Thanks to the internet, thousands of entrepreneurial organizations and individuals are now finding new niches to profit from in areas like online training and education.
Electronic learning, or “elearning,” is is the technological equivalent of distance learning, where learners do not interact face-to-face with the trainer or teacher.
The e-Learning Industry Is Growing
e-Training sites like Udemy.com show that the eLearning industry is growing at an impressive rate year on year.
Udemy.com currently offers 30,000+ online courses on every topic imaginable, from IT & software and personal productivity, to better parenting and music, etc …
(Udemy provides over 30,000 courses online covering all topics!)
The fact that the e-Training industry is growing is not only great for people looking to learn new skills, but also for businesses that have valuable educational content that can help transform the lives of others.
eTraining – Opportunities & Drawbacks
Some of the challenges of planning ecourses include:
- Figuring out delivery methods,
- Using familiar tools that course students can use to access the content,
- Ensuring consistent methods are used throughout the content, course branding, etc.
- Measuring learning performance,
- Grading student scores,
- Creating reports, completion certificates
Additional factors include lack of face-to-face contact, lack of student motivation, loss of focus, etc.
eLearning – Unlimited Possibilities
If you are a digital product creator, creating courses that teach others new skills is a great way to grow a subscriber list or develop another stream of revenue. Creating products is one of the best ways to build a 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. Anything can be turned into a training product.
(Got knowledge, skills or business interest in commercial photography, horticulture or creative writing? Turn it into an training product!)
The problem with product creation, however, is that creating PDF reports and training courses from scratch takes a lot of time. If you have been online for a while, however, you probably already have plenty of useful training content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a new digital product.
If you are searching for an inexpensive way to develop and sell an online training course and your website is built with WordPress, then here is a powerful courseware solution you may want to check out.
WP Courseware – WordPress Course Creation Plugin
WPCourseware is a learning management system plugin for WordPress that lets users set up professional training courses and build e-learning products quickly and easily with WordPress.
(WP Courseware – Learning Management System Courseware Plugin For WordPress)
WP Courseware is currently being used on 7,000+ WP sites and makes creating training courses in WordPress simple.
In WP Courseware, A course contains training modules and modules include course units, quizzes, etc.
WPCourseware integrates fully with any WordPress site. Once installed, the plugin adds a new section to your admin menu that lets you create a new training course, add or edit existing modules and units, add quizzes, edit plugin, import/export course information, create custom certificates of completion, access training documentation, etc …
(WP Courseware options menu)
WP Courseware also lets you include a widget in your sidebar, giving you further customization options …
(WP Courseware Widget)
You can completely configure and customize all courses.
For example, you can specify whether learners need to complete a training unit before they can advance through to the next unit …
(Courses can be fully customized to suit your needs)
You can view training course details ”at a glance” inside your admin dashboard and perform a range of actions (e.g. access the grade book) …
(View course information inside the WP dashboard)
If you are already familiar with the way WordPress works, you can quickly create training courses using familiar WordPress interfaces and functionality.
For example, you can add and edit the course title and description, set user access, customize messages and notifications, issue course completion certificates and fine tune other course settings simply by clicking tabs, entering data into fields, checking radio buttons, selecting options from drop-down menus, rearranging elements around screens using drag & drop, etc …
(”Edit Course” screen)
Adding modules and units is as easy 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 rearrange the order of your units inside training modules using drag and drop inside the ”Order Course” settings area …
(Order Course Modules & Units section)
When you have finished adding content to 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” section …
(Course Units table)
Placing your course and modules into pages is simple. You can use a range of shortcodes to insert course and training module information into pages …
(WP Courseware shortcodes)
With shortcodes, you can add training course content to your pages and manage all of your course options from your dashboard …
(Training course created with WPCourseware)
Once your e-course has been published, users must be logged in and have permission to view your training content …
(Users must log in and have permission to access your training content)
Learn more about the plugin here: WPCourseware
Here are just some of the many benefits of using WPCourseware to create professional training courses online on your web site:
Ready To Start Using In No Time
WPCourseware is really easy to install. Simply upload a zip folder containing the plugin files to your Plugins folder via your WP admin user login and activate.
Create Courses Quickly
As mentioned earlier, if you already understand the way WordPress works, you can create courses fast using familiar interfaces and functionality.
Just create a course, 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 Capacity
The plugin allows you to create unlimited courses, modules, lessons, surveys, quizzes and add an unlimited number of users to courses.
Use Different Content
A course unit uses WordPress custom types, which enables you to add any type of content you would normally insert into WordPress pages or posts besides text, such as audio files, video, graphic elements, links, downloadable files, etc.
(Add any type of content you want to create your training courses)
Additional benefits of this plugin include the following:
- Works on all WordPress themes: WPCourseware works with all WordPress themes.
- Compatible with all devices: WP Courseware deliver training content that can be viewed on all devices.
WPCourseware offers a number of great features to WP users. Here are just a few of these:
Course Outline And Progress Page
You can create a course outline or course progress page via shortcodes. The course progress shortcode displays the courses students have enrolled in while also displaying their current progress.
Track Course Progress
Students can also view their course progress with a dynamic custom sidebar widget.
As an administrator, you can also track student progress inside the dashboard …
Enroll Course Members Automatically
You can set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new course participants.
Customized Certificates Of Completion
Students who successfully complete your training courses can be issued with a training certificate. You can add a custom background, logo, and signature to training course certificates …
(Customized certificates of completion)
The import/export function lets you transfer courses to other sites.
WPCourseware allows you to set up custom user notifications to congratulate trainees upon module or course completion and to communicate course-related administrative matters. You can also customize quiz result emails to congratulate students who complete course quizzes. You can also send out mass emails to your students with their final grades with a single click …
(WP Courseware – Custom Notifications)
Surveys And Quizzes
Add quizzes and surveys to course content …
(Add Quizzes & Surveys)
- Depending on your needs, 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. The survey feature allows you to download CSV files with the survey results.
- The course grade book will help you track how your students are progressing in a course …
(WP Courseware – Edit Quiz/Survey Settings Area)
eCommerce & Membership Plugin Integration
WP Courseware integrates with leading ecommerce and membership plugins …
(Works With WordPress e-Commerce & Membership Plugins)
Testimonials From Customers
Here are some of the testimonials and comments that plugin users have written about 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
“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 yourself online for a while, you probably already have training content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a training product.
WPCourseware lets you convert any page or post on your site into a course unit, so if there are a number of educational content like tutorials published on your website or blog, you could already have a product partially created …
(Convert any WordPress page or post into a course unit)
Additionally, you can use the export/import feature to create and sell completed training courses to other WordPress site owners.
Apart from using the plugin to create sellable e-courses, you can also use WPCourseware to train new staff, or document instructions for outsourcing business tasks.
WP Courseware is very well-supported and backed by a no-risk, 30 day, complete 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 a list of the shortcodes …
(WP Courseware Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to over 15 ”how-to” videos …
(WPCourseware Documentation – How-To Video Tutorials)
WP Courseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site Licensing – This license enables you to set up WP Courseware on 1 WordPress web site only. It includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $99.00.
- 10-Site License – This allows you to configure WP Courseware on 10 sites. Price includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $125.00.
- 25-Site License Edition – This license option lets you install WPCourseware on 25 sites. Cost includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $175.00.
Note: Pricing details of the WP Courseware plugin can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. The pricing above was correct at the time this article was written. This may not be the actual price set by the software seller when you visit the product website and there may be additional upsells or one-time offers after you’ve purchased.
Check the plugin’s website for the current price:
For ”how to” videos showing how the plugin works, including installation instructions and tutorials, FAQs, support help desk, contact details and more, visit the WP Courseware website.
Install The Plugin
If you’re searching for a cost-effective way to develop ecourses WP Courseware is a powerful, yet simple and easy to use courseware plugin that you should definitely look into.
For more details, check out the plugin here: