Thanks to the digital revolution, thousands of entrepreneurial companies and individuals are now finding new opportunities to profit from areas like online training and education.
eLearning is based on the concept of distance learning, where learners have no face-to-face interaction with the trainer or teacher.
The eLearning Industry Is Growing
e-Training sites like Udemy.com are indicative of the growth of the eLearning industry.
Udemy offers over 30,000 courses online covering all topics, from office productivity and improving self esteem, to building healthy relationships and improving your lifestyle, etc …
(Udemy.com currently offers over 30,000 online courses on every subject imaginable!)
This is not only great for people looking to learn, but also for businesses that have something unique to share.
e-Learning – Opportunities And Challenges
The internet provides tools and technologies for creating ecourses. eLearning tools and technologies include Learning Management Systems, video tutorials, audio training, video-conferencing, online forums, PDF reports, etc. There are, however, some drawbacks involved in developing ecourses.
Some of the drawbacks include:
- Working out delivery methods,
- Employing easy-to-use tools and technologies that students can use to start learning,
- Ensuring consistent standards are applied throughout content design, course branding, etc.
- Measuring learning outcomes,
- Assessing scores,
- Providing reports, completion certificates
You also need to take into account important factors like lack of human contact, lack of motivation (e.g. boredom), distractions that cause loss of focus, etc.
eTraining – Unlimited Possibilities
If you are an internet marketer, creating an e-course that helps people acquire useful skills is a great way to grow a list and monetize your website. Product creation is, after all, one of the best ways to attract customers, establish authority and credibility online and position yourself as an industry or niche leader.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Just about every subject where there is a strong interest and demand to learn can be turned into an online training course.
(Got an interest or business built around fashion photography, horticulture or writing sales copy? Turn it into an ecourse!)
The problem 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 probably already have loads of great training content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a training product.
If you are searching for an inexpensive way to develop and sell an online training course and your website is powered by WordPress, this article will introduce you to a great courseware solution you may want to consider using on your site.
WPCourseware – Online Course Management System Plugin For WordPress
WPCourseware is a learning management system plugin for WordPress that lets users set up professional training courses and build e-learning products fast using WordPress.
(WPCourseware – WordPress Course Creation Plugin)
Over 7,000 websites have the WP Courseware plugin installed. The plugin makes creating etraining courses in WordPress very simple.
Courses in WPCourseware include training modules and modules can include units, quizzes, etc.
WP Courseware fully integrates with any WordPress site. Once installed, the plugin adds a new section to the admin menu that lets you add new training courses, add or edit modules and units, edit quizzes and surveys, edit settings, import/export data, edit certificates of completion, access plugin documentation, etc …
(WP Courseware options menu)
WPCourseware also lets you include a sidebar widget, giving users access to information about their course progress …
(WP Courseware Sidebar Widget)
You can fully customize and configure all of your courses.
For example, you can decide whether students need to have completed a training unit before they are allowed to progress to the next section …
(Configure your course settings to suit your needs)
You can view training course information “at a glance” and perform a number of actions (e.g. reorder modules, course units and quizzes) …
(View training course details inside the WP dashboard)
If you have a basic understanding of WordPress, you can create courses quickly and easily using familiar WP interfaces and functions.
For example, you can add and edit your course title and description, set user access, customize user messages and user notifications, issue course completion certificates and fine tune other course settings simply by clicking tabs, entering data into fields, checking radio buttons, choosing options from drop-down menus, dragging and dropping elements around screens, etc …
(Edit course settings easily)
Adding training modules and units is as simple as creating and editing a WordPress post. You can easily include text, images, embedded media, and any other form of content that you would normally add to a post.
You can order your content by dragging and dropping units inside modules inside the Ordering settings area …
(Order Course Modules & Units screen)
When you have finished adding content to your module, just publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
Your course units display in a table in the “Course Units” section …
(List of course units)
Placing your course and modules into pages is simple. WP Courseware lets you insert courses and module information into pages using shortcodes …
(WP Courseware shortcodes)
With shortcodes, you can display training course information on your pages and manage all of your course options from the plugin settings section …
(Creating training courses with WPCourseware)
After publishing your training product, the content can be viewed by users with exclusive permission to access the information …
(Users must be logged in and have permission to view your training content)
For more details go here: WPCourseware
Here are just a few of the benefits of using WP Courseware to create training courses online on your site:
Fast And Easy To Install And Configure. Ready To Use In Very Little Time.
WPCourseware is quite easy to install. Simply upload it to your Plugins folder via your dashboard and activate.
Very Simple To Use
As mentioned earlier, if you already understand the way WordPress works, you can quickly create courses using familiar interfaces and functions.
Just create a new course, training module, or course 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.
Unlimited Expansion Capability
The WP Courseware plugin lets you create unlimited courses, modules, lessons, surveys, quizzes and add an unlimited number of enrollees to courses.
Use Different Content Types
A course unit uses WordPress custom types, which allows you to add anything you would normally add to a WordPress page or postWordPress posts or pages besides text, such as audio, video, graphic elements, hyperlinks, file downloads, etc.
(Add any type of content you like to create your training courses)
Additional plugin benefits include:
- Use on all WordPress themes: The plugin works with all WordPress themes.
- Use on all devices: WPCourseware allows you to deliver training content across multiple devices.
WP Courseware offers WordPress users with many features. Below we have listed some of those features:
You can create course outlines or course progress pages using shortcodes. The course progress shortcode displays the courses your students have enrolled in as well as displaying their current progress.
Students can also navigate through their courses with a dynamic custom sidebar widget.
As a course administrator, you can also track students as they progress through courses inside your dashboard …
Enroll New Participants Automatically
Set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new course students.
At the end of a course, you can issue students who successfully complete courses with certificates of completion. Course completion certificates can be personalized with a custom background, logo, and signature …
The export/import functionality allows you to set up your course on another WP site.
WPCourseware lets you create custom user notifications for trainees upon module and course completion and for communicating related administrative matters. You can also customize the quiz result email so your students can be congratulated upon successfully completing a quiz. Additionally, you can also send out mass emails to students with their final course grade with one click …
(Email Messages – WPCourseware)
Surveys & Quizzes
You can add a quiz or survey to course content …
(Quizzes And Surveys)
- 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.
- Quiz results can be downloaded in PDF format. You can also download a CSV file with the survey results.
- The instructor grade book will help you track how well your students are progressing …
(Edit Quiz/Survey Section – WP Courseware)
eCommerce & Membership Site Plugin Integration
WPCourseware can be used with many leading ecommerce and membership plugins …
(e-Commerce & Membership Site Plugin Integration)
Testimonials From Plugin Users
Below are a few of the testimonials and comments plugin customers have published about 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 already have training content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a new product.
WPCourseware allows you to convert any post or page on your site into a course unit, so if there are some instructional articles and tutorials already published on your website, you probably have a product partially created …
(Convert any WordPress post or page into a course unit)
Additionally, you can use the export/import feature to build 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 staff inhouse, or document instructions for outsourcing business tasks.
WPCourseware Plugin Support
WPCourseware is very well-supported and backed by a risk-free, 30 day, complete refund guarantee. Users get free access to all integrations and one 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 …
(WPCourseware Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to over 15 plugin “how to” tutorials …
(WPCourseware Documentation – Video Tutorials)
WP Courseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site License Edition – This option enables you to use WPCourseware on one WordPress website only. Pricing includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $99.00.
- 10-Site License – This enables you to use WP Courseware on 10 web sites. Includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Price = $125.00.
- 25-Site License Edition – This license lets you set up WP Courseware on 25 WordPress websites. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $175.00.
Note: Pricing for the WP Courseware plugin can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time special offers. The above reflects the pricing when this content was written. This may or may not be the actual price charged by the software developer when you visit the plugin site and you may be shown additional upsells or one-time offers after you’ve purchased.
Check the plugin’s website for current pricing details:
For ”how-to” videos showing how the software works, including installation instructions and tutorials, FAQs, customer helpdesk, contact details and more, visit the WP Courseware website.
Download This Product
If you would like to create and sell ecourses, the WPCourseware plugin is a powerful, yet simple and easy to use courseware plugin that you may want to consider using on your site.
For complete details, check out the plugin here: