Thanks to the digital revolution, thousands of entrepreneurial organizations and individuals are discovering new niches to profit from in areas like providing online courses and e-learning.
Electronic training (eTraining) is based on the concept of distance learning, where students have no face-to-face contact with the trainer or teacher.
The eLearning Industry Is Growing
Online teaching sites like Udemy.com are indicative of the massive growth of the eLearning industry.
Udemy.com currently offers 30,000+ ecourses on every subject imaginable, from web design and personal transformation, to courses on better parenting and hobbies, etc …
(Udemy.com offers over 30,000 courses online on every topic imaginable!)
This is not only great for people looking to acquire practical knowledge, but also for businesses that have unique and valuable information that can help transform the lives of others.
eLearning – Benefits & Challenges
The internet provides benefits and opportunities for developing e-courses. Learning performance-boosting computer-based tools and technologies include Learning Management Systems, video tutorials, audio courses, web-conferencing, eGuides, online forums, etc. There are, however, some challenges involved in planning ecourses.
Some of these include:
- Figuring out the best training delivery methods,
- Employing easy-to-use tools and technologies that don’t require spending additional time learning,
- Ensuring consistency of standards delivered across the content, course branding, etc.
- Measuring learning outcomes,
- Grading student scores,
- Providing reports, completion certificates
Additional factors include lack of human contact, potential lack of student motivation, distractions that cause loss of focus, etc.
eTraining – Unlimited Possibilities
If you plan to develop and sell information-based products, creating a product that helps people acquire skills and competency in subjects where there is a strong level of demand is a great way to attract new subscribers or develop a new stream of revenue. Product creation is, after all, 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. Anything can be taught online.
(Got an interest or passion for fashion photography, landscaping or writing sales copy? Turn it into an e-training product!)
The problem is that creating “how to” ebooks and training courses from scratch tends to be very time-consuming. If you have been online for a while, however, you already have plenty of great training content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a new digital product.
If you’re searching for a cost-effective way to develop e-courses and your site is built using WordPress, then there is a powerful solution that you may want to consider using on your site.
WP Courseware – Online Course Management Plugin For WordPress
WP Courseware is the 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 e-courses in WordPress simple.
A course in WPCourseware contains modules and training modules comprise of course units, surveys, etc.
WPCourseware integrates fully with any WordPress site. Once installed, the plugin adds its own menu item that lets you add a new training course, edit existing course modules and units, add quizzes, edit plugin, import/export data, create custom certificates of completion, access training documentation, etc …
(WPCourseware options menu)
WP Courseware also lets you add a widget in your sidebar, allowing users to view their course progress …
Courses can be entirely configured and customized.
For example, you can choose whether course students need to have completed a course section before they can advance through to the next unit …
(Courses can be configured to suit your needs)
You can view training course information ”at a glance” inside your admin dashboard and perform a range of actions (e.g. access the grade book) …
(View details about all training courses inside your admin dashboard)
If you have a basic understanding of WordPress, you can quickly create training courses using familiar interfaces and functionality.
For example, you can add and edit course titles and descriptions, set user access, customize messages and notifications, issue course completion certificates 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 …
(Easily edit your course details)
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 kind of content that you would normally add to a post.
You can reorder your content by dragging and dropping units inside modules inside the ”Order Course Modules & Units” settings area …
(Order Course Modules & Units section)
When you have finished adding content to your module, just publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
You can view a table containing your course units in the “Course Units” section …
(List of course units)
Placing your course and modules into pages is simple. WPCourseware lets you insert course and module information into pages using shortcodes …
Shortcodes let you add training course content to your pages and manage all of your course options from the plugin settings section …
(Creating professional-looking training courses with WPCourseware)
Once your elearning product has been published, authorized users can access it …
(Users must log in and have permission to access your training content)
For more details, visit the plugin site here: WP Courseware
Below we have listed just some of the many benefits and advantages of using WP Courseware to add training courses to your site or blog on your WordPress website:
Quick And Simple To Install And Set Up. Be Up And Running In Minutes.
WPCourseware installs just like every other plugin. Simply upload the plugin file to your Plugins folder via your WordPress admin login and activate.
Really 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 functions.
Just create a new course, module, or course unit with course 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.
WPCourseware lets you create unlimited courses, modules, lessons, quizzes, surveys and add an unlimited number of participants to courses.
Add Different Content Formats
Course units use WordPress custom types, which allow you to add any type of content you would typically add to WordPress pages or posts besides text, like embedded media, graphic elements, links, downloadable files, etc.
(Add any type of content you like in your training courses)
Additional benefits include:
- Use on all WordPress themes: WPCourseware works with all WordPress themes.
- Works on all devices: The plugin allows you to deliver training content across multiple devices.
WP Courseware provides many features to site owners. Here are some:
Course Outline And Progress Page
You can create a course outline and course progress page via shortcodes. The course progress shortcode is dynamic and displays all the courses your students have enrolled in as well as displaying their current progress.
Students can also navigate through your courses using a dynamic custom sidebar widget.
As a course administrator, you can also track a student’s course progress inside your dashboard …
You can set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new course students.
Course Completion Certificates
Provide students who successfully complete training courses with training certificates. Course certificates can be customized with a custom background, logo, and signature …
(Customized certificates of completion)
The export/import option allows you to move courses to other sites.
Custom Email Message
WPCourseware lets you create custom email messages to congratulate course participants after completing modules or courses and to communicate course-related administrative matters. You can also customize quiz result emails to congratulate students who complete training quizzes. You can also send out a mass email trainees with their final course grade with a single click …
(Email Messages – WPCourseware)
Add Surveys And Quizzes
You can add quizzes and surveys to your course content …
(Add Surveys And Quizzes)
- Use course progress blocking or non-blocking quizzes depending on how you choose to structure the course.
- Quizzes can be timed, paginated, and include customized feedback based on question tags.
- Results can be downloaded in PDF format. Surveys allow you to download CSV files with survey results.
- The course grade book helps you track your student’s progress …
(Edit Quiz/Survey Screen – WP Courseware)
eCommerce & Membership Site Plugin Integration
WP Courseware works with leading ecommerce and membership plugins …
(eCommerce And Membership Site Integration)
Here are some of the testimonials that plugin users have submitted for the WPCourseware plugin:
“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 marketing yourself online for a while, you already have content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a digital training product.
WP Courseware allows you to easily convert any any WordPress post or page into a course unit, so if showing outsourced workers how to complete certain tasks.
The plugin is well-supported and backed by a no-risk, thirty day, complete money-back guarantee. Users get free access to all integrations and one year of support and upgrades with their purchase.
The plugin’s “Documentation” section inside the plugin’s options and settings menu provides examples of the available shortcodes …
(WPCourseware Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to a complete library of ”how-to” video tutorials …
(Plugin Documentation – Video Tutorials)
WPCourseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site License – This edition enables you to activate WPCourseware on a single WordPress web site. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $99.00.
- 10-Site License Edition – This edition enables you to run WPCourseware on ten web sites. Pricing includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $125.00.
- 25-Site Licensing – This license allows you to activate WP Courseware on 25 WordPress sites. Includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $175.00.
Note: The cost to purchase the WPCourseware product can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time special offers. The above reflects the pricing when this review was published. This may not be the actual price set by the product seller when you visit the plugin site and there may be additional upsells or one-time offers after your purchase.
Check the plugin’s website for current pricing details:
Additional Plugin Information
For a demo video of the plugin, including help documentation and tutorials, FAQs, support helpdesk, contact details and more, visit the WPCourseware website.
WPCourseware helps you develop and sell ecourses fast. This is a powerful, yet simple and easy to use WP solution you should definitely consider using on your site.
For full details, visit the plugin website: