Thanks to the internet, thousands of entrepreneurial businesses and individuals are finding new niches to profit from in areas like online education.
Electronic training (e-Training) is based on the concept of distance learning, where students do not interact face-to-face with the teacher or trainer.
The eTraining Industry Is Growing
e-Learning marketplaces like Udemy show that the e-Training industry is growing.
Udemy.com provides over 30,000 e-courses covering all topics, from internet marketing and personal finance, to courses on better parenting and improving memory & study skills, etc …
(Udemy.com offers over 30,000 ecourses on every topic imaginable!)
This is not only great for people looking to learn, but also for businesses that have unique content to share.
eTraining – Opportunities And Challenges
The internet provides many great technologies and opportunities for developing and selling training courses online, but there are also a number of drawbacks.:
- Figuring out the best training delivery methods,
- Employing easy-to-use tools that course students can use instinctively to access the content,
- Ensuring consistency across the content, course branding, etc.
- Measuring learning performance,
- Assessing scores,
- Generating reports, certificates of completion
Additionally, you need to take into account important factors like lack of human contact, boredom, distracting environments, etc.
Online Courses – Unlimited Possibilities
If you are a product creator, creating elearning products that teach others useful skills is a great way to grow a list and monetize your website. Creating products is, after all, one of the best ways to attract customers, establish authority and credibility and position yourself as a leader in your niche.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Almost every subject where there is a strong interest and demand to learn can be taught online.
(Got a passion or interest in fashion photography, landscaping or copywriting? Turn it into an ecourse!)
The problem is that creating “how to” ebooks and training courses from scratch takes a lot of time. Chances are, however, you probably already have the building blocks of great content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a training product.
If your website is built with WordPress and you’re searching for a cost-effective way to develop e-courses then there is a powerful solution that can help you.
WPCourseware – Online Course Creation WordPress Plugin
Description Of Plugin
WP Courseware is the leading WordPress course creation plugin.
(WPCourseware – WordPress Course Creation Plugin)
The WPCourseware plugin is used on thousands of websites and makes creating courses in WordPress very simple.
Training courses in WP Courseware include training modules and training modules can include course units, surveys, etc.
WP Courseware integrates fully with any WordPress site. The plugin adds an “options” menu that lets you add new courses, add or edit course modules and units, edit quizzes, edit settings, import/export your course information, edit certificates of completion, access plugin documentation, etc …
(WP Courseware options menu)
WPCourseware also lets you include a sidebar widget, allowing you to further customize your course options …
(WP Courseware Widget)
Your courses can be completely customized and configured.
For example, you can choose whether course students must complete a course section before they are allowed to advance through to the next unit …
(Courses can be configured to suit your needs)
You can see an overview of all course details inside the admin dashboard and perform a range of actions (e.g. reorder modules, course units and quizzes) …
(View details about all courses inside your admin dashboard)
If you already understand WordPress, you can create courses very quickly using familiar interfaces and functions.
For example, you can easily add and edit the 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 information into fields, checking radio buttons, selecting options from drop-down menus, rearranging elements around screens using drag & drop, etc …
(Easily edit your course settings)
Adding training modules and units is as easy as adding and editing WordPress posts. You can include text, images, videos, and any other form of content that you would normally add to a post.
You can reorder your training content by dragging and dropping units inside training modules inside the ”Order Course” settings area …
(Order Course Modules & Units screen)
When you are done creating your module, just publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
All of your course units will be listed in a table in the “Course Units” section …
(Course Units table)
Placing your course and modules into pages is simple. WP Courseware uses shortcodes to insert course and training module information into pages …
(WP Courseware shortcodes)
With shortcodes, you can add training course information to your pages and manage all of your course options from a central location …
(Training course created with WP Courseware)
After your training course is published, the content can be viewed by logged in users with access permission …
(Users must be logged in and have permission to access your training content)
For more details go here: WP Courseware
Below we have listed just a few of the benefits and advantages of using WP Courseware to create training courses online on your WordPress site:
Fast And Easy To Install And Implement. Ready To Go To Work In No Time.
WPCourseware installs like any plugin. Simply upload the plugin file to your Plugins folder via your WP admin section and activate.
Create Training Courses Quickly
As mentioned earlier, if you are already familiar with the way WordPress works, you can create training courses fast using familiar WordPress interfaces and functions.
Just create a course, training module, or course unit with content, and optional quiz or survey. Drag and drop to arrange the course and create a course outline using the plugin’s shortcodes or widget.
Unlimited Expansion Capacity
The WPCourseware plugin lets you set up unlimited courses, modules, lessons, surveys, quizzes and add an unlimited number of students to courses.
Use Different Content Types
Course units use WordPress custom types, which enable you to add any type of content you would normally insert into WordPress posts or pages besides text, such as audio, video, graphic elements, hyperlinks, file downloads, etc.
(Add different content types to create your training courses)
Some additional plugin benefits include the following:
- Compatible with all themes: The plugin integrates with all WordPress themes.
- Compatible with all devices: WP Courseware deliver content accross all devices.
WPCourseware provides a number of features to WP users. Here are just a few:
You can create course outlines and course progress pages via shortcodes. The course progress shortcode displays all the courses students are enrolled in while also displaying their current progress.
Track Student Progress
Students can also navigate through their course using a dynamic custom sidebar widget.
As a course administrator, you can also track a student’s course progress inside the dashboard …
(Track student progress)
Automatically Enroll Course Participants
Set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new course students.
Customized Training Course Certificates
Students can receive a course certificate. You can add custom backgrounds, logos and signatures to certificates …
The import/export functionality allows you to set up training courses on other WP sites.
WP Courseware lets you create custom user messages to congratulate trainees after completing modules or courses and communicating on related administrative matters. You can also customize quiz result emails so your students can be congratulated after successfully completing training quizzes. You can also send out a mass email to your students with their final grade with one click …
(User Messaging – WPCourseware)
Surveys & Quizzes
You can add quizzes and surveys to your course content …
(Add Surveys And Quizzes)
- Add 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 a CSV file with survey results.
- The course grade book will help you track your student’s progress …
(WP Courseware – Edit Quiz/Survey Screen)
Membership Site And e-Commerce Integration
WP Courseware can be used with leading e-commerce and membership plugins …
(Integrates With Membership & e-Commerce Plugins)
Feedback From Users
Here are some of the testimonials and comments that plugin users have submitted regarding 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
As mentioned earlier, if you have been online for a while, you already have the building blocks of great content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a digital product.
WP Courseware lets you easily convert any post or page on your site into a course unit, so if showing outsourced workers how to complete certain tasks.
The plugin is very well-supported and backed by a risk-free, thirty 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” screen inside the plugin’s options and settings menu provides examples of the shortcodes …
(Plugin Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to a complete library of ”how-to” video tutorials …
(WPCourseware Documentation – Plugin Video Tutorials)
WP Courseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site Licensing – This allows you to configure WP Courseware on a single web site. Price includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $99.00.
- 10-Site License – This enables you to set up WP Courseware on ten web sites. It includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Price = $125.00.
- 25-Site Edition – This lets you activate WPCourseware on 25 WordPress web sites. Price includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Price = $175.00.
Please Note: The cost to purchase the WP Courseware product depends on whether there are any promotions or limited-time special offers. Currently, the plugin sells for the pricing shown above. This may not be the actual price set by the plugin author when you visit the product site and there may be additional upsells or one-time offers after purchasing.
Check the plugin’s website for current pricing details:
For a demo video showing how the plugin works, including installation instructions and tutorials, FAQs, support helpdesk, contact details and more, visit the WP Courseware website.
Install The Plugin
WPCourseware helps you develop an etraining product quickly and easily. This is a great WordPress solution that you should definitely download.
For more details, check out the plugin here: