Thanks to the digital revolution, thousands of entrepreneurial companies and individuals are now finding new niches and opportunities to profit from in areas like online education.
Electronic training, or “etraining,” is based on the concept of distance learning, where learners have no direct face-to-face contact with the trainer or teacher.
The eLearning Industry Is Growing
e-Learning marketplaces like Udemy.com show that the eTraining industry is growing.
Udemy.com offers 30,000+ online courses covering all topics, from business and building self-esteem, to courses on building healthy relationships and motivation, etc …
(Udemy.com offers 30,000+ online courses on every topic imaginable!)
This is not only great for people looking to learn new things, but also for individuals that have something that can help transform the lives of others.
eLearning – Benefits And Drawbacks
The digital medium provides many useful technologies and a great environment for developing online courses, but there are also many drawbacks.:
- Figuring out the best training content delivery methods,
- Employing familiar tools and technologies that do not require taking on an additional learning curve,
- Ensuring consistency across the content, course branding, etc.
- Measuring results,
- Grading student performance,
- Creating useful reports, certificates of completion
Additional factors include the lack of face-to-face interaction, student boredom, loss of focus, etc.
eTraining – Unlimited Possibilities
If you are an internet marketer, creating an ecourse that helps people gain useful skills is a great way to grow a subscriber list and monetize your website. Product creation is one of the best ways to attract new customers, as well as establish authority and credibility online and position yourself as an industry or niche leader.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Almost every imaginable subject can be taught online.
(Got an interest or passion for photography, horticulture or creative writing? Turn it into an e-learning product!)
The problem with product creation, however, is that creating PDF reports and training courses from scratch can take a lot of time. If you have been online for a while, however, you already have the building blocks of great content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a new product.
If you’re searching for an inexpensive way to develop and sell learning products and your site is built using WordPress, there’s a great solution that can help you.
WPCourseware – WordPress Learning Management System Plugin
WPCourseware is the leading WordPress course creation plugin.
(WP Courseware – Online Learning Management Plugin For WordPress)
7,000+ WordPress websites have the WPCourseware plugin installed. The software makes creating etraining courses in WordPress very simple.
A training course in WPCourseware contains training modules and modules are built using units, surveys, etc.
WPCourseware fully integrates with any WordPress site. Once installed, the plugin adds an “options” menu that lets you add new training courses, add or edit existing course modules and units, edit quiz questions, edit plugin, import/export your training content, modify training certificates, access plugin documentation, etc …
(WPCourseware options menu)
WP Courseware also lets you include a sidebar widget, allowing users to monitor their course progress …
(WP Courseware Sidebar Widget)
You can completely customize and configure your courses.
For example, you decide if participants need to have completed a training section before they are allowed to advance to the next unit …
(Customize your course settings to suit your needs)
You can view course details “at a glance” and perform a number of actions (e.g. edit course settings) …
(View information about all training courses inside your admin dashboard)
If you have a basic understanding of how WordPress works, you can create courses quickly and easily using familiar WP interfaces and functionality.
For example, you can add and edit your course title and description, set user access, customize 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 drop-down menu options, dragging and dropping elements around screens, etc …
(Plugin ”Edit Course” screen)
Adding modules and units is as easy as adding and editing a WordPress post. You can 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 units inside modules using drag and drop inside the Ordering screen …
(Order Course Modules & Units section)
When you are done creating your module, just publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
You can view a table containing all of your course units in the “Course Units” screen …
(List of course units)
Placing your course and modules into pages is simple. WP Courseware lets you insert course and module information into pages using shortcodes …
After publishing your page, your course will display to users with all of the options and settings you have added …
(Create training courses with WP Courseware)
Once your e-course is published, your registered users can access it …
(Users must log in and have permission to access your training content)
Learn more about the plugin here: WP Courseware
Benefits Of Using WP Courseware
Below are just a few of the benefits and advantages of using WP Courseware to add courses to your website or blog on your WordPress site:
Be Up And Running In Minutes
WPCourseware installs just like any regular WP plugin. Just upload it to your Plugins folder via your WP administrator login and activate.
Create Courses Quickly
As mentioned earlier, if you are already familiar with the way WordPress works, you can quickly create training courses using familiar WordPress interfaces and functionality.
Just create a course, training module, or unit with course content, and optional quiz or survey. Drag and drop to organize the content and create a course outline using the plugin’s shortcodes or widget.
Unlimited Expansion Capability
The WPCourseware plugin allows you to add unlimited courses, modules, lessons, surveys, quizzes and course participants.
Add Different Content Formats
Course units use WordPress custom types, which let you add any type of content you would normally add to WordPress posts or pages besides text, such as audio files, videos, graphic elements, hyperlinks, downloadable files, etc.
(Use different content types in your training courses)
Some additional benefits and advantages include the following:
- Works with all WordPress themes: The plugin integrates with all WordPress themes.
- Compatible with all devices: WP Courseware works on all devices.
WP Courseware offers many features to web site owners. Below we have listed some:
You can create a course outline and course progress page using shortcodes. The course progress shortcode is dynamic and displays the courses your students have enrolled in as well as displaying their current progress.
Students can also navigate through your course using a custom sidebar widget.
As an administrator, you can also track a student’s course progress inside your dashboard …
(Track student progress)
You can set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new course participants.
Course Completion Certificates
Provide course participants who successfully complete courses with customized course certificates. You can add a custom background, logo, and signature to certificates …
(Customized training course certificates)
The import/export option lets you set up your course on another WP site.
WP Courseware lets you set up custom user messages to congratulate students upon module and course completion and to communicate other administrative matters. You can also customize the quiz result email to congratulate students who successfully complete training quizzes. Additionally, you can also send out mass emails trainees with their final course grade with one click …
(WPCourseware – Custom User Notifications)
Add Surveys & Quizzes
Add quizzes and surveys to your course content …
(Quizzes And Surveys)
- Use course progress blocking or non-blocking quizzes depending on your needs.
- 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 the survey results.
- The instructor grade book will help track how your students are doing …
(WP Courseware – Edit Quiz/Survey Section)
Integrates With e-Commerce & Membership Sites
WPCourseware integrates with many leading ecommerce and membership plugins …
(Membership Site & eCommerce Plugin Integration)
Here are just a few of the testimonials and comments 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
As mentioned earlier, if you have been online for a while, you already have the building blocks of great training content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a training product.
WPCourseware allows you to convert any page or post on your site into a course unit, so if there are a number of great instructional articles and step-by-step tutorials have already posted on your website, you could already have a product partially created …
(Convert any WordPress page or post into a course unit)
You can use the export/import feature to create and sell training courses to other WordPress site owners.
Apart from using the plugin to create sellable elearning courses, you can also use WP Courseware to train new staff, or document instructions for outsourced tasks in your business.
WPCourseware is very well-supported and backed by a risk-free, 30 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 settings menu provides a list of the shortcodes …
(Plugin Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to 15+ ”how-to” videos …
(WP Courseware Documentation – How-To Videos)
WP Courseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site Edition – This option lets you activate WP Courseware on 1 web site only. Cost includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $99.00.
- 10-Site License Edition – This option allows you to activate WPCourseware on 10 WordPress websites. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $125.00.
- 25-Site License Edition – This license option enables you to configure WP Courseware on 25 domains. Price includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $175.00.
Please Note: The cost to purchase the product depends on whether there are any promotions or limited-time special offers. The price above was current at the time this article was published. This may not be the actual price charged by the software developer when you visit the website and there may be additional upsells or one-time offers after your purchase.
Check the plugin’s website for the latest price here:
Additional Plugin Information
For a demo video showing plugin usage, including installation instructions and tutorials, FAQs, support helpdesk, contact details and more, visit the WP Courseware website.
Install The Plugin
If you are searching for an inexpensive way to create and sell ecourses WP Courseware is a powerful, yet simple and easy to use solution you may want to consider using.
To learn more, check out the plugin here: