Thanks to the internet, thousands of entrepreneurial businesses and individuals are discovering new opportunities to profit from in areas like online education.
Electronic training (eTraining) is based on the concept of distance learning, where learners do not have face-to-face interaction with the teacher or trainer.
The e-Learning Industry Is Growing
eLearning course sites like Udemy show that the e-Training industry is growing at a tremendous rate.
Udemy.com offers 30,000+ online courses covery every topic imaginable, from office productivity and personal transformation, to happiness and making better lifestyle choices, etc …
(Udemy currently offers 30,000+ online courses covering all topics!)
The fact that the e-Training industry is growing is not only great for people looking to learn new things, but also for businesses that have unique content that can help transform the lives of others.
e-Training – Opportunities & Challenges
The internet provides benefits and opportunities for developing e-courses, but there are also a number of challenges.:
- Working out delivery methods,
- Using easy-to-use tools and technologies that learners can immediately use to ,
- Ensuring consistency of methods used in content design, course branding, etc.
- Measuring learning performance,
- Assessing student scores,
- Creating reports, completion certificates
Additional factors include the lack of face-to-face interaction, boredom and potential lack of student motivation, distractions that cause loss of focus, etc.
eLearning – A World Of Possibilities
If you are a product creator, creating an e-course that helps people gain the skills they need to advance further is a great way to attract new subscribers or monetize your website. Product creation is, after all, one of the best ways to attract new customers, establish authority and credibility and position yourself as a leader in your industry or niche.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Anything can be turned into an online training course.
(Got knowledge, skills or business interest in photography, horticulture or writing sales copy? Turn it into an online training product!)
The problem is that creating “how to” ebooks and training courses from scratch can be very time-consuming. If you have been marketing yourself online for a while, however, you probably already have training content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a training product.
If your website is built using WordPress and you want to develop an online training product, there’s a cost-effective and professional WP solution you need to know about.
WP Courseware – Online Course Creation Plugin For WordPress
WPCourseware is a leading WordPress course management system plugin.
(WPCourseware – WordPress Course Creation Plugin)
Thousands of sites have the WPCourseware plugin installed. The software makes creating e-courses in WordPress very simple.
Courses in WP Courseware consist of training modules and training modules can contain course units, quizzes, etc.
WP Courseware can be fully integrated with WordPress. Once installed, the plugin adds an “options” menu that lets you add new training courses, edit course modules and units, add quizzes, edit plugin, import/export course information, add certificates of completion, view training documentation, etc …
(WP Courseware plugin menu)
WPCourseware also lets you add a sidebar widget, giving you further customization options …
You can fully configure and customize all courses.
For example, you can choose if participants need to have completed a training section before they are allowed to advance through to the next section …
(Courses can be fully customized to suit your needs)
You can view details about all training courses ”at a glance” inside the WP dashboard and perform various types of actions (e.g. reorder modules, course units and quizzes) …
(View training course details inside your WP dashboard)
If you have a basic understanding of WordPress, you can create training courses quickly and easily using familiar WP interfaces and functionality.
For example, you can easily add and edit your course title and description, set user access, customize user messages and user notifications, issue certificates of completion for courses and fine tune other course settings simply by switching tabs, entering information into fields, checking radio buttons, selecting drop-down menu options, dragging and dropping elements around screens, etc …
(Plugin ”Edit Course” area)
Adding modules and units is as easy 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 ”Order Course” section …
(Order Course Modules & Units screen)
When you have finished adding content to your unit, simply publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
All of your course units will be listed in a table in the “Course Units” section …
(Course Units table)
Placing your course and training modules into pages is simple. WP Courseware lets you insert courses and training module information into pages using shortcodes …
Shortcodes let you display course information on your pages and manage all of your course options from your dashboard …
(Training course created with WP Courseware)
After publishing your elearning course, users must be logged in and have permission to view your training content …
(Users must log in and have permission to access your training content)
Learn more here: WP Courseware
Here we have listed just some of the many benefits and advantages of using WP Courseware to add training courses to your WordPress site or blog on your web site:
WP Courseware is very easy to install. Just upload it to your Plugins folder via your WP admin user area and activate.
Create Courses In Minutes
As mentioned earlier, if you have a basic understanding of the way WordPress works, you can quickly create training courses using familiar WordPress interfaces and functionality.
Simply create a course, training module, or course unit with course content, and optional quiz or survey. Drag and drop to arrange the content and create a course outline using the plugin’s shortcodes or widget.
The plugin allows you to set up unlimited courses, modules, lessons, quizzes, surveys and add an unlimited number of users to courses.
Add Different Content Formats
Course units use WordPress custom types, which allow you to add any type of content you would typically add to WordPress posts or pages besides text, like audio files, video, images, links, file downloads, etc.
(Add different content types to create your training courses)
Additional benefits of using the plugin include:
- Works with all themes: WP Courseware integrates with all WordPress themes.
- Compatible with all devices: The plugin allows you to deliver your content across multiple devices.
WP Courseware offers WordPress users with many unique features. Here are some:
You can create a course outline and course progress page using shortcodes. The course progress shortcode displays the courses your students have enrolled in as well as displaying their current progress.
Students can also view their course progress with a custom sidebar widget.
As an administrator, you can also track student progress inside the dashboard …
Enroll Participants Automatically
Set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new students.
Students who successfully complete your training courses can be issued with a course completion certificate. You can add a custom background, logo, and signature to course completion certificates …
The import/export functionality lets you transfer courses to other sites.
WP Courseware lets you create custom user messages to congratulate students upon module or course completion and to communicate course-related administrative matters. You can also customize the quiz result email to congratulate students who pass course quizzes. Additionally, you can also send out mass emails trainees with their final grades with one click …
(WP Courseware – Email Messages)
Add Quizzes And Surveys
You can add quizzes and surveys to your course content …
(Surveys & Quizzes)
- Add course progress blocking or non-blocking quizzes depending on your needs.
- 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 the survey results.
- The course grade book helps you track your student’s progress …
(Edit Quiz/Survey Section – WP Courseware)
Works With WordPress e-Commerce & Membership Site Plugins
WP Courseware works with many leading ecommerce and membership plugins …
(Works With WordPress e-Commerce & Membership Site Plugins)
Testimonials From Users
Below are just some testimonials and feedback users have written about WPCourseware:
“No e-learning solution for WordPress compares to the ease and speed that WP Courseware offers people when setting up online courses.” Chris Lema, Author, Speaker, and E-Learning Expert
“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
WP Courseware Plugin – Useful Tips
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 product.
WPCourseware lets you convert any any WordPress page or post into a course unit, so if there are some educational content like step-by-step tutorials published on your site, you could already have a product partially created …
(Convert any WordPress post or page 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 learning courses, you can also use WPCourseware to train staff inhouse, or document instructions for outsourcing business tasks.
The plugin is well-supported and backed by a risk-free, thirty day, 100% refund 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 area provides examples of the shortcodes …
(Plugin Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to a complete set of ”how-to” videos …
(WP Courseware Documentation – Plugin Video Tutorials)
WP Courseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site License – This lets you run WP Courseware on a single website. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $99.00.
- 10-Site Licensing – This license option allows you to activate WP Courseware on ten WordPress web sites. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $125.00.
- 25-Site Licensing – This lets you set up WP Courseware on 25 web sites. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $175.00.
Please Note: Pricing for the WPCourseware product depends on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. The pricing shown above was correct at the time this content was written. This may not be the actual pricing charged by the software author 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 the current pricing details:
Additional Plugin Info
For ”how-to” videos of the plugin in action, including help documentation and tutorials, FAQs, customer help desk, contact details and more, visit the WP Courseware website.
WP Courseware will help you build and sell an e-training course quickly and easily. This is a powerful courseware plugin that you should definitely add to your site.
For complete details, check out the plugin here: