Today we are talking all things Progress Ally and I’ll run you through the reasons I love using the plugin… but also, the reason you may not want to use it.
What is Progress Ally?
Progress Ally is a LMS, a Learning Management System, by Nathalie Lussier.
Part of the reason that I use Progress Ally, is because I use a membership site that is great at being a membership site, but not so great at being an interactive course. Membership sites and online courses really provide 2 completely different solutions, they are 2 different things, but I find that a lot of people don’t realise that.
“A learning management system (LMS) is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of educational courses or training programs”
From good old Wikipedia
That means an LMS lets you build cool interactive quizzes, and assessment for your students as they progress through their course.
A membership site on the other hand allows you to build an online community, creating members only areas, and features for those who log in.
While you will get software and plugins that do some of both, you will find that most are more of one, or the other, either an LMS, or a Membership tool.
Progress Ally makes it very easy to make pretty looking quizzes that can self-mark, it creates little tracking sections, and progress bars. You can chose a range of colours and styles, and decide if you want your tracker to show as a bar, a percentage, a pie chart… or a mixture of all of them. At the end of the day, it makes creating pretty looking content effortless.
It is easy to use
I just have to tell it what I want to track, what boxes I want to create, or what quiz I want to make, and then simply insert some short code to tell it where I want that to go. There is no complicated code, and I can do all of this from within the page editing tool within my WordPress dashboard.
It makes tracking easy for members
One of the biggest reasons I use Progress Ally, is that I wanted a way for members to be able to track the content they had used, and to see where they were up to. I’m not a coder, I can’t write the code to do that myself, it was much easier to by a plug in that does that for me.
It is not a membership site.
As a stand alone product, it will not allow you to create areas where your participants need to log in. It won’t keep your content safe or secure.
It can be used on pages that are open to the public, so you can create public quizzes, or blog posts that people can track… but as they are not logged in, this data won’t be saved the next time they go to the page.
It does easily integrate with an existing membership plugin to create content that only members can see, but please be aware, it doesn’t not create sign on areas, or protect your content behind log in codes.
Nathalie Lussier builds and creates a whole heap of plug ins and software specifically for online entrepreneurs
She runs some great tools, including Pop Up Ally, which creates polite pop ups for your website.
She makes the LMS Progress Ally, and full membership site software called Ambition Ally.
What I love about it, is that she creates all of this for people who want to make money online. They are tailored to make your content look sellable, to make it easy to use for your audience, and easy for you as the owner.
If you think Progress Ally might be for you or you would like to find out more, you can check out all the details by clicking here.
If Progress Ally isn’t for you, make sure you go and check out Nathalie Lussier anyway. She has a great free 30 day list building challenge, which shows you how to build your email list. I first took it about 2 years ago, and grew my list by over 500 people just using her methods, so it is well worth a look. You can check out the FREE challenge by clicking here.
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