Thanks to the digital revolution, thousands of entrepreneurial businesses and individuals are now finding new opportunities to profit from in areas like online education.
e-Training is based on the concept of distance learning, where learners have no face-to-face interaction with the trainer or teacher.
The e-Learning Industry Is Growing
e-Learning course marketplaces like Udemy.com show that the e-Learning industry is growing at an impressive rate every year.
Udemy provides over 30,000 online courses covering all topics, from internet marketing and career development, to courses on parenting & relationships and language learning, etc …
(Udemy.com currently offers over 30,000 ecourses on every subject imaginable!)
The fact that the e-Training industry is growing is not only great for people looking to learn, but also for individuals that have unique and valuable content to teach.
e-Courses – Benefits & Drawbacks
The digital medium provides benefits and opportunities for developing and selling online courses. Training delivered via computers and mobile-based tools and technologies include Learning Management Systems, online videos, web-conferencing apps, audio courses, eBooks, online forums, etc. There are, however, some challenges when it comes to developing online training courses.
Some of these include:
- Working out methods of delivering training,
- Employing popular tools that do not require spending additional time learning,
- Ensuring consistency of standards used in content design, course branding, etc.
- Measuring learning performance,
- Grading student scores,
- Providing reports, certificates of completion
Additional factors include lack of human contact, student boredom, distractions, etc.
eLearning – Unlimited Possibilities
If you are an internet marketer, creating an e-course that helps people gain practical knowledge and skills is a great way to attract new subscribers or monetize your website. Product creation is one of the best ways to attract customers, establish authority and credibility and position yourself as a leader in your niche or industry.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Almost every subject imaginable can be taught online.
(Got a business or passion for photography, landscaping or technical writing? Turn it into an online training course!)
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, you already have training content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a new digital product.
If your website is built with WordPress and you’re searching for a cost-effective way to develop and sell e-courses here’s a powerful plugin that you may want to add to your site.
WP Courseware – WordPress Course Creation Plugin
WP Courseware is the leading online course management system plugin for WordPress.
(WP Courseware – Online Learning Management System Plugin For WordPress)
WPCourseware is currently being used in 7,000+ sites and makes creating e-courses in WordPress simple.
In WPCourseware, A course consists of modules and modules contain course units, surveys, etc.
WPCourseware can be fully integrated with any WordPress site. The plugin adds an “options” menu that lets you create new training courses, edit modules and units, edit quiz questions, edit settings, import/export course information, modify training certificates, view training documentation, etc …
(WPCourseware options menu)
WPCourseware also lets you include a sidebar widget, allowing users to monitor their course progress …
(WP Courseware Widget)
You can fully configure and customize all of your courses.
For example, you decide if learners must complete a course unit before they can progress through to the next unit …
(Course settings can be fully configured to suit your needs)
You can see an overview of all course details inside your dashboard and perform various types of actions (e.g. reorder modules, units and quizzes) …
(View course details inside your admin dashboard)
If you are already familiar with the way WordPress works, you can quickly create courses using familiar interfaces and functions.
For example, you can add and edit course titles and descriptions, set user access, customize user messages and user 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, dragging and dropping elements around screens, etc …
(Edit course details easily)
Adding training modules and course units is as easy as creating 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 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 creating your unit, just publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
Your course units display in a table in the “Course Units” area …
(Course Units table)
Placing your course and training modules into pages is simple. WP Courseware allows you to insert course and training module information into pages using shortcodes …
After publishing your page, your training course will display to users with all the options you have added …
(Create training courses easily with WPCourseware)
After publishing your e-course, users must be logged in and have permission to access your training content …
(Users must log in and have permission to access your training content)
For more details, visit the plugin site here: WP Courseware
Benefits Of Using WP Courseware
Below we have listed just a few of the benefits of using WPCourseware to create courses online on your WordPress web site:
Fast And Simple To Install And Configure. Ready To Go To Work In Minutes.
WP Courseware installs like any other plugin. Just upload it to your Plugin folder via your dashboard and activate.
Simple To Use
As mentioned earlier, if you have a basic understanding of how WordPress works, you can quickly create training courses using familiar WordPress interfaces and functionality.
Simply create a course, training module, or course 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 Capacity
WPCourseware allows you to set up unlimited courses, modules, lessons, quizzes, surveys and add an unlimited number of users to courses.
Add Any Type Of Content
Course units use WordPress custom types, which enable you to add anything you would typically add to WordPress posts or pages besides text, such as embedded media, graphic elements, links, downloadable files, etc.
(Use different types of content to create your training courses)
Additional plugin benefits include the following:
- Works with all WordPress themes: The plugin integrates with all WordPress themes.
- Compatible with all devices: WPCourseware allows you to deliver your training content across multiple devices.
WP Courseware provides WP users with many great features. Below we have listed some:
Course Outline & Progress Page
You can create a course outline and course progress page using shortcodes. The course progress shortcode displays all the courses your students have enrolled in while also displaying their current progress.
Track Course Progress
Students can also navigate through their course using a custom sidebar widget.
As a course administrator, you can also track student progress inside the dashboard …
(Track student progress)
Automatically Enroll New Participants
You can set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new students.
Training Course Certificates
Provide students with course certificates. You can add custom backgrounds, logos and signatures …
The import/export feature lets you transfer courses to other sites.
WPCourseware lets you set up custom email notifications to congratulate students after completing modules or courses and for communicating course-related administrative matters. You can also customize quiz result emails so your students can be congratulated after completing course quizzes. Additionally, you can also send out mass emails to students with their final grades with just one click …
(WPCourseware – Custom Email Notifications And Messages)
Add Surveys And Quizzes
You can add a quiz or survey to your course content …
(Add 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.
- Results can be downloaded in PDF format. You can also download a CSV file with survey results.
- The instructor grade book will help track your student’s progress …
(WPCourseware – Edit Quiz/Survey Screen)
Works With Membership & eCommerce Sites
WPCourseware integrates with leading e-commerce and membership plugins …
(eCommerce And Membership Plugin Integration)
Below are just some testimonials and feedback that plugin users have written about 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, Entrepreneur, Blogger, & Speaker
WP Courseware – Useful Tips
As mentioned earlier, if you have been online for a while, you probably already have content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a new digital product.
WPCourseware allows you to convert any post or page on your site into a course unit, so if you have published a number of great instructional articles and step-by-step tutorials.
WP Courseware Plugin Support
WP Courseware is very well-supported and backed by a risk-free, thirty 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 settings menu provides examples of the shortcodes …
(Plugin Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to 15+ ”how-to” videos …
(WPCourseware Documentation – How-To Video Tutorials)
WPCourseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site Edition – This allows you to set up WP Courseware on 1 website only. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $99.00.
- 10-Site Edition – This option allows you to run WP Courseware on 10 WordPress websites. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $125.00.
- 25-Site License – This enables you to set up WP Courseware on twenty-five WordPress websites. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $175.00.
Note: Pricing for WP Courseware can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. When we last checked, the product retails for the prices shown above. This may not be the actual price set by the plugin developer when you visit the product site and you may be shown additional upsells or one-time offers after purchasing.
Check the plugin’s website for the current pricing details here:
For demo videos of the plugin in action, including help documentation and tutorials, FAQs, support helpdesk, contact details and more, visit the WP Courseware website.
Get The Plugin
WP Courseware helps you develop and sell a training course fast. This is a powerful, yet simple and easy to use plugin that you should definitely keep in mind.
To learn more, check out the plugin here: