works. It has many features to let you configure the grading system per your preference. 

Tutor LMS Pro GradeBook

The instructors will also be able to grade learners on their quizzes and assignments. You can also create your grading scale. 

Pricing and Price Flexibility 

Tutor LMS pricing delivers value and flexibility, ranging from free up to $799 per year. The Basic plan is entirely free and offers all the core features for users to create and sell online courses.

If you need additional features, Tutor LMS Pro starts at $199 per year. Three Pro plans are available, each offering users annual and lifetime package options. Also, with lifetime options, users can make significant savings.

Tutor LMS Pro Pricing Annual

Deciding on the right Pro plan for your institute depends on whether you require single or multiple domains and the duration of your license.

Tutor LMS PRO Pricing Lifetime


The Pro package gives you access to 22 add-ons, including great features like the Frontend Course Builder, Certificate Builder, Quiz options, and much more. To get an upscale and unrestricted LMS experience at very competitive prices, upgrade to Tutor LMS Pro today!

I hope reading this article will help you make the right call to join our Tutor LMS family. Please don’t hesitate to let us know your thoughts in the comments below.