To make sure your start is as smooth as possible, please make sure the following plugins/services are in place:
bbPress is a WordPress plugin allowing website owners to add a forum to their website. It is lightweight and easy to use, making it a popular choice for website owners who want to add a discussion forum to their sites. bbPress includes features such as support for multiple forums, user moderation, and email notifications, and it can be easily integrated with popular WordPress plugins such as BuddyPress and WordPress Multisite.
WP Courseware is a learning management plugin for WordPress that allows you to create online courses with a simple drag and drop builder.