Thanks to the digital revolution, thousands of entrepreneurial organizations and individuals are discovering new niches and opportunities to profit from in areas like online education.
Electronic learning (e-Learning) is is the digital equivalent of distance learning, where students have no direct face-to-face interaction with the teacher or trainer.
The e-Learning Industry Is Growing
Online teaching sites like Udemy are indicative of the explosive growth of the eTraining industry.
Udemy offers over 30,000 e-courses on every topic imaginable, from office productivity and career development, to health and fitness and music, etc …
(Udemy.com currently offers over 30,000 courses online covering all topics!)
The fact that the eLearning industry is growing is not only great for people looking to learn new skills, but also for individuals that have unique and valuable information that can help transform the lives of others.
eCourses – Benefits And Drawbacks
The internet provides many useful technologies and a great environment for developing and selling e-courses. e-Training tools include Learning Management Systems (LMS), videos, video-conferencing apps, audio training, e-Guides, forums, etc. There are, however, some drawbacks involved in planning, developing and implementing effective e-courses.
Some of the drawbacks and challenges include:
- Working out methods of delivery,
- Using popular tools that course students can use intuitively to access the training content,
- Ensuring consistent methods are used throughout content design, branding, etc.
- Measuring results,
- Grading student scores,
- Providing reports, completion certificates
Additional factors include the lack of human contact, boredom, loss of focus, etc.
Online Courses – Unlimited Possibilities
If you are trying to expand your web presence, creating a course that teaches others practical things is a great way to grow a list and develop another stream of revenue. Creating products is, after all, one of the best ways to attract customers, establish authority and credibility online and position yourself as an industry or niche leader.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Almost every subject imaginable can be taught online.
(Got an interest or business built around commercial photography, gardening or writing sales copy? Turn it into an ecourse!)
The problem is that creating “how to” ebooks and training courses from scratch tends to be very time-consuming. If you have been marketing yourself online for a while, however, you already have loads of great content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a new online training product.
If your website is powered by WordPress and you are searching for an inexpensive way to create and sell an online training course then here is a powerful courseware solution that can help you.
WPCourseware – WordPress Course Management System Plugin
WPCourseware is a leading learning management system courseware plugin for WordPress.
(WPCourseware – Online Course Creation Plugin For WordPress)
Thousands of WordPress sites have the WPCourseware plugin installed. The software makes creating e-courses in WordPress simple.
Courses in WP Courseware contain training modules and training modules comprise of course units, quizzes, etc.
WPCourseware integrates fully with WordPress. The plugin adds a new section to the main menu that lets you add a new training course, add or edit modules and units, edit quizzes and surveys, edit plugin, import/export your data, add certificates of completion, access plugin documentation, etc …
(WPCourseware options menu)
WPCourseware also lets you include a sidebar widget, allowing users to view their own progress …
(WPCourseware Sidebar Widget)
The courses you add can be fully customized and configured.
For example, you can choose if course students need to have completed a course unit before they are allowed to progress through to the next section …
(Course settings can be fully customized to suit your needs)
You can view training course details ”at a glance” inside your dashboard and perform a number of actions (e.g. reorder modules, units and quizzes) …
(View training course details inside your dashboard)
If you are already familiar with how WordPress works, you can create training courses fast using familiar interfaces and functions.
For example, you can easily add and edit the course title and description, set user access, customize user messages and notifications, provide course completion certificates and fine tune other course settings simply by switching tabs, entering data into fields, checking radio buttons, selecting drop-down menu options, rearranging elements around screens using drag and drop, etc …
(Edit your course details easily)
Adding modules and units is as easy as creating and editing WordPress posts. You can easily include text, images, videos, and any other form of content that you would normally add to a post.
You can reorganize the order of your units inside training modules using drag and drop inside the ”Order Course Modules & Units” screen …
(Order Course Modules & Units settings area)
When you have finished adding content to your unit, simply publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
Your course units display in a table in the “Course Units” screen …
(Course Units table)
Placing your course and modules into pages is simple. WP Courseware lets you insert courses and training module information into pages using a range of built-in shortcodes …
(WP Courseware shortcodes)
After publishing your page, your training course will display to users with all of the options and settings you have added …
(Create professional training courses easily with WP Courseware)
After publishing your e-course, the content can be viewed by members with access permission …
(Users must log in and have permission to access your training content)
To learn more about this plugin go here: WP Courseware
Here we have listed just a few of the benefits and advantages of using WPCourseware to create training courses online on your WordPress site:
WPCourseware installs just like every plugin. Just upload the plugin file to your Plugins folder via your dashboard and activate.
Create Training Courses Quickly
As mentioned earlier, if you already understand how WordPress works, you can create training courses very quickly using familiar WordPress interfaces and functionality.
Simply create a new course, training module, or unit with 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 add unlimited courses, modules, lessons, quizzes, surveys and course participants.
Add Any Type Of Content
Course units use WordPress custom types, which let you add anything you would normally add to a WordPress page or postWordPress pages or posts besides text, like embedded media, images, links, downloadable files, etc.
(Add any type of content you like to create your training courses)
Some additional benefits include the following:
- Use on all WP themes: WPCourseware integrates with all WordPress themes.
- Use on all devices: The plugin allows you to deliver your content across multiple devices.
WP Courseware Features
WP Courseware provides many features to website owners. Here are a few:
You can create course outlines and course progress pages using shortcodes. The course progress shortcode displays all the courses your students have enrolled in while also displaying their current progress.
Students can also navigate through your course with a custom sidebar widget.
As a course administrator, you can also track student progress inside the dashboard …
Automatically Enroll Participants
Set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new participants.
Students can receive course certificates. You can add custom backgrounds, logos and signatures to training course certificates …
(Customized certificates of completion)
The export/import functionality lets you set up your course on a different site.
WPCourseware allows you to create custom email messages to congratulate trainees upon module and course completion and communicating on course-related administrative matters. You can also customize quiz result emails to congratulate students who complete the quiz. You can also send out mass emails to your students with their final course grades with one click …
(Custom User Message – WPCourseware)
Quizzes And Surveys
Add a quiz or survey to course content …
(Surveys & Quizzes)
- Add course progress blocking or non-blocking quizzes depending on your needs.
- 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 helps track your student’s progress …
(Edit Quiz/Survey Screen – WP Courseware)
Works With WordPress eCommerce & Membership Site Plugins
WP Courseware works with many well-known WordPress ecommerce and membership plugins …
(Membership Site & e-Commerce Integration)
Below are a couple of the testimonials and comments 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, 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, Entrepreneur, Blogger, & Speaker
As mentioned earlier, if you have been marketing your business online for a while, you probably already have content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a new digital training product.
WPCourseware allows you to convert any page or post on your site into a course unit, so if showing outsourced workers how to perform certain tasks.
WPCourseware Plugin Support
WP Courseware is very well-supported and backed by a no-risk, 30 day, full 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 provides examples of the shortcodes …
(Plugin Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to over 15 ”how-to” videos …
(WPCourseware Documentation – How-To Video Tutorials)
WPCourseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site License – This lets you install WPCourseware on one web site only. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $99.00.
- 10-Site License – This allows you to install WPCourseware on ten WordPress sites. Includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $125.00.
- 25-Site Edition – This license option lets you use WP Courseware on 25 sites. Includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Price = $175.00.
Note: Price details 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 charged by the product developer when you visit the product site and there may be additional upsells or one-time offers after purchasing.
Check the plugin’s website for the current price here:
For ”how-to” videos of the plugin in action, including help documentation and tutorials, FAQs, customer helpdesk, contact details and more, visit the WP Courseware website.
We Highly Recommend This
If you are searching for an inexpensive way to develop and sell etraining courses WP Courseware is a great solution that you may want to add to your site.
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