Thanks to the internet, thousands of entrepreneurial companies and individuals are finding new niches to profit from in areas like online training and education.
eTraining is is the technological equivalent of distance learning, where students do not interact face-to-face with the trainer or teacher.
The e-Training Industry Is Growing
Online education marketplaces like Udemy.com are strong indicators of the tremendous growth of the e-Learning industry.
Udemy currently offers 30,000+ e-courses on every subject imaginable, from web development and developing influence, to courses about parenting & relationships and language learning, etc …
(Udemy.com currently offers 30,000+ courses online covering every subject imaginable!)
This is not only great for people looking to learn new skills, but also for individuals that have valuable knowledge to share.
Online Courses – Benefits & Drawbacks
The digital medium provides many technologies and a great environment for creating online training courses, but there are also a number of challenges and drawbacks.:
- Working out the,
- Using popular tools that don’t require taking on an additional learning curve,
- Ensuring consistency of methods used in content design, course branding, etc.
- Measuring results,
- Assessing student scores,
- Providing reports, certificates of completion
Additional factors include lack of human contact, boredom and potential lack of motivation, loss of focus, etc.
eLearning – A World Of Possibilities
If you are a digital product creator, creating a product that teaches subjects in strong interest is a great way to attract new subscribers or develop another stream of revenue. Creating products is one of the best ways to attract customers, as well as establish authority and credibility online and position yourself as a leader in your niche or industry.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Just about anything can be taught online.
(Got an interest or business built around photography, landscaping or creative writing? Turn it into an e-course!)
The problem is that creating “how to” ebooks and training courses from scratch takes a lot of time. If you have been marketing your business online for a while, however, you probably already have plenty of useful training content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a new digital product.
If your site is driven by WordPress and you would like to create e-learning courses, there’s a cost-effective and powerful courseware plugin that can help you.
WP Courseware – Learning Management System Courseware Plugin For WordPress
WP Courseware is a learning management system plugin for WordPress that lets you set up professional training courses and build e-learning products quickly with WordPress.
(WPCourseware – Learning Management System Courseware Plugin For WordPress)
The WP Courseware plugin is used by 7,000+ businesses online and makes creating courses in WordPress simple.
In WP Courseware, courses comprise of modules and modules are built from units, surveys, etc.
WP Courseware fully integrates 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 quizzes and surveys, edit plugin, import/export training content, add certificates of completion, access plugin documentation, etc …
(WP Courseware options menu)
WPCourseware also lets you include a widget in the sidebar, giving users access to information about how they are progressing in the course …
(WP Courseware Sidebar Widget)
The courses you add can be fully configured and customized.
For example, you can decide whether participants must complete a course section before they can progress to the next unit …
(Customize course settings to suit your needs)
You can view course details “at a glance” and perform a range of actions (e.g. reorder modules, units and quizzes) …
(View details about your courses inside your admin dashboard)
If you have a basic understanding of how WordPress works, you can quickly create courses using familiar WP interfaces and functions.
For example, you can add and edit course titles and descriptions, set user access, customize messages and user notifications, provide course completion certificates and fine tune other course settings simply by switching tabs, entering data into fields, checking radio buttons, choosing options from drop-down menus, rearranging elements around screens using drag & drop, etc …
(Plugin options section)
Adding modules and units is as easy as adding and editing a WordPress post. You can easily include text, images, videos, and any other type of content that you would normally add to a post.
You can arrange the order of your units inside training modules using drag and drop inside the Ordering section …
(Order Course Modules & Units settings area)
When you have finished adding content to your unit, just publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
All of your course units display in a table in the “Course Units” screen …
(List of course units)
Placing your course and modules into pages is simple. WPCourseware lets you insert courses and training module information into pages using the plugin’s built-in shortcodes …
With shortcodes, you can add training course information to your pages and manage all of your course details from a central location …
(Training course created with WPCourseware)
After publishing your e-course, the content can be accessed by registered users …
(Members must be logged in and have permission to view your training content)
For more details, visit the plugin site here: WPCourseware
Below are just some of the benefits and advantages of using WPCourseware to add professional training courses to your WordPress site on your website:
Be Up And Running In No Time
WP Courseware is quite easy to install. Simply upload a zip folder that contains the plugin to your Plugins folder via your WP 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 functionality.
Simply create a new course, training module, or 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.
The plugin lets you add unlimited courses, modules, lessons, surveys, quizzes and course participants.
Add Any Type Of Content
Course units use WordPress custom types, which let you add any type of content you would normally add to a WordPress post or pageWordPress pages or posts besides text, such as embedded media, graphic elements, hyperlinks, downloadable files, etc.
(Add any type of content you want in your training courses)
Some additional benefits of the plugin include the following:
- Compatible with all WP themes: WPCourseware integrates with all WordPress themes.
- Compatible with all devices: WP Courseware deliver training content accross all devices.
WP Courseware provides WordPress users with a number of great features. Here are some of those features:
You can create a course outline and course progress page using shortcodes. The course progress shortcode displays all the courses your students are enrolled in as well as displaying their current progress.
Track Course Progress
Students can also navigate through their course using a dynamic custom sidebar widget.
As a course administrator, you can also track student progress inside the dashboard …
Automatically Enroll Participants
You can set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new participants.
Course Certificate Distribution
Students who successfully complete courses can be issued with a certificate. You can add custom backgrounds, logos and signatures to course certificates …
(Customized training certificates)
The import/export functionality lets you set up your course on another website.
WP Courseware lets you set up custom user messages for course participants after completing modules and courses and to communicate related administrative matters. You can also customize quiz result emails to congratulate students who pass course quizzes. You can also send out a mass email trainees with their final grade with a single click …
(WP Courseware – User Messaging)
Add Surveys And Quizzes
You can add a quiz or survey to course content …
(Add Quizzes & Surveys)
- Depending on how you choose to build the 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. You can also download CSV files with survey results.
- The course grade book helps track how well your students are progressing …
(Edit Quiz/Survey Screen – WPCourseware)
eCommerce And Membership Plugin Integration
WP Courseware can be used with many well-known WordPress e-commerce and membership plugins …
(Membership And eCommerce Integration)
Feedback From Customers
Here are just some testimonials that plugin users have provided for 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
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 training product.
WP Courseware lets you convert any any WordPress post or page into a course unit, so if there are some educational articles and step-by-step tutorials have already posted on your website or blog, you could already have a product partially created …
(Convert any WordPress post or page into a course unit)
You can use the import/export feature to create and sell completed training courses to other WordPress site owners.
Apart from using the plugin to create sellable courses, you can also use WPCourseware to train new staff, or document instructions for outsourcing tasks in your business.
WP Courseware is very well-supported and backed by a risk-free, 30 day, 100% 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 provides examples of the shortcodes …
(Plugin Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to a complete library of ”how-to” videos …
(WPCourseware Documentation – How-To Videos)
WP Courseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site Edition – This edition enables you to set up WPCourseware on a single WordPress web site. Includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $99.00.
- 10-Site License – This enables you to configure WP Courseware on ten WordPress sites. Cost includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $125.00.
- 25-Site License Edition – This option allows you to activate WP Courseware on 25 WordPress web sites. Cost includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Price = $175.00.
Please Note: The cost of purchasing WPCourseware depends on whether there are any promotions or limited-time special offers. The above reflects the current price when this article was published. This may or may not be the actual price charged by the plugin author when you visit the product site and you may be shown additional upsells or one-time offers after purchasing.
Check the plugin’s website for the latest pricing information:
For a demo video showing plugin usage, including installation instructions and tutorials, FAQs, support helpdesk, contact details and more, visit the WP Courseware website.
If you plan to create and sell ecourses, WPCourseware is a powerful, yet simple and easy to use courseware plugin that you need to know about.
For full details, visit the plugin website here: