Thanks to the internet, thousands of entrepreneurial organizations and individuals are now finding new opportunities to profit from in areas like online education.
Electronic training (e-Training) is is the modern equivalent of distance learning, where students do not have direct face-to-face contact with the trainer or teacher.
The e-Training Industry Is Growing
eLearning sites like Udemy.com show that the eTraining industry is growing at an astronomical rate year on year.
Udemy.com offers 30,000+ ecourses covery every topic imaginable, from web design and personal skills, to parenting & relationships and motivation, etc …
(Udemy.com currently offers 30,000+ courses online on every topic imaginable!)
This is not only great for people looking to gain practical knowledge and skills, but also for businesses that have unique and valuable content that can help transform the lives of others.
Online Learning – Opportunities & Drawbacks
The digital medium provides many useful tools and a great environment for developing and selling etraining courses, but there are also significant challenges and drawbacks.:
- Figuring out training delivery methods,
- Using easy-to-use tools and technologies that don’t require an additional learning curve,
- Ensuring consistent methods are used throughout content design, course branding, etc.
- Measuring learning performance,
- Grading student performance,
- Creating useful reports, certificates of completion
Additional factors include lack of face-to-face contact, lack of motivation (e.g. boredom), loss of focus, etc.
e-Learning – Unlimited Possibilities
If you plan to create and sell information products, creating a training product that teaches people practical subjects is a great way to attract new subscribers or develop an online stream of revenue. Creating products is one of the best ways to build a loyal customer base, as well as establish authority and credibility and position yourself as an industry or niche leader.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Almost anything can be turned into an online training course.
(Got knowledge, skills or business interest in commercial photography, landscaping or writing sales copy? Turn it into an e-course!)
The problem is that creating “how to” ebooks and training courses from scratch can take a lot of time. If you have been marketing yourself online for a while, however, you probably already have content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a new online training product.
If you’re searching for an inexpensive way to create e-learning courses and your site is driven by WordPress, there’s a powerful courseware solution that can help you.
WP Courseware – WordPress Course Management Plugin
WPCourseware is a learning management system plugin for WordPress that lets users set up training courses and build e-learning products quickly with WordPress.
(WP Courseware – WordPress Course Creation Plugin)
7,000+ sites use the WP Courseware plugin. The software makes creating e-courses in WordPress very simple.
A course in WPCourseware comprises of training modules and modules are built from course units, surveys, etc.
WPCourseware fully integrates with any WordPress site. The plugin adds an “options” menu that lets you add a new course, edit existing modules and units, add quizzes, edit settings, import/export your data, create custom certificates, access training documentation, etc …
(WP Courseware options menu)
WP Courseware also lets you include a sidebar widget, giving users access to information about their course progress …
Courses can be fully configured and customized.
For example, you decide if students need to have completed a training section before they are allowed to progress through to the next unit …
(Course settings can be fully customized to suit your needs)
You can view information about your training courses ”at a glance” inside your admin dashboard and perform a range of actions (e.g. access the grade book) …
(View details about your training courses inside your dashboard)
If you have a basic understanding of WordPress, you can quickly create courses using familiar WP interfaces and functions.
For example, you can easily add and edit course titles and descriptions, set user access, customize messages and user notifications, create course completion certificates and fine tune other course settings simply by switching tabs, entering information into fields, checking radio buttons, choosing options from drop-down menus, rearranging elements around screens using drag and drop, etc …
(Plugin ”Edit Course” section)
Adding training modules and course units is as easy as creating and editing a WordPress post. You can easily include text, images, videos, and any other kind of content that you would normally add to a post.
You can reorganize the order of your units inside modules using drag and drop inside the Ordering section …
(Order Course Modules & Units settings area)
When you have finished adding content to your unit, simply publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
You can view a table containing all of your course units in the “Course Units” area …
(Course Units table)
Placing your course and training modules into pages is simple. WPCourseware allows you to insert courses and training module information into pages using a range of built-in shortcodes …
(WP Courseware shortcode)
After publishing your page, your training course will display to users with all the content you have added …
(Creating training courses is easy with WP Courseware)
After publishing your training course, it can be viewed by logged in members with exclusive access permission …
(Members must be logged in and have permission to view your training content)
Go here to learn more about this plugin: WPCourseware
Below we have listed just some of the benefits of using WP Courseware to add courses to your website or blog on your site:
WPCourseware installs just like any other WordPress plugin. Just upload the plugin file to your Plugin folder via your administrator section and activate.
Create Courses In Minutes
As mentioned earlier, if you are already familiar with how WordPress works, you can quickly create courses using familiar WordPress interfaces and functionality.
Just create a new course, module, or unit with 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.
The WP Courseware plugin allows you to create unlimited courses, modules, lessons, quizzes, surveys and add an unlimited number of users to courses.
Use Different Content
A course unit uses WordPress custom types, which lets you add anything you would normally insert into WordPress pages or posts besides text, like video, audio files, graphic elements, links, file downloads, etc.
(Add different content types to create your training courses)
Some additional plugin benefits include the following:
- Compatible with all WordPress themes: WPCourseware works with all WordPress themes.
- Works on all devices: WPCourseware works on all devices.
WP Courseware Features
WP Courseware offers a number of great features to WordPress users. Below we have listed just some:
You can create course outlines or course progress pages via shortcodes. The course progress shortcode is dynamic and displays the courses students have enrolled in while also displaying their current progress.
Students can also navigate through your course using a dynamic custom sidebar widget.
As a course administrator, you can also track a student’s course progress inside your dashboard …
Enroll New Participants Automatically
You can set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new participants.
Issue course participants with certificates of completion. You can add custom backgrounds, logos and signatures to training course certificates …
(Certificates of completion)
The export/import functionality lets you set up your course on a new WP site.
WP Courseware lets you create custom user messages to congratulate trainees upon module or course completion and for communicating course-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 students with their final course grade with one click …
(WPCourseware – Email Messages)
Add Surveys And Quizzes
You can add quizzes and surveys to course content …
(Quizzes & Surveys)
- Use course progress blocking or non-blocking quizzes depending on how you decide to structure your course.
- 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 survey results.
- The course grade book will help you track how your students are doing …
(WPCourseware – Edit Quiz/Survey Section)
Works With Membership & e-Commerce Sites
WPCourseware works with leading e-commerce and membership plugins …
(Membership And e-Commerce Integration)
Below are a couple 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
“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 marketing yourself online for a while, you probably already have the building blocks of great content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a digital product.
WPCourseware lets you convert any page or post on your site into a course unit, so if there are some instructional content like tutorials have already posted on your site, you could 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 build and sell training courses to other WordPress site owners.
Apart from using the plugin to create sellable etraining courses, you can also use WP Courseware to train new staff, or document instructions for outsourcing tasks in your business.
WP Courseware is well-supported and backed by a risk-free, thirty 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 explains how to use the shortcodes …
(WPCourseware Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to over 15 ”how-to” video tutorials …
(WPCourseware Documentation – How-To Videos)
WP Courseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site License – This option lets you set up WPCourseware on a single WordPress web site. Price includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $99.00.
- 10-Site Edition – This allows you to install WP Courseware on ten WordPress websites. Includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Price = $125.00.
- 25-Site Licensing – This license allows you to install WPCourseware on 25 websites. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $175.00.
Note: The cost to purchase WPCourseware can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time special offers. The price shown above was current at the time this article was published. This may or may not be the actual price set by the software developer when you visit the website and there may be additional upsells or one-time offers after you’ve purchased.
Check the plugin’s website for current pricing details:
Additional Product Info
For ”how to” videos showing plugin usage, including installation instructions and tutorials, FAQs, support helpdesk, contact details and more, visit the WPCourseware website.
If you’re searching for an inexpensive way to create and sell ecourses WPCourseware is a powerful WP solution you should definitely check out.
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