Thanks to the internet, thousands of entrepreneurial businesses and individuals are discovering new niches and opportunities to profit from in areas like providing e-training courses and e-learning.
Electronic learning (e-Learning) is based on the concept of distance learning, where students don’t have face-to-face interaction with the teacher or trainer.
The e-Training Industry Is Growing
Online teaching marketplaces like Udemy.com are strong indicators of the growth of the eLearning industry.
Udemy currently offers 30,000+ courses online on every subject imaginable, from internet marketing and personal brand building, to courses about parenting & relationships and photography, etc …
(Udemy.com offers over 30,000 courses online covering all topics!)
The fact that the e-Training industry is growing and that so many subjects can be taught online is not only great for people looking to learn, but also for individuals that have valuable knowledge to share.
Online Courses – Benefits And Drawbacks
The internet provides tools and technologies for developing elearning courses, but there are also significant drawbacks and challenges.:
- Figuring out training content delivery methods,
- Employing familiar tools that don’t require spending extra time learning,
- Ensuring consistency across content design, branding, etc.
- Measuring results,
- Grading student scores,
- Generating reports, certificates of completion
Additional factors include the lack of face-to-face contact, boredom, distractions that cause loss of focus, etc.
eLearning – Unlimited Possibilities
If you plan to develop and sell products online, creating ecourses that teach practical subjects to others is a great way to attract new subscribers and monetize your website. Product creation is, after all, one of the best ways to build a loyal customer base, as well as establish authority and credibility online and position yourself as an industry or niche leader.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Almost every topic imaginable can be turned into an ecourse.
(Got knowledge, skills or a passion for commercial photography, gardening or creative writing? Turn it into an online training product!)
The problem with product creation, however, is that creating PDF reports and training courses from scratch can take a lot of time. Chances are, however, that if you have been online for a while, you already have training content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a digital product.
If your site is built with WordPress and you would like to develop and sell e-courses, there’s an inexpensive and powerful solution that can help you.
WPCourseware – WordPress Course Creation Plugin
Description Of Product
WP Courseware is a learning management system plugin for WordPress that lets you set up e-courses and build e-learning products quickly and easily with WordPress.
(WPCourseware – WordPress Course Management System Plugin)
WP Courseware is used by over 7,000 businesses online and makes creating e-courses in WordPress simple.
A course in WPCourseware contains modules and training modules can contain course units, surveys, etc.
WP Courseware integrates fully with WordPress. Once installed, the plugin adds an “options” menu that lets you create new training courses, add or edit existing course modules and units, edit quizzes and surveys, edit plugin, import/export your training content, create certificates, view training documentation, etc …
(WP Courseware plugin menu)
WP Courseware also lets you include a sidebar widget, allowing users to monitor their own course progress …
(WP Courseware Widget)
Courses can be entirely configured and customized.
For example, you can decide whether course participants need to have completed a course unit before they are allowed to progress to the next unit …
(Configure your course settings to suit your needs)
You can view details about your training courses “at a glance” and perform a number of actions (e.g. reorder modules, course units and quizzes) …
(View details about your courses inside the WP dashboard)
If you have a basic understanding of WordPress, you can quickly create courses using familiar WP interfaces and functions.
For example, you can add and edit the course title and description, set user access, customize messages and user notifications, provide certificates of completion for courses and fine tune other course settings simply by clicking tabs, entering data into fields, checking radio buttons, selecting options from drop-down menus, dragging and dropping elements around screens, etc …
(Plugin options area)
Adding modules and units is as simple as adding and editing a WordPress post. You can include text, images, videos, and any other form of content that you would normally add to a post.
You can order your training content by dragging and dropping units inside training modules inside the ”Order Course Modules & Units” screen …
(Order Course Modules & Units screen)
When you have finished creating your module, just publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
You can view a table containing all course units in the “Course Units” screen …
(List of course units)
Placing your course and modules into pages is simple. WP Courseware allows you to use shortcodes to insert course and module information into pages …
(WP Courseware shortcode)
Shortcodes let you display course information on your pages and manage all of your course details from a central location …
(Create training courses with WP Courseware)
After your e-course is published, authorized users can access the content …
(Members must log in and have permission to access your training content)
More info: WPCourseware
Below are just a few of the benefits of using WP Courseware to add professional training courses to your WordPress site or blog on your website:
Be Up And Running In No Time
WP Courseware installs like any regular WP plugin. Simply upload the plugin file to your Plugins folder via your WordPress admin user area and activate.
Really Simple To Use
As mentioned earlier, if you are already familiar with the way WordPress works, you can create training courses fast using familiar WordPress interfaces and functions.
Simply create a course, training module, or unit with course 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 set up unlimited courses, modules, lessons, surveys, quizzes and add an unlimited number of students to courses.
Use Different Types Of Content
Course units use WordPress custom types, which let you add anything you would normally add to WordPress posts or pages besides text, such as videos, audio files, graphic elements, links, downloadable files, etc.
(Add different content types in your training courses)
Some additional benefits of this plugin include the following:
- Use with all WP themes: The plugin integrates with all WordPress themes.
- Compatible with all devices: WPCourseware works on all devices.
WP Courseware Features
WPCourseware provides a number of features to WordPress users. Below we have listed some:
You can create course outlines or course progress pages via shortcodes. The course progress shortcode displays the courses your students have 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 a course administrator, you can also track a student’s course progress inside your dashboard …
Enroll New Students Automatically
You can set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new course students.
Students can receive a training certificate. You can add custom backgrounds, logos and signatures to certificates of completion …
(Customized certificates of completion)
The export/import function allows you to set up training courses on another site.
WP Courseware allows you to create custom user messages for students upon module or course completion and to communicate course-related administrative matters. You can also customize quiz result emails so your students can be congratulated upon successfully completing training quizzes. Additionally, you can also send out mass emails trainees with their final course grade with one click …
(User Messaging – WP Courseware)
Surveys & Quizzes
Add quizzes and surveys to your course content …
(Quizzes And Surveys)
- 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 a CSV file with the survey results.
- The instructor grade book helps you track your student’s progress …
(Edit Quiz/Survey Screen – WPCourseware)
Works With WordPress e-Commerce & Membership Sites
WPCourseware integrates with many well-known WordPress ecommerce and membership plugins …
(Integrates With WordPress Membership & eCommerce Sites)
Feedback From Users
Here are a few of the testimonials and feedback that plugin users have published about WPCourseware:
“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
WP Courseware – Useful Tips
As mentioned earlier, if you have been marketing your business online for a while, you already have content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a new product.
WPCourseware allows you to easily convert any any WordPress post or page into a course unit, so if showing outsourced workers how to complete certain tasks.
WP Courseware is well-supported and backed by a no-risk, 30 day, complete money-back 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 options and settings menu explains how to use the shortcodes …
(WP Courseware Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to 15+ video step-by-step tutorials …
(WPCourseware Documentation – Video Tutorials)
WPCourseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site Licensing – This option allows you to run WP Courseware on one WordPress site only. Pricing includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Price = $99.00.
- 10-Site License Edition – This lets you run WPCourseware on ten WordPress sites. Includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Price = $125.00.
- 25-Site Licensing – This license option lets you configure WPCourseware on twenty-five WordPress websites. Price includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Price = $175.00.
Please Note: Pricing for the WPCourseware product depends on whether there are any promotions or limited-time special offers. Presently, the product is selling for the pricing shown above. This may not be the actual pricing set by the plugin developer when you visit the plugin site and there may be additional upsells or one-time offers after your purchase.
Check the plugin’s website for the latest pricing details:
For ”how to” videos of the plugin, including help documentation and tutorials, FAQs, support help desk, contact details and more, visit the WP Courseware website.
If you’re searching for an inexpensive way to create ecourses WP Courseware is a powerful, yet simple and easy to use plugin that you should definitely keep in mind.
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