Thanks to the digital revolution, thousands of entrepreneurial organizations and individuals are discovering new niches to profit from in areas like online education.
Electronic learning, or “e-learning,” is based on the concept of distance learning, where learners have no direct face-to-face interaction with the trainer or teacher.
The e-Learning Industry Is Growing
Online education sites like Udemy.com show that the eLearning industry is growing.
Udemy offers over 30,000 ecourses on every topic imaginable, from marketing and career development, to health and fitness and photography, etc …
(Udemy provides over 30,000 ecourses on every subject imaginable!)
The fact that the e-Training industry is growing and that any subject can be taught online is not only great for people looking to learn new skills, but also for individuals that have valuable information to teach others.
e-Courses – Benefits And Drawbacks
The internet provides loads of opportunities and technologies for creating and selling online courses. Learning performance-boosting computer-based tools and technologies include Learning Management Systems (LMS), online videos, video-conferencing apps, audio training, online forums, slide presentations, etc. There are, however, a number of challenges involved in developing courses online.
Some of these include:
- Figuring out content delivery methods,
- Using familiar tools that course students can immediately use to ,
- Ensuring consistency of methods in the content, branding, etc.
- Measuring learning performance,
- Grading scores,
- Providing useful reports, completion certificates
Additionally, you need to take into account factors like lack of face-to-face interaction, boredom and potential lack of student motivation, lack of focus, etc.
e-Learning – A World Of Possibilities
If you are an internet marketer, creating an ecourse that helps people acquire the skills they need is a great way to attract new subscribers or monetize your website. Product creation is, after all, one of the best ways to attract new customers, establish authority and credibility online and position yourself as an industry or niche leader.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Almost anything can be taught online.
(Got knowledge, skills or an interest in commercial photography, landscaping or copywriting? Turn it into an e-learning product!)
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 your business online for a while, however, you probably already have training content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a training product.
If your website is powered by WordPress and you plan to create online training products, there’s an inexpensive and professional WordPress solution that you need to know about.
WPCourseware – Online Course Creation Plugin For WordPress
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 Management System Plugin)
WP Courseware is currently being used on over 7,000 WordPress sites and makes creating courses in WordPress simple.
A course in WP Courseware consists of training modules and training modules comprise of course units, surveys, etc.
WP Courseware integrates fully with WordPress. The plugin adds its own menu item that lets you add a new training course, add or edit existing course modules and units, add quizzes and surveys, edit plugin, import/export your course information, create certificates, view training documentation, etc …
(WP Courseware options menu)
WP Courseware also lets you include a widget in your sidebar, allowing you to further customize your course options …
(WPCourseware Sidebar Widget)
Your courses can be completely customized and configured.
For example, you decide whether learners need to complete a training unit before they are allowed to progress through to the next unit …
(Courses can be fully configured to suit your needs)
You can see an overview of your training courses 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 already understand WordPress, you can create training courses quickly using familiar interfaces and functions.
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 clicking tabs, entering information into fields, checking radio buttons, selecting options from drop-down menus, rearranging elements around screens using drag & drop, etc …
(Edit course details easily)
Adding modules and units is as easy as adding 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 reorder your content by dragging and dropping units inside training modules inside the Ordering section …
(Order Course Modules & Units settings area)
When you have finished adding content to your module, simply publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
All of 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 shortcodes to insert courses and module information into pages …
(WP Courseware shortcode)
With shortcodes, you can display training course information on your pages and manage all of your course options from a central location …
(Training course created with WPCourseware)
After your training product has been published, you can restrict content access to registered students only …
(Users must log in and have permission to view your training content)
To learn more about this plugin go here: WP Courseware
Below are just a few of the benefits of using WP Courseware to create professional training courses online on your site:
Fast And Easy To Install And Set Up. Be Up And Running In Minutes.
WP Courseware is really easy to install. Simply upload it to your Plugin folder via your WordPress admin user area and activate.
Create Courses Quickly
As mentioned earlier, if you have a basic understanding of the way WordPress works, you can create training courses quickly using familiar interfaces and functions.
Just create a course, training module, or unit with 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
WP Courseware lets you add unlimited courses, modules, lessons, surveys, quizzes and users.
Add Any Kind Of Content
Course units use WordPress custom types, which let you add any type of content you would normally add to WordPress pages or posts besides text, such as embedded media, images, hyperlinks, file downloads, etc.
(Use different types of content in your training courses)
Additional plugin benefits include the following:
- Compatible with all WP themes: WPCourseware works with all WordPress themes.
- Compatible with all devices: The plugin works on all devices.
WPCourseware provides site owners with many unique features. Here are just some of these features:
You can create a course outline and course progress page using shortcodes. The course progress shortcode displays all the courses students have enrolled in as well as 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 course progress)
Automatically Enroll New Course Participants
You can set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new students.
Provide course participants with certificates. You can add custom backgrounds, logos and signatures to course certificates …
(Customized training certificates)
The import/export functionality lets you set up your course on a different website.
Custom Email Notifications And Messages
WP Courseware lets you set up custom user notifications to congratulate trainees after completing modules and courses and communicating on course-related administrative matters. You can also customize quiz result emails so your students can be congratulated upon completing the quiz. Additionally, you can also send out mass emails to your students with their final course grades with a single click …
(User Notifications – WP Courseware)
Add Quizzes And Surveys
Add a quiz or survey to your course content …
(Add Surveys & Quizzes)
- Use 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. Surveys allow you to download CSV files with survey results.
- The course grade book helps you track your student’s progress …
(WPCourseware – Edit Quiz/Survey Screen)
e-Commerce And Membership Site Integration
WPCourseware can be used with leading e-commerce and membership plugins …
(Membership & eCommerce Plugin Integration)
Here are just some testimonials 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, Entrepreneur, Blogger, & Speaker
As mentioned earlier, if you have been online for a while, you already have the building blocks of great content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a digital product.
WP Courseware lets you easily convert any page or post on your site into a course unit, so if you have published some instructional content like step-by-step tutorials.
WP Courseware Support
WPCourseware is well-supported and backed by a risk-free, thirty day, 100% money-back guarantee. Users get free access to all integrations and one year of support and upgrades with their purchase.
The plugin’s “Documentation” section inside the plugin’s settings area explains how to use the available shortcodes …
(WPCourseware Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to 15+ ”how-to” videos …
(WPCourseware Documentation – Plugin Tutorials)
WPCourseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site Licensing – This enables you to set up WP Courseware on a single site. Cost includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Price = $99.00.
- 10-Site Licensing – This edition allows you to run WP Courseware on ten WordPress websites. It includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Price = $125.00.
- 25-Site License Edition – This allows you to configure WPCourseware on twenty-five domains. Pricing includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $175.00.
Please Note: Price details for the WPCourseware product depends on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. Presently, the software is being retailed for the prices shown above. This may not be the actual price set by the plugin author when you visit the plugin website and there may be additional upsells or one-time offers after purchasing.
Check the plugin’s website for the latest pricing details:
Additional Plugin Info
For a demo video showing plugin usage, including help documentation and tutorials, FAQs, customer helpdesk, contact details and more, visit the WP Courseware website.
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