I wish to create an ‘instructors’ role in which a colleague can access only LearnDash options. The options to do so are available – courses, lessons, topics, quizes etc.
However, having created a new role and assigned only these rules, when logged in as my colleague I cannot access the Dashboard to see the LearnDash plugin in the left hand admin menu. Is there another option I have to include to grant access to the Dashboard?
1st of all, any role with access to the wp-admin (Dashboard) should have a ‘read’ capability.
Some plugins, like WooCommerce restrict by default access to the WordPress back-end. Do you have active WooCommerce?
Look if you have some other plugin with similar option, for example Ultimate Membership. It requires apparently allow access to dashboard for selected role(s). You can try to deactivate all plugins except LearnDash and try. The activate plugins one by one to isolate which plugin prevents access to the WP backend.