Thanks to the digital revolution, thousands of entrepreneurial companies and individuals are now finding new opportunities to profit from areas like providing online courses and e-learning.
Electronic training, or “e-training,” is is the technological equivalent of distance learning, where students don’t have direct face-to-face interaction with the teacher or trainer.
The eLearning Industry Is Growing
e-Training marketplaces like Udemy.com are strong indicators of the growth of the eLearning industry.
Udemy provides 30,000+ ecourses covery every topic imaginable, from design and developing influence, to creativity and hobbies, etc …
(Udemy.com offers over 30,000 courses online on every subject imaginable!)
This is not only great for people looking to learn new things, but also for businesses that have valuable knowledge that can help transform the lives of others.
e-Training – Opportunities And Drawbacks
The digital medium provides tools and technologies for creating ecourses. Training performance-boosting computer-based tools and technologies include Learning Management Systems (LMS), video tutorials, audio training, video-conferencing apps, online forums, downloadable reports, etc. There are, however, some drawbacks when it comes to planning courses online.
Some of the challenges include:
- Working out methods of delivering training,
- Employing familiar tools and technologies that do not require taking on an additional learning curve,
- Ensuring consistent standards are applied throughout content design, course branding, etc.
- Measuring learning outcomes,
- Assessing student performance,
- Providing useful reports, certificates of completion
Additionally, you need to take into account important factors like the lack of face-to-face interaction, potential lack of student motivation (e.g. boredom), distractions, etc.
eTraining – A World Of Possibilities
If you are a product creator, creating elearning courses that teach others subjects in areas of high interest is a great way to grow a subscriber list and develop an online stream of revenue. Creating products is one of the best ways to build a loyal customer base, establish authority and credibility and position yourself as an industry or niche leader.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Every subject where there is a strong interest and demand to learn can be taught online.
(Got skills, knowledge or a passion for commercial photography, gardening or copywriting? Turn it into an ecourse!)
The problem with product creation, however, is that creating PDF reports and training courses from scratch is very time-consuming. Chances are, however, you already have training content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a training product.
If your site is powered by WordPress and you would like to develop and sell e-learning courses, there’s a cost-effective and professional courseware solution that you may want to consider using.
Our WordPress Plugin Is …
WPCourseware – Learning Management System Courseware Plugin For WordPress
WP Courseware is a leading WordPress course creation plugin.
(WP Courseware – WordPress Learning Management System Plugin)
The WP Courseware plugin is used by 7,000+ businesses online and makes creating courses in WordPress simple.
A course in WP Courseware comprises of training modules and training modules can include units, quizzes, etc.
WP Courseware can be fully integrated with any WordPress site. Once installed, the plugin adds an “options” menu that lets you create new training courses, edit existing course modules and units, edit quiz questions, edit plugin, import/export training content, create custom training certificates, access training documentation, etc …
(WP Courseware plugin menu)
WPCourseware also lets you add a sidebar widget, giving users access to information about how they are progressing in the course …
(WP Courseware Widget)
Courses can be entirely customized and configured.
For example, you can specify whether students need to complete a course section before they are allowed to progress through to the next unit …
(Configure your course settings to suit your needs)
You can access an overview of all courses inside your dashboard and perform various types of actions (e.g. edit course settings) …
(View details about your training courses inside your admin dashboard)
If you already understand the way WordPress works, you can quickly create training courses using familiar interfaces and functions.
For example, you can easily add and edit course titles and descriptions, set user access, customize messages and notifications, issue course completion certificates and fine tune other course settings simply by switching tabs, entering information into fields, checking radio buttons, choosing drop-down menu options, rearranging elements around screens using drag and drop, etc …
(”Edit Course” section)
Adding modules and course 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 order your units inside training modules using drag and drop inside the ”Order Course” section …
(Order Course Modules & Units section)
When you have finished adding content to your module, just publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
You can view a list of all course units in the “Course Units” section …
(Course Units table)
Placing your course and training modules into pages is simple. WPCourseware lets you insert course and training module information into pages using the plugin’s built-in shortcodes …
Shortcodes let you display training course information on your pages and manage all of your course details from a central location …
(Create professional training courses with WP Courseware)
Once your e-course has been published, members must be logged in and have permission to access your training content …
(Members must log in and have permission to access your training content)
To learn more about the plugin go here: WPCourseware
Benefits Of Using WP Courseware
Here we have listed just some of the many benefits of using WPCourseware to add training courses to your site on your website:
Fast And Easy To Install And Configure. Ready To Start Using In Minutes.
WP Courseware installs like every other plugin. Just upload the plugin file to your Plugins folder via your dashboard and activate.
Simple To Use
As mentioned earlier, if you are already familiar with the way WordPress works, you can create training courses quickly and easily using familiar interfaces and functions.
Simply create a new course, training module, or course 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.
The WP Courseware plugin lets you create unlimited courses, modules, lessons, quizzes, surveys and add an unlimited number of participants to courses.
Add Different Content Types
A course unit uses WordPress custom types, which lets you add any type of content you would normally insert into a WordPress post or pageWordPress pages or posts besides text, such as videos, audio, images, links, file downloads, etc.
(Use different types of content to create your training courses)
Some additional benefits include the following:
- Compatible with all WP themes: The plugin integrates with all WordPress themes.
- Compatible with all devices: The plugin allows you to deliver content across multiple devices.
WP Courseware Features
WPCourseware offers many features to web site owners. Here are just some of those features:
You can create a course outline or course progress page using shortcodes. The course progress shortcode is dynamic and displays all the courses students are enrolled in as well as displaying their current progress.
Students can also navigate through their course with a dynamic custom sidebar widget.
As an administrator, you can also track students as they progress through courses inside the dashboard …
You can set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new participants.
Students who successfully complete your training courses can be issued with customized certificates of completion. You can add custom backgrounds, logos and signatures …
The export/import option lets you set up training courses on other WordPress websites.
Custom Email Message
WPCourseware lets you set up custom user messages for course participants upon module and course completion and to communicate course-related administrative matters. You can also customize quiz result emails to congratulate students who complete course quizzes. You can also send out mass emails trainees with their final grades with just one click …
(Email Notifications – WP Courseware)
Add Quizzes & Surveys
Add a quiz or survey to course content …
(Quizzes And Surveys)
- Depending on how you decide to build your course, you can add 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. Surveys allow you to download a CSV file with the survey results.
- The instructor grade book will help you track how well your students are progressing in a course …
(WPCourseware – Edit Quiz/Survey Section)
e-Commerce And Membership Site Integration
WP Courseware works with leading WordPress ecommerce and membership plugins …
(Works With eCommerce & Membership Plugins)
Testimonials From Customers
Below are just some testimonials and comments that plugin customers have submitted regarding WP Courseware:
“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
As mentioned earlier, if you have been online for a while, you probably already have training content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a digital product.
WPCourseware lets you easily convert any page or post on your site into a course unit, so if there are a number of great instructional content like step-by-step tutorials have already posted on your site, you probably have a product partially created …
(Convert any page or post into a course unit)
Additionally, you can use the import/export feature to create and sell training courses to other WordPress site owners.
Apart from using the plugin to create sellable learning courses, you can also use WP Courseware to train new staff, or document instructions for outsourced tasks.
WP Courseware Support
The plugin is very well-supported and backed by a no-risk, thirty day, full refund 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 area provides a list of the shortcodes …
(Plugin Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to 15+ plugin “how to” step-by-step tutorials …
(Plugin Documentation – Plugin Tutorials)
WP Courseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site Licensing – This license allows you to use WP Courseware on a single domain. Pricing includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Price = $99.00.
- 10-Site Licensing – This license lets you activate WP Courseware on ten domains. Pricing includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $125.00.
- 25-Site Edition – This option enables you to set up WPCourseware on 25 WordPress sites. Includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $175.00.
Note: Price details for the WPCourseware product can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. The price shown above was correct when this content was published. This may or may not be the actual pricing set by the software seller 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:
Additional Product Information
For demo videos showing plugin usage, including installation instructions and tutorials, FAQs, customer helpdesk, contact details and more, visit the WPCourseware website.
If you’re searching for an inexpensive way to develop an online training product WP Courseware is a powerful, yet simple and easy to use courseware plugin you may want to download.
For more information, visit the plugin website here: