Thanks to the digital revolution, thousands of entrepreneurial organizations and individuals are discovering new niches to profit from in areas like providing teaching and training courses online and elearning systems.
Electronic training, or “e-training,” is based on the concept of distance learning, where learners have no direct face-to-face contact with the trainer or teacher.
The e-Training Industry Is Growing
Online teaching sites like Udemy are strong indicators of the explosive growth of the e-Training industry.
Udemy.com provides over 30,000 courses online covering all topics, from web development and personal brand building, to religion & spirituality and hobbies, etc …
(Udemy provides 30,000+ online courses covering all topics!)
The fact that the e-Training industry is growing and that so many subjects can be taught online is not only great for people looking to learn, but also for individuals that have valuable information that can help transform the lives of others.
eCourses – Benefits & Challenges
The internet provides many great opportunities and technologies for creating and selling online training courses, but there are also many drawbacks and challenges.:
- Figuring out methods of delivering training,
- Employing popular tools and technologies that learners can intuitively use to access the content,
- Ensuring consistent methods are applied throughout the content, course branding, etc.
- Measuring results,
- Assessing scores,
- Generating reports, certificates of completion
Additional factors include the lack of face-to-face interaction, student boredom, distractions, etc.
eCourses – A World Of Possibilities
If you are a product creator, creating products that teach others useful subjects is a great way to grow a subscriber list 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. Almost anything can be turned into an online training product.
(Got a business built around commercial photography, gardening or creative writing? Turn it into an training course!)
The problem with product creation, however, is that creating “how to” ebooks and training courses from scratch can take a lot of time. Chances are, however, you already have the building blocks of great training content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a digital product.
If you are searching for a cost-effective way to create and sell etraining courses and your site is built with WordPress, here’s a great WordPress solution that you may want to download.
WPCourseware – Online Course Management Plugin For WordPress
Description Of Product
WP Courseware is a leading learning management system courseware plugin for WordPress.
(WP Courseware – WordPress Course Creation Plugin)
WP Courseware is currently being used in thousands of WordPress websites and makes creating e-courses in WordPress simple.
In WP Courseware, e-Courses consist of training modules and training modules include course units, quizzes, etc.
WP Courseware integrates fully with any WordPress site. The plugin adds a new section to your dashboard menu that lets you create a new course, add or edit existing course modules and units, edit quiz questions, edit plugin, import/export your data, create custom certificates, access plugin documentation, etc …
(WPCourseware plugin menu)
WPCourseware also lets you include a sidebar widget, allowing you to further customize your course options …
(WPCourseware Sidebar Widget)
You can completely customize and configure all of your courses.
For example, you can choose whether learners need to have completed a course unit before they can advance to the next unit …
(Customize course settings to suit your needs)
You can access an overview of all training course information inside your dashboard and perform various types of actions (e.g. access the grade book) …
(View information about all training courses inside your admin dashboard)
If you are already familiar with WordPress, you can quickly create courses using familiar interfaces and functionality.
For example, you can easily add and edit course titles and descriptions, set user access, customize user messages and user notifications, provide certificates of completion for courses and fine tune other course settings simply by clicking tabs, entering data into fields, checking radio buttons, choosing drop-down menu options, rearranging elements around screens using drag and drop, etc …
(Easily edit your course options)
Adding training modules and course units is as simple as adding and editing WordPress posts. You can easily include text, images, embedded media, and any other type of content that you would normally add to a post.
You can reorder your units inside training modules using drag and drop inside the Ordering settings area …
(Order Course Modules & Units section)
When you have finished adding content to your unit, just publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
Your course units will be listed in a table in the “Course Units” screen …
(Course Units table)
Placing your course and modules into pages is simple. WPCourseware uses a range of built-in shortcodes to insert course and training module information into pages …
After publishing your page, your training course will display to users with all of the information you have added …
(Creating training courses with WPCourseware)
After publishing your e-course, the content can be accessed by logged in your registered members …
(Users must be logged in and have permission to view your training content)
For more details, visit the plugin site here: WPCourseware
Benefits Of Using WP Courseware
Below are just a few of the benefits of using WP Courseware to add training courses to your site on your WordPress web site:
Fast And Easy To Install And Configure. Be Up And Running In Minutes.
WP Courseware installs just like every other plugin. Simply upload it to your Plugin folder via your WordPress admin account and activate.
Really Simple To Use
As mentioned earlier, if you already understand the way WordPress works, you can quickly create training courses using familiar WordPress interfaces and functions.
Simply create a new course, training module, or 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.
Unlimited Expansion Capability
The plugin allows you to add unlimited courses, modules, lessons, quizzes, surveys and students.
Add Any Kind Of Content
Course units use WordPress custom types, which let you add any type of content you would typically insert into a WordPress page or postWordPress pages or posts besides text, such as audio, videos, graphic elements, links, downloadable files, etc.
(Add any type of content you want to create your training courses)
Additional benefits of using this plugin include the following:
- Works with all themes: WPCourseware works with all WordPress themes.
- Compatible with all devices: WP Courseware works on all devices.
WP Courseware Features
WP Courseware offers many features to site owners. Here are a few of these:
Course Outline & Progress Page
You can create a course outline or course progress page via shortcodes. The course progress shortcode is dynamic and displays all the courses your students have enrolled in while also displaying their current progress.
Track Course Progress
Students can also view their course progress using a custom sidebar widget.
As an administrator, you can also track student progress inside the dashboard …
(Track student progress)
Automatically Enroll New Participants
You can set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new participants.
At the end of a course, you can provide course participants with certificates. You can add a custom background, logo, and signature to course certificates …
The import/export functionality lets you set up training courses on another WP site.
Custom User Message
WP Courseware lets you set up custom email notifications to congratulate course participants after completing modules and courses and to communicate other administrative matters. You can also customize the quiz result email to congratulate students who successfully complete a quiz. Additionally, you can also send out a mass email trainees with their final course grades with a single click …
(WP Courseware – User Messaging)
Surveys & Quizzes
Add a quiz or survey to your course content …
(Add Surveys & Quizzes)
- Depending on how you decide to build your course, 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. The survey feature allows you to download a CSV file with the survey results.
- The course grade book will help track your student’s progress …
(Edit Quiz/Survey Screen – WP Courseware)
eCommerce And Membership Site Plugin Integration
WPCourseware integrates with many well-known WordPress ecommerce and membership plugins …
(Works With Membership & eCommerce Sites)
Here are just a few of the testimonials that plugin customers have published 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
“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
As mentioned earlier, if you have been marketing your business online for a while, you already have training content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a digital training product.
WPCourseware allows you to easily convert any any WordPress page or post into a course unit, so if there are a number of great “how to” articles and tutorials have already posted on your website, you probably already have a product partially created …
(Convert any WordPress post or page into a course unit)
Additionally, you can use the import/export feature to create and sell completed training courses to other WordPress site owners.
Apart from using the plugin to create sellable e-courses, you can also use WPCourseware to train new staff, or document instructions for outsourcing business tasks.
WP Courseware is well-supported and backed by a no-risk, thirty day, full 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 examples of the available shortcodes …
(Plugin Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to over 15 “how-to” tutorials …
(Plugin Documentation – Video Tutorials)
WPCourseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site Licensing – This enables you to activate WP Courseware on a single WordPress site. Price includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $99.00.
- 10-Site License – This enables you to install WP Courseware on 10 websites. Pricing includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Price = $125.00.
- 25-Site Licensing – This lets you activate WP Courseware on 25 sites. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $175.00.
Note: The cost of purchasing the WP Courseware plugin depends on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. When we last checked, the product retails for the amounts shown above. This may or may not be the actual pricing charged by the product author when you visit the plugin site and there may be additional upsells or one-time offers after your purchase.
Check the plugin’s website for the current pricing here:
For ”how to” videos of the plugin, including installation instructions and tutorials, FAQs, support help desk, contact details and more, visit the WPCourseware website.
WPCourseware helps you develop and sell ecourses quickly and easily. This is a powerful, yet simple and easy to use courseware plugin that you should definitely download and add to your site.
For full details, check out the plugin here: