Thanks to the digital revolution, thousands of entrepreneurial companies and individuals are finding new opportunities to profit from areas like online training and education.
e-Learning is is the digital equivalent of distance learning, where students do not have direct face-to-face contact with the trainer or teacher.
The e-Training Industry Is Growing
Online learning sites like Udemy show that the e-Training industry is growing at a significant rate.
Udemy.com provides over 30,000 e-courses on every topic imaginable, from internet marketing and personal transformation, to courses about better parenting and making better lifestyle choices, etc …
(Udemy provides 30,000+ ecourses on every subject imaginable!)
This is not only great for people looking to learn new skills, but also for businesses that have valuable information to teach.
Online Learning – Opportunities & Drawbacks
Some of the challenges of planning, developing and implementing e-courses include:
- Figuring out the,
- Using easy-to-use tools that do not require spending additional time learning,
- Ensuring consistency across content design, course branding, etc.
- Measuring results,
- Assessing scores,
- Generating reports, completion certificates
Additionally, you need to take into account important factors such as the lack of human contact, boredom and lack of motivation, distractions, etc.
eLearning – A World Of Possibilities
If you are a product creator, creating a course that teaches people useful things is a great way to grow a list and develop a new stream of revenue. Product creation is one of the best ways to build a customer base, as well as establish authority and credibility online and position yourself as a leader in your niche.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Anything can be turned into an online training course.
(Got knowledge, skills or business interest in commercial photography, gardening or copywriting? Turn it into an online training product!)
The problem is that creating “how to” ebooks and training courses from scratch can be very time-consuming. Chances are, however, you probably already have plenty of useful content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a digital training product.
If your site is built with WordPress and you want to create and sell e-courses, there’s a cost-effective and powerful courseware solution that you may want to consider using.
WPCourseware – Online Course Management System Plugin For WordPress
WPCourseware is a learning management system plugin for WordPress that lets you set up e-courses and build e-learning products quickly and easily with WordPress.
(WP Courseware – WordPress Course Creation Plugin)
The WPCourseware plugin is used by 7,000+ businesses online and makes creating courses in WordPress simple.
A training course in WP Courseware includes modules and modules contain units, surveys, etc.
WPCourseware can be fully integrated with any WordPress site. Once installed, the plugin adds a new section to your main menu that lets you create a new training course, edit course modules and units, edit quizzes and surveys, edit settings, import/export your course information, create custom training certificates, view training documentation, etc …
(WP Courseware options menu)
WP Courseware also lets you include a sidebar widget, giving you further customization options …
(WPCourseware Sidebar Widget)
The courses you add can be entirely customized and configured.
For example, you can specify whether course participants must complete a course unit before they can progress to the next section …
(Customize course settings to suit your needs)
You can view training course information “at a glance” and perform a number of actions (e.g. access the grade book) …
(View training course details inside the admin dashboard)
If you have a basic understanding of WordPress, you can quickly create courses using familiar interfaces and functions.
For example, you can add and edit course titles and descriptions, set user access, customize user messages and notifications, issue course completion certificates and fine tune other course settings simply by switching tabs, entering data into fields, checking radio buttons, choosing drop-down menu options, rearranging elements around screens using drag & drop, etc …
(”Edit Course” section)
Adding modules and course units is as easy as creating and editing a WordPress post. You can include text, images, videos, and any other form of content that you would normally add to a post.
You can arrange the order of your units inside modules using drag and drop inside the ”Order Course Modules & Units” settings area …
(Order Course Modules & Units screen)
When you are done adding content to your module, simply publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
You can view a table containing all course units in the “Course Units” screen …
(Course Units table)
Placing your course and modules into pages is simple. WPCourseware lets you insert course and training module information into pages using shortcodes …
After publishing your page, your course will display to users with all of the information you have configured …
(Training course created with WP Courseware)
After your etraining product is published, it can be viewed by logged in your registered users …
(Members must log in and have permission to access your training content)
For more details go here: WP Courseware
Here we have listed just some of the many benefits and advantages of using WP Courseware to create professional courses online on your WordPress web site:
WP Courseware installs just like every WP plugin. Simply upload a zip file that contains the plugin to your Plugins folder via your WordPress admin user login and activate.
Really Simple To Use
As mentioned earlier, if you have a basic understanding of the way WordPress works, you can quickly create training courses using familiar interfaces and functionality.
Simply create a new course, 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.
Unlimited Expansion Capacity
WP Courseware lets you set up unlimited courses, modules, lessons, surveys, quizzes and add an unlimited number of enrollees to courses.
Use Different Content Formats
A course unit uses WordPress custom types, which lets you add any type of content you would normally insert into a WordPress post or pageWordPress pages or posts besides text, like video, audio files, graphic elements, links, downloadable files, etc.
(Add any type of content you want in your training courses)
Additional benefits of using this plugin include:
- Works on all themes: WPCourseware works with all WordPress themes.
- Compatible with all devices: WP Courseware allows you to deliver your training content across multiple devices.
WP Courseware offers WP users with a number of features. Here are some of these features:
You can create course outlines or course progress pages via shortcodes. The course progress shortcode is dynamic and displays all the courses your students have enrolled in while also displaying their current progress.
Track Course Progress
Students can also view their course progress with a custom sidebar widget.
As an administrator, you can also track students as they progress through courses inside your dashboard …
(Track course progress)
Enroll Course Members Automatically
Set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new students.
Students can receive training course certificates. Certificates of completion can be customized with custom backgrounds, logos and signatures …
(Course completion certificates)
The export/import feature allows you to set up a course on other websites.
WPCourseware allows you to set up custom user notifications for students after completing modules or courses and to communicate related administrative matters. You can also customize the quiz result email so your students can be congratulated after successfully completing course quizzes. You can also send out a mass email trainees with their final course grades with a single click …
(WPCourseware – User Messaging)
Add Surveys And Quizzes
Add quizzes and surveys to course content …
(Add Surveys And Quizzes)
- Add course progress blocking or non-blocking quizzes depending on your needs.
- Quizzes can be timed, paginated, and include customized feedback based on question tags.
- Results can be downloaded in PDF format. Surveys allow you to download a CSV file with survey results.
- The instructor grade book helps you track your student’s progress …
(Edit Quiz/Survey Screen – WPCourseware)
Integrates With e-Commerce & Membership Site Plugins
WP Courseware can be used with leading WordPress ecommerce and membership plugins …
(Membership Site And eCommerce Plugin Integration)
Feedback From Users
Below are some of the testimonials and comments users 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, 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 marketing yourself online for a while, you probably already have content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a digital training product.
WPCourseware lets you easily convert any any WordPress page or post into a course unit, so if there are some “how to” content like step-by-step tutorials already published on your website or blog, you could already have a product partially created …
(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 elearning courses, you can also use WPCourseware to train staff inhouse, or document instructions for outsourcing business tasks.
The plugin is very well-supported and backed by a risk-free, thirty 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 options and settings menu provides examples of the available shortcodes …
(WP Courseware Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to a complete set of ”how-to” video tutorials …
(Plugin Documentation – How-To Video Tutorials)
WP Courseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site Edition – This lets you use WPCourseware on one WordPress web site only. Cost includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $99.00.
- 10-Site Licensing – This allows you to configure WPCourseware on ten WordPress websites. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $125.00.
- 25-Site License – This enables you to run WP Courseware on 25 WordPress websites. Includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $175.00.
Please Note: The price of the WP Courseware product can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time special offers. The pricing shown above was current at the time this article was published. This may or may not be the actual pricing charged by the plugin developer when you visit the plugin site and you may be shown additional upsells or one-time offers after you’ve purchased.
Check the plugin’s website for the current pricing details:
Additional Product Information
For ”how to” videos showing how the software works, including help documentation and tutorials, FAQs, support helpdesk, contact details and more, visit the WPCourseware website.
Download This Product
WPCourseware will help you develop and sell e-courses quickly and easily. This is a powerful, yet simple and easy to use courseware solution you should definitely consider adding to your site.
To learn more, check out the plugin here: