Thanks to the internet, thousands of entrepreneurial organizations and individuals are now finding new niches and opportunities to profit from in areas like providing e-training courses and elearning systems.
eTraining is based on the concept of distance learning, where students do not interact face-to-face with the trainer or teacher.
The eTraining Industry Is Growing
eTraining sites like Udemy show that the e-Learning industry is growing at an astronomical rate year on year.
Udemy.com currently offers 30,000+ ecourses on every subject imaginable, from office productivity and personal skills, to courses about better parenting and language learning, etc …
(Udemy offers over 30,000 ecourses covering all topics!)
This is not only great for people looking to gain new skills and competency in areas of strong need, but also for individuals that have unique and valuable content that can help transform the lives of others.
e-Training – Opportunities & Drawbacks
The internet provides many tools and a great environment for developing etraining courses. Learning-boosting delivered via computers and increasingly mobile-based tools and technologies include Learning Management Systems, videos, web-conferencing apps, audio courses, slide presentations, online forums, etc. There are, however, a number of challenges involved in planning, developing and implementing e-learning courses.
Some of these include:
- Figuring out the,
- Using popular tools that students can use instinctively to ,
- Ensuring consistent standards are applied throughout the content, course branding, etc.
- Measuring results,
- Grading student performance,
- Generating useful reports, certificates of completion
Additional factors include lack of human contact, potential lack of motivation, potential lack of focus, etc.
e-Training – Unlimited Possibilities
If you are a product creator, creating a product that teaches useful things is a great way to attract new subscribers 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. Almost anything can be turned into an ecourse.
(Got an interest or passion for photography, gardening or technical writing? Turn it into an ecourse!)
The problem with product creation, however, is that creating “how to” ebooks and training courses from scratch can take a lot of time. Chances are, however, you probably already have content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a digital product.
If your website is built using WordPress and you plan to create and sell ”how-to” courses, there’s a cost-effective and professional WordPress solution that can help you.
WPCourseware – Online Course Management Plugin For WordPress
WPCourseware is a leading online course management plugin for WordPress.
(WPCourseware – Learning Management System Courseware Plugin For WordPress)
Over 7,000 sites use WPCourseware. WP Courseware makes creating courses in WordPress simple.
Training courses in WPCourseware include modules and modules contain course units, surveys, etc.
WPCourseware integrates fully with WordPress. The plugin adds a new section to your dashboard menu that lets you add new training courses, edit modules and units, add quizzes and surveys, edit settings, import/export data, create custom certificates of completion, access training documentation, etc …
(WPCourseware plugin menu)
WP Courseware also lets you include a sidebar widget, allowing you to further customize your course options …
(WPCourseware Sidebar Widget)
The courses you add can be fully configured and customized.
For example, you can decide if learners need to have completed a course unit before they are allowed to advance through to the next unit …
(Course settings can be fully customized to suit your needs)
You can view course information “at a glance” and perform a number of actions (e.g. access the grade book) …
(View course details inside the WP dashboard)
If you have a basic understanding of WordPress, you can create training courses very quickly 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, issue course completion certificates and fine tune other course settings simply by switching tabs, entering information into fields, checking radio buttons, choosing options from drop-down menus, dragging and dropping elements around screens, etc …
(”Edit Course” area)
Adding training modules and units is as simple as adding and editing WordPress posts. You can include text, images, embedded media, and any other kind of content that you would normally add to a post.
You can order your training content by dragging and dropping units inside training modules inside the Ordering settings area …
(Order Course Modules & Units section)
When you have finished creating your unit, simply publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
All of your course units will be listed in a table in the “Course Units” area …
(Course Units table)
Placing your course and training modules into pages is simple. WPCourseware uses the plugin’s built-in shortcodes to insert courses and training module information into pages …
(WP Courseware shortcodes)
Shortcodes let you add training course information to your pages and manage all of your course options from a central location …
(Training course created with WPCourseware)
After your e-course is published, you can restrict access to registered users only …
(Users must be logged in and have permission to access your training content)
More info: WPCourseware
Here are just a few of the benefits and advantages of using WP Courseware to create professional training courses online on your WordPress web site:
Be Up And Running In Minutes
WP Courseware installs like every plugin. Just upload the plugin file to your Plugin folder via your WP admin user login and activate.
Simple To Use
As mentioned earlier, if you already understand how WordPress works, you can create training courses quickly using familiar interfaces and functions.
Just create a new course, 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 WP Courseware plugin lets you add unlimited courses, modules, lessons, quizzes, surveys and students.
Add Different Content Types
A course unit uses WordPress custom types, which allows you to add anything you would typically add to WordPress posts or pages besides text, like audio, videos, graphic elements, links, file downloads, etc.
(Use different content types in your training courses)
Additional benefits include:
- Compatible with all themes: The plugin integrates with all WordPress themes.
- Compatible with all devices: WP Courseware allows you to deliver content across multiple devices.
WP Courseware offers site owners with a number of great features. Here are just a few:
You can create course outlines or course progress pages via shortcodes. The course progress shortcode displays all the courses your students are enrolled in while also 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 a student’s course progress inside the dashboard …
(Track student progress)
Set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new course students.
Course Certificate Distribution
Students who successfully complete training courses can receive a certificate. Course certificates can be personalized with custom backgrounds, logos and signatures …
(Training course certificates)
The import/export option allows you to move your course to other websites.
Custom User Notifications
WPCourseware lets you create custom user messages to congratulate students upon module and course completion and for communicating related administrative matters. You can also customize quiz result emails to congratulate students who complete a quiz. Additionally, you can also send out a mass email to students with their final course grade with a single click …
(WPCourseware – Custom User Message)
Add Surveys And Quizzes
You can add a quiz or survey to course content …
(Quizzes & Surveys)
- Use course progress blocking or non-blocking quizzes depending on your needs.
- 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 CSV files with survey results.
- The instructor grade book will help track your student’s progress …
(WPCourseware – Edit Quiz/Survey Screen)
e-Commerce & Membership Plugin Integration
WP Courseware works with many leading WordPress ecommerce and membership plugins …
(Works With eCommerce & Membership Site Plugins)
Feedback From Users
Below are just a few of the testimonials that customers have provided for WP Courseware:
“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 online for a while, you already have plenty of great content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a training product.
WPCourseware lets you convert any any WordPress page or post into a course unit, so if you already have some “how to” articles and tutorials.
WPCourseware is very well-supported and backed by a risk-free, 30 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 menu provides a list of the shortcodes …
(Plugin Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to complete ”how-to” video tutorials …
(WP Courseware Documentation – Plugin Video Tutorials)
WP Courseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site License Edition – This option lets you run WP Courseware on 1 WordPress web site only. Includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $99.00.
- 10-Site License Edition – This license option lets you use WP Courseware on ten WordPress sites. It includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $125.00.
- 25-Site Licensing – This lets you run WP Courseware on 25 websites. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $175.00.
Please Note: The price of WPCourseware depends on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. Currently, the software is selling for the prices shown above. This may or may not be the actual price set by the software developer when you visit the product site and you may be shown additional upsells or one-time offers after your purchase.
Check the plugin’s website for current pricing details:
Additional Product Info
For demo videos showing plugin usage, including installation instructions and tutorials, FAQs, support helpdesk, contact details and more, visit the WP Courseware website.
Install The Product
If you would like to create an online training product, the WP Courseware plugin is a powerful, yet simple and easy to use courseware plugin that you may want to consider using on your site.
To learn more, visit the plugin website: