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Synapse vs LearnDash (comparison)

The main differences between Synapse and LearnDash are:

  • Synapse is intended as a base-lms that you extend with your own custom functionality through plugins
  • LearnDash uses an advanced course builder that allows you to specify the order in which students receive content, assignments and tests and track progress. Courses in Synapse are much simpler and consist of lessons, assignments and tests that are grouped in separate blocks.
  • LearnDash uses an advanced test builder that allows you to specify different question types, specify the correct answer so multiple choice tests can be automagically marked and configure things like test timers etc. Tests in Synapse are much simpler and only allow multiple choice questions (single or multiple answers) or open questions. Synapse does not support automagically grading multiple choice tests but does support uploads for both assignments and tests and Synapse also supports the use of inline comments when grading submitted tests.

NEW Synapse now supports answer sheets to automate grading multiple choice tests and grant students new permissions and it is now also possible to setup automagically granting permissions x-days after starting a course.

FEATURE SYNAPSE LEARNDASH
PLATFORM octobercms.com wordpress.com
PRICE $50.00/site $159.00/site/year
DOCUMENTATION YES YES
COMMERCIAL SUPPORT YES YES
COURSE BUILDER BASIC ADVANCED
TEST BUILDER BASIC ADVANCED
DRIP-FEED CONTENT YES YES
FLEXIBLE PREREQUISITES YES YES
USER MANAGEMENT YES YES
GROUP MANAGEMENT YES YES
BRANDING YES YES
CUSTOMIZING YES YES
MEDIA YES YES
AUTOMAGICALLY GRADE MULTIPLE CHOICE TESTS YES YES
EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS YES YES
E-COMMERCE NO, EXTEND WITH PLUGINS YES
GAMIFICATION NO, EXTEND WITH PLUGINS YES
FORUM NO, EXTEND WITH PLUGINS YES
CERTIFICATES AND BADGES NO, EXTEND WITH PLUGINS YES
SCORM COMPLIANCE NO, EXTEND WITH PLUGINS NO, EXTEND WITH PLUGINS
VIDEO CONFERENCING NO, EXTEND WITH PLUGINS NO, EXTEND WITH PLUGINS

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Synapse now supports answer sheets to automate grading multiple choice tests and grant students new permissions and it is now also possible to setup automagically granting permissions x-days after starting a course.

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