Thanks to the internet, thousands of entrepreneurial businesses and individuals are finding new niches and opportunities to profit from in areas like online education.
Electronic learning (e-Learning) is based on the concept of distance learning, where learners do not have direct face-to-face interaction with the teacher or trainer.
The eTraining Industry Is Growing
Online training sites like Udemy are strong indicators of the explosive growth of the eTraining industry.
Udemy provides over 30,000 online courses covering all topics, from design and building self-esteem, to happiness and improving your lifestyle, etc …
(Udemy offers over 30,000 online courses on every subject imaginable!)
This is not only great for people looking to learn, but also for individuals that have valuable knowledge that can help transform the lives of others.
e-Courses – Opportunities And Drawbacks
The internet provides many great technologies and opportunities for developing online courses, but there are also a number of challenges and drawbacks.:
- Figuring out the,
- Using popular tools that do not require spending additional time learning,
- Ensuring consistency of methods used in content design, branding, etc.
- Measuring learning outcomes,
- Assessing scores,
- Generating reports, certificates of completion
You also need to take into account factors like the lack of face-to-face interaction, boredom, loss of focus, etc.
e-Learning – A World Of Possibilities
If you are an internet marketer, creating an etraining product that helps people gain practical knowledge and skills is a great way to grow a list and monetize your website. Creating products is, after all, one of the best ways to build a customer base, as well as establish authority and credibility and position yourself as a leader in your niche or industry.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Just about anything can be taught online.
(Got knowledge, skills or an interest in fashion photography, landscaping or writing sales copy? Turn it into an e-course!)
The problem with product creation, however, is that creating “how to” ebooks and training courses from scratch is very time-consuming. Chances are, however, that if you have been online for a while, you already have loads of great content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a new digital product.
If your site is built using WordPress and you plan to create and sell etraining products, there’s an inexpensive and professional plugin that can help you.
WP Courseware – Online Course Management System Plugin For WordPress
WPCourseware is a leading online course management plugin for WordPress.
(WP Courseware – Online Course Creation Plugin For WordPress)
Over 7,000 sites use the WPCourseware plugin. WPCourseware makes creating e-courses in WordPress very simple.
Training courses in WP Courseware include training modules and training modules are built from course units, quizzes, etc.
WP Courseware can be fully integrated with WordPress. Once installed, the plugin adds its own menu section that lets you create new courses, edit modules and units, edit quiz questions, edit plugin, import/export your course information, edit certificates of completion, view plugin documentation, etc …
(WP Courseware options menu)
WP Courseware also lets you include a widget in the sidebar, giving users access to information about how they are progressing in the course …
(WP Courseware Widget)
The courses you add can be fully configured and customized.
For example, you can choose whether students need to complete a course unit before they are allowed to progress through to the next section …
(Course settings can be fully customized to suit your needs)
You can see an overview of your training courses inside the WP dashboard and perform various types of actions (e.g. reorder modules, units and quizzes) …
(View training course details inside your WP dashboard)
If you have a basic understanding of the way WordPress works, you can create training courses very quickly using familiar WP interfaces and functions.
For example, you can add and edit course titles and descriptions, set user access, customize user messages and user notifications, create certificates of completion for courses and fine tune other course settings simply by clicking tabs, entering data into fields, checking radio buttons, choosing options from drop-down menus, rearranging elements around screens using drag and drop, etc …
(”Edit Course” section)
Adding modules and units is as easy as adding and editing WordPress posts. You can easily include text, images, embedded media, and any other form of content that you would normally add to a post.
You can order your content by dragging and dropping units inside training modules inside the ”Order Course Modules & Units” settings area …
(Order Course Modules & Units section)
When you have finished adding content to your unit, simply 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 training modules into pages is simple. WPCourseware lets you insert courses and module information into pages using a range of built-in shortcodes …
(WP Courseware shortcode)
With shortcodes, you can add course content to your pages and manage all of your course details from a central location …
(Training course created with WPCourseware)
After publishing your training course, you can restrict content access to registered students only …
(Users must log in and have permission to access your training content)
To learn more about this plugin go here: WPCourseware
Here we have listed just a few of the benefits of using WP Courseware to add professional training courses to your WordPress site on your WordPress site:
Quick And Simple To Install And Configure. Be Up And Running In No Time.
WP Courseware installs just like any WordPress plugin. Simply upload a zip file that contains the plugin files to your Plugin folder via your dashboard and activate.
Create Courses In Minutes
As mentioned earlier, if you already understand how WordPress works, you can create training courses quickly and easily using familiar interfaces and functions.
Just create a course, module, or course unit with course content, and optional quiz or survey. Drag and drop to organize the course and create a course outline using the plugin’s shortcodes or widget.
The plugin allows you to add unlimited courses, modules, lessons, surveys, quizzes and course participants.
Use Different Content Types
Course units use WordPress custom types, which let you add any type of content you would normally insert into WordPress posts or pages besides text, like videos, audio files, graphic elements, links, file downloads, etc.
(Use different types of content in your training courses)
Additional plugin benefits include the following:
- Use with all WordPress themes: WPCourseware integrates with all WordPress themes.
- Compatible with all devices: WP Courseware deliver content accross all devices.
WP Courseware provides a number of great features to WP users. Below we have listed just a few of these:
Course Outline And Progress Page
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 while also displaying their current progress.
Students can also view their course progress with a dynamic custom sidebar widget.
As an administrator, you can also track students as they progress through courses inside the dashboard …
Enroll New Course Participants Automatically
Set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new participants.
Students can be issued with a training course certificate. Course completion certificates can be personalized with a custom background, logo, and signature …
(Customized certificates of completion)
The import/export function allows you to set up your course on a new WP website.
WP Courseware lets you set up custom user messages for trainees after completing modules and courses and to communicate course-related administrative matters. You can also customize the quiz result email so your students can be congratulated after passing course quizzes. You can also send out a mass email to your students with their final grades with one click …
(User Messaging – WPCourseware)
Quizzes & Surveys
Add a quiz or survey to course content …
(Quizzes And 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. You can also download CSV files with survey results.
- The course grade book helps track your student’s progress …
(Edit Quiz/Survey Screen – WP Courseware)
Integrates With WordPress Membership & eCommerce Plugins
WP Courseware can be used with many ecommerce and membership plugins …
(Works With Membership & eCommerce Plugins)
Feedback From Users
Below are a few of the testimonials that users have submitted regarding 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
As mentioned earlier, if you have been marketing yourself online for a while, you already have content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a new online training product.
WP Courseware allows you to easily convert any page or post on your site into a course unit, so if showing outsourced workers how to perform certain tasks.
WPCourseware is very well-supported and backed by a risk-free, 30 day, full refund 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 area provides a list of the shortcodes …
(Plugin Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to complete ”how-to” video tutorials …
(WPCourseware Documentation – How-To Videos)
WPCourseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site Licensing – This allows you to activate WPCourseware on one domain only. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $99.00.
- 10-Site License – This allows you to install WP Courseware on 10 web sites. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $125.00.
- 25-Site Licensing – This enables you to use WPCourseware on twenty-five domains. Includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $175.00.
Please Note: Pricing details of WPCourseware can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time special offers. The pricing above was correct at the time this review was written. This may or may not be the actual price charged by the plugin author when you visit the product site and you may be shown additional upsells or one-time offers after you’ve purchased.
Check the plugin’s website for current pricing details:
For a demo video showing how the software works, including help documentation and tutorials, FAQs, customer help desk, contact details and more, visit the WP Courseware website.
WP Courseware helps you build and sell ecourses quickly and easily. This is a great WP solution that you should definitely consider using.
For complete details, visit the plugin website here: