Thanks to the internet and digital technologies, thousands of entrepreneurial companies and individuals are finding new niches and opportunities to profit from in areas like online education.
eLearning is based on the concept of distance learning, where students do not interact face-to-face with the teacher or trainer.
The e-Training Industry Is Growing
eTraining course marketplaces like Udemy.com show that the e-Training industry is growing.
Udemy.com offers over 30,000 courses online covering all topics, from business and leadership, to courses about parenting & relationships and music, etc …
(Udemy.com currently offers over 30,000 online courses covering all topics!)
This is not only great for people looking to gain practical knowledge and skills, but also for individuals that have valuable information to share with others.
eTraining – Benefits And Challenges
The internet provides benefits and opportunities for developing and selling training courses online, but there are also many challenges and drawbacks.:
- Working out methods of delivery,
- Using popular tools and technologies that don’t require spending extra time learning,
- Ensuring consistency across content design, course branding, etc.
- Measuring learning outcomes,
- Assessing scores,
- Creating reports, completion certificates
Additional factors include the lack of human contact, student boredom, distractions that cause loss of focus, etc.
e-Courses – A World Of Possibilities
If you plan to develop and sell information products, creating ecourses that help people gain practical 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 attract new customers, establish authority and credibility online and position yourself as an industry or niche leader.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Almost anything can be turned into an e-learning course.
(Got a passion or interest in commercial photography, horticulture or writing sales copy? Turn it into an online training course!)
The problem is that creating PDF reports and training courses from scratch tends to be very time-consuming. If you have been marketing your business online for a while, however, you probably already have training content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a new product.
If your website is built using WordPress and you are searching for a cost-effective way to develop and sell ”how-to” products then let me introduce you to a powerful plugin you may want to consider using on your site.
Let’s Review …
WPCourseware – WordPress Learning Management System Plugin
WP Courseware is the leading online course management plugin for WordPress.
(WPCourseware – WordPress Course Creation Plugin)
Over 7,000 WordPress websites have the WPCourseware plugin installed. The software makes creating courses in WordPress simple.
A training course in WPCourseware includes training modules and training modules can contain course units, quizzes, etc.
WPCourseware fully integrates with any WordPress site. The plugin adds a new section to the admin menu that lets you create a new course, add or edit existing modules and units, add quizzes, edit plugin, import/export your course information, edit training certificates, access plugin documentation, etc …
(WP Courseware options menu)
WPCourseware also lets you include a widget in the sidebar, allowing you to further customize your course options …
You can completely configure and customize all of your courses.
For example, you can specify if learners need to have completed a training unit before they are allowed to advance to the next section …
(Customize course settings to suit your needs)
You can see an overview of your training courses inside your dashboard and perform various types of actions (e.g. reorder modules, units and quizzes) …
(View details about your training courses inside your WP dashboard)
If you have a basic understanding of how WordPress works, you can create training courses very quickly using familiar interfaces and functionality.
For example, you can add and edit course titles and descriptions, set user access, customize messages and notifications, issue certificates of completion for courses and fine tune other course settings simply by clicking tabs, entering information into fields, checking radio buttons, choosing drop-down menu options, rearranging elements around screens using drag & drop, etc …
(”Edit Course” section)
Adding modules and units is as easy as creating and editing a WordPress post. You can easily include text, images, videos, and any other kind of content that you would normally add to a post.
You can reorder your content by dragging and dropping units inside training modules inside the ”Order Course” screen …
(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 display in a table in the “Course Units” screen …
(List of course units)
Placing your course and modules into pages is simple. WPCourseware lets you insert courses and module information into pages using shortcodes …
Shortcodes let you add training course information to your pages and manage all of your course details from the plugin settings section …
(Creating training courses with WP Courseware)
After publishing your e-course, you can restrict content access to registered students only …
(Users must log in and have permission to view your training content)
To learn more about this plugin go here: WP Courseware
Below are just a few of the benefits of using WPCourseware to create courses online on your WordPress web site:
Ready To Use In Minutes
WPCourseware installs like any regular WordPress plugin. Simply upload a zip file that contains the plugin to your Plugins folder via your administrator account and activate.
Very Simple To Use
As mentioned earlier, if you have a basic understanding of how WordPress works, you can create courses very quickly using familiar WordPress interfaces and functions.
Simply create a new course, training module, or course unit with 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.
WP Courseware allows you to add unlimited courses, modules, lessons, quizzes, surveys and course participants.
Add Any Type Of Content
Course units use WordPress custom types, which let you add any type of content you would typically add to a WordPress post or pageWordPress posts or pages besides text, such as videos, audio, graphic elements, links, file downloads, etc.
(Use different content types to create your training courses)
Additional plugin benefits include the following:
- Works with all WP themes: The plugin integrates with all WordPress themes.
- Works on all devices: WPCourseware deliver content that can be viewed on all devices.
WP Courseware provides many features to site owners. Below we have listed just some of those features:
You can create course outlines and course progress pages using shortcodes. The course progress shortcode is dynamic and displays the courses your students are enrolled in as well as 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 students as they progress through courses inside the dashboard …
Automatically Enroll Participants
You can set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new course students.
Students who successfully complete your training courses can be issued with a certificate of completion. You can add custom backgrounds, logos and signatures to certificates …
The export/import option lets you set up your course on other WP websites.
WP Courseware allows you to create custom user notifications to congratulate course participants upon module or course completion and communicating on related administrative matters. You can also customize the quiz result email to congratulate students who complete training quizzes. You can also send out mass emails to your students with their final course grade with one click …
(WP Courseware – Email Notifications)
Add Surveys And Quizzes
You can add quizzes and surveys to course content …
(Add 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. The survey feature allows you to download a CSV file with the survey results.
- The course grade book helps you track how students are doing …
(Edit Quiz/Survey Screen – WP Courseware)
Works With WordPress eCommerce & Membership Sites
WP Courseware works with many ecommerce and membership plugins …
(Integrates With WordPress eCommerce & Membership Site Plugins)
Below are some of the testimonials that 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, 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
WPCourseware Plugin – Tips
As mentioned earlier, if you have been online for a while, you probably already have content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a digital training product.
WPCourseware allows you to convert any any WordPress page or post into a course unit, so if showing outsourced workers how to complete certain tasks.
WPCourseware Plugin Support
WP Courseware is very well-supported and backed by a no-risk, 30 day, 100% money-back 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 options and settings menu provides a list of the available shortcodes …
(WP Courseware Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to 15+ plugin “how to” step-by-step tutorials …
(WP Courseware Documentation – Video Tutorials)
WPCourseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site License – This enables you to run WP Courseware on a single WordPress website. It includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $99.00.
- 10-Site Licensing – This license option lets you configure WPCourseware on ten domains. Pricing includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $125.00.
- 25-Site License Edition – This license option enables you to run WP Courseware on twenty-five domains. Includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $175.00.
Please Note: The price of the WPCourseware software depends on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. Currently, the software is selling for the pricing shown above. This may not be the actual pricing charged by the software developer when you visit the website and there may be additional upsells or one-time offers after purchasing.
Check the plugin’s website for the current pricing:
For a demo video of the plugin, including installation instructions and tutorials, FAQs, customer helpdesk, contact details and more, visit the WPCourseware website.
Get This Plugin
If you are searching for a cost-effective way to create training courses WP Courseware is a great solution that you need to keep in mind.
For more details, visit the plugin website: