Thanks to the digital revolution, thousands of entrepreneurial companies and individuals are now finding new niches and opportunities to profit from in areas like online training and education.
eLearning is based on the concept of distance learning, where learners do not have direct face-to-face interaction with the teacher or trainer.
The e-Learning Industry Is Growing
eTraining course sites like Udemy show that the e-Learning industry is growing at a significant rate every year.
Udemy.com provides over 30,000 ecourses covering all topics, from office productivity and personal development, to courses about parenting & relationships and improving your lifestyle, etc …
(Udemy.com provides 30,000+ courses online on every topic imaginable!)
This is not only great for people looking to learn new skills, but also for businesses that have unique and valuable information to share with others.
eTraining – Opportunities And Challenges
The digital medium provides great technologies and opportunities for developing and selling e-courses, but there are also significant drawbacks and challenges.:
- Working out training content delivery methods,
- Employing easy-to-use tools and technologies that course students can instinctively use to start learning,
- Ensuring consistent methods are used throughout content design, branding, etc.
- Measuring learning performance,
- Grading student scores,
- Providing useful reports, completion certificates
You also need to take into account important factors such as the lack of human contact, lack of student motivation (e.g. boredom), distractions, etc.
eLearning – A World Of Possibilities
If you are trying to expand your business online, creating etraining courses that help people learn useful subjects is a great way to attract new subscribers and monetize your website. Creating products is, after all, one of the best ways to attract 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 turned into an online training product.
(Got a passion for commercial photography, horticulture or copywriting? Turn it into an e-course!)
The problem with product creation, however, is that creating “how to” ebooks and training courses from scratch can take a lot of time. If you have been marketing your business online for a while, however, you already have loads of great training content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a new digital product.
If your website is powered by WordPress and you plan to develop an online training course, there’s an inexpensive and professional plugin that can help you.
Let’s Review …
WP Courseware – Online Course Management Plugin For WordPress
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.
(WP Courseware – Learning Management System Courseware Plugin For WordPress)
WP Courseware is currently being used by thousands of businesses online and makes creating e-training courses in WordPress simple.
In WP Courseware, A training course includes modules and modules include course units, surveys, etc.
WP Courseware integrates fully with WordPress. The plugin adds a new section to the admin menu that lets you create new courses, edit existing modules and units, edit quizzes, edit plugin, import/export course information, edit training certificates, access plugin documentation, etc …
(WP Courseware options menu)
WP Courseware also lets you include a widget in your sidebar, allowing users to monitor their course progress …
(WPCourseware Sidebar Widget)
The courses you add can be fully customized and configured.
For example, you can decide if students need to complete a course section before they can advance to the next section …
(Courses can be customized to suit your needs)
You can see an overview of your training course details inside your admin dashboard and perform a number of actions (e.g. edit course settings) …
(View details about your courses inside your dashboard)
If you already understand WordPress, you can quickly create training courses using familiar WordPress interfaces and functions.
For example, you can easily add and edit course titles and descriptions, set user access, customize messages and notifications, create course completion certificates 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 your course settings easily)
Adding training modules and units is as simple as creating and editing WordPress posts. 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 training content by dragging and dropping units inside training modules inside the Ordering settings area …
(Order Course Modules & Units screen)
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” screen …
(Course Units table)
Placing your course and training modules into pages is simple. WPCourseware uses a range of shortcodes to insert courses and module information into pages …
Shortcodes let you add course content to your pages and manage all of your course options from the plugin settings section …
(Training course created with WP Courseware)
After publishing your training course, members must be logged in and have permission to view your training content …
(Members must log in and have permission to view your training content)
Learn more about the plugin here: WP Courseware
Here we have listed just some of the many benefits of using WP Courseware to add courses to your WordPress site or blog on your website:
Fast And Easy To Install And Set Up. Be Up And Running In Minutes.
WP Courseware is very easy to install. Just upload the plugin file to your Plugins folder via your dashboard and activate.
Simple To Use
As mentioned earlier, if you already understand how WordPress works, you can quickly create courses using familiar interfaces and functions.
Simply create a new course, 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 allows you to create unlimited courses, modules, lessons, quizzes, surveys and add an unlimited number of users to courses.
Use Different Content Types
Course units use WordPress custom types, which let you add any type of content you would normally add to WordPress posts or pages besides text, such as video, audio files, images, hyperlinks, downloadable files, etc.
(Use different types of content in your training courses)
Some additional benefits and advantages include:
- Compatible with all WordPress themes: The plugin integrates with all WordPress themes.
- Works with all devices: WPCourseware deliver training content accross all devices.
WP Courseware offers a number of features to WP users. Here are a few:
You can create course outlines or course progress pages via shortcodes. The course progress shortcode is dynamic and displays the courses your students are enrolled in as well as displaying their current progress.
Track Course Progress
Students can also navigate through your course with a dynamic custom sidebar widget.
As an administrator, you can also track a student’s course progress inside the dashboard …
Automatically Enroll Participants
Set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new course students.
Customized Certificates Of Completion
At the end of a course, you can issue students who successfully complete your training courses with course certificates. You can add custom backgrounds, logos and signatures …
(Customized course certificates)
The import/export function allows you to move courses to other sites.
WPCourseware allows you to set up custom email messages for trainees after completing modules and courses and for communicating related administrative matters. You can also customize quiz result emails to congratulate students who complete course quizzes. Additionally, you can also send out a mass email trainees with their final grade with one click …
(WPCourseware – Custom Email Notifications And User Messages)
Add Surveys & Quizzes
Add quizzes and surveys to course content …
(Surveys And Quizzes)
- Depending on how you decide to structure 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.
- Results can be downloaded in PDF format. The survey feature allows you to download CSV files with the survey results.
- The instructor grade book will help track how your students are progressing in a course …
(Edit Quiz/Survey Section – WPCourseware)
Membership & eCommerce Integration
WPCourseware integrates with many leading e-commerce and membership plugins …
(Integrates With WordPress e-Commerce & Membership Plugins)
Feedback From Users
Here are just some testimonials and feedback that customers 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, 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, Entrepreneur, Blogger, & Speaker
WPCourseware – Tips
As mentioned earlier, if you have been online for a while, you probably already have loads of useful content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a new digital product.
WPCourseware allows you to easily convert any any WordPress post or page into a course unit, so if showing outsourced workers how to perform certain tasks.
The plugin is 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” screen inside the plugin’s settings menu explains how to use the available shortcodes …
(WP Courseware Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to over 15 ”how-to” video tutorials …
(WP Courseware Documentation – Plugin Tutorials)
WP Courseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site License – This enables you to use WPCourseware on one web site only. It includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $99.00.
- 10-Site License – This lets you activate WPCourseware on 10 websites. Cost includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $125.00.
- 25-Site License – This license option allows you to activate WPCourseware on 25 WordPress web sites. Cost includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $175.00.
Note: The cost of purchasing the product can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. The above reflects the current price when this review was published. This may or may not be the actual price set by the software seller when you visit the plugin website and there may be additional upsells or one-time offers after your purchase.
Check the plugin’s website for current pricing details:
For a demo video of the plugin in action, including help documentation and tutorials, FAQs, support helpdesk, contact details and more, visit the WP Courseware website.
WP Courseware helps you build an e-learning product quickly and easily. This is a powerful, yet simple and easy to use courseware plugin that you should definitely consider.
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