Thanks to the internet and digital technologies, thousands of entrepreneurial businesses and individuals are discovering new opportunities to profit from in areas like online education.
eTraining is based on the concept of distance learning, where learners have no face-to-face contact with the trainer or teacher.
The e-Learning Industry Is Growing
eTraining course sites like Udemy.com are indicative of the tremendous growth of the e-Training industry.
Udemy.com currently offers 30,000+ courses online on every subject imaginable, from web development and improving self esteem, to courses on religion & spirituality and improving memory & study skills, etc …
(Udemy.com provides 30,000+ ecourses covering all topics!)
This is not only great for people looking to learn new skills, but also for businesses that have valuable educational content that can help transform the lives of others.
eTraining – Benefits & Challenges
The internet provides tools and technologies for developing and selling elearning courses, but there are also many challenges.:
- Figuring out training content delivery methods,
- Employing familiar tools that don’t require spending extra time learning,
- Ensuring consistency of standards delivered across content design, branding, etc.
- Measuring learning performance,
- Assessing scores,
- Generating useful reports, completion certificates
Additionally, you need to take into account factors like the lack of human contact, boredom, loss of focus, etc.
eCourses – Unlimited Possibilities
If you are trying to expand your business online, creating an ecourse that teaches others useful subjects is a great way to attract new subscribers and develop a new stream of revenue. Creating products is one of the best ways to attract customers, establish authority and credibility online and position yourself as a leader in your niche.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Every imaginable subject can be taught online.
(Got an interest or business built around photography, gardening or creative writing? Turn it into an etraining course!)
The problem with product creation, however, is that creating PDF reports and training courses from scratch takes a lot of time. Chances are, however, that if you have been online for a while, you probably already have plenty of useful training content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a digital product.
If your website is driven by WordPress and you’re searching for an inexpensive way to develop and sell training products then here’s a powerful courseware solution that you should know about.
WPCourseware – WordPress Course Management System Plugin
WPCourseware is a learning management system plugin for WordPress that lets users set up e-courses and build e-learning products fast with WordPress.
(WP Courseware – Online Learning Management Plugin For WordPress)
Thousands of websites use the WP Courseware plugin. The plugin makes creating etraining courses in WordPress simple.
In WP Courseware, training courses include training modules and modules are built using course units, surveys, etc.
WPCourseware fully integrates with any WordPress site. Once installed, the plugin adds its own menu item that lets you create a new course, add or edit existing course modules and units, add quizzes and surveys, edit settings, import/export your course information, add certificates, access plugin documentation, etc …
(WPCourseware options menu)
WPCourseware also lets you include a sidebar widget, allowing you to further customize your course options …
(WPCourseware Sidebar Widget)
Your courses can be fully configured and customized.
For example, you can choose whether course students need to complete a course unit before they can advance to the next unit …
(Customize course settings to suit your needs)
You can view training course information “at a glance” and perform various types of actions (e.g. access the grade book) …
(View details about your training courses inside your admin dashboard)
If you already understand how WordPress works, you can create courses fast using familiar WP interfaces and functionality.
For example, you can add and edit course titles and descriptions, set user access, customize user messages and user notifications, create course completion certificates and fine tune other course settings simply by switching tabs, entering data into fields, checking radio buttons, selecting drop-down menu options, dragging and dropping elements around screens, etc …
(Plugin ”Edit Course” area)
Adding modules and course units is as simple 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 units inside modules using drag and drop inside the ”Order Course Modules & Units” screen …
(Order Course Modules & Units screen)
When you have finished adding content to your unit, just publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
You can view a list of all course units in the “Course Units” area …
(Course Units table)
Placing your course and modules into pages is simple. WPCourseware allows you to use the plugin’s built-in shortcodes to insert course and module information into pages …
(WP Courseware shortcode)
After publishing your page, your course will display to users with all the options and settings you have configured …
(Create training courses with WPCourseware)
Once your etraining course has been published, you can restrict access to the content to registered users only …
(Members must be logged in and have permission to view your training content)
Go here to learn more about this plugin: WPCourseware
Benefits Of Using WP Courseware
Here are just some of the benefits of using WP Courseware to add courses to your website or blog on your website:
Installation Is Easy, Simple And Quick
WP Courseware installs like every other plugin. Simply upload a zip file containing the plugin files to your Plugin folder via your dashboard and activate.
Very Simple To Use
As mentioned earlier, if you are already familiar with how WordPress works, you can create courses quickly and easily using familiar interfaces and functions.
Just create a new course, module, or unit with 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.
Unlimited Expansion Capability
The plugin lets you set up unlimited courses, modules, lessons, quizzes, surveys and add an unlimited number of users to courses.
Use Different Content Formats
Course units use WordPress custom types, which allow you to add any type of content you would normally add to a WordPress page or postWordPress pages or posts besides text, like videos, audio files, graphic elements, hyperlinks, downloadable files, etc.
(Use different content types to create your training courses)
Additional benefits include:
- Use with all WordPress themes: The plugin works with all WordPress themes.
- Use with all devices: WP Courseware allows you to deliver your training content across multiple devices.
WPCourseware offers a number of great features to website owners. Below we have listed just some of these features:
You can create a course outline and course progress page using shortcodes. The course progress shortcode displays all the courses your students have enrolled in as well as displaying their current progress.
Students can also navigate through their courses with a custom sidebar widget.
As an administrator, you can also track student progress inside your dashboard …
(Track student progress)
Set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new course students.
Issue course participants with customized course certificates. You can add a custom background, logo, and signature to course completion certificates …
(Customized course certificates)
The export/import function allows you to transfer your course to other sites.
WPCourseware lets you set up custom email messages for students after completing modules or courses and to communicate course-related administrative matters. You can also customize the quiz result email to congratulate students who pass training quizzes. You can also send out a mass email trainees with their final grade with one click …
(WPCourseware – Custom Email Notifications And Messages)
Add Surveys & Quizzes
You can add a quiz or survey to your course content …
(Surveys & Quizzes)
- Depending on your needs, you can add course progress blocking or non-blocking quizzes.
- 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 the survey results.
- The instructor grade book will help track your student’s progress …
(WP Courseware – Edit Quiz/Survey Screen)
Membership And eCommerce Integration
WP Courseware can be used with many leading ecommerce and membership plugins …
(Works With WordPress Membership & eCommerce Plugins)
Here are just a few of the testimonials 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 already have the building blocks of great content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a training product.
WPCourseware allows you to convert any post or page on your site into a course unit, so if you already have some “how to” articles and tutorials.
WP Courseware is well-supported and backed by a no-risk, 30 day, complete 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 explains how to use the shortcodes …
(WP Courseware Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to dozens of training step-by-step tutorials …
(WPCourseware Documentation – Plugin Video Tutorials)
Product Licensing Price
WPCourseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site Licensing – This license option enables you to activate WP Courseware on one WordPress site only. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $99.00.
- 10-Site Edition – This allows you to run WPCourseware on ten web sites. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $125.00.
- 25-Site License – This lets you activate WPCourseware on 25 websites. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $175.00.
Note: Pricing for this product depends on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. Currently, the software retails for the pricing shown above. This may or may not be the actual price charged by the plugin seller when you visit the plugin site and there may be additional upsells or one-time offers after purchasing.
Check the plugin’s website for the current price here:
For ”how-to” videos showing how the software works, including help documentation and tutorials, FAQs, customer helpdesk, contact details and more, visit the WPCourseware website.
WPCourseware will help you create e-courses quickly and easily. This is a powerful plugin that you should definitely keep in mind.
For full details, visit the plugin website here: