Thanks to the internet, thousands of entrepreneurial businesses and individuals are discovering new opportunities to profit from areas like providing teaching and training courses online and e-learning.
e-Training is is the modern equivalent of distance learning, where students don’t have direct face-to-face interaction with the trainer or teacher.
The eTraining Industry Is Growing
Online teaching marketplaces like Udemy.com are strong indicators of the growth of the eLearning industry.
Udemy currently offers over 30,000 online courses covering all topics, from internet marketing and personal development, to courses about happiness and music, etc …
(Udemy.com currently offers 30,000+ e-courses covering all topics!)
The fact that the eLearning industry is growing and that so many subjects can be taught online is not only great for people looking to learn new skills, but also for businesses that have unique and valuable content that can help transform the lives of others.
e-Training – Opportunities & Drawbacks
The digital medium provides benefits and opportunities for creating and selling training courses online. Training-boosting delivered via computers and increasingly mobile-based tools and technologies include Learning Management Systems, video tutorials, video-conferencing apps, audio courses, forums, reports, etc. There are, however, some drawbacks involved in planning and developing effective courses online.
Some of the drawbacks and challenges include:
- Figuring out the,
- Employing popular tools and technologies that do not require spending extra time learning,
- Ensuring consistent standards are used throughout the content, branding, etc.
- Measuring learning outcomes,
- Assessing student scores,
- Generating useful reports, certificates of completion
Additional factors include lack of face-to-face contact, potential lack of motivation, distracting environments, etc.
e-Courses – Unlimited Possibilities
If you are trying to grow your business online, creating an e-course that teaches useful subjects is a great way to grow a subscriber list or develop an online stream of revenue. Product creation is one of the best ways to build a loyal customer base, as well as establish authority and credibility online 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 a business built around commercial photography, gardening or technical writing? Turn it into an online training product!)
The problem with product creation, however, is that creating PDF reports and training courses from scratch can take a lot of time. If you have been marketing yourself online for a while, however, you already have training content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a new digital product.
If you are searching for a cost-effective way to develop ecourses and your site is driven by WordPress, then there’s a powerful plugin that you should look into.
WPCourseware – Online Course Creation WordPress Plugin
WP Courseware is the leading learning management system courseware plugin for WordPress.
(WPCourseware – Learning Management System Courseware Plugin For WordPress)
The WP Courseware plugin is currently being used by 7,000+ businesses online and makes creating training courses in WordPress very simple.
A course in WPCourseware comprises of modules and modules contain course units, surveys, etc.
WP Courseware can be fully integrated with WordPress. The plugin adds an “options” menu that lets you create new training courses, add or edit existing course modules and units, edit quiz questions, edit plugin, import/export training content, create certificates of completion, access plugin documentation, etc …
(WP Courseware options menu)
WP Courseware also lets you add a sidebar widget, allowing you to further customize your course options …
You can completely customize and configure your courses.
For example, you can choose whether learners need to have completed a training section before they are allowed to advance through to the next section …
(Customize course settings to suit your needs)
You can view information about all courses “at a glance” and perform a range of actions (e.g. access the grade book) …
(View training course details inside the admin dashboard)
If you are already familiar with the way WordPress works, you can create courses quickly using familiar interfaces and functions.
For example, you can easily add and edit the course title and description, set user access, customize messages and notifications, provide course completion certificates and fine tune other course settings simply by clicking tabs, entering information into fields, checking radio buttons, selecting drop-down menu options, dragging and dropping elements around screens, etc …
(Easily edit course settings)
Adding modules and course units is as easy as creating and editing WordPress posts. 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 modules using drag and drop inside the ”Order Course Modules & Units” screen …
(Order Course Modules & Units settings area)
When you have finished creating your unit, simply publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
You can view a list of all of your course units 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 shortcodes …
(WP Courseware shortcode)
Shortcodes let you display course information on your pages and manage all of your course options from the plugin settings section …
(Training course created with WP Courseware)
After publishing your training product, users must log in and have permission to access your training content …
(Users must be logged in and have permission to view your training content)
More info: WPCourseware
Benefits Of Using WPCourseware
Here we have listed just some of the many benefits of using WPCourseware to add professional courses to your site or blog on your WordPress website:
Ready To Use In Minutes
WPCourseware installs just like any other plugin. Just upload it to your Plugin folder via your WP administrator account and activate.
Very Simple To Use
As mentioned earlier, if you have a basic understanding of how WordPress works, you can create courses in minutes using familiar WordPress interfaces and functionality.
Simply create a new course, module, or course unit with 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.
Unlimited Expansion Capability
The plugin allows you to add unlimited courses, modules, lessons, quizzes, surveys and users.
Use Different Content
A course unit uses WordPress custom types, which lets you add anything you would typically add to WordPress pages or posts besides text, like embedded media, images, hyperlinks, downloadable files, etc.
(Add different content types in your training courses)
Additional benefits include:
- Works on all themes: WPCourseware integrates with all WordPress themes.
- Compatible with all devices: WP Courseware works on all devices.
WPCourseware provides many features to WP users. Here are some:
Course Outline & Progress Page
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 while also displaying their current progress.
Track Student Progress
Students can also view their course progress with a dynamic custom sidebar widget.
As a course administrator, you can also track students as they progress through courses inside the dashboard …
(Track course progress)
Automatically Enroll New Course Participants
Set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new course participants.
Students who successfully complete training courses can be issued with a customized certificate. You can add a custom background, logo, and signature to training certificates …
(Training course certificates)
The export/import feature allows you to set up a course on other WordPress websites.
WPCourseware lets you set up custom user notifications for students upon module or course completion and communicating on related administrative matters. You can also customize the quiz result email to congratulate students who complete training quizzes. Additionally, you can also send out a mass email to students with their final course grades with a single click …
(WP Courseware – Custom Notifications)
Quizzes & Surveys
You can add a quiz or survey to course content …
(Quizzes And Surveys)
- Depending on how you decide to build your course, 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. Surveys allow you to download a CSV file with the survey results.
- The course grade book will help you track how well your students are doing …
(WPCourseware – Edit Quiz/Survey Section)
Membership Site & eCommerce Integration
WP Courseware can be used with leading WordPress ecommerce and membership plugins …
(Integrates With WordPress Membership & e-Commerce Plugins)
Here are some of the testimonials 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
“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 online for a while, you probably already have training content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a new product.
WP Courseware allows you to convert any any WordPress page or post into a course unit, so if you have published some educational articles and tutorials.
WP Courseware Support
The plugin is very well-supported and backed by a risk-free, 30 day, full 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 options and settings area provides a list of the shortcodes …
(WPCourseware Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to 15+ ”how-to” video tutorials …
(Plugin Documentation – Plugin Tutorials)
WP Courseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site License – This license lets you use WPCourseware on a single domain. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $99.00.
- 10-Site Edition – This option allows you to set up WPCourseware on 10 WordPress web sites. Includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Price = $125.00.
- 25-Site License Edition – This allows you to run WP Courseware on twenty-five web sites. Pricing includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $175.00.
Note: The price of the WP Courseware product depends on whether there are any promotions or limited-time special offers. When we last checked, the product retails for the amounts shown above. This may not be the actual pricing charged by the software seller when you visit the product website and there may be additional upsells or one-time offers after purchasing.
Check the plugin’s website for current pricing details:
For a demo video showing plugin usage, including installation instructions and tutorials, FAQs, support help desk, contact details and more, visit the WP Courseware website.
We Highly Recommend This
If you’re searching for an inexpensive way to create and sell ecourses, WPCourseware is a powerful, yet simple and easy to use courseware plugin that you should look into.
To learn more, visit the plugin website here: