Learndash vs Teachable
Better than Teachable? (2023)
You’ve heard of these two platforms in the world of online courses, but is Learndash better than Teachable? Let’s find out.
Teachable vs Learndash: The judgement criteria
Is it scalable?
LearnDash is completely based on WordPress. This makes it less scalable than a dedicated learning management system. Most of the plugins available to you will be able to handle a large influx of students onto the website. To make matters worse, the website becomes slower when you add more plugins, which limits your ability to provide more features to your students. It will also require manual updates, resulting in a lot of technical hassle.
On the other hand, Teachable allows you to develop an entire website with unlimited sales pages. It is extremely scalable and functions seamlessly even when a plethora of users are logged in simultaneously. You can use a simple drag-and-drop page builder to design your website with your own branding too.
How do you host videos?
With LearnDash, you get an open-source, self-hosted LMS platform. This means you’ll have to make use of various plugins and collate them into one site. The process will need quite a bit of research and configuration, but it may be worth it, given enough time. This is because you won’t end up paying for services you don’t use.
Teachable has a built-in hosting service, so you don’t need to worry about hunting for another extension. However, if you’ve chosen their free plan, you’ll be put on a shared server. This means extremely slow load time and higher bounce rates. You can solve this problem by upgrading your plan to a paid subscription.
Will you get a mobile app?
If you’re looking for a powerful and user-friendly mobile app, then you may be disappointed with LearnDash. It doesn’t have an app of its own, so you’ll need to purchase a separate plug-in for it. This leads to hidden costs and unnecessary inconvenience.
Although Teachable has a mobile app, it’s only available to iOS users. Since Android users make up approximately 80% of consumers, this is a major shortcoming. The app doesn’t have features like live streaming or news feeds either. If you’re looking to build an engaged community of students, you need to ensure easy accessibility. Whether Teachable provides this is debatable.
In-depth comparison (with our own tool)
How does Scenes stack up against Learndash & Teachble
3 key differences that make Scenes the perfect Teachable and Learndash alternative
Finally, a platform to replace them all
If you think about teaching online as a serious business, you'll find yourself tying together multiple tools (alongside Teachable & Skilshare).
This is hassle-some, both for you as well as your students. With Scenes, do it all in one place.
Social Learning equals to more $$$
Lectures alone (be it pre-recorded or live) will lead to your students dropping off faster than you can imagine.
Lectures + Social Engagement is what will keep your students hooked. Scenes lets you add a college-like social experience to your online academy.
The result : 5x retention + 50% more likely to spend on other offerings by you.
Stay inside your students pockets, wherever they go
Teachable is only accessible on web but your students want the flexibility of both mobile & web.
Scenes gives you your own branded mobile app that lets your students access every single feature as on Scenes web. Attend classes, join audio rooms, chat & do more.
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With Scenes, you get...
- White labeled mobile & web app
- Schedule and host live classes
- Split members into cohorts
- In-depth analytics
- Points system & rewards
- Group Chat
- Direct messaging
- Audio chatrooms
The difference is in our DNA
We're content creators, teachers AND community builders.
And, we know how everything ties together to make a business.
We've been teaching online since 2018. We ran one of the world's largest educational communities from 2019-2021 and scaled to $500,000 revenue by selling cohort-based courses. We kept hopping from one software to another because the experience of actually using all available software is bad.
This led us to build Scenes - an all-in-one platform to run your courses, cohorts, webinars, events, voice chat rooms, etc. - on mobile & web (100% white-labeled).