Thanks to the internet and digital technologies, thousands of entrepreneurial companies and individuals are finding new niches to profit from in areas like online training and education.
e-Training is based on the concept of distance learning, where learners do not have face-to-face contact with the teacher or trainer.
The eTraining Industry Is Growing
Online teaching sites like Udemy.com show that the eTraining industry is growing.
Udemy.com offers over 30,000 e-courses covering all topics, from internet marketing and personal transformation, to courses on parenting & relationships and improving your lifestyle, etc …
(Udemy offers 30,000+ e-courses on every topic imaginable!)
This is not only great for people looking to learn new skills, but also for businesses that have valuable information to share.
eLearning – Benefits And Challenges
The internet provides many useful tools and a great environment for developing and selling e-courses. eTraining tools include Learning Management Systems (LMS), videos, audio courses, video-conferencing apps, online forums, downloadable reports, etc. There are, however, some drawbacks when it comes to planning and developing effective courses online.
Some of the drawbacks include:
- Figuring out methods of delivery,
- Employing familiar tools and technologies that course students can use immediately to start learning,
- Ensuring consistency across content design, course branding, etc.
- Measuring outcomes,
- Assessing student performance,
- Providing reports, completion certificates
You also need to take into account factors like the lack of face-to-face contact, boredom and potential lack of student motivation, distracting environments, etc.
eCourses – A World Of Possibilities
If you are an internet marketer, creating courses that help people acquire new skills is a great way to attract new subscribers and develop another stream of revenue. Product creation is one of the best ways to attract new customers, establish authority and credibility and position yourself as an industry or niche leader.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Almost anything can be taught online.
(Got an interest or business built around commercial photography, horticulture or creative writing? Turn it into an online training product!)
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 probably already have content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a digital product.
If you are searching for a cost-effective way to create ”how-to” products and your site is built using WordPress, then there’s a powerful solution that you may want to consider.
WPCourseware – Online Course Creation Software
WP Courseware is a learning management system plugin for WordPress that lets users set up professional training courses and build e-learning products quickly with WordPress.
(WP Courseware – WordPress Course Creation Plugin)
The WPCourseware plugin is currently being used by thousands of businesses online and makes creating elearning courses in WordPress simple.
A training course in WP Courseware consists of training modules and modules are built using units, quizzes, etc.
WP Courseware integrates fully with any WordPress site. The plugin adds its own menu section that lets you create a new course, edit existing course modules and units, edit quiz questions, edit settings, import/export course information, modify certificates, view plugin documentation, etc …
(WP Courseware plugin menu)
WPCourseware also lets you add a widget in your sidebar, allowing users to view their course progress …
Your courses can be fully configured and customized.
For example, you can choose if course students need to have completed a course section before they are allowed to progress through to the next unit …
(Configure course settings to suit your needs)
You can view information about all training courses ”at a glance” inside the admin dashboard and perform various types of actions (e.g. reorder modules, course units and quizzes) …
(View training course information inside your WP dashboard)
If you are already familiar with 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 user messages and user notifications, create course completion certificates and fine tune other course settings simply by switching tabs, entering data into fields, checking radio buttons, choosing drop-down menu options, rearranging elements around screens using drag and drop, etc …
(Plugin ”Edit Course” screen)
Adding modules and units is as simple as adding and editing a WordPress post. You can easily include text, images, embedded media, and any other type of content that you would normally add to a post.
You can reorder your units inside training modules using drag and drop inside the Ordering screen …
(Order Course Modules & Units settings area)
When you are done creating your unit, just publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
You can view a list of all of your course units in the “Course Units” screen …
(Course Units table)
Placing your course and modules into pages is simple. WPCourseware lets you insert courses and training module information into pages using a range of built-in shortcodes …
(WP Courseware shortcodes)
With shortcodes, you can display course information on your pages and manage all of your course details from your dashboard …
(Creating professional-looking training courses with WPCourseware)
After publishing your e-course, registered users can access it …
(Members must be logged in and have permission to access your training content)
Learn more about this plugin here: WP Courseware
Benefits Of Using WPCourseware
Below are just some of the benefits of using WPCourseware to create professional training courses online on your WordPress site:
Fast And Easy To Install And Implement. Be Up And Running In Very Little Time.
WP Courseware is very easy to install. Simply upload it to your Plugin folder via your WP administrator account and activate.
Create Courses Quickly
As mentioned earlier, if you are already familiar with how WordPress works, you can quickly create courses using familiar WordPress interfaces and functionality.
Just create a new course, 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.
WP Courseware lets you add unlimited courses, modules, lessons, quizzes, surveys and enrollees.
Use Different Content Formats
A course unit uses WordPress custom types, which lets you add any type of content you would normally add to a WordPress page or postWordPress posts or pages besides text, such as embedded media, images, hyperlinks, file downloads, etc.
(Add any type of content you like to create your training courses)
Additional plugin benefits include:
- Use on all WordPress themes: WP Courseware works with all WordPress themes.
- Works on all devices: WPCourseware works on all devices.
WPCourseware offers WP users with a number of great features. Below we have listed some of those:
Course Outline And Progress Page
You can create course outlines and course progress pages using shortcodes. The course progress shortcode is dynamic and displays all the courses your students have enrolled in while also displaying their current progress.
Track Student Progress
Students can also navigate through their courses with a custom sidebar widget.
As an administrator, you can also track a student’s course progress inside your dashboard …
Automatically Enroll New Participants
You can set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new course students.
Course Completion Certificates
Students can be issued with certificates. You can add a custom background, logo, and signature to course completion certificates …
(Customized course certificates)
The import/export option allows you to transfer courses to other sites.
Custom Email Notifications And Messages
WPCourseware allows you to create custom email messages for course participants after completing modules and courses and communicating on other administrative matters. You can also customize quiz result emails to congratulate students who complete training quizzes. You can also send out mass emails trainees with their final grades with a single click …
(Email Notifications – WPCourseware)
Add Surveys And Quizzes
You can add a quiz or survey to your course content …
(Quizzes & Surveys)
- Depending on how you decide to build your course, you can use 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. The survey feature allows you to download a CSV file with the survey results.
- The instructor grade book will help you track your student’s progress …
(Edit Quiz/Survey Section – WP Courseware)
Membership And eCommerce Plugin Integration
WP Courseware can be used with many well-known WordPress ecommerce and membership plugins …
(e-Commerce & Membership Plugin Integration)
Feedback From Users
Here are a couple of the testimonials and comments that plugin users have provided 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, 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 plenty of great training content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a new digital training product.
WPCourseware allows you to convert any any WordPress post or page into a course unit, so if showing outsourced workers how to perform certain tasks.
The plugin is very well-supported and backed by a no-risk, 30 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” section inside the plugin’s settings menu provides a list of the available shortcodes …
(Plugin Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to a complete library of training step-by-step tutorials …
(WPCourseware Documentation – How-To Video Tutorials)
WPCourseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site License Edition – This lets you configure WP Courseware on a single WordPress site. Cost includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Price = $99.00.
- 10-Site Licensing – This option enables you to use WP Courseware on 10 WordPress web sites. Cost includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $125.00.
- 25-Site License – This enables you to set up WPCourseware on 25 WordPress web sites. Price includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Price = $175.00.
Please Note: Current pricing for this product can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time special offers. When we last checked, the plugin retails for the prices shown above. This may not be the actual pricing set by the software author when you visit the product website and there may be additional upsells or one-time offers after purchasing.
Check the plugin’s website for the latest pricing details here:
Additional Product Info
For ”how to” videos showing how the software works, including installation instructions and tutorials, FAQs, customer helpdesk, contact details and more, visit the WPCourseware website.
WP Courseware will help you create and sell a training product fast. This is a powerful, yet simple and easy to use solution that you should definitely download.
To learn more, visit the plugin website here: