Thanks to the digital revolution, thousands of entrepreneurial companies and individuals are now finding new opportunities to profit from areas like providing e-training courses and elearning management systems.
eTraining is based on the concept of distance learning, where students do not interact face-to-face with the trainer or teacher.
The eTraining Industry Is Growing
Online learning marketplaces like Udemy are strong indicators of the tremendous growth of the e-Training industry.
Udemy offers 30,000+ e-courses covering all topics, from marketing and career development, to happiness and making better lifestyle choices, etc …
(Udemy.com provides over 30,000 ecourses covering all topics!)
This is not only great for people looking to learn new things, but also for individuals that have unique information that can help transform the lives of others.
e-Courses – Benefits & Drawbacks
The digital medium provides tools and technologies for creating and selling ecourses. e-Learning delivered via computers and mobile-based tools and technologies include Learning Management Systems (LMS), videos, audio courses, web-conferencing, PDF reports, online forums, etc. There are, however, a number of challenges when it comes to planning, developing and implementing ecourses.
Some of the drawbacks and challenges include:
- Working out methods of delivering training,
- Employing easy-to-use tools that learners can use to ,
- Ensuring consistency of methods used throughout content design, branding, etc.
- Measuring learning performance,
- Assessing student performance,
- Generating useful reports, certificates of completion
Additional factors include the lack of human contact, lack of motivation (e.g. boredom), loss of focus, etc.
eCourses – A World Of Possibilities
If you are an internet marketer, creating e-training courses that teach useful skills is a great way to grow a subscriber list and monetize your website. Product creation is one of the best ways to attract 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 a business or passion for fashion photography, gardening or writing sales copy? Turn it into an ecourse!)
The problem is that creating PDF reports and training courses from scratch tends to be very time-consuming. If you have been online for a while, however, you probably already have plenty of great training content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a new digital product.
If your website is built using WordPress and you want to develop etraining products, there’s an inexpensive and professional WordPress plugin you may want to consider adding to your site.
WPCourseware – WordPress Course Management Plugin
WPCourseware is a learning management system plugin for WordPress that lets you set up professional training courses and build e-learning products quickly and easily using WordPress.
(WP Courseware – WordPress Learning Management Plugin)
Thousands of sites use WP Courseware. WP Courseware makes creating e-learning courses in WordPress very simple.
Courses in WPCourseware contain modules and modules can contain course units, quizzes, etc.
WP Courseware fully integrates with WordPress. Once installed, the plugin adds a new section to your admin menu that lets you create new courses, edit modules and units, edit quiz questions, edit plugin, import/export your course information, create certificates, view training documentation, etc …
(WPCourseware plugin menu)
WP Courseware also lets you include a sidebar widget, allowing you to further customize your course options …
(WP Courseware Widget)
Courses can be entirely customized and configured.
For example, you decide whether participants need to have completed a course section before they are allowed to progress through to the next section …
(Configure your course settings to suit your needs)
You can view information about all courses “at a glance” and perform a range of actions (e.g. reorder modules, course units and quizzes) …
(View training course details inside your admin dashboard)
If you have a basic understanding of WordPress, you can create courses quickly using familiar interfaces and functions.
For example, you can easily add and edit course titles and descriptions, set user access, customize messages and notifications, provide 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, rearranging elements around screens using drag & drop, etc …
(Edit your course settings easily)
Adding training modules and units is as simple as adding and editing WordPress posts. You can include text, images, embedded media, and any other form of content that you would normally add to a post.
You can arrange the order of your training content by dragging and dropping units inside training modules inside the ”Order Course” settings area …
(Order Course Modules & Units settings area)
When you are done creating your module, simply publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
You can view a table containing your course units 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 a range of shortcodes …
(WP Courseware shortcode)
With shortcodes, you can add course content to your pages and manage all of your course details from the plugin settings section …
(Training course created with WP Courseware)
After publishing your e-training product, it can be viewed by logged in users with exclusive access permission …
(Members must be logged in and have permission to view your training content)
To learn more about the plugin go here: WPCourseware
Benefits Of Using WPCourseware
Below are just a few of the benefits of using WP Courseware to add professional training courses to your site on your WordPress site:
Quick And Easy To Install And Use. Be Up And Running In Minutes.
WP Courseware installs like every WP plugin. Simply upload it to your Plugin folder via your WordPress administrator account and activate.
Create Training Courses Quickly
As mentioned earlier, if you are already familiar with the way WordPress works, you can create training courses fast using familiar WordPress interfaces and functionality.
Simply create a new course, module, or course unit with content, and optional quiz or survey. Drag and drop to arrange the course and create a course outline using the plugin’s shortcodes or widget.
The plugin allows you to create unlimited courses, modules, lessons, quizzes, surveys and add an unlimited number of students to courses.
Add Any Kind Of Content
A course unit uses WordPress custom types, which lets you add any type of content you would normally insert into a WordPress post or pageWordPress posts or pages besides text, like video, audio files, graphic elements, links, downloadable files, etc.
(Add any type of content you like to create your training courses)
Some additional benefits include:
- Compatible with all WP themes: The plugin works with all WordPress themes.
- Use on all devices: WPCourseware deliver training content that can be viewed on all devices.
WP Courseware provides WP users with many great features. Here are just a few of these:
Course Outline & Progress Page
You can create a course outline and course progress page via shortcodes. The course progress shortcode displays all the courses your students have enrolled in as well as displaying their current progress.
Track Student Progress
Students can also navigate through their course with a dynamic custom sidebar widget.
As a course administrator, you can also track students as they progress through courses inside your dashboard …
Set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new course participants.
Customized Certificates Of Completion
Students can be issued with a customized training certificate. Certificates of completion can be personalized with a custom background, logo, and signature …
(Course completion certificates)
The import/export option lets you set up your course on other sites.
Custom User Notifications
WPCourseware allows you to set up custom user messages for trainees upon module or course completion and for communicating course-related administrative matters. You can also customize quiz result emails to congratulate students who pass course quizzes. Additionally, you can also send out a mass email trainees with their final course grades with one click …
(Email Messages – WPCourseware)
Add Surveys & Quizzes
Add a quiz or survey to course content …
(Add Quizzes & Surveys)
- Depending on how you choose to build the course, you can add 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. You can also download CSV files with the survey results.
- The course grade book will help you track how your students are progressing in a course …
(Edit Quiz/Survey Screen – WPCourseware)
Integrates With WordPress Membership & eCommerce Plugins
WPCourseware works with many e-commerce and membership plugins …
(Works With WordPress eCommerce & Membership Plugins)
Here are a couple of the testimonials and comments that users have provided for the WP Courseware 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, 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 – Useful Tips
As mentioned earlier, if you have been online for a while, you already have training content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a digital training product.
WPCourseware lets you convert any page or post on your site into a course unit, so if you have published some educational articles and step-by-step tutorials.
WP Courseware Plugin Support
WP Courseware is 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” screen inside the plugin’s options and settings menu provides examples of the available shortcodes …
(WPCourseware Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to over 15 ”how-to” videos …
(WP Courseware Documentation – Plugin Video Tutorials)
WPCourseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site Edition – This license option allows you to configure WP Courseware on 1 site only. Includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $99.00.
- 10-Site License – This allows you to set up WPCourseware on ten WordPress sites. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $125.00.
- 25-Site License – This lets you configure WP Courseware on 25 WordPress web sites. It includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $175.00.
Please Note: The cost to purchase WP Courseware depends on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. The pricing above was correct at the time this article was written. This may or may not be the actual price charged by the software developer when you visit the product site and there may be additional upsells or one-time offers after you’ve purchased.
Check the plugin’s website for the latest pricing:
For demo videos of the plugin, including help documentation and tutorials, FAQs, customer helpdesk, contact details and more, visit the WPCourseware website.
Download This Plugin
WP Courseware helps you build and sell a training product fast. This is a powerful, yet simple and easy to use courseware plugin that you should definitely add to your site.
For more information, check out the plugin here: