Thanks to the internet and digital technologies, thousands of entrepreneurial companies and individuals are finding new niches and opportunities to profit from in areas like online education.
Electronic learning, or “elearning,” is based on the concept of distance learning, where students have no face-to-face interaction with the teacher or trainer.
The e-Learning Industry Is Growing
Online teaching marketplaces like Udemy show that the eLearning industry is growing at a significant rate every year.
Udemy.com currently offers over 30,000 online courses covery every topic imaginable, from IT & software and personal finance, to better parenting and photography, etc …
(Udemy provides 30,000+ courses online covering every subject imaginable!)
The fact that the e-Learning industry is growing is not only great for people looking to gain the skills they need, but also for businesses that have something unique that can help transform the lives of others.
Online Training – Benefits And Challenges
The internet provides many useful tools and a great environment for creating and selling online courses, but there are also significant challenges.:
- Working out methods of delivery,
- Using familiar tools and technologies that don’t require taking on an additional learning curve,
- Ensuring consistency across the content, branding, etc.
- Measuring outcomes,
- Grading student scores,
- Creating reports, certificates of completion
You also need to take into account important factors such as the lack of face-to-face interaction, student boredom, distractions, etc.
eLearning – Unlimited Possibilities
If you are trying to grow your business online, creating courses that help people gain new skills and competency in areas of interest is a great way to grow a list or develop an online stream of revenue. Product creation is, after all, one of the best ways to attract new customers, establish authority and credibility and position yourself as an industry or niche leader.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Just about anything can be turned into an elearning course.
(Got a business or passion for fashion photography, horticulture or writing sales copy? Turn it into an etraining course!)
The problem with product creation, however, is that creating “how to” ebooks and training courses from scratch takes a lot of time. If you have been marketing yourself online for a while, however, you probably already have loads of great content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a digital product.
If your website is powered by WordPress and you are searching for a cost-effective way to create and sell an online training course then there is a powerful plugin you may want to consider adding to your site.
WPCourseware – Online Learning Management System Plugin For WordPress
WPCourseware is a leading WordPress course creation plugin.
(WPCourseware – Learning Management System Courseware Plugin For WordPress)
Over 7,000 sites use the WPCourseware plugin. WPCourseware makes creating e-courses in WordPress simple.
A training course in WP Courseware comprises of training modules and training modules are built using course units, quizzes, etc.
WPCourseware can be fully integrated with any WordPress site. The plugin adds an “options” menu that lets you create new training courses, edit existing course modules and units, add quizzes and surveys, edit plugin, import/export course information, add training certificates, view plugin documentation, etc …
(WP Courseware plugin menu)
WP Courseware also lets you add a widget in your sidebar, allowing users to view their own course progress …
(WP Courseware Widget)
Courses can be entirely configured and customized.
For example, you can decide whether course students need to have completed a course section before they can progress through to the next section …
(Configure course settings to suit your needs)
You can view information about all training courses ”at a glance” inside your dashboard and perform various types of actions (e.g. reorder modules, units and quizzes) …
(View training course information inside your dashboard)
If you are already familiar with the way WordPress works, you can create training courses very quickly using familiar WP interfaces and functions.
For example, you can easily add and edit your course title and description, set user access, customize messages and notifications, create certificates of completion for courses and fine tune other course settings simply by clicking tabs, entering information into fields, checking radio buttons, choosing options from drop-down menus, rearranging elements around screens using drag and drop, etc …
(”Edit Course” section)
Adding training modules and units is as simple as adding and editing WordPress posts. You can easily include text, images, videos, and any other form of content that you would normally add to a post.
You can rearrange the order of your content by dragging and dropping units inside modules inside the ”Order Course” settings area …
(Order Course Modules & Units screen)
When you are done creating your module, just publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
All of your course units display in a table in the “Course Units” section …
(Course Units table)
Placing your course and training modules into pages is simple. WPCourseware allows you to insert course and module information into pages using a range of shortcodes …
(WP Courseware shortcodes)
After publishing your page, your training course will display to users with all the content you have configured …
(Create professional training courses easily with WP Courseware)
After publishing your elearning product, users must log in and have permission to access your training content …
(Members must log in and have permission to view your training content)
For more details go here: WP Courseware
Below are just some of the many benefits of using WP Courseware to create professional training courses online on your WordPress website:
Installation Is Easy
WPCourseware is quite easy to install. Simply upload it to your Plugin folder via your dashboard and activate.
Create Training Courses Quickly And Easily
As mentioned earlier, if you already understand how WordPress works, you can quickly create training courses using familiar WordPress interfaces and functions.
Simply create a new course, module, or course unit with course content, and optional quiz or survey. Drag and drop to organize the course and create a course outline using the plugin’s shortcodes or widget.
Unlimited Expansion Capability
WP Courseware lets you create unlimited courses, modules, lessons, quizzes, surveys and add an unlimited number of students to courses.
Use Different Types Of Content
A course unit uses WordPress custom types, which lets you add anything you would normally insert into WordPress pages or posts besides text, such as embedded media, images, hyperlinks, downloadable files, etc.
(Add any type of content you want to create your training courses)
Additional benefits include:
- Works with all WordPress themes: The plugin integrates with all WordPress themes.
- Compatible with all devices: WPCourseware deliver content accross all devices.
WP Courseware offers many features to website owners. Below we have listed just some:
Course Outline & Progress Page
You can create course outlines or course progress pages using shortcodes. The course progress shortcode displays the courses students are enrolled in as well as displaying their current progress.
Track Student Progress
Students can also navigate through your courses with a custom sidebar widget.
As a course administrator, you can also track students as they progress through courses inside the dashboard …
(Track student progress)
Enroll Participants Automatically
You can set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new course participants.
Provide students with customized course certificates. Training course certificates can be customized with custom backgrounds, logos and signatures …
The export/import feature lets you transfer your course to other sites.
WP Courseware allows you to create custom user notifications to congratulate trainees upon module or course completion and to communicate related administrative matters. You can also customize quiz result emails so your students can be congratulated after passing training quizzes. Additionally, you can also send out mass emails trainees with their final course grade with a single click …
(User Messaging – WPCourseware)
Add Quizzes And Surveys
You can add a quiz or survey to course content …
(Quizzes And Surveys)
- Depending on your needs, you can use 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. The survey feature allows you to download CSV files with survey results.
- The course grade book helps you track your student’s progress …
(Edit Quiz/Survey Section – WPCourseware)
Integrates With e-Commerce & Membership Plugins
WP Courseware works with many ecommerce and membership plugins …
(eCommerce And Membership Site Integration)
Here are a few of the testimonials that customers have published about the WP Courseware plugin:
“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
As mentioned earlier, if you have been marketing your business 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 easily convert any post or page on your site into a course unit, so if showing outsourced workers how to complete 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 area explains how to use the shortcodes …
(WPCourseware Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to a complete set of ”how-to” video tutorials …
(WP Courseware Documentation – Plugin Video Tutorials)
WP Courseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site License Edition – This option enables you to install WPCourseware on a single web site. It includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $99.00.
- 10-Site License – This option lets you configure WP Courseware on ten websites. Price includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Price = $125.00.
- 25-Site License Edition – This lets you set up WPCourseware on 25 WordPress sites. Price includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $175.00.
Please Note: The price of the product can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time special offers. Currently, the software retails for the prices shown above. This may or may not be the actual price charged by the software seller when you visit the website and there may be additional upsells or one-time offers after purchasing.
Check the plugin’s website for current pricing details:
For ”how to” videos of the plugin, including help documentation and tutorials, FAQs, support helpdesk, contact details and more, visit the WPCourseware website.
The Bottom Line
WPCourseware will help you create a training course quickly and easily. This is a powerful, yet simple and easy to use WordPress plugin that you should definitely check out.
For complete details, check out the plugin here: