Thanks to the internet, thousands of entrepreneurial organizations and individuals are discovering new niches and opportunities to profit from in areas like online training and education.
Electronic learning, or “elearning,” is is the modern equivalent of distance learning, where students do not interact face-to-face with the teacher or trainer.
The eTraining Industry Is Growing
e-Training marketplaces like Udemy show that the eLearning industry is growing at a significant rate each year.
Udemy provides over 30,000 courses online on every topic imaginable, from office productivity and growing your influence, to better parenting and photography, etc …
(Udemy.com offers over 30,000 e-courses covering all topics!)
The fact that the e-Training industry is growing and that so many subjects can be taught online is not only great for people looking to learn new things, but also for individuals that have something unique to teach others.
Online Training – Benefits And Challenges
The digital medium provides many technologies and a great environment for creating online training courses. e-Training tools include Learning Management Systems (LMS), online videos, audio courses, video-conferencing, online forums, PDF reports, etc. There are, however, some drawbacks involved in planning, developing and implementing courses online.
Some of the drawbacks include:
- Working out methods of delivering training content,
- Employing familiar tools and technologies that course students can instinctively use to start learning,
- Ensuring consistent standards are applied throughout content design, branding, etc.
- Measuring learning performance,
- Grading student scores,
- Providing useful reports, certificates of completion
You also need to take into account factors such as lack of human contact, potential lack of motivation (e.g. boredom), distractions, etc.
e-Training – Unlimited Possibilities
If you are trying to expand your business online, creating elearning products that teach practical things is a great way to grow a subscriber list and develop an online 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. Just about every topic imaginable can be taught online.
(Got an interest or passion for photography, landscaping or writing sales copy? Turn it into an ecourse!)
The problem is that creating “how to” ebooks and training courses from scratch takes a lot of time. Chances are, however, that if you have been online for a while, you already have loads of useful content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a digital training product.
If you are searching for a cost-effective way to develop training products and your website is powered by WordPress, here’s a great courseware solution that can help you.
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WPCourseware – Online Course Creation Plugin For WordPress
Description Of Plugin
WPCourseware is the leading online course management system plugin for WordPress.
(WPCourseware – Learning Management System Courseware Plugin For WordPress)
The WPCourseware plugin is currently being used in over 7,000 websites and makes creating courses in WordPress very simple.
In WP Courseware, A course consists of modules and modules are built using course units, quizzes, etc.
WPCourseware integrates fully with WordPress. Once installed, the plugin adds a new section to the main menu that lets you add a new course, add or edit modules and units, add quiz questions, edit plugin, import/export data, edit training certificates, view plugin documentation, etc …
(WP Courseware options menu)
WP Courseware also lets you add a widget in the sidebar, giving users access to information about how they are progressing in the course …
(WP Courseware Widget)
You can completely configure and customize all courses.
For example, you decide whether course students need to complete a course unit before they are allowed to advance through to the next section …
(Course settings can be fully configured to suit your needs)
You can see an overview of your training courses inside your WP dashboard and perform various types of actions (e.g. reorder modules, course units and quizzes) …
(View information about your courses inside your WP dashboard)
If you already understand how WordPress works, you can create courses quickly using familiar WordPress interfaces and functions.
For example, you can add and edit your course title and description, set user access, customize messages and notifications, provide course completion certificates and fine tune other course settings simply by clicking tabs, entering information into fields, checking radio buttons, choosing options from drop-down menus, dragging and dropping elements around screens, etc …
(Easily edit your course options)
Adding training modules and units is as easy as creating and editing a WordPress post. You can easily include text, images, videos, and any other type of content that you would normally add to a post.
You can order your training content by dragging and dropping units inside training modules inside the Ordering settings area …
(Order Course Modules & Units settings area)
When you have finished adding content to your unit, just publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
Your course units display in a table in the “Course Units” area …
(List of course units)
Placing your course and training modules into pages is simple. You can use shortcodes to insert courses and training module information into pages …
(WP Courseware shortcode)
With shortcodes, you can display course information on your pages and manage all of your course details from your dashboard …
(Create professional training courses easily with WPCourseware)
After your e-course has been published, members must log in and have permission to view your training content …
(Users must be logged in and have permission to view your training content)
To learn more about the plugin go here: WP Courseware
Here are just some of the benefits and advantages of using WP Courseware to create professional courses online on your WordPress website:
Very Easy To Install
WP Courseware is very easy to install. Simply upload it to your Plugin folder via your WordPress admin user account and activate.
Create Training Courses In Minutes
As mentioned earlier, if you have a basic understanding of the way WordPress works, you can quickly create courses using familiar WordPress interfaces and functionality.
Simply create a new course, module, or unit with course content, and optional quiz or survey. Drag and drop to arrange the course and create a course outline using the plugin’s shortcodes or widget.
Unlimited Expansion Capacity
WPCourseware lets you add unlimited courses, modules, lessons, quizzes, surveys and students.
Add Different Content Formats
Course units use WordPress custom types, which allow you to add any type of content you would normally insert into a WordPress post or pageWordPress posts or pages besides text, like embedded media, images, hyperlinks, downloadable files, etc.
(Use different content types to create your training courses)
Some additional plugin benefits include the following:
- Compatible with all WP themes: WPCourseware integrates with all WordPress themes.
- Works with all devices: WPCourseware allows you to deliver training content across multiple devices.
WP Courseware provides many great features to WP users. Below we have listed a few of these:
You can create course outlines and course progress pages via shortcodes. The course progress shortcode displays all the courses students have enrolled in as well as displaying their current progress.
Track Course Progress
Students can also view their course progress using a dynamic custom sidebar widget.
As an administrator, you can also track student progress inside the dashboard …
(Track course progress)
Enroll New Participants Automatically
You can set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new students.
Training Course Certificates
Students can receive a training course certificate. Course certificates can be customized with custom backgrounds, logos and signatures …
The import/export function lets you transfer your course to other sites.
WPCourseware allows you to set up custom user notifications to congratulate trainees after completing modules or courses and for communicating other administrative matters. You can also customize the quiz result email so your students can be congratulated upon completing course quizzes. Additionally, you can also send out mass emails trainees with their final grade with a single click …
(WPCourseware – Email Notifications)
Add Quizzes And Surveys
Add quizzes and surveys to your course content …
(Quizzes & Surveys)
- Add course progress blocking or non-blocking quizzes depending on how you choose to build the course.
- 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 a CSV file with survey results.
- The course grade book helps track your student’s progress …
(Edit Quiz/Survey Screen – WP Courseware)
Integrates With eCommerce & Membership Plugins
WP Courseware integrates with many WordPress e-commerce and membership plugins …
(Integrates With e-Commerce & Membership Sites)
Below are a couple of the testimonials plugin customers have provided for the WPCourseware plugin:
“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
WP Courseware Plugin – Useful Tips
As mentioned earlier, if you have been online for a while, you probably already have the building blocks of great content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a digital product.
WP Courseware lets you easily convert any any WordPress post or page into a course unit, so if there are some instructional content like step-by-step tutorials have already posted on your site, you probably already have a partially-created product …
(Convert any page or post into a course unit)
Additionally, you can use the import/export feature to create and sell completed training courses to other WordPress site owners.
Apart from using the plugin to create sellable e-learning courses, you can also use WPCourseware to train staff inhouse, or document instructions for outsourced tasks.
WP Courseware is well-supported and backed by a no-risk, thirty day, complete 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 settings menu explains how to use the available shortcodes …
(Plugin Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to a complete library of ”how-to” video tutorials …
(WPCourseware Documentation – Plugin Video Tutorials)
WP Courseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site License Edition – This enables you to use WP Courseware on one site only. Includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $99.00.
- 10-Site Licensing – This license enables you to use WP Courseware on ten web sites. Includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Price = $125.00.
- 25-Site Licensing – This lets you use WPCourseware on 25 domains. Price includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $175.00.
Please Note: Price details for this product can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time special offers. The above reflects the current price when this review was written. This may not be the actual pricing set by the software author when you visit the site and there may be additional upsells or one-time offers after you’ve purchased.
Check the plugin’s website for current pricing details:
For demo videos of the plugin, including help documentation and tutorials, FAQs, support help desk, contact details and more, visit the WP Courseware website.
Download The Plugin
WPCourseware will help you create e-courses quickly and easily. This is a great solution that you should definitely consider using on your site.
To learn more, check out the plugin here: