Thanks to the internet, thousands of entrepreneurial organizations and individuals are discovering new opportunities to profit from in areas like online training and education.
Electronic training, or “etraining,” is based on the concept of distance learning, where learners do not have direct face-to-face contact with the trainer or teacher.
The e-Learning Industry Is Growing
Online training marketplaces like Udemy.com are strong indicators of the explosive growth of the eTraining industry.
Udemy provides 30,000+ courses online covery every subject imaginable, from internet marketing and personal development, to creativity and language learning, etc …
(Udemy.com provides over 30,000 online courses covering all topics!)
The fact that the eLearning industry is growing is not only great for people looking to learn, but also for individuals that have valuable knowledge that can help transform the lives of others.
e-Training – Opportunities & Challenges
The internet provides many technologies and a great environment for developing and selling courses online. eLearning tools include Learning Management Systems, videos, video-conferencing apps, audio training, forums, slide presentations, etc. There are, however, a number of challenges when it comes to planning online courses.
Some of the challenges include:
- Working out training delivery methods,
- Employing familiar tools and technologies that course students can use immediately to access the content,
- Ensuring consistency across the content, branding, etc.
- Measuring results,
- Assessing student performance,
- Creating reports, completion certificates
Additionally, you need to take into account important factors like lack of face-to-face interaction, potential lack of motivation (e.g. boredom), distracting environments, etc.
e-Courses – A World Of Possibilities
If you are trying to grow your business online, creating products that teach practical subjects to others is a great way to grow a subscriber list or develop an online stream of revenue. Creating products is, after all, one of the best ways to attract new customers, establish authority and credibility online and position yourself as a leader in your niche or industry.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Almost anything can be taught online.
(Got an interest or business built around fashion photography, horticulture or creative writing? Turn it into an e-course!)
The problem is that creating PDF reports and training courses from scratch can take a lot of time. Chances are, however, you already have content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a training product.
If your website is powered by WordPress and you are searching for a cost-effective way to create e-training products then there is a great WP solution that can help you.
WP Courseware – WordPress Course Management Plugin
Description Of Product
WP Courseware is the leading online course management system plugin for WordPress.
(WPCourseware – Online Course Creation Software)
Over 7,000 WordPress websites have the WPCourseware plugin installed. WP Courseware makes creating learning courses in WordPress simple.
A course in WPCourseware comprises of training modules and modules can include units, surveys, etc.
WPCourseware can be fully integrated with WordPress. Once installed, the plugin adds a new section to the dashboard menu that lets you create a new course, edit existing modules and units, add quiz questions, edit plugin, import/export your data, create certificates of completion, view plugin documentation, etc …
(WPCourseware plugin menu)
WPCourseware also lets you include a sidebar widget, giving you further customization options …
(WPCourseware Sidebar Widget)
You can completely configure and customize all courses.
For example, you can decide whether course participants need to have completed a course unit before they can progress through to the next section …
(Course settings can be customized to suit your needs)
You can access an overview of all courses inside your dashboard and perform a number of actions (e.g. reorder modules, course units and quizzes) …
(View information about your training courses inside your dashboard)
If you already understand how WordPress works, 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 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, choosing options from drop-down menus, rearranging elements around screens using drag and drop, etc …
(Plugin ”Edit Course” area)
Adding modules and units is as simple as creating and editing WordPress posts. You can easily include text, images, embedded media, and any other kind of content that you would normally add to a post.
You can reorganize the order of your content by dragging and dropping units inside training modules inside the Ordering section …
(Order Course Modules & Units screen)
When you are done adding content to your module, just publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
Your course units display in a table in the “Course Units” area …
(List of course units)
Placing your course and training modules into pages is simple. WPCourseware allows you to use shortcodes to insert courses and training module information into pages …
After publishing your page, your course will display to users with all of the options and settings you have configured …
(Create training courses easily with WPCourseware)
After publishing your e-course, registered users can access it …
(Members must log in and have permission to view your training content)
To learn more about the plugin go here: WP Courseware
Here we have listed just some of the benefits of using WP Courseware to create professional training courses online on your website:
Fast And Easy To Install And Use. Be Up And Running In Minutes.
WPCourseware is really easy to install. Simply upload a zip folder containing the plugin to your Plugin folder via your dashboard and activate.
Very Simple To Use
As mentioned earlier, if you have a basic understanding of the way WordPress works, you can create courses fast using familiar interfaces and functions.
Just create a course, training module, or course unit with course content, and optional quiz or survey. Drag and drop to organize the content 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.
Use Different Content
A course unit uses WordPress custom types, which allows you to add any type of content you would normally add to WordPress posts or pages besides text, like video, audio files, images, hyperlinks, file downloads, etc.
(Add any type of content you want to create your training courses)
Some additional benefits and advantages include the following:
- Works on all WP themes: The plugin integrates with all WordPress themes.
- Works with all devices: The plugin deliver training content accross all devices.
WPCourseware provides site owners with many features. Below we have listed just a few of these:
You can create a course outline or course progress page using shortcodes. The course progress shortcode displays all the courses students are enrolled in while also displaying their current progress.
Track Student 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 …
Automatically Enroll Participants
You can set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new students.
Customized Course Certificates
Students who successfully complete your training courses can receive customized course certificates. Certificates can be personalized with custom backgrounds, logos and signatures …
The import/export function lets you transfer courses to other sites.
Custom Email Notifications
WPCourseware lets you set up custom user notifications to congratulate trainees after completing modules and courses and for communicating other administrative matters. You can also customize the quiz result email to congratulate students who complete a quiz. You can also send out mass emails to your students with their final grades with a single click …
(WPCourseware – Custom Notifications)
Add Surveys And Quizzes
You can add quizzes and surveys to course content …
(Quizzes & Surveys)
- Add course progress blocking or non-blocking quizzes depending on how you decide to structure the course.
- Quizzes can be timed, paginated, and include customized feedback based on question tags.
- Quiz results can be downloaded in PDF format. You can also download a CSV file with survey results.
- The course grade book will help you track your student’s progress …
(Edit Quiz/Survey Screen – WP Courseware)
eCommerce & Membership Plugin Integration
WPCourseware integrates with many e-commerce and membership plugins …
(Membership And eCommerce Integration)
Below are some of the testimonials and feedback that users have published 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, 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
As mentioned earlier, if you have been marketing yourself online for a while, you probably already have loads of useful training content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a training product.
WP Courseware lets you easily convert any post or page on your site into a course unit, so if showing outsourced workers how to complete certain tasks.
WP Courseware Support
The plugin is very well-supported and backed by a no-risk, 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 …
(WPCourseware Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to dozens of ”how-to” video tutorials …
(Plugin Documentation – Plugin Video Tutorials)
WPCourseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site Licensing – This edition enables you to run WPCourseware on 1 WordPress site only. Includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Price = $99.00.
- 10-Site License – This enables you to configure WP Courseware on ten domains. Cost includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Price = $125.00.
- 25-Site License – This enables you to set up WPCourseware on twenty-five sites. Includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Price = $175.00.
Note: Price details for WPCourseware can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. When we last checked, the software is being retailed for the amounts shown above. This may not be the actual pricing set by the plugin seller when you visit the website and you may be shown additional upsells or one-time offers after your purchase.
Check the plugin’s website for current pricing details:
For ”how to” videos showing how the plugin works, including help documentation and tutorials, FAQs, customer helpdesk, contact details and more, visit the WP Courseware website.
Get This Product
WP Courseware helps you develop a training product quickly and easily. This is a powerful, yet simple and easy to use courseware solution that you should definitely add to your site.
For full details, check out the plugin here: