Thanks to the internet and digital technologies, thousands of entrepreneurial businesses and individuals are finding new niches and opportunities to profit from in areas like online training and education.
eTraining is based on the concept of distance learning, where learners have no direct face-to-face interaction with the teacher or trainer.
The eTraining Industry Is Growing
eTraining marketplaces like Udemy.com show that the e-Learning industry is growing.
Udemy.com currently offers over 30,000 ecourses covering all topics, from web design and personal development, to courses about creativity and photography, etc …
(Udemy currently offers 30,000+ e-courses on every topic imaginable!)
This is not only great for people looking to gain useful skills, but also for businesses that have unique information that can help transform the lives of others.
eTraining – Benefits And Challenges
The internet provides benefits and opportunities for developing online training courses. eTraining delivered via computers and increasingly mobile-based tools and technologies include Learning Management Systems, online videos, video-conferencing apps, audio courses, slide and multimedia presentations, online forums, etc. There are, however, some challenges involved in planning, developing and implementing etraining courses.
Some of these include:
- Working out methods of delivery,
- Using popular tools and technologies that course students can instinctively use to access the content,
- Ensuring consistent methods are used throughout content design, branding, etc.
- Measuring learning outcomes,
- Grading student performance,
- Generating useful reports, certificates of completion
You also need to take into account important factors like lack of human contact, boredom and potential lack of student motivation, distractions, etc.
eTraining – Unlimited Possibilities
If you plan to develop and sell information products, creating an e-training course that helps people learn useful subjects is a great way to attract new subscribers or develop a new stream of revenue. Creating products is one of the best ways to attract customers, establish authority and credibility and position yourself as a leader in your niche or industry.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Almost anything can be taught online.
(Got a business or passion for photography, gardening or creative writing? Turn it into an etraining product!)
The problem with product creation, however, is that creating PDF reports and training courses from scratch can take a lot of time. Chances are, however, that if you have been marketing yourself online for a while, you already have the building blocks of great content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a training product.
If you’re searching for a cost-effective way to develop and sell etraining products and your website is built using WordPress, then here is a powerful WP solution you may want to consider using.
WPCourseware – WordPress Course Management Plugin
WPCourseware is a leading WordPress course management plugin.
(WP Courseware – Online Course Creation WordPress Plugin)
Thousands of websites use the WPCourseware plugin. The software makes creating training courses in WordPress very simple.
A training course in WPCourseware consists of modules and modules can include units, surveys, etc.
WP Courseware integrates fully with WordPress. The plugin adds an “options” menu that lets you create a new training course, edit existing modules and units, add quizzes and surveys, edit plugin, import/export course information, edit certificates of completion, view plugin documentation, etc …
(WPCourseware plugin menu)
WP Courseware also lets you include a sidebar widget, giving users access to information about how they are progressing in the course …
(WP Courseware Widget)
You can completely customize and configure all of your courses.
For example, you can specify if course participants need to complete a course unit before they are allowed to progress through to the next section …
(Customize course settings to suit your needs)
You can access an overview of all courses inside the WP dashboard and perform a range of actions (e.g. access the grade book) …
(View training course information inside the WP dashboard)
If you already understand WordPress, you can create training courses fast using familiar WP interfaces and functionality.
For example, you can easily add and edit course titles and descriptions, set user access, customize messages and user notifications, provide 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, dragging and dropping elements around screens, etc …
(Edit your course options easily)
Adding modules and course units is as easy as adding and editing a WordPress post. You can easily include text, images, embedded media, and any other type of content that you would normally add to a post.
You can reorganize the order of your content by dragging and dropping units inside training modules inside the Ordering screen …
(Order Course Modules & Units section)
When you have finished adding content to your unit, simply publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
You can view a table containing all of your course units in the “Course Units” screen …
(List of course units)
Placing your course and training modules into pages is simple. WPCourseware allows you to insert courses and module information into pages using the plugin’s built-in shortcodes …
With shortcodes, you can add course content to your pages and manage all of your course details from a central location …
(Training course created with WP Courseware)
After publishing your training product, the content can be accessed by logged in authorized users …
(Members must log in and have permission to access your training content)
Go here to learn more: WP Courseware
Below are just some of the benefits of using WPCourseware to create professional courses online on your website:
Be Up And Running In Minutes
WPCourseware installs like every plugin. Just upload the plugin file to your Plugin folder via your WordPress admin account and activate.
Create Courses Quickly
As mentioned earlier, if you already understand how WordPress works, you can quickly create training courses using familiar WordPress interfaces and functionality.
Simply create a new course, module, or unit with content, and optional quiz or survey. Drag and drop to arrange the content and create a course outline using the plugin’s shortcodes or widget.
The plugin allows you to add unlimited courses, modules, lessons, quizzes, surveys and students.
Add Different Content Types
Course units use WordPress custom types, which let you add anything you would normally insert into WordPress pages or posts besides text, such as audio, video, images, hyperlinks, downloadable files, etc.
(Use different types of content to create your training courses)
Additional benefits and advantages include the following:
- Compatible with all WP themes: WPCourseware works with all WordPress themes.
- Use with all devices: WP Courseware works on all devices.
WPCourseware provides WP users with a number of great features. Here are a few of these:
You can create a course outline and course progress page using shortcodes. The course progress shortcode is dynamic and displays the courses students have enrolled in as well as displaying their current progress.
Students can also view their course progress using a dynamic custom sidebar widget.
As a course administrator, you can also track students as they progress through courses inside the dashboard …
Enroll New Students Automatically
You can set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new participants.
Training Course Certificates
Issue students with customized course certificates. Training course certificates can be personalized with a custom background, logo, and signature …
(Training course certificates)
The export/import function lets you transfer courses to other websites.
Custom User Message
WP Courseware allows you to create custom user messages to congratulate course participants upon module or course completion and for communicating course-related administrative matters. You can also customize the quiz result email to congratulate students who complete a quiz. You can also send out mass emails to students with their final course grade with just one click …
(WPCourseware – Email Messages)
Add Surveys And Quizzes
Add quizzes and surveys to your course content …
(Surveys & 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.
- Quiz results can be downloaded in PDF format. The survey feature allows you to download a CSV file with the survey results.
- The instructor grade book helps you track your student’s progress …
(Edit Quiz/Survey Screen – WPCourseware)
Works With WordPress e-Commerce & Membership Plugins
WPCourseware integrates with many well-known WordPress ecommerce and membership plugins …
(Membership And e-Commerce Integration)
Below are a couple of the testimonials and comments that 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, Entrepreneur, Blogger, & Speaker
As mentioned earlier, if you have been marketing your business online for a while, you probably already have training content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a digital training product.
WP Courseware lets you convert any any WordPress page or post into a course unit, so if you have already published some “how to” content like tutorials.
WPCourseware is very well-supported and backed by a risk-free, thirty day, 100% refund 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 explains how to use the available shortcodes …
(WP Courseware Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to complete “how-to” tutorials …
(Plugin Documentation – How-To Video Tutorials)
WPCourseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site Licensing – This option allows you to run WP Courseware on one WordPress website only. Includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Price = $99.00.
- 10-Site License Edition – This allows you to activate WP Courseware on ten domains. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $125.00.
- 25-Site Licensing – This enables you to set up WP Courseware on twenty-five WordPress websites. Includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $175.00.
Please Note: The cost of purchasing the WPCourseware product can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. The above reflects the price when this article was written. This may or may not be the actual price charged by the plugin seller when you visit the plugin website and there may be additional upsells or one-time offers after your purchase.
Check the plugin’s website for current pricing details:
For ”how to” videos showing plugin usage, including installation instructions and tutorials, FAQs, support help desk, contact details and more, visit the WP Courseware website.
The Bottom Line
If you’re searching for an inexpensive way to create learning courses The WPCourseware plugin is a powerful, yet simple and easy to use WordPress solution that you need to check out.
For complete details, visit the plugin website here: