Thanks to the internet, thousands of entrepreneurial businesses and individuals are now finding new niches to profit from in areas like online education.
Electronic learning (e-Learning) is based on the concept of distance learning, where learners have no direct face-to-face interaction with the teacher or trainer.
The eTraining Industry Is Growing
eLearning marketplaces like Udemy.com are strong indicators of the massive growth of the eLearning industry.
Udemy.com provides over 30,000 e-courses covering all topics, from office productivity and improving self esteem, to courses about parenting & relationships and improving memory & study skills, etc …
(Udemy.com currently offers over 30,000 ecourses covering every topic imaginable!)
The fact that the eLearning industry is growing is not only great for people looking to gain skills and competency in subjects where there is a high demand, but also for businesses that have unique information to share with others.
e-Courses – Opportunities And Drawbacks
Some of the challenges of planning, developing and implementing e-training courses include:
- Working out methods of delivery,
- Using popular tools that course students can use intuitively to access the content,
- Ensuring consistent standards are applied throughout the content, course branding, etc.
- Measuring results,
- Assessing student scores,
- Creating useful reports, completion certificates
Additional factors include lack of human contact, potential lack of motivation (e.g. boredom), distractions, etc.
e-Courses – Unlimited Possibilities
If you are trying to grow your web presence, creating an e-course that teaches people subjects in strong demand is a great way to grow a subscriber list and monetize your website. Product creation is one of the best ways to attract new customers, establish authority and credibility online and position yourself as an industry or niche leader.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Almost anything can be taught online.
(Got knowledge, skills or an interest in commercial photography, landscaping or technical writing? Turn it into an e-course!)
The problem with product creation, however, is that creating PDF reports and training courses from scratch is very time-consuming. Chances are, however, that if you have been marketing yourself online for a while, you already have plenty of great content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a new product.
If your website is built using WordPress and you would like to create training courses, there’s a cost-effective and professional courseware plugin that can help you.
WP Courseware – Online Course Creation Software
WP Courseware is the leading WordPress course creation plugin.
(WP Courseware – Online Course Management Plugin For WordPress)
7,000+ websites have the WPCourseware plugin installed. WPCourseware makes creating e-learning courses in WordPress very simple.
Training courses in WP Courseware consist of modules and training modules include units, surveys, etc.
WPCourseware can be fully integrated with any WordPress site. The plugin adds its own menu item that lets you add new training courses, edit course modules and units, edit quizzes and surveys, edit settings, import/export your data, modify certificates of completion, view plugin documentation, etc …
(WP Courseware plugin menu)
WPCourseware also lets you include a sidebar widget, giving users access to information about how they are progressing in the course …
(WP Courseware Widget)
You can completely customize and configure all of your courses.
For example, you decide if participants need to have completed a course unit before they can progress to the next section …
(Course settings can be fully customized to suit your needs)
You can access an overview of all training course information inside the WP dashboard and perform a number of actions (e.g. edit course settings) …
(View course details inside the WP dashboard)
If you have a basic understanding of WordPress, you can quickly create training courses using familiar WP interfaces and functionality.
For example, you can add and edit course titles and descriptions, set user access, customize user messages and user notifications, issue certificates of completion for courses and fine tune other course settings simply by clicking tabs, entering information into fields, checking radio buttons, selecting options from drop-down menus, dragging and dropping elements around screens, etc …
(Plugin ”Edit Course” area)
Adding training modules and course units is as simple as creating and editing a WordPress post. You can include text, images, videos, and any other type of content that you would normally add to a post.
You can reorder your units inside modules using drag and drop inside the Ordering section …
(Order Course Modules & Units screen)
When you have finished creating your unit, simply publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
All of your course units display in a table in the “Course Units” screen …
(List of course units)
Placing your course and training modules into pages is simple. You can use a range of built-in shortcodes to insert courses and module information into pages …
Shortcodes let you add course content to your pages and manage all of your course details from your dashboard …
(Create training courses easily with WP Courseware)
Once your training product is published, members must log in and have permission to view your training content …
(Members must log in and have permission to view your training content)
Learn more about this plugin here: WPCourseware
Below are just a few of the benefits of using WP Courseware to create professional courses online on your web site:
Be Up And Running In Very Little Time
WPCourseware installs like every other WP plugin. Just upload a zip folder containing the plugin files to your Plugins folder via your WP dashboard and activate.
Really Simple To Use
As mentioned earlier, if you are already familiar with the way WordPress works, you can quickly create courses using familiar interfaces and functionality.
Simply create a new course, module, or course unit with course content, and optional quiz or survey. Drag and drop to organize the content and create a course outline using the plugin’s shortcodes or widget.
Unlimited Expansion Capability
The WP Courseware plugin lets you create unlimited courses, modules, lessons, surveys, quizzes and add an unlimited number of enrollees to courses.
Add Different Content Types
Course units use WordPress custom types, which allow you to add any type of content you would normally insert into a WordPress page or postWordPress posts or pages besides text, like videos, audio files, images, hyperlinks, downloadable files, etc.
(Use different types of content in your training courses)
Additional plugin benefits include:
- Works with all WP themes: WP Courseware works with all WordPress themes.
- Compatible with all devices: The plugin allows you to deliver your content across multiple devices.
WP Courseware provides many features to web site owners. Here are just some of these features:
You can create a course outline and course progress page via shortcodes. The course progress shortcode is dynamic and displays the courses your students have enrolled in as well as displaying their current progress.
Students can also navigate through your courses using a custom sidebar widget.
As a course administrator, you can also track students as they progress through courses inside your dashboard …
(Track course progress)
Automatically Enroll Participants
Set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new course participants.
Certificates Of Completion
Students can receive a certificate. Course certificates can be customized with custom backgrounds, logos and signatures …
(Course completion certificates)
The import/export option allows you to set up your course on another website.
WP Courseware allows you to create custom user notifications to congratulate course participants after completing modules or courses and to communicate other administrative matters. You can also customize quiz result emails to congratulate students who pass course quizzes. You can also send out mass emails to students with their final course grade with a single click …
(Email Notifications – WPCourseware)
Add Quizzes And Surveys
You can add a quiz or survey to course content …
(Add Quizzes & Surveys)
- Depending on your needs, you can use course progress blocking or non-blocking quizzes.
- Quizzes can be timed, paginated, and include customized feedback based on question tags.
- Quiz results can be downloaded in PDF format. Surveys allow you to download a CSV file with survey results.
- The instructor grade book will help track your student’s progress …
(Edit Quiz/Survey Settings Area – WP Courseware)
Works With e-Commerce & Membership Sites
WP Courseware works with leading ecommerce and membership plugins …
(e-Commerce And Membership Site Plugin Integration)
Here are a couple of the testimonials and feedback users have submitted regarding the WPCourseware plugin:
“No e-learning solution for WordPress compares to the ease and speed that WP Courseware offers people when setting up online courses.” Chris Lema
“Nate contacted me about checking out WP Courseware. I did… and I was impressed. Today, I have WP Courseware integrated into the delivery side of Blog Marketing Academy itself.” David Risley, Entrepreneur, Blogger, & Speaker
As mentioned earlier, if you have been online for a while, you already have content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a new online training product.
WP Courseware lets you convert any page or post on your site into a course unit, so if there are a number of instructional articles and step-by-step tutorials already published on your site, you could already have a partially-created product …
(Convert any page or post into a course unit)
You can use the export/import feature to create and sell training courses to other WordPress site owners.
Apart from using the plugin to create sellable courses, you can also use WP Courseware to train new staff, or document instructions for outsourcing tasks.
WP Courseware is very well-supported and backed by a no-risk, 30 day, 100% money-back guarantee. Users get free access to all integrations and one year of support and upgrades with their purchase.
The plugin’s “Documentation” section inside the plugin’s settings menu provides a list of the shortcodes …
(Plugin Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to a complete set of ”how-to” video tutorials …
(WPCourseware Documentation – Plugin Video Tutorials)
Product Licensing Pricing
WP Courseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site License – This lets you configure WPCourseware on 1 WordPress website only. Price includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $99.00.
- 10-Site Licensing – This enables you to activate WP Courseware on 10 sites. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $125.00.
- 25-Site Licensing – This option enables you to use WP Courseware on twenty-five WordPress web sites. Cost includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $175.00.
Please Note: The cost to purchase WP Courseware can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time special offers. Presently, the product sells for the prices shown above. This may or may not be the actual pricing set by the software developer when you visit the website and you may be shown additional upsells or one-time offers after your purchase.
Check the plugin’s website for current pricing details:
For a demo video showing plugin usage, including installation instructions and tutorials, FAQs, support helpdesk, contact details and more, visit the WP Courseware website.
WP Courseware will help you develop products quickly and easily. This is a great courseware plugin that you should definitely consider adding to your site.
For more details, visit the plugin website: