Thanks to the digital revolution, thousands of entrepreneurial companies and individuals are discovering new niches to profit from in areas like online education.
Electronic training (e-Training) is is the technological equivalent of distance learning, where learners don’t have direct face-to-face interaction with the teacher or trainer.
The e-Training Industry Is Growing
eTraining sites like Udemy.com show that the e-Training industry is growing at an impressive rate.
Udemy.com provides 30,000+ online courses covery every subject imaginable, from marketing and growing your influence, to courses on religion & spirituality and improving memory & study skills, etc …
(Udemy.com provides 30,000+ courses online on every topic imaginable!)
This is not only great for people looking to learn new things, but also for individuals that have valuable knowledge to share.
Online Courses – Benefits & Challenges
The digital medium provides benefits and opportunities for creating and selling training courses online. e-Training tools and technologies include Learning Management Systems, online videos, audio courses, web-conferencing, online forums, e-Guides, etc. There are, however, a number of challenges involved in planning, developing and implementing courses online.
Some of the drawbacks and challenges include:
- Working out the,
- Using familiar tools that students can use to get trained,
- Ensuring consistency of methods used throughout the content, branding, etc.
- Measuring learning performance,
- Assessing student scores,
- Generating useful reports, certificates of completion
Additional factors include the lack of human contact, boredom and lack of student motivation, loss of focus, etc.
e-Training – A World Of Possibilities
If you plan to create and sell digital products, creating e-training products that teach people practical things is a great way to attract new subscribers or develop an online stream of revenue. 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. Almost every imaginable subject can be turned into an e-course.
(Got an interest or business built around commercial photography, landscaping or creative writing? Turn it into an ecourse!)
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, you already have loads of great training content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a new digital training product.
If you are searching for an inexpensive way to create and sell an online training course and your website is driven by WordPress, this article will introduce you to a great WordPress plugin you need to look into.
WP Courseware – Learning Management System Courseware Plugin For WordPress
Description Of Plugin
WP Courseware is a learning management system plugin for WordPress that lets you set up training courses and build e-learning products quickly and easily with WordPress.
(WPCourseware – WordPress Learning Management Plugin)
Over 7,000 WordPress sites use WPCourseware. WPCourseware makes creating courses in WordPress very simple.
A course in WP Courseware consists of modules and training modules include units, quizzes, etc.
WP Courseware integrates fully with WordPress. The plugin adds an “options” menu that lets you create new training courses, edit existing modules and units, add quizzes and surveys, edit settings, import/export your data, create training certificates, access training documentation, etc …
(WPCourseware options menu)
WPCourseware also lets you include a sidebar widget, allowing you to further customize your course options …
Your courses can be fully configured and customized.
For example, you can choose if course students need to have completed a training unit before they are allowed to progress to the next unit …
(Customize course settings to suit your needs)
You can view training course details ”at a glance” inside the WP dashboard and perform various types of actions (e.g. access the grade book) …
(View information about your courses inside your WP dashboard)
If you are already familiar with how WordPress works, you can create courses quickly using familiar interfaces and functions.
For example, you can easily add and edit course titles and descriptions, set user access, customize user messages and user notifications, create 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, rearranging elements around screens using drag & drop, etc …
(Edit your course settings easily)
Adding modules and course units is as simple 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 order your units inside training modules using drag and drop inside the ”Order Course Modules & Units” settings area …
(Order Course Modules & Units section)
When you are done adding content to your unit, simply publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
You can view a list of your course units in the “Course Units” section …
(Course Units table)
Placing your course and modules into pages is simple. WP Courseware uses a range of built-in shortcodes to insert course and training module information into pages …
After publishing your page, your training course will display to users with all the options and settings you have configured …
(Training course created with WPCourseware)
After publishing your e-learning product, it can be viewed by logged in authorized users …
(Members must be logged in and have permission to access your training content)
Learn more about this plugin here: WP Courseware
Below are just some of the many benefits of using WP Courseware to create professional training courses online on your WordPress web site:
Quick And Simple To Install And Use. Ready To Start Using In Very Little Time.
WPCourseware installs like any plugin. Just upload the plugin file to your Plugin folder via your dashboard and activate.
Simple To Use
As mentioned earlier, if you have a basic understanding of the way WordPress works, you can create training courses quickly and easily using familiar interfaces and functions.
Simply create a new course, training 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 plugin allows you to add unlimited courses, modules, lessons, quizzes, surveys and course participants.
Use Different Content Types
A course unit uses WordPress custom types, which lets you add any type of content you would normally add to a WordPress page or postWordPress pages or posts besides text, such as video, audio, images, links, downloadable files, etc.
(Add different content types in your training courses)
Some additional benefits of using the plugin include the following:
- Works on all WordPress themes: The plugin works with all WordPress themes.
- Compatible with all devices: The plugin deliver training content accross all devices.
WPCourseware offers web site owners with many features. Here are just a few of these:
Course Outline And Progress Page
You can create a course outline and course progress page via shortcodes. The course progress shortcode displays all the courses your students have enrolled in while also displaying their current progress.
Track Student Progress
Students can also navigate through your course with a custom sidebar widget.
As a course administrator, you can also track a student’s course progress inside the dashboard …
(Track course progress)
Automatically Enroll New Course Participants
Set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new participants.
Customized Course Certificates
Students who successfully complete your training courses can be issued with course certificates. You can add a custom background, logo, and signature to training certificates …
The import/export option allows you to set up training courses on a different WordPress site.
Custom Email Notifications
WP Courseware allows you to set up custom email 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 the quiz. You can also send out mass emails to students with their final course grades with a single click …
(WP Courseware – Custom Email Notifications And Messages)
Add Quizzes & Surveys
Add quizzes and surveys to course content …
(Surveys & Quizzes)
- 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.
- Quiz results can be downloaded in PDF format. You can also download CSV files with survey results.
- The instructor grade book will help track your student’s progress …
(WP Courseware – Edit Quiz/Survey Settings Area)
Integrates With eCommerce & Membership Site Plugins
WP Courseware can be used with many ecommerce and membership plugins …
(eCommerce And Membership Site Plugin Integration)
Feedback From Users
Below are some of the testimonials and feedback customers have written 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
“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 online for a while, you already have training content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a training product.
WPCourseware allows you to easily convert any post or page on your site into a course unit, so if you have published some educational content like tutorials.
WP Courseware is well-supported and backed by a risk-free, 30 day, complete 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 …
(WPCourseware Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to dozens of plugin “how to” tutorials …
(Plugin Documentation – Plugin Tutorials)
WP Courseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site Licensing – This license option allows you to configure WPCourseware on a single WordPress web site. It includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $99.00.
- 10-Site Licensing – This lets you install WP Courseware on ten WordPress sites. Pricing includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $125.00.
- 25-Site License Edition – This lets you configure WPCourseware on 25 WordPress sites. It includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $175.00.
Note: Pricing details of WP Courseware depends on whether there are any promotions or limited-time special offers. Presently, the software is selling for the amounts shown above. This may not be the actual pricing set by the plugin developer when you visit the plugin site and there may be additional upsells or one-time offers after you’ve purchased.
Check the plugin’s website for current pricing details:
Additional Product Information
For ”how to” videos showing plugin usage, including installation instructions and tutorials, FAQs, customer helpdesk, contact details and more, visit the WP Courseware website.
WP Courseware helps you build and sell courses fast. This is a powerful, yet simple and easy to use plugin you should definitely add to your site.
For more information, check out the plugin here: