Thanks to the internet and digital technologies, thousands of entrepreneurial businesses and individuals are now finding new opportunities to profit from areas like providing online training and elearning management systems.
e-Learning is is the technological equivalent of distance learning, where learners have no direct face-to-face contact with the trainer or teacher.
The e-Training Industry Is Growing
eLearning sites like Udemy are strong indicators of the explosive growth of the eTraining industry.
Udemy.com offers over 30,000 courses online covery every subject imaginable, from marketing and developing influence, to courses on creativity and photography, etc …
(Udemy.com provides over 30,000 ecourses covering all topics!)
This is not only great for people looking to learn new things, but also for businesses that have something that can help transform the lives of others.
e-Courses – Benefits & Challenges
The internet provides tools and technologies for creating and selling e-training courses. eTraining tools include Learning Management Systems, video tutorials, video-conferencing apps, audio training, forums, slide and multimedia presentations, etc. There are, however, a number of challenges involved in planning and developing effective online training courses.
Some of the drawbacks and challenges include:
- Figuring out training delivery methods,
- Using easy-to-use tools and technologies that don’t require spending extra time learning,
- Ensuring consistent methods are used throughout the content, branding, etc.
- Measuring learning outcomes,
- Assessing student scores,
- Providing reports, certificates of completion
Additional factors include lack of human contact, boredom, distracting environments, etc.
e-Learning – Unlimited Possibilities
If you are a digital product creator, creating a course that helps people learn new skills is a great way to attract new subscribers and develop an online stream of revenue. Creating products is, after all, one of the best ways to build a customer base, as well as 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 e-course.
(Got an interest or passion for fashion photography, gardening or creative writing? Turn it into an e-learning course!)
The problem is that creating “how to” ebooks and training courses from scratch tends to be very time-consuming. Chances are, however, you probably already have content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a training product.
If your site is driven by WordPress and you plan to create and sell e-courses, there’s an inexpensive and professional solution you may want to consider using on your site.
WPCourseware – Online Course Creation WordPress Plugin
Description Of Plugin
WPCourseware 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.
(WPCourseware – WordPress Learning Management Plugin)
The WPCourseware plugin is currently being used on over 7,000 sites and makes creating e-courses in WordPress very simple.
A course in WPCourseware consists of training modules and training modules are built from course units, quizzes, etc.
WP Courseware integrates fully with WordPress. Once installed, the plugin adds a new section to your admin menu that lets you add new courses, edit existing modules and units, edit quiz questions, edit plugin, import/export training content, add certificates of completion, view plugin documentation, etc …
(WP Courseware plugin menu)
WPCourseware also lets you add a widget in your sidebar, giving users access to information about how they are progressing in the course …
(WP Courseware Sidebar Widget)
You can fully customize and configure all of your courses.
For example, you can choose whether participants need to complete a training unit before they are allowed to progress to the next section …
(Courses can be configured to suit your needs)
You can access an overview of your courses inside your dashboard and perform a number of actions (e.g. access the grade book) …
(View information about your training courses inside your WP dashboard)
If you are already familiar with the way WordPress works, you can create training courses very quickly using familiar WordPress interfaces and functionality.
For example, you can add and edit course titles and descriptions, set user access, customize messages and user 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, dragging and dropping elements around screens, etc …
(”Edit Course” section)
Adding training modules and course units is as simple as creating and editing WordPress posts. You can include text, images, videos, and any other kind of content that you would normally add to a post.
You can rearrange the order of your units inside training modules using drag and drop inside the Ordering settings area …
(Order Course Modules & Units screen)
When you are done adding content to your module, simply publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
All of your course units display in a table in the “Course Units” section …
(List of course units)
Placing your course and modules into pages is simple. You can use the plugin’s built-in shortcodes to insert course and module information into pages …
After publishing your page, your training course will display to users with all of the information you have added …
(Training course created with WPCourseware)
Once your training product has been published, authorized members can access it …
(Members must be logged in and have permission to access your training content)
For more details, visit the plugin site here: WPCourseware
Benefits Of Using WPCourseware
Here we have listed just some of the benefits and advantages of using WPCourseware to add courses to your WordPress website or blog on your WordPress site:
Be Up And Running In Minutes
WPCourseware installs just like every other WP plugin. Simply upload it to your Plugin folder via your WordPress admin user section and activate.
Very Simple To Use
As mentioned earlier, if you have a basic understanding of how WordPress works, you can quickly create training courses using familiar interfaces and functionality.
Simply create a new course, module, or course unit with 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
The plugin lets you create unlimited courses, modules, lessons, quizzes, surveys and add an unlimited number of participants to courses.
Use Different Content Formats
Course units use WordPress custom types, which allow you to add any type of content you would typically insert into WordPress pages or posts besides text, like audio files, videos, images, hyperlinks, downloadable files, etc.
(Add different content types in your training courses)
Additional benefits include:
- Compatible with all WordPress themes: The plugin works with all WordPress themes.
- Use with all devices: The plugin allows you to deliver your content across multiple devices.
WP Courseware offers many features to WordPress users. Here are just some:
You can create a course outline or course progress page via shortcodes. The course progress shortcode displays all the courses students have enrolled in as well as 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 Students
You can set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new course students.
Students can be issued with a training certificate. You can add a custom background, logo, and signature to course certificates …
The import/export option lets you set up training courses on other WordPress websites.
WPCourseware allows you to create custom user messages for course participants after completing modules or courses and communicating on course-related administrative matters. You can also customize quiz result emails to congratulate students who pass training quizzes. Additionally, you can also send out mass emails to students with their final grades with one click …
(WPCourseware – User Messaging)
Quizzes & Surveys
Add quizzes and surveys to course content …
(Surveys And Quizzes)
- 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.
- Results can be downloaded in PDF format. You can also download CSV files with the survey results.
- The instructor grade book helps you track your student’s progress …
(Edit Quiz/Survey Section – WPCourseware)
Integrates With WordPress e-Commerce & Membership Site Plugins
WP Courseware integrates with leading ecommerce and membership plugins …
(eCommerce And Membership Plugin Integration)
Testimonials From Users
Below are just some testimonials plugin customers have written about the WPCourseware 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
WPCourseware – Useful Tips
As mentioned earlier, if you have been online for a while, you already have content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a digital training product.
WPCourseware lets you easily convert any page or post on your site into a course unit, so if showing outsourced workers how to perform certain tasks.
WPCourseware is well-supported and backed by a no-risk, thirty day, complete refund guarantee. Users get free access to all integrations and one year of support and upgrades with their purchase.
The plugin’s “Documentation” section inside the plugin’s options and settings area provides a list of the available shortcodes …
(Plugin Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to a complete library of ”how-to” videos …
(WPCourseware Documentation – How-To Video Tutorials)
WP Courseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site License Edition – This lets you activate WPCourseware on a single web site. Includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Price = $99.00.
- 10-Site License Edition – This enables you to run WP Courseware on 10 web sites. Cost includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $125.00.
- 25-Site License – This allows you to configure WP Courseware on twenty-five websites. Pricing includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $175.00.
Please Note: Pricing for the product can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. Presently, the plugin retails for the prices shown above. This may not be the actual price charged by the plugin developer when you visit the plugin site and there may be additional upsells or one-time offers after you’ve purchased.
Check the plugin’s website for current pricing details:
Additional Product Info
For a demo video showing plugin usage, including installation instructions and tutorials, FAQs, support helpdesk, contact details and more, visit the WPCourseware website.
Download The Plugin
If you are searching for a cost-effective way to create training products, WP Courseware is a powerful, yet simple and easy to use courseware solution that you need to know about.
For complete details, check out the plugin here: