Thanks to the digital revolution, thousands of entrepreneurial organizations and individuals are discovering new niches and opportunities to profit from in areas like providing teaching and training courses online and e-learning systems.
e-Learning is based on the concept of distance learning, where students do not have face-to-face contact with the trainer or teacher.
The eTraining Industry Is Growing
eTraining marketplaces like Udemy.com show that the eLearning industry is growing.
Udemy provides 30,000+ courses online covery every topic imaginable, from web development and building self-esteem, to stress management and photography, etc …
(Udemy offers 30,000+ e-courses covering all topics!)
The fact that the e-Training industry is growing and that so many topics can be taught online is not only great for people looking to learn new things, but also for individuals that have valuable educational content to share.
e-Training – Benefits & Drawbacks
The digital medium provides benefits and opportunities for developing and selling online training courses. eTraining computer-based tools and technologies include Learning Management Systems, videos, audio courses, web-conferencing apps, e-Books, forums, etc. There are, however, a number of drawbacks when it comes to planning, developing and implementing effective e-courses.
Some of these include:
- Working out content delivery methods,
- Employing popular tools that learners can use immediately to access the training content,
- Ensuring consistency of standards delivered across the content, branding, etc.
- Measuring results,
- Grading scores,
- Creating reports, certificates of completion
Additionally, you need to take into account factors like lack of face-to-face interaction, potential lack of student motivation, distractions, etc.
eLearning – Unlimited Possibilities
If you are a digital product creator, creating e-courses that teach people commercial subjects in areas of strong interest is a great way to grow a list and develop an online stream of revenue. Product creation is one of the best ways to build a loyal customer base, establish authority and credibility online and position yourself as an industry or niche leader.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Just about every imaginable subject can be turned into an training product.
(Got a passion or interest in fashion photography, gardening or copywriting? Turn it into an ecourse!)
The problem with product creation, however, is that creating “how to” ebooks and training courses from scratch tends to be very time-consuming. Chances are, however, you already have the building blocks of great training content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a digital training product.
If your site is built with WordPress and you’re searching for an inexpensive way to create and sell an online training course then here is a powerful courseware solution you may want to consider adding to your site.
WPCourseware – Learning Management System Courseware Plugin For WordPress
WP Courseware is a leading online course management plugin for WordPress.
(WPCourseware – Learning Management System Courseware Plugin For WordPress)
WP Courseware is used by 7,000+ businesses online and makes creating courses in WordPress simple.
A training course in WPCourseware contains modules and training modules can contain course units, quizzes, etc.
WPCourseware integrates fully with WordPress. Once installed, the plugin adds an “options” menu that lets you create a new course, edit modules and units, edit quiz questions, edit plugin, import/export training content, add certificates of completion, access plugin documentation, etc …
(WPCourseware options menu)
WPCourseware also lets you add a widget in your sidebar, giving you further customization options …
(WP Courseware Widget)
The courses you add can be entirely customized and configured.
For example, you decide if participants need to have completed a course section before they are allowed to advance through to the next unit …
(Configure course settings to suit your needs)
You can view course details ”at a glance” inside your dashboard and perform various types of actions (e.g. edit course settings) …
(View information about your courses inside your dashboard)
If you already understand WordPress, you can create training courses quickly using familiar WordPress interfaces and functions.
For example, you can add and edit course titles and descriptions, set user access, customize messages and user notifications, provide 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, dragging and dropping elements around screens, etc …
(”Edit Course” area)
Adding modules and units is as easy as creating and editing WordPress posts. You can easily include text, images, videos, and any other form of content that you would normally add to a post.
You can arrange the order of your training content by dragging and dropping units inside modules inside the ”Order Course Modules & Units” screen …
(Order Course Modules & Units section)
When you have finished creating 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” area …
(List of course units)
Placing your course and modules into pages is simple. WP Courseware allows you to insert courses and training module information into pages using a range of shortcodes …
After publishing your page, your training course will display to users with all the options and settings you have configured …
(Training course created with WPCourseware)
Once your e-learning product is published, you can restrict access to registered users only …
(Users must be logged in and have permission to view your training content)
To learn more about this plugin go here: WP Courseware
Benefits Of Using WPCourseware
Here are just some of the benefits and advantages of using WP Courseware to add training courses to your WordPress site on your WordPress web site:
Fast And Easy To Install And Set Up. Be Up And Running In Minutes.
WPCourseware installs just like every other plugin. Just upload the plugin file to your Plugins folder via your WordPress admin area and activate.
Simple To Use
As mentioned earlier, if you have a basic understanding of the way WordPress works, you can quickly create courses using familiar interfaces and functionality.
Just create a new course, module, or course 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 WPCourseware plugin allows you to set up unlimited courses, modules, lessons, quizzes, surveys and add an unlimited number of enrollees to courses.
Add Any Kind Of Content
Course units use WordPress custom types, which let you add any type of content you would normally add to WordPress pages or posts besides text, like audio, videos, graphic elements, links, downloadable files, etc.
(Add any type of content you like to create your training courses)
Some additional plugin benefits include:
- Compatible with all themes: WPCourseware works with all WordPress themes.
- Compatible with all devices: The plugin deliver content that can be viewed on all devices.
WP Courseware offers web site owners with many features. Below we have listed some:
You can create a course outline or course progress page using shortcodes. The course progress shortcode is dynamic and displays all the courses your students are enrolled in while also displaying their current progress.
Track Course Progress
Students can also view their course progress with a custom sidebar widget.
As an administrator, you can also track a student’s course progress inside your dashboard …
(Track student progress)
Enroll Students Automatically
You can set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new students.
At the end of a course, you can issue course participants with course completion certificates. You can add custom backgrounds, logos and signatures to certificates …
(Customized training course certificates)
The export/import functionality lets you transfer your course to other websites.
WPCourseware allows you to set up custom user notifications for students after completing modules or courses and for communicating other administrative matters. You can also customize the quiz result email so your students can be congratulated after passing course quizzes. Additionally, you can also send out mass emails to students with their final grade with just one click …
(Custom Email Notifications And User Messages – WP Courseware)
Surveys And Quizzes
You can add a quiz or survey to your course content …
(Quizzes And Surveys)
- Use course progress blocking or non-blocking quizzes depending on how you choose to build 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 a CSV file with the survey results.
- The course grade book will help you track your student’s progress …
(WP Courseware – Edit Quiz/Survey Settings Area)
Membership & eCommerce Integration
WP Courseware integrates with many WordPress e-commerce and membership plugins …
(Works With e-Commerce & Membership Site Plugins)
Below are just some testimonials plugin users have submitted for 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, 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 website or blog that can be leveraged into a new digital training product.
WPCourseware lets you convert any any WordPress post or page into a course unit, so if showing outsourced workers how to perform certain tasks.
WPCourseware Plugin Support
WP Courseware is very well-supported and backed by a no-risk, thirty day, complete 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 menu explains how to use the available shortcodes …
(Plugin Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to complete plugin “how to” step-by-step tutorials …
(WPCourseware Documentation – Video Tutorials)
WPCourseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site Edition – This lets you set up WPCourseware on a single domain. Cost includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $99.00.
- 10-Site Licensing – This edition enables you to configure WP Courseware on ten WordPress websites. Includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Price = $125.00.
- 25-Site License – This license enables you to set up WPCourseware on 25 WordPress websites. Price includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $175.00.
Note: The cost of purchasing the WPCourseware product can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. Currently, the product retails for the amounts shown above. This may or may not be the actual price charged by the plugin developer when you visit the product website 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 of the plugin, including installation instructions and tutorials, FAQs, customer help desk, contact details and more, visit the WP Courseware website.
WP Courseware will help you develop a training product fast. This is a powerful, yet simple and easy to use courseware plugin that you should definitely consider adding to your site.
For complete details, visit the plugin website: