Thanks to the internet and digital technologies, thousands of entrepreneurial businesses and individuals are now finding new niches and opportunities to profit from in areas like online training and education.
Electronic training (e-Training) is is the technological equivalent of distance learning, where students have no direct face-to-face interaction with the trainer or teacher.
The e-Training Industry Is Growing
eTraining marketplaces like Udemy.com are indicative of the tremendous growth of the e-Learning industry.
Udemy provides over 30,000 ecourses covering all topics, from business and improving self esteem, to courses on happiness and language learning, etc …
(Udemy.com offers over 30,000 ecourses on every subject imaginable!)
This is not only great for people looking to learn new things, but also for individuals that have something unique that can help transform the lives of others.
eLearning – Opportunities & Drawbacks
The internet provides many technologies and a great environment for creating and selling online courses, but there are also significant drawbacks.:
- Figuring out content delivery methods,
- Employing easy-to-use tools that don’t require an additional learning curve,
- Ensuring consistent standards are applied throughout content design, course branding, etc.
- Measuring learning performance,
- Assessing scores,
- Providing reports, completion certificates
Additionally, you need to take into account factors such as the lack of face-to-face interaction, boredom and potential lack of student motivation, potential lack of focus, etc.
e-Courses – A World Of Possibilities
If you are an internet marketer, creating a course that helps people gain useful skills is a great way to attract new subscribers and develop an online stream of revenue. Product creation is, after all, one of the best ways to build a customer base, establish authority and credibility online and position yourself as a leader in your niche or industry.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Almost every topic where there is strong interest and a demand to learn can be taught online.
(Got skills, knowledge or a passion for commercial photography, gardening or copywriting? Turn it into an online 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 training content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a new product.
If your website is built with WordPress and you are searching for an inexpensive way to develop and sell ”how-to” courses then let me introduce you to a powerful WordPress plugin you should definitely keep in mind.
Let’s Review …
WP Courseware – Online Learning Management System Plugin For WordPress
Description Of Plugin
WPCourseware is a learning management system plugin for WordPress that lets you set up training courses and build e-learning products fast using WordPress.
(WP Courseware – Online Course Management System Plugin For WordPress)
Thousands of WordPress sites use WP Courseware. The software makes creating etraining courses in WordPress simple.
A training course in WPCourseware consists of modules and modules can contain units, quizzes, etc.
WP Courseware fully integrates with WordPress. Once installed, the plugin adds its own menu item that lets you add new training courses, edit modules and units, edit quiz questions, edit settings, import/export data, modify certificates of completion, access training documentation, etc …
(WP Courseware options menu)
WPCourseware also lets you add a sidebar widget, giving users access to information about their course progress …
(WP Courseware Sidebar Widget)
You can fully customize and configure all of your courses.
For example, you decide whether course participants need to have completed a training section before they are allowed to advance through to the next section …
(Configure course settings to suit your needs)
You can view training course details “at a glance” and perform a range of actions (e.g. access the grade book) …
(View training course details inside your dashboard)
If you are already familiar with WordPress, you can create courses very quickly using familiar interfaces and functionality.
For example, you can easily add and edit course titles and descriptions, set user access, customize messages and user notifications, issue certificates of completion for courses and fine tune other course settings simply by switching tabs, entering information into fields, checking radio buttons, choosing options from drop-down menus, dragging and dropping elements around screens, etc …
(Plugin options section)
Adding modules and units is as simple as creating and editing WordPress posts. You can include text, images, videos, and any other kind of content that you would normally add to a post.
You can reorganize the order of your training content by dragging and dropping units inside training modules inside the ”Order Course” settings area …
(Order Course Modules & Units settings area)
When you are done adding content to your unit, just publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
All of your course units display in a table in the “Course Units” screen …
(Course Units table)
Placing your course and training modules into pages is simple. WPCourseware allows you to use the plugin’s built-in shortcodes to insert courses and module information into pages …
(WP Courseware shortcodes)
After publishing your page, your course will display to users with all of the information you have configured …
(Creating training courses with WP Courseware)
After your e-course has been published, it can be viewed by registered members …
(Members must log in and have permission to access your training content)
For more details, visit the plugin site here: WPCourseware
Here are just some of the many benefits of using WPCourseware to add professional training courses to your WordPress site or blog on your web site:
Quick And Simple To Install And Configure. Be Up And Running In Very Little Time.
WPCourseware is very easy to install. Simply upload a zip file that contains the plugin to your Plugins folder via your WordPress admin account and activate.
Create Training Courses Quickly And Easily
As mentioned earlier, if you have a basic understanding of how WordPress works, you can quickly create courses using familiar interfaces and functions.
Simply create a new course, module, or 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 Capability
The WPCourseware plugin lets you add unlimited courses, modules, lessons, surveys, quizzes and students.
Use Different Content
A course unit uses WordPress custom types, which lets you add anything you would typically add to WordPress pages or posts besides text, like embedded media, images, hyperlinks, file downloads, etc.
(Add different content types in your training courses)
Some additional benefits of this plugin include:
- Works on all WordPress themes: The plugin integrates with all WordPress themes.
- Compatible with all devices: The plugin deliver content accross all devices.
WP Courseware offers many unique features to WordPress users. Below we have listed some:
Course Outline And Progress Page
You can create a course outline or course progress page via shortcodes. The course progress shortcode displays all the courses students are enrolled in as well as displaying their current progress.
Track Course Progress
Students can also navigate through their course with a custom sidebar widget.
As a course administrator, you can also track a student’s course progress inside your dashboard …
Enroll Students Automatically
You can set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new participants.
Customized Training Certificates
At the end of a course, you can issue students who successfully complete training courses with customized certificates of completion. You can add custom backgrounds, logos and signatures …
(Training course certificates)
The import/export functionality allows you to move your course to other sites.
Custom User Notifications
WP Courseware allows you to set up custom user messages for course participants upon module or course completion and for communicating related administrative matters. You can also customize the quiz result email so your students can be congratulated after successfully completing training quizzes. You can also send out a mass email to your students with their final course grade with a single click …
(User Notifications – WP Courseware)
Add Surveys & Quizzes
Add a quiz or survey to course content …
(Surveys And Quizzes)
- Add course progress blocking or non-blocking quizzes depending on how you choose to structure your course.
- 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 CSV files with survey results.
- The instructor grade book will help you track your student’s progress …
(WP Courseware – Edit Quiz/Survey Settings Area)
Works With eCommerce & Membership Site Plugins
WP Courseware works with leading WordPress ecommerce and membership plugins …
(Integrates With WordPress Membership & e-Commerce Plugins)
Below are a few of the testimonials that plugin users have written about the WP Courseware 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 training content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a new online training product.
WPCourseware lets you convert any page or post on your site into a course unit, so if showing outsourced workers how to perform certain tasks.
WP Courseware is very well-supported and backed by a no-risk, thirty 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 settings menu explains how to use the shortcodes …
(Plugin Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to a complete set of ”how-to” video tutorials …
(WP Courseware Documentation – Video Tutorials)
Product Licensing Pricing
WPCourseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site Edition – This allows you to activate WPCourseware on 1 WordPress site only. Pricing includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $99.00.
- 10-Site License – This edition lets you configure WPCourseware on ten WordPress sites. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $125.00.
- 25-Site Licensing – This allows you to use WPCourseware on 25 sites. Includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Price = $175.00.
Note: The price of the product can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. The above reflects the current price when this article was published. This may or may not be the actual price set by the software author when you visit the product site and there may be additional upsells or one-time offers after purchasing.
Check the plugin’s website for current pricing details:
Additional Product Info
For ”how to” videos showing plugin usage, including help documentation and tutorials, FAQs, customer help desk, contact details and more, visit the WPCourseware website.
Download The Product
If you’re searching for a cost-effective way to develop ecourses WPCourseware is a great courseware solution that you may want to consider adding to your site.
For full details, check out the plugin here: