learning management system

How to create learning management system like Udemy

In recent years, online learning platforms like Udemy have become increasingly popular, allowing students to access a wide range of courses from the comfort of their own homes. If you’re interested in creating your own learning management system, you’ll need to consider a number of factors, including the technologies you’ll use, the features you’ll include, and the overall design and architecture of your platform. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the process of creating a learning management system like Udemy

What do you need to start?

You will need a domain, hosting, brand logo, icon, and the script to get started. You can get all those things from the list below. 

Top Student Features

Before creating LMS platform let’s see the top features in student end available on the platform. 

Course browsing and filtering: This feature allows students to browse through a list of available courses and filter the results by various criteria such as subject, level, language, and more. This makes it easy for students to find the courses that are most relevant to their interests and needs.

Beautiful course detail pages: Each course on your platform should have a dedicated detail page that provides a wealth of information about the course, including its content, duration, instructor, and more. These pages should be visually appealing and easy to navigate, to help students get a good understanding of what the course covers.

Advanced course playback: This feature allows students to pause and rewind video lectures, take notes, and track their progress through the course. These tools can help students to better engage with the material and stay on track with their studies.

Quizzes: Including quizzes in your courses can be a great way to reinforce learning and help students assess their understanding of the material. You can offer quizzes at various points throughout a course, or as a final assessment at the end.

Course completion progress tracking: This feature allows students to see how much of a course they have completed, and how much is left to go. This can be helpful for students to track their progress and stay motivated.

Course wishlist: Some students may want to save courses they are interested in for later, without committing to purchasing them right away. A course wishlist feature allows students to do this, making it easy to come back and enroll in a course at a later date.

Cart and coupon code system: This feature allows students to add courses to a virtual “cart,” and apply coupon codes to receive discounts on their purchases. This can be a convenient way for students to manage their course purchases and save money.

Messaging with instructors: A messaging system allows students to communicate directly with instructors, asking questions, seeking clarification, or simply getting to know them better. This can be a valuable resource for students looking for additional support or guidance.

Top instructor Features

Dedicated instructor dashboard: This feature provides instructors with a central hub for managing their courses, tracking student progress, and accessing other important tools and resources.

Course manager: This feature allows instructors to create, edit, and publish courses on the platform. It may include tools for adding and organizing course content, setting prices and enrollment limits, and more.

Instructor sales report: This feature provides instructors with detailed reports on their course sales and revenue, including information on the number of enrollments, average selling price, and more.

Instructor payout report & settings: This feature allows instructors to track their earnings and manage their payout preferences, including setting up direct deposit or receiving payment via check or PayPal.

Internal messaging: This feature allows instructors to communicate with one another, as well as with students, through a private messaging system.

Profile management: This feature allows instructors to manage their personal profiles, including adding a bio, picture, and other information about themselves.

Adding multiple instructors in a course: This feature allows instructors to collaborate on courses by adding additional instructors to their courses. This can be helpful for courses that have a large volume of content or require multiple perspectives.

Let's create learning management system using Cloudways

Follow step by step guidance to get your own video sharing platform using Cloudways hosting. 

Step 1:

Watch the video below for next step.

Step 2:

Watch the video below to get the domain name from Namecheap and connect the domain with Cloudways server.

Step 3:

Buy the Academy Learning Management PHP script from Codecanyon and download the script from download page. 

Now we have to upload the PlayTube PHP script on your server, to do that we need to install FileZilla on our computer and install it.

After install open FileZilla, Now we need have enter the Host, Username, Password, and Port which we will find on Cloudways. 

Follow the video bellow and upload all files under Academy-LMS which you will get from Codecanyon.  

Once all files will uploaded

  1. Visit your website http://www.YOUTSITE.com
  2. Click on Start Installation Process.
  3. Click on Continue

Now we have to enter few details here

  • Purchase Code – Envato purchase code.  What is this?
  • Database Name – Name of the database
  • Username – MySQL username.
  • Password – MySQL user password.
  • Database Host – Enter ‘localhost’.

To get the SQL Username, Database & Password go back to Cloudways > Applications > Access Details, You will find all of the information there. After enter all required info hit Continue >> Install

Congratulations! The installation was successful, After the installer has successfully imported the database, you will get the following page, Enter following info and hit Set me up 


Now click on the “Login” button, which will redirect you to the backend of the application, where you will be able to log in as an administrator by using the email and password you have entered in the previous step.


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