Thanks to the internet and digital technologies, thousands of entrepreneurial organizations and individuals are discovering new niches to profit from in areas like online education.
eLearning is is the technological equivalent of distance learning, where learners do not interact face-to-face with the teacher or trainer.
The eTraining Industry Is Growing
eTraining sites like Udemy.com show that the eTraining industry is growing at a tremendous rate.
Udemy.com offers 30,000+ courses online covery every subject imaginable, from marketing and personal finance, to courses about health and fitness and improving memory & study skills, etc …
(Udemy.com offers over 30,000 e-courses covering all topics!)
This is not only great for people looking to learn new things, but also for businesses that have something unique to teach others.
Online Courses – Benefits & Drawbacks
The internet provides loads of tools and opportunities for creating and selling ecourses. Learning performance-boosting delivered via computers and mobile-based tools and technologies include Learning Management Systems, videos, video-conferencing apps, audio training, eBooks, online forums, etc. There are, however, a number of drawbacks involved in planning training courses online.
Some of the drawbacks include:
- Figuring out the best delivery method,
- Using popular tools and technologies that learners can use immediately to access the training content,
- Ensuring consistent standards are applied throughout the content, course branding, etc.
- Measuring results,
- Grading student performance,
- Creating reports, completion certificates
Additional factors include lack of human contact, boredom, lack of focus, etc.
Online Courses – A World Of Possibilities
If you are trying to expand your web presence, creating learning products that teach commercial subjects in areas of strong interest is a great way to grow a subscriber list and monetize your website. Product creation is, after all, one of the best ways to attract new customers, as well as establish authority and credibility and position yourself as an industry or niche leader.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Just about anything can be taught online.
(Got a passion or interest in fashion photography, landscaping or creative writing? Turn it into an training course!)
The problem is that creating “how to” ebooks and training courses from scratch can take a lot of time. Chances are, however, you already have the building blocks of great training content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a digital training product.
If you’re searching for an inexpensive way to develop and sell ecourses and your website is built with WordPress, then here is a great WordPress solution that can help you.
WP Courseware – Learning Management System Courseware Plugin For WordPress
WPCourseware is the leading online course creation plugin for WordPress.
(WP Courseware – Online Learning Management System Plugin For WordPress)
WP Courseware is used on over 7,000 sites and makes creating training courses in WordPress simple.
Courses in WPCourseware comprise of modules and modules comprise of course units, surveys, etc.
WPCourseware can be fully integrated with WordPress. Once installed, the plugin adds a new section to your admin menu that lets you create new courses, edit existing modules and units, add quizzes and surveys, edit plugin, import/export your course information, modify certificates, access plugin documentation, etc …
(WPCourseware options menu)
WP Courseware also lets you add a widget in your sidebar, giving users access to information about their course progress …
(WP Courseware Sidebar Widget)
Courses can be completely customized and configured.
For example, you can choose if course students need to complete a training section before they can progress through to the next section …
(Customize course settings to suit your needs)
You can view course details “at a glance” and perform a number of actions (e.g. edit course settings) …
(View details about your courses inside the WP dashboard)
If you are already familiar with the way WordPress works, you can quickly create training courses using familiar WP interfaces and functionality.
For example, you can add and edit course titles and descriptions, set user access, customize user messages and notifications, create certificates of completion for courses and fine tune other course settings simply by clicking tabs, entering information into fields, checking radio buttons, selecting drop-down menu options, rearranging elements around screens using drag and drop, etc …
(Easily edit course options)
Adding training modules and units is as easy as adding and editing a WordPress post. You can include text, images, videos, and any other type of content that you would normally add to a post.
You can order your content by dragging and dropping units inside training modules inside the ”Order Course” screen …
(Order Course Modules & Units settings area)
When you are done creating your module, simply publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
Your course units will be listed in a table in the “Course Units” area …
(List of course units)
Placing your course and training modules into pages is simple. WPCourseware allows you to insert courses and training module information into pages using a range of shortcodes …
With shortcodes, you can add course content to your pages and manage all of your course options from your dashboard …
(Create training courses with WPCourseware)
After publishing your training course, you can restrict content access to registered students only …
(Members must be logged in and have permission to access your training content)
More info: WP Courseware
Benefits Of Using WP Courseware
Here we have listed just some of the benefits and advantages of using WP Courseware to create professional training courses online on your WordPress website:
Fast And Simple To Install And Use. Ready To Go To Work In Minutes.
WP Courseware installs just like every other WordPress plugin. Just upload a zip folder that contains the plugin files to your Plugins folder via your WP dashboard and activate.
Really Simple To Use
As mentioned earlier, if you are already familiar with how WordPress works, you can quickly create training courses using familiar interfaces and functions.
Simply create a course, training module, or course unit with content, and optional quiz or survey. Drag and drop to organize the content and create a course outline using the plugin’s shortcodes or widget.
WPCourseware allows you to create unlimited courses, modules, lessons, quizzes, surveys and add an unlimited number of students to courses.
Use Different Content
A course unit uses WordPress custom types, which enables you to add anything you would typically add to a WordPress post or pageWordPress pages or posts besides text, such as videos, audio files, images, links, file downloads, etc.
(Use different content types to create your training courses)
Some additional benefits include:
- Works with all WP themes: WPCourseware works with all WordPress themes.
- Compatible with all devices: The plugin allows you to deliver content across multiple devices.
WPCourseware offers many great features to site owners. Here are just a few:
You can create course outlines and course progress pages using shortcodes. The course progress shortcode displays all the courses your students are 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 …
Set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new students.
Issue course participants who successfully complete your training courses with customized training certificates. You can add custom backgrounds, logos and signatures to course certificates …
(Certificates of completion)
The import/export function lets you set up training courses on another website.
WPCourseware lets you set up custom user notifications to congratulate course participants after completing modules and courses and communicating on course-related administrative matters. You can also customize the quiz result email so your students can be congratulated upon completing a quiz. You can also send out a mass email to your students with their final grade with a single click …
(Custom User Notifications – WPCourseware)
Add Quizzes And Surveys
Add a quiz or survey to course content …
(Add Surveys And Quizzes)
- Depending on how you decide to structure 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.
- Quiz results can be downloaded in PDF format. Surveys allow you to download CSV files with survey results.
- The course grade book helps you track your student’s progress …
(Edit Quiz/Survey Screen – WPCourseware)
eCommerce & Membership Plugin Integration
WPCourseware integrates with many ecommerce and membership plugins …
(e-Commerce & Membership Site Plugin Integration)
Below are a few of the testimonials and comments plugin users have published 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, 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 content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a new digital product.
WPCourseware lets you convert any page or post on your site into a course unit, so if there are some educational content like step-by-step tutorials published on your website, you probably already have a product partially created …
(Convert any WordPress post or page into a course unit)
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 WP Courseware to train staff inhouse, or document instructions for outsourced tasks.
WP Courseware is well-supported and backed by a risk-free, 30 day, full refund guarantee. Users get free access to all integrations and one year of support and upgrades with their purchase.
The plugin’s “Documentation” screen inside the plugin’s settings area explains how to use the shortcodes …
(WPCourseware Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to over 15 ”how-to” videos …
(Plugin Documentation – How-To Video Tutorials)
WP Courseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site Edition – This enables you to run WPCourseware on 1 domain only. Pricing includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $99.00.
- 10-Site License Edition – This enables you to activate WPCourseware on ten WordPress websites. Price includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Price = $125.00.
- 25-Site License Edition – This enables you to run WP Courseware on 25 domains. Pricing includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $175.00.
Note: The cost to purchase the WPCourseware plugin can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. Currently, the software is being retailed for the amounts shown above. This may not be the actual price charged by the software author when you visit the site and you may be shown 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 help documentation and tutorials, FAQs, customer help desk, contact details and more, visit the WP Courseware website.
The Bottom Line
If you’re searching for an inexpensive way to develop and sell ecourses, WPCourseware is a great courseware solution that you need to check out.
For more details, visit the plugin website: