Thanks to the digital revolution, thousands of entrepreneurial companies and individuals are finding new opportunities to profit from areas like online education.
e-Learning is is the digital equivalent of distance learning, where learners don’t have direct face-to-face interaction with the teacher or trainer.
The eLearning Industry Is Growing
Online education marketplaces like Udemy show that the eLearning industry is growing.
Udemy provides 30,000+ e-courses on every subject imaginable, from marketing and personal finance, to creativity and hobbies, etc …
(Udemy currently offers over 30,000 e-courses covering all topics!)
The fact that the eTraining industry is growing and that so many subjects can be taught online is not only great for people looking to learn new things, but also for individuals that have unique educational content to teach.
e-Training – Opportunities And Drawbacks
The internet provides many useful tools and a great environment for developing training courses online. Training-boosting tools include Learning Management Systems, online videos, web-conferencing apps, audio training, online forums, eGuides, etc. There are, however, a number of challenges when it comes to planning and developing effective courses online.
Some of the drawbacks include:
- Figuring out the best way to deliver training content,
- Using easy-to-use tools and technologies that do not require spending additional time learning,
- Ensuring consistency of standards used throughout the content, course branding, etc.
- Measuring learning outcomes,
- Grading student scores,
- Creating reports, completion certificates
You also need to take into account important factors such as lack of face-to-face interaction, boredom and lack of student motivation, loss of focus, etc.
e-Learning – A World Of Possibilities
If you are an internet marketer, creating a learning product that helps people learn useful subjects is a great way to grow a list and develop an online stream of revenue. Product creation is, after all, one of the best ways to attract new customers, as well as establish authority and credibility and position yourself as a leader in your industry.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Just about anything can be taught online.
(Got a business or passion for fashion photography, gardening or copywriting? Turn it into an e-course!)
The problem with product creation, however, is that creating PDF reports and training courses from scratch takes a lot of time. If you have been online for a while, however, you probably already have the building blocks of great training content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a new digital product.
If you’re searching for an inexpensive way to create and sell ecourses and your site is built using WordPress, here’s a great plugin that can help you.
WPCourseware – WordPress Course Creation Plugin
Description Of Product
WPCourseware is the leading WordPress course creation plugin.
(WP Courseware – WordPress Learning Management Plugin)
Thousands of sites use the WP Courseware plugin. The software makes creating courses in WordPress simple.
In WP Courseware, e-Courses comprise of training modules and training modules are built using units, surveys, etc.
WPCourseware integrates fully with WordPress. The plugin adds a new section to the dashboard menu that lets you create new training courses, edit course modules and units, add quizzes, edit settings, import/export your course information, create training certificates, view training documentation, etc …
(WP Courseware options menu)
WPCourseware also lets you add a sidebar widget, giving you further customization options …
(WP Courseware Sidebar Widget)
You can fully configure and customize all of your courses.
For example, you can decide whether course students need to have completed a course section before they can progress through to the next section …
(Configure your course settings to suit your needs)
You can view course information “at a glance” and perform a number of actions (e.g. access the grade book) …
(View course details inside the WP dashboard)
If you have a basic understanding of how WordPress works, you can create training courses quickly and easily using familiar WordPress interfaces and functions.
For example, you can easily add and edit your course title and description, set user access, customize user messages and notifications, issue certificates of completion for courses and fine tune other course settings simply by switching tabs, entering data into fields, checking radio buttons, selecting options from drop-down menus, rearranging elements around screens using drag and drop, etc …
(”Edit Course” section)
Adding training modules and course units is as easy 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 reorder your units inside modules using drag and drop inside the ”Order Course Modules & Units” screen …
(Order Course Modules & Units settings area)
When you have finished creating your unit, simply publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
Your course units display in a table in the “Course Units” section …
(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 course and training module information into pages …
With shortcodes, you can display course information on your pages and manage all of your course options from your dashboard …
(Creating professional-looking training courses with WP Courseware)
After your e-learning course is published, the content can be accessed by logged in your registered members …
(Members must be logged in and have permission to view your training content)
For more details, visit the plugin site here: WP Courseware
Benefits Of Using WP Courseware
Here are just a few of the benefits of using WPCourseware to add training courses to your website or blog on your WordPress website:
Fast And Simple To Install And Use. Be Up And Running In Minutes.
WPCourseware is quite easy to install. Just upload a zip file containing the plugin to your Plugins folder via your WordPress dashboard and activate.
Create Training Courses Quickly And Easily
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 functions.
Just create a new course, training module, or 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.
Unlimited Expansion Capacity
The plugin allows you to add unlimited courses, modules, lessons, surveys, quizzes and users.
Use Different Content Formats
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, like videos, audio files, graphic elements, hyperlinks, downloadable files, etc.
(Add any type of content you like in your training courses)
Additional benefits include the following:
- Compatible with all themes: WP Courseware integrates with all WordPress themes.
- Use with all devices: The plugin deliver training content that can be viewed on all devices.
WPCourseware offers web site owners with many features. Here are just some of these:
You can create a course outline and course progress page using shortcodes. The course progress shortcode is dynamic and displays all the courses your students are enrolled in while also displaying their current progress.
Students can also navigate through your courses using a custom sidebar widget.
As a course administrator, you can also track a student’s course progress inside the dashboard …
Automatically Enroll Course Members
You can set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new course students.
Certificates Of Completion
At the end of a course, you can provide course participants who successfully complete training courses with customized certificates. Training certificates can be customized with a custom background, logo, and signature …
The import/export feature allows you to transfer courses to other sites.
Custom Email Notifications And Messages
WP Courseware lets you create custom user messages for students upon module or course completion and for communicating other administrative matters. You can also customize the quiz result email to congratulate students who successfully complete training quizzes. You can also send out mass emails to students with their final grade with just one click …
(User Notifications – WP Courseware)
Add Surveys And Quizzes
Add a quiz or survey to course content …
(Quizzes & Surveys)
- Add course progress blocking or non-blocking quizzes depending on how you decide to structure the course.
- Quizzes can be timed, paginated, and include customized feedback based on question tags.
- 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 you track how well your students are progressing …
(WP Courseware – Edit Quiz/Survey Section)
Integrates With WordPress Membership & e-Commerce Plugins
WP Courseware can be used with leading ecommerce and membership plugins …
(Works With eCommerce & Membership Plugins)
Below are a few of the testimonials that plugin 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, Entrepreneur, Blogger, & Speaker
As mentioned earlier, if you have been online for a while, you already have loads of great training content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a digital 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 instructional articles and tutorials published on your website, you probably have a partially-created product …
(Convert any page or post into a course unit)
You can use the export/import feature to build and sell completed training courses to other WordPress site owners.
Apart from using the plugin to create sellable courses, you can also use WP Courseware to train staff inhouse, or document instructions for outsourcing business tasks.
The plugin is very well-supported and backed by a risk-free, 30 day, 100% refund 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 explains how to use the available shortcodes …
(WPCourseware Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to complete ”how-to” video tutorials …
(WPCourseware Documentation – How-To Video Tutorials)
WPCourseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site License – This license option lets you use WPCourseware on a single WordPress domain. Cost includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $99.00.
- 10-Site License Edition – This edition allows you to set up WP Courseware on ten WordPress web sites. Includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $125.00.
- 25-Site Licensing – This option enables you to run WPCourseware on twenty-five domains. It includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $175.00.
Please Note: The price of WP Courseware depends on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. The above reflects the current pricing when this article was written. This may or may not be the actual pricing set by the plugin 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 of the plugin in action, including installation instructions and tutorials, FAQs, support help desk, contact details and more, visit the WP Courseware website.
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If you’re searching for a cost-effective way to develop and sell elearning products, WP Courseware is a great plugin you may want to consider using on your site.
For complete details, check out the plugin here: