Thanks to the internet, thousands of entrepreneurial organizations and individuals are finding new opportunities to profit from in areas like online education.
eLearning is based on the concept of distance learning, where students do not interact face-to-face with the trainer or teacher.
The e-Training Industry Is Growing
e-Training sites like Udemy show that the e-Learning industry is growing at a massive rate year on year.
Udemy.com offers 30,000+ ecourses covering all topics, from internet marketing and developing influence, to courses about religion & spirituality and making better lifestyle choices, etc …
(Udemy.com provides over 30,000 courses online on every topic imaginable!)
This is not only great for people looking to gain useful skills and competency in subjects where there is a high interest, but also for individuals that have unique and valuable content that can help transform the lives of others.
e-Learning – Opportunities And Challenges
The digital medium provides benefits and opportunities for creating and selling etraining courses, but there are also significant drawbacks and challenges.:
- Working out the best training delivery method,
- Using popular tools that do not require spending extra time learning,
- Ensuring consistency of methods in content design, branding, etc.
- Measuring results,
- Assessing scores,
- Creating reports, completion certificates
You also need to take into account factors such as the lack of human contact, boredom, loss of focus, etc.
Online Training – Unlimited Possibilities
If you plan to create and sell products online, creating a course that helps people gain practical knowledge is a great way to grow a list and develop a new stream of revenue. Product creation is one of the best ways to build a customer base, establish authority and credibility and position yourself as a leader in your industry.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Just about every subject where there is interest and demand to learn can be taught online.
(Got skills, knowledge or a passion for photography, gardening or copywriting? Turn it into an online training product!)
The problem is that creating “how to” ebooks and training courses from scratch can be very time-consuming. If you have been marketing yourself online for a while, however, you probably already have loads of useful content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a training product.
If you are searching for a cost-effective way to develop and sell teaching products and your website is built using WordPress, then here is a powerful WordPress solution that can help you.
Let’s Review …
WP Courseware – WordPress Learning Management Plugin
Description Of Plugin
WP Courseware is a learning management system plugin for WordPress that lets users set up e-courses and build e-learning products quickly using WordPress.
(WP Courseware – WordPress Course Creation Plugin)
7,000+ sites have the WP Courseware plugin installed. The plugin makes creating courses in WordPress simple.
Training courses in WP Courseware consist of modules and modules contain course units, quizzes, etc.
WPCourseware can be fully integrated with WordPress. Once installed, the plugin adds a new section to your main menu that lets you add a new course, edit existing course modules and units, edit quizzes, edit plugin, import/export course information, edit training certificates, access training documentation, etc …
(WP Courseware options menu)
WPCourseware also lets you add a sidebar widget, giving you further customization options …
(WP Courseware Sidebar Widget)
The courses you add can be entirely configured and customized.
For example, you can choose whether participants need to have completed a training section before they are allowed to advance through to the next unit …
(Configure 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 training course information inside your admin dashboard)
If you already understand how WordPress works, you can create courses quickly and easily using familiar interfaces and functionality.
For example, you can add and edit course titles and descriptions, set user access, customize user messages and user notifications, create certificates of completion for courses and fine tune other course settings simply by switching tabs, entering information into fields, checking radio buttons, choosing options from drop-down menus, rearranging elements around screens using drag and drop, etc …
(Plugin options screen)
Adding modules and course 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 rearrange the order of your content by dragging and dropping units inside modules inside the ”Order Course” section …
(Order Course Modules & Units settings area)
When you are done adding content to your unit, just publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
You can view a table containing your course units in the “Course Units” section …
(Course Units table)
Placing your course and modules into pages is simple. WPCourseware lets you use shortcodes to insert course and training module information into pages …
After publishing your page, your course will display to users with all of the options you have added …
(Create professional training courses with WPCourseware)
Once your e-course has been published, you can restrict access to the content to registered students only …
(Members must log in and have permission to access your training content)
Learn more about this plugin here: WP Courseware
Below we have listed just some of the benefits of using WPCourseware to create training courses online on your web site:
Very Easy To Install
WPCourseware is really easy to install. Simply upload it to your Plugins folder via your WordPress dashboard and activate.
Really Simple To Use
As mentioned earlier, if you have a basic understanding of how WordPress works, you can create training courses fast using familiar interfaces and functions.
Simply create a new course, training module, or course unit with course content, and optional quiz or survey. Drag and drop to arrange the content and create a course outline using the plugin’s shortcodes or widget.
Unlimited Expansion Capability
The plugin lets you add unlimited courses, modules, lessons, surveys, quizzes and enrollees.
Add Any Type Of Content
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 posts or pages besides text, like embedded media, graphic elements, hyperlinks, file downloads, etc.
(Add different content types in your training courses)
Some additional benefits and advantages include:
- Compatible with all WP themes: WP Courseware works with all WordPress themes.
- Compatible with all devices: WP Courseware deliver content that can be viewed on all devices.
WP Courseware offers many unique features to website owners. Below we have listed some:
You can create course outlines or course progress pages using shortcodes. The course progress shortcode displays all the courses students are enrolled in while also displaying their current progress.
Students can also view their course progress with a dynamic custom sidebar widget.
As an administrator, you can also track students as they progress through courses inside your dashboard …
(Track student progress)
Enroll New Participants Automatically
Set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new participants.
Customized Certificates Of Completion
At the end of a course, you can provide course participants with training course certificates. Course certificates can be customized with custom backgrounds, logos and signatures …
The export/import feature lets you move courses to other websites.
WPCourseware allows you to create custom user notifications to congratulate students after completing modules and courses and communicating on other administrative matters. You can also customize the quiz result email so your students can be congratulated upon passing a quiz. Additionally, you can also send out a mass email to students with their final grades with just one click …
(User Messaging – WPCourseware)
Quizzes & Surveys
You can add a quiz or survey to course content …
(Add Surveys And Quizzes)
- Depending on how you decide to build the course, 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 CSV files with survey results.
- The course grade book will help you track your student’s progress …
(Edit Quiz/Survey Settings Area – WPCourseware)
eCommerce & Membership Site Plugin Integration
WPCourseware integrates with many well-known WordPress e-commerce and membership plugins …
(Membership & e-Commerce Plugin Integration)
Feedback From Users
Here are a few of the testimonials that plugin customers have provided for 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
WPCourseware Plugin – Useful Tips
As mentioned earlier, if you have been online for a while, you already have loads of great content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a digital training product.
WPCourseware allows you to easily convert any any WordPress page or post into a course unit, so if there are some “how to” articles and step-by-step tutorials have already posted on your site, you probably have a partially-created product …
(Convert any WordPress page or post into a course unit)
Additionally, you can use the import/export feature to create and sell training courses to other WordPress site owners.
Apart from using the plugin to create sellable courses, you can also use WPCourseware to train staff inhouse, or document instructions for outsourced business tasks.
WP Courseware is well-supported and backed by a risk-free, thirty day, complete 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 area explains how to use the shortcodes …
(Plugin Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to complete ”how-to” videos …
(WPCourseware Documentation – How-To Video Tutorials)
WPCourseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site License – This enables you to run WPCourseware on a single WordPress domain. Cost includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $99.00.
- 10-Site Licensing – This license lets you set up WPCourseware on ten WordPress web sites. Price includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $125.00.
- 25-Site Licensing – This lets you activate WPCourseware on twenty-five WordPress sites. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $175.00.
Please Note: The cost of purchasing WPCourseware depends on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. When we last checked, the software is selling for the pricing shown above. This may or may not be the actual price charged by the product developer when you visit the product website 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 showing plugin usage, including help documentation and tutorials, FAQs, customer help desk, contact details and more, visit the WP Courseware website.
If you’re searching for an inexpensive way to develop an online training course, WPCourseware is a powerful solution that you may want to download.
To learn more, visit the plugin website here: