Thanks to the internet and digital technologies, thousands of entrepreneurial organizations and individuals are finding new niches and opportunities to profit from in areas like online education.
Electronic learning, or “e-learning,” is based on the concept of distance learning, where learners do not have face-to-face interaction with the trainer or teacher.
The e-Learning Industry Is Growing
eTraining course sites like Udemy.com are indicative of the tremendous growth of the e-Training industry.
Udemy currently offers over 30,000 courses online covery every topic imaginable, from web development and personal brand building, to courses about building healthy relationships and music, etc …
(Udemy.com provides 30,000+ e-courses covering all topics!)
This is not only great for people looking to acquire practical knowledge and skills, but also for individuals that have something unique that can help transform the lives of others.
e-Courses – Benefits And Challenges
Some of the drawbacks of developing courses online include:
- Working out the best way to deliver training content,
- Using easy-to-use tools and technologies that don’t require taking on an additional learning curve,
- Ensuring consistency across content design, course branding, etc.
- Measuring outcomes,
- Assessing scores,
- Providing useful reports, certificates of completion
Additionally, you need to take into account important factors such as lack of human contact, student boredom, distracting environments, etc.
eLearning – Unlimited Possibilities
If you plan to create and sell products online, creating e-training products that help people learn useful things is a great way to grow a list and monetize your website. Creating products is one of the best ways to build a loyal customer base, as well as establish authority and credibility and position yourself as an industry or niche leader.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Anything can be turned into an etraining product.
(Got an interest or passion for photography, gardening or writing sales copy? Turn it into an online training product!)
The problem with product creation, however, is that creating PDF reports and training courses from scratch is very time-consuming. Chances are, however, that if you have been online for a while, you already have training content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a digital product.
If you’re searching for a cost-effective way to create an online training product and your website is powered by WordPress, then here’s a great WP solution you should definitely know about.
WP Courseware – WordPress Learning Management System Plugin
WP Courseware is a learning management system plugin for WordPress that lets users set up e-courses and build e-learning products fast with WordPress.
(WPCourseware – WordPress Learning Management System Plugin)
7,000+ WordPress sites have the WPCourseware plugin installed. WPCourseware makes creating courses in WordPress very simple.
In WPCourseware, A course consists of training modules and modules are built from units, quizzes, etc.
WPCourseware fully integrates with any WordPress site. The plugin adds an “options” menu that lets you create a new training course, edit existing course modules and units, add quizzes, edit settings, import/export your data, create training certificates, access plugin documentation, etc …
(WP Courseware options menu)
WPCourseware also lets you add a widget in your sidebar, allowing users to monitor their own course progress …
(WP Courseware Widget)
You can fully configure and customize all of your courses.
For example, you can specify whether students need to have completed a training section before they are allowed to progress to the next section …
(Courses can be fully customized to suit your needs)
You can view information about your courses ”at a glance” inside your dashboard and perform a number of actions (e.g. edit course settings) …
(View course details inside your WP dashboard)
If you are already familiar with how WordPress works, you can create courses fast using familiar WordPress interfaces and functionality.
For example, you can add and edit the course title and description, set user access, customize messages and user notifications, create certificates of completion for courses and fine tune other course settings simply by switching tabs, entering data into fields, checking radio buttons, selecting options from drop-down menus, dragging and dropping elements around screens, etc …
(Easily edit your course details)
Adding modules and units is as easy as adding and editing a WordPress post. You can easily include text, images, embedded media, and any other kind of content that you would normally add to a post.
You can rearrange the order of your content by dragging and dropping units inside training modules inside the ”Order Course” section …
(Order Course Modules & Units section)
When you are done 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” section …
(Course Units table)
Placing your course and training modules into pages is simple. WPCourseware allows you to insert course and training module information into pages using shortcodes …
(WP Courseware shortcodes)
Shortcodes let you add training course content to your pages and manage all of your course options from your dashboard …
(Training course created with WP Courseware)
After your e-training course has been published, users must log in and have permission to access your training content …
(Members must be logged in and have permission to view your training content)
Learn more about the plugin here: WPCourseware
Below we have listed just a few of the benefits and advantages of using WP Courseware to add courses to your WordPress website or blog on your WordPress web site:
Easy, Quick And Simple To Install
WPCourseware is quite easy to install. Simply upload a zip file containing the plugin files to your Plugin folder via your admin user account and activate.
Create Training Courses Quickly And Easily
As mentioned earlier, if you already understand the way WordPress works, you can quickly create courses using familiar WordPress interfaces and functionality.
Simply 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 allows you to add unlimited courses, modules, lessons, surveys, quizzes and course participants.
Add Any Kind Of Content
Course units use WordPress custom types, which enable you to add any type of content you would normally add to a WordPress post or pageWordPress posts or pages besides text, such as embedded media, images, hyperlinks, downloadable files, etc.
(Use different types of content in your training courses)
Some additional benefits of using this plugin include the following:
- Works on all themes: The plugin integrates with all WordPress themes.
- Works on all devices: WPCourseware works on all devices.
WP Courseware Features
WPCourseware offers many unique features to website owners. Here are just some of those features:
You can create course outlines or course progress pages via shortcodes. The course progress shortcode displays the courses your students are enrolled in while also displaying their current progress.
Track Student Progress
Students can also view their course progress using a custom sidebar widget.
As an administrator, you can also track students as they progress through courses inside your dashboard …
Enroll Participants Automatically
Set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new course students.
Certificates Of Completion
Issue course participants who successfully complete training courses with customized certificates. You can add a custom background, logo, and signature to certificates of completion …
(Customized course certificates)
The export/import option allows you to move your course to other sites.
Custom Email Notifications And User Messages
WPCourseware lets you create custom user notifications to congratulate course participants after completing modules or courses and communicating on other administrative matters. You can also customize the quiz result email so your students can be congratulated after successfully completing a quiz. You can also send out a mass email trainees with their final grades with a single click …
(WPCourseware – Email Messages)
Surveys & Quizzes
You can add quizzes and surveys to course content …
(Surveys And 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. Surveys allow you to download CSV files with survey results.
- The instructor grade book will help track how well your students are progressing in a course …
(Edit Quiz/Survey Screen – WPCourseware)
e-Commerce And Membership Plugin Integration
WPCourseware works with leading e-commerce and membership plugins …
(Integrates With WordPress e-Commerce & Membership Site Plugins)
Below are a couple of the testimonials that plugin users have submitted for 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, Entrepreneur, Blogger, & Speaker
WP Courseware – Tips
As mentioned earlier, if you have been online for a while, you already have training content on your website or blog 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 there are a number of instructional articles and step-by-step tutorials published on your website or blog, you probably have a product partially created …
(Convert any WordPress post or page into a course unit)
Additionally, you can use the import/export feature to build and sell training courses to other WordPress site owners.
Apart from using the plugin to create sellable courses, you can also use WP Courseware to train staff inhouse, or document instructions for outsourcing tasks.
The plugin is well-supported and backed by a risk-free, 30 day, full refund 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 a list of the available shortcodes …
(WP Courseware Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to a complete set of ”how-to” videos …
(WP Courseware Documentation – Plugin Video Tutorials)
WPCourseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site License Edition – This enables you to set up WPCourseware on a single website. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $99.00.
- 10-Site Edition – This lets you run WP Courseware on ten domains. Includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Price = $125.00.
- 25-Site License Edition – This enables you to install WP Courseware on 25 WordPress sites. Cost includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $175.00.
Please Note: Price details for the WPCourseware product can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. Currently, the product sells for the amounts shown above. This may or may not be the actual pricing charged by the product seller when you visit the product 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 showing plugin usage, including installation instructions and tutorials, FAQs, customer helpdesk, contact details and more, visit the WP Courseware website.
The Bottom Line
If you plan to create an online training course, WP Courseware is an inexpensive and powerful courseware plugin that you may want to consider.
For complete details, visit the plugin website here: