Thanks to the digital revolution, thousands of entrepreneurial organizations and individuals are finding new opportunities to profit from in areas like providing online courses and e-learning management systems.
Electronic training, or “etraining,” is is the digital equivalent of distance learning, where students do not interact face-to-face with the trainer or teacher.
The e-Training Industry Is Growing
Online course sites like Udemy show that the e-Learning industry is growing at an astronomical rate.
Udemy offers over 30,000 courses online on every topic imaginable, from web development and growing your influence, to courses on health and fitness and language learning, etc …
(Udemy.com currently offers 30,000+ e-courses covering all topics!)
The fact that the e-Training industry is growing and that anything can be taught online is not only great for people looking to learn new things, but also for individuals that have something valuable to share with others.
e-Courses – Benefits And Drawbacks
The digital medium provides benefits and opportunities for creating and selling ecourses, but there are also significant drawbacks and challenges.:
- Figuring out training delivery methods,
- Employing easy-to-use tools and technologies that learners can instinctively use to start learning,
- Ensuring consistent methods are applied throughout content design, branding, etc.
- Measuring learning outcomes,
- Grading scores,
- Creating useful reports, certificates of completion
Additionally, you need to take into account important factors like lack of human contact, potential lack of motivation, lack of focus, etc.
eTraining – A World Of Possibilities
If you are an internet marketer, creating etraining courses that help people gain practical skills is a great way to grow a subscriber list or develop a new stream of revenue. Product creation is, after all, one of the best ways to attract new customers, establish authority and credibility online and position yourself as a leader in your industry or niche.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Just about every imaginable topic can be taught online.
(Got an interest or passion for photography, horticulture or technical writing? Turn it into an ecourse!)
The problem with product creation, however, 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 already have training content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a new digital product.
If your site is built using WordPress and you are searching for a cost-effective way to develop and sell an online training course then here is a great solution that you need to look into.
WP Courseware – Online Course Creation Software
WP Courseware is a learning management system plugin for WordPress that lets users set up training courses and build e-learning products quickly using WordPress.
(WP Courseware – Online Course Creation Software)
Over 7,000 websites use the WP Courseware plugin. WPCourseware makes creating courses in WordPress very simple.
In WP Courseware, eCourses comprise of modules and modules are built using units, quizzes, etc.
WPCourseware can be fully integrated with any WordPress site. The plugin adds a new section to your dashboard menu that lets you create a new course, edit existing course modules and units, add quizzes, edit settings, import/export your training content, create certificates of completion, access plugin documentation, etc …
(WP Courseware options menu)
WP Courseware also lets you add a widget in the sidebar, allowing users to view their own course progress …
(WP Courseware Widget)
Your courses can be fully configured and customized.
For example, you decide whether course students need to have completed a training section before they can progress through to the next section …
(Course settings can be fully configured to suit your needs)
You can see an overview of all training course details inside the WP dashboard and perform a number of actions (e.g. edit course settings) …
(View information about your courses inside the admin dashboard)
If you have a basic understanding of WordPress, you can create courses very quickly using familiar WP interfaces and functions.
For example, you can easily add and edit course titles and descriptions, set user access, customize user messages and notifications, issue certificates of completion for courses and fine tune other course settings simply by clicking tabs, entering data into fields, checking radio buttons, selecting drop-down menu options, dragging and dropping elements around screens, etc …
(Edit your course settings easily)
Adding modules and course units is as easy as creating and editing WordPress posts. You can include text, images, embedded media, and any other kind of content that you would normally add to a post.
You can order your units inside modules using drag and drop inside the ”Order Course Modules & Units” screen …
(Order Course Modules & Units section)
When you have finished creating your module, simply publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
Your course units display in a table in the “Course Units” screen …
(List of course units)
Placing your course and modules into pages is simple. WP Courseware uses a range of built-in shortcodes to insert course and module information into pages …
After publishing your page, your training course will display to users with all of the content you have configured …
(Create professional training courses easily with WPCourseware)
After publishing your training product, you can restrict access to registered students only …
(Members must log in and have permission to access your training content)
Go here to learn more about this plugin: WPCourseware
Below are just some of the many benefits of using WP Courseware to add professional courses to your site or blog on your WordPress website:
Quick And Easy To Install And Set Up. Ready To Start Using In Very Little Time.
WPCourseware installs just like every plugin. Simply upload it to your Plugins folder via your WP dashboard and activate.
Create Courses Quickly And Easily
As mentioned earlier, if you already understand how WordPress works, you can quickly create courses using familiar WordPress interfaces and functionality.
Simply create a new course, module, or 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
WPCourseware allows you to add unlimited courses, modules, lessons, surveys, quizzes and users.
Use Different Content Formats
Course units use WordPress custom types, which let you add any type of content you would normally insert into WordPress pages or posts besides text, such as audio, video, images, links, file downloads, etc.
(Add any type of content you want in your training courses)
Additional benefits of using the plugin include the following:
- Compatible with all themes: WPCourseware integrates with all WordPress themes.
- Compatible with all devices: WPCourseware deliver training content accross all devices.
WPCourseware provides many features to WordPress users. Here are just a few of these:
Course Outline And Progress Page
You can create course outlines or course progress pages via shortcodes. The course progress shortcode is dynamic and displays all the courses students are enrolled in while also displaying their current progress.
Track Course Progress
Students can also view their course progress using a dynamic custom sidebar widget.
As an administrator, you can also track a student’s course progress inside the dashboard …
(Track course progress)
Automatically Enroll Course Participants
You can set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new students.
Training Course Certificates
At the end of a course, you can issue students with customized certificates. You can add a custom background, logo, and signature to certificates …
(Course completion certificates)
The export/import feature lets you set up training courses on other WordPress websites.
WP Courseware lets you set up custom email messages to congratulate students after completing modules and courses and to communicate related administrative matters. You can also customize quiz result emails so your students can be congratulated after completing course quizzes. You can also send out a mass email to your students with their final course grades with one click …
(WPCourseware – Custom Email Notifications And User Messages)
Add Surveys And Quizzes
Add a quiz or survey to your course content …
(Add Surveys And Quizzes)
- Depending on how you decide to structure 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.
- Quiz results can be downloaded in PDF format. The survey feature allows you to download CSV files with survey results.
- The instructor grade book will help you track how students are progressing …
(WP Courseware – Edit Quiz/Survey Settings Area)
Works With WordPress e-Commerce & Membership Sites
WP Courseware integrates with many leading ecommerce and membership plugins …
(Membership Site And e-Commerce Plugin Integration)
Here are just a few of the testimonials and comments plugin users have published about 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
WPCourseware – Tips
As mentioned earlier, if you have been online for a while, you probably already have plenty of great training content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a training product.
WPCourseware lets you easily convert any post or page on your site into a course unit, so if there are a number of great instructional articles and tutorials already published on your site, you could already have a partially-created product …
(Convert any WordPress page or post into a course unit)
You can use the export/import feature to build 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 outsourcing tasks in your business.
The plugin is very well-supported and backed by a risk-free, 30 day, full money-back 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 shortcodes …
(WP Courseware Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to a complete library of training tutorials …
(WP Courseware Documentation – How-To Videos)
WP Courseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site License Edition – This option lets you configure WPCourseware on a single WordPress website. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $99.00.
- 10-Site Licensing – This edition allows you to run WPCourseware on ten web sites. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $125.00.
- 25-Site Licensing – This option allows you to use WPCourseware on 25 WordPress web sites. Includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $175.00.
Note: Pricing for the WP Courseware software can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. The above reflects the pricing when this content was written. This may not be the actual price set by the plugin developer when you visit the site and you may be shown additional upsells or one-time offers after purchasing.
Check the plugin’s website for the current pricing details:
Additional Plugin Information
For ”how to” videos of the plugin, including installation instructions and tutorials, FAQs, support helpdesk, contact details and more, visit the WP Courseware website.
Install This Product
If you are searching for a cost-effective way to create training products WP Courseware is a great courseware plugin that you may want to consider adding to your site.
To learn more, visit the plugin website here: