Thanks to the digital revolution, thousands of entrepreneurial businesses and individuals are finding new opportunities to profit from in areas like providing online courses and elearning systems.
Electronic learning, or “e-learning,” is is the technological equivalent of distance learning, where learners do not interact face-to-face with the trainer or teacher.
The eTraining Industry Is Growing
Online training sites like Udemy show that the eLearning industry is growing at an impressive rate.
Udemy offers over 30,000 ecourses on every subject imaginable, from business and personal transformation, to religion & spirituality and language learning, etc …
(Udemy 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 learn new skills, but also for individuals that have unique educational content to share with others.
Online Training – Benefits & Drawbacks
Some of the drawbacks of planning courses online include:
- Figuring out content delivery methods,
- Employing popular tools that don’t require spending extra time learning,
- Ensuring consistent methods are applied throughout content design, branding, etc.
- Measuring results,
- Grading student performance,
- Providing useful reports, completion certificates
You also need to take into account factors such as lack of face-to-face interaction, boredom, distractions that cause loss of focus, etc.
eLearning – A World Of Possibilities
If you are an internet marketer, creating courses that teach people useful skills is a great way to grow a subscriber list and monetize your website. Product creation is one of the best ways to build a loyal customer base, establish authority and credibility and position yourself as a leader in your industry or niche.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Just about anything can be taught online.
(Got a business built around photography, horticulture or creative 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. If you have been online for a while, 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 your site is built using WordPress and you’re searching for a cost-effective way to create and sell an online training course then here is a great courseware plugin you should definitely know about.
WPCourseware – WordPress Course Management Plugin
Description Of Product
WP Courseware is a learning management system plugin for WordPress that lets you set up e-courses and build e-learning products quickly and easily with WordPress.
(WPCourseware – Online Learning Management Plugin For WordPress)
The WPCourseware plugin is currently being used on over 7,000 websites and makes creating e-courses in WordPress very simple.
Courses in WPCourseware include modules and training modules can include course units, quizzes, etc.
WP Courseware fully integrates with WordPress. The plugin adds its own menu item that lets you add new training courses, edit modules and units, add quizzes and surveys, edit settings, import/export your course information, modify certificates of completion, view training documentation, etc …
(WPCourseware options menu)
WPCourseware also lets you include a sidebar widget, giving users access to information about how they are progressing in the course …
(WP Courseware Sidebar Widget)
You can fully customize and configure all of your courses.
For example, you can decide if students must complete a training unit before they are allowed to progress through to the next section …
(Courses can be configured to suit your needs)
You can access an overview of your training courses inside your admin dashboard and perform various types of actions (e.g. edit course settings) …
(View training course information inside your dashboard)
If you are already familiar with WordPress, you can create courses quickly and easily using familiar interfaces and functions.
For example, you can add and edit your course title and description, set user access, customize messages and user notifications, provide course completion certificates and fine tune other course settings simply by clicking tabs, entering information into fields, checking radio buttons, choosing options from drop-down menus, rearranging elements around screens using drag & drop, etc …
(Plugin ”Edit Course” section)
Adding training modules and units is as simple as creating and editing a WordPress post. You can easily 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 content by dragging and dropping units inside training modules inside the ”Order Course” section …
(Order Course Modules & Units section)
When you have finished adding content to your module, just publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
Your course units will be listed in a table in the “Course Units” area …
(Course Units table)
Placing your course and modules into pages is simple. WPCourseware uses a range of built-in shortcodes to insert courses and training module information into pages …
(WP Courseware shortcodes)
After publishing your page, your course will display to users with all the information you have configured …
(Create professional-looking training courses easily with WP Courseware)
Once your training course is published, the content can be viewed by logged in authorized users …
(Users must log in and have permission to access your training content)
Go here to learn more: WPCourseware
Below are just a few of the benefits of using WPCourseware to create training courses online on your WordPress web site:
Easy & Fast To Install
WP Courseware installs just like every other WP plugin. Just upload it to your Plugins folder via your WP administrator account and activate.
Simple To Use
As mentioned earlier, if you have a basic understanding of how WordPress works, you can quickly create training courses using familiar WordPress interfaces and functionality.
Just create a new course, module, or course unit with course 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 Capacity
The plugin lets you set up unlimited courses, modules, lessons, quizzes, surveys and add an unlimited number of users to courses.
Use Different Content Types
Course units use WordPress custom types, which let you add any type of content you would normally add to WordPress pages or posts besides text, such as audio files, videos, images, links, downloadable files, etc.
(Use different types of content to create your training courses)
Additional benefits and advantages include the following:
- Works with all themes: WPCourseware works with all WordPress themes.
- Compatible with all devices: WP Courseware deliver training content that can be viewed on all devices.
WPCourseware provides site owners with many features. Below we have listed a few of these:
You can create course outlines or course progress pages using shortcodes. The course progress shortcode is dynamic and displays all the courses your students are enrolled in as well as displaying their current progress.
Students can also view their course progress using a dynamic custom sidebar widget.
As a course administrator, you can also track a student’s course progress inside the dashboard …
(Track student progress)
You can set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new course students.
Course Certificate Distribution
Students who successfully complete courses can be issued with a customized course certificate. Training course certificates can be customized with custom backgrounds, logos and signatures …
The import/export function lets you set up training courses on a different site.
WP Courseware lets you create custom email notifications to congratulate course participants after completing modules or courses and communicating on related administrative matters. You can also customize the quiz result email so your students can be congratulated upon completing course quizzes. Additionally, you can also send out a mass email to your students with their final course grades with a single click …
(WPCourseware – Email Messages)
Add Quizzes And Surveys
Add a quiz or survey to course content …
(Quizzes And Surveys)
- Use course progress blocking or non-blocking quizzes depending on how you choose to structure your course.
- Quizzes can be timed, paginated, and include customized feedback based on question tags.
- Results can be downloaded in PDF format. You can also download a CSV file with survey results.
- The instructor grade book will help you track how students are doing …
(WP Courseware – Edit Quiz/Survey Section)
Integrates With WordPress Membership & e-Commerce Sites
WP Courseware can be used with many leading ecommerce and membership plugins …
(Membership Site & e-Commerce Plugin Integration)
Feedback From Customers
Below are a couple of the testimonials and feedback plugin users have written about WP Courseware:
“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
WPCourseware Plugin – Useful Tips
As mentioned earlier, if you have been online for a while, you probably already have plenty of great training content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a new online training product.
WPCourseware lets you convert any post or page on your site into a course unit, so if showing outsourced workers how to complete certain tasks.
WP Courseware is very well-supported and backed by a risk-free, thirty day, 100% money-back guarantee. Users get free access to all integrations and 1 year of support and upgrades with their purchase.
The plugin’s “Documentation” section inside the plugin’s options and settings area provides a list of the available shortcodes …
(WPCourseware Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to a complete set of plugin “how to” step-by-step tutorials …
(WPCourseware Documentation – How-To Video Tutorials)
WPCourseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site License – This allows you to use WP Courseware on one site only. Pricing includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $99.00.
- 10-Site License – This edition allows you to use WPCourseware on 10 WordPress web sites. Pricing includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $125.00.
- 25-Site Licensing – This edition allows you to use WP Courseware on 25 WordPress sites. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $175.00.
Note: The cost to purchase this product can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time special offers. Presently, the software is selling for the prices shown above. This may not be the actual price set by the plugin developer when you visit the product website and there may be additional upsells or one-time offers after you’ve purchased.
Check the plugin’s website for the latest pricing:
For ”how to” videos showing how the software works, including installation instructions and tutorials, FAQs, customer helpdesk, contact details and more, visit the WPCourseware website.
The Bottom Line
If you plan to develop e-courses, WPCourseware is a powerful, yet simple and easy to use WordPress plugin that you need to know about.
To learn more, check out the plugin here: