Thanks to the internet, thousands of entrepreneurial organizations and individuals are discovering new opportunities to profit from areas like online education.
e-Learning is is the modern equivalent of distance learning, where learners have no direct face-to-face interaction with the teacher or trainer.
The eLearning Industry Is Growing
eTraining course marketplaces like Udemy.com are strong indicators of the massive growth of the e-Learning industry.
Udemy.com currently offers 30,000+ online courses covering all topics, from business and developing influence, to parenting & relationships and language learning, etc …
(Udemy.com offers 30,000+ courses online covering all topics!)
The fact that the e-Learning industry is growing is not only great for people looking to learn new skills, but also for businesses that have valuable information to teach others.
e-Courses – Opportunities & Drawbacks
The internet provides benefits and opportunities for creating ecourses. Training tools and technologies include Learning Management Systems, online videos, audio training, web-conferencing apps, e-Guides, online forums, etc. There are, however, some drawbacks when it comes to planning and developing effective courses online.
Some of these include:
- Working out the,
- Employing familiar tools that students can use to access the content,
- Ensuring consistency of standards in the content, branding, etc.
- Measuring results,
- Assessing student scores,
- Generating reports, completion certificates
Additional factors include lack of face-to-face contact, potential lack of motivation (e.g. boredom), distractions that cause loss of focus, etc.
e-Training – A World Of Possibilities
If you are a product creator, creating e-courses that help people acquire practical knowledge and skills is a great way to grow a subscriber list and monetize your website. Product creation is, after all, one of the best ways to build a loyal customer base, establish authority and credibility and position yourself as an industry or niche leader.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Almost anything can be turned into an e-course.
(Got a business or passion for fashion photography, gardening or technical writing? Turn it into an elearning product!)
The problem is that creating “how to” ebooks and training courses from scratch takes a lot of time. If you have been marketing yourself online for a while, however, you probably already have training content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a new digital product.
If you are searching for an inexpensive way to create ”how-to” products and your website is built using WordPress, then here’s a powerful WordPress solution that can help you.
Let’s Review …
WP Courseware – WordPress Course Creation Plugin
WPCourseware is a learning management system plugin for WordPress that lets you set up professional training courses and build e-learning products fast with WordPress.
(WPCourseware – WordPress Learning Management System Plugin)
The WPCourseware plugin is currently being used by over 7,000 businesses online and makes creating e-learning courses in WordPress simple.
In WPCourseware, e-Courses consist of modules and modules include course units, surveys, etc.
WPCourseware fully integrates with any WordPress site. The plugin adds an “options” menu that lets you add new training courses, edit existing course modules and units, add quiz questions, edit settings, import/export data, create custom certificates of completion, view plugin documentation, etc …
(WPCourseware options menu)
WP Courseware also lets you include a widget in the sidebar, giving users access to information about their course progress …
(WP Courseware Sidebar Widget)
The courses you add can be completely customized and configured.
For example, you can decide if course participants need to complete a training unit before they are allowed to advance through to the next unit …
(Configure your course settings to suit your needs)
You can see an overview of your training course information inside the WP dashboard and perform a range of actions (e.g. reorder modules, course units and quizzes) …
(View details about all courses inside your WP dashboard)
If you are already familiar with the way WordPress works, you can create courses quickly and easily using familiar WP interfaces and functionality.
For example, you can add and edit the course title and description, set user access, customize user messages and user notifications, issue 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 …
(Easily edit course options)
Adding training modules and units is as easy as adding and editing WordPress posts. You can include text, images, embedded media, and any other type 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” screen …
(Order Course Modules & Units screen)
When you are done creating your unit, just publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
All of your course units display in a table in the “Course Units” area …
(Course Units table)
Placing your course and training modules into pages is simple. You can use a range of built-in shortcodes to insert course and module information into pages …
After publishing your page, your course will display to users with all of the options you have added …
(Creating training courses with WP Courseware)
After publishing your e-course, you can restrict access to the content to registered students only …
(Members must be logged in and have permission to access your training content)
For more details go here: WPCourseware
Here are just a few of the benefits of using WPCourseware to add professional training courses to your WordPress site or blog on your site:
Quick And Simple To Install And Implement. Ready To Start Using In No Time.
WPCourseware installs just like any regular WP plugin. Just upload the plugin file to your Plugin folder via your WP admin user login and activate.
Very Simple To Use
As mentioned earlier, if you already understand how WordPress works, you can create training courses very quickly using familiar WordPress interfaces and functions.
Just create a new 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.
The plugin allows you to set up unlimited courses, modules, lessons, quizzes, surveys and add an unlimited number of students to courses.
Add Any Type Of Content
Course units use WordPress custom types, which let you add anything you would typically insert into WordPress pages or posts besides text, such as video, audio files, images, links, downloadable files, etc.
(Add any type of content you like in your training courses)
Additional plugin benefits include:
- Compatible with all themes: The plugin works with all WordPress themes.
- Compatible with all devices: WP Courseware deliver content that can be viewed on all devices.
WPCourseware provides WP users with many features. Here are some:
You can create course outlines or course progress pages via shortcodes. The course progress shortcode is dynamic and displays the courses your students have enrolled in as well as displaying their current progress.
Track Course 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 …
Set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new students.
Students who successfully complete courses can receive a customized training course certificate. You can add a custom background, logo, and signature to training course certificates …
The export/import option lets you move your course to other sites.
WPCourseware allows you to set up custom email notifications to congratulate trainees after completing modules or courses and communicating on course-related 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 grade with one click …
(User Messaging – WPCourseware)
Quizzes And Surveys
You can add a quiz or survey to your course content …
(Surveys And Quizzes)
- Use course progress blocking or non-blocking quizzes depending on how you decide to structure your course.
- Quizzes can be timed, paginated, and include customized feedback based on question tags.
- Quiz results can be downloaded in PDF format. You can also download a CSV file with the survey results.
- The instructor grade book will help you track your student’s progress …
(Edit Quiz/Survey Settings Area – WP Courseware)
Works With WordPress Membership & eCommerce Sites
WPCourseware can be used with leading WordPress ecommerce and membership plugins …
(Integrates With eCommerce & Membership Site Plugins)
Feedback From Product Customers
Here are a few of the testimonials and comments that 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, 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 online for a while, you probably already have training content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a digital product.
WPCourseware allows you to easily convert any page or post on your site into a course unit, so if there are some educational articles and tutorials already published on your website or blog, you probably already have a partially-created product …
(Convert any WordPress post or page into a course unit)
You can use the export/import feature to create and sell completed training courses to other WordPress site owners.
Apart from using the plugin to create sellable e-training courses, you can also use WPCourseware to train staff inhouse, or document instructions for outsourced tasks in your business.
The plugin is very well-supported and backed by a no-risk, 30 day, full 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 settings menu provides examples of the available shortcodes …
(WP Courseware Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to a complete set of ”how-to” videos …
(WP Courseware Documentation – Plugin Video Tutorials)
Product License Price
WP Courseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site License – This edition lets you run WP Courseware on one website only. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $99.00.
- 10-Site License – This allows you to set up WP Courseware on 10 WordPress sites. Cost includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $125.00.
- 25-Site Edition – This enables you to install WP Courseware on 25 sites. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $175.00.
Note: The cost to purchase this product can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time special offers. The pricing shown above was correct when this article was written. This may not be the actual pricing set by the product developer when you visit the plugin website and you may be shown additional upsells or one-time offers after your purchase.
Check the plugin’s website for the latest price:
For ”how-to” videos of the plugin, including installation instructions and tutorials, FAQs, support helpdesk, contact details and more, visit the WP Courseware website.
If you’re searching for an inexpensive way to develop and sell e-courses The WP Courseware plugin is a powerful, yet simple and easy to use WP solution you need to look into.
For more information, check out the plugin here: