Thanks to the internet and digital technologies, thousands of entrepreneurial businesses and individuals are discovering new opportunities to profit from in areas like online training and education.
e-Training is based on the concept of distance learning, where students don’t have direct face-to-face contact with the teacher or trainer.
The e-Learning Industry Is Growing
eTraining course sites like Udemy.com show that the eTraining industry is growing at an impressive rate.
Udemy provides 30,000+ online courses covering all topics, from business and personal productivity, to courses about stress management and improving your lifestyle, etc …
(Udemy.com currently offers 30,000+ e-courses covering every subject imaginable!)
The fact that the e-Learning industry is growing and that so many topics can be taught online is not only great for people looking to learn, but also for businesses that have unique information to share with others.
eLearning – Benefits & Drawbacks
The digital medium provides tools and technologies for developing and selling ecourses, but there are also many challenges.:
- Working out the,
- Employing easy-to-use tools and technologies that students can intuitively use to start learning,
- Ensuring consistency across the content, branding, etc.
- Measuring outcomes,
- Grading scores,
- Providing reports, certificates of completion
Additional factors include the lack of human contact, learner boredom, distractions, etc.
e-Courses – Unlimited Possibilities
If you plan to create and sell information-based products, creating etraining courses that help people gain practical knowledge and skills is a great way to grow a list and monetize your website. Product creation is, after all, one of the best ways to build a customer base, as well as establish authority and credibility and position yourself as a leader in your niche or industry.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Almost every topic imaginable can be taught online.
(Got a business built around fashion photography, horticulture or technical writing? Turn it into an e-learning product!)
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 probably already have content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a digital product.
If you’re searching for an inexpensive way to create teaching courses and your site is built using WordPress, then here is a great courseware plugin that can help you.
WPCourseware – WordPress Learning Management System Plugin
Description Of Product
WP Courseware is a learning management system plugin for WordPress that lets users set up training courses and build e-learning products quickly using WordPress.
(WPCourseware – Online Learning Management Plugin For WordPress)
Over 7,000 sites have the WP Courseware plugin installed. The plugin makes creating e-learning courses in WordPress very simple.
In WP Courseware, eCourses comprise of training modules and modules can include units, surveys, etc.
WP Courseware integrates fully with WordPress. The plugin adds an “options” menu that lets you create a new course, add or edit modules and units, add quizzes and surveys, edit plugin, import/export your data, modify certificates of completion, access training documentation, etc …
(WPCourseware options menu)
WPCourseware also lets you include a sidebar widget, allowing users to view their own course progress …
(WPCourseware Sidebar Widget)
You can fully configure and customize all courses.
For example, you can decide whether learners need to have completed a training unit before they can progress to the next unit …
(Customize course settings to suit your needs)
You can view information about your courses ”at a glance” inside your admin dashboard and perform various types of actions (e.g. access the grade book) …
(View details about all courses inside your admin dashboard)
If you have a basic understanding of WordPress, you can quickly create training courses using familiar WordPress interfaces and functions.
For example, you can easily add and edit your course title and description, set user access, customize 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, selecting options from drop-down menus, dragging and dropping elements around screens, etc …
(Plugin options area)
Adding modules and units is as easy as creating and editing a WordPress post. You can easily include text, images, embedded media, and any other form of content that you would normally add to a post.
You can reorder your units inside modules using drag and drop inside the ”Order Course Modules & Units” section …
(Order Course Modules & Units screen)
When you have finished creating your module, simply publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
Your course units will be listed in a table in the “Course Units” screen …
(List of course units)
Placing your course and training modules into pages is simple. You can use shortcodes to insert courses and module information into pages …
After publishing your page, your training course will display to users with all the information you have added …
(Training course created with WP Courseware)
After publishing your e-course, registered users can access it …
(Users must be logged in and have permission to view your training content)
Go here to learn more about the plugin: WP Courseware
Benefits Of Using WPCourseware
Here are just some of the benefits of using WP Courseware to create professional training courses online on your WordPress site:
WPCourseware is very easy to install. Just upload a zip file containing the plugin to your Plugins folder via your admin area and activate.
Very Simple To Use
As mentioned earlier, if you are already familiar with how WordPress works, you can create courses very quickly using familiar WordPress interfaces and functions.
Simply create a new course, training module, or 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.
The plugin allows you to add unlimited courses, modules, lessons, surveys, quizzes and users.
Add Any Kind Of Content
Course units use WordPress custom types, which allow you to add anything you would typically add to WordPress posts or pages besides text, such as video, audio files, graphic elements, hyperlinks, file downloads, etc.
(Use different types of content in your training courses)
Additional benefits include:
- Works with all themes: WP Courseware works with all WordPress themes.
- Use on all devices: WP Courseware allows you to deliver your content across multiple devices.
WPCourseware offers many unique features to web site owners. Here are just some:
Course Outline And Progress Page
You can create a course outline or course progress page via shortcodes. The course progress shortcode is dynamic and displays all the courses your students are enrolled in as well as displaying their current progress.
Track Student Progress
Students can also navigate through your courses using a custom sidebar widget.
As a course administrator, you can also track students as they progress through courses inside your dashboard …
(Track student progress)
You can set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new students.
Training Course Certificates
Issue course participants who successfully complete your training courses with customized certificates of completion. You can add a custom background, logo, and signature to certificates …
(Training course certificates)
The export/import function allows you to transfer courses to other websites.
WP Courseware lets you create custom email notifications for trainees after completing modules and courses and to communicate other administrative matters. You can also customize quiz result emails so your students can be congratulated upon successfully completing course quizzes. You can also send out a mass email to your students with their final grades with just one click …
(Custom Email Notifications – WP Courseware)
Quizzes And Surveys
You can add a quiz or survey to course content …
(Quizzes & Surveys)
- Add course progress blocking or non-blocking quizzes depending on how you decide to structure the course.
- Quizzes can be timed, paginated, and include customized feedback based on question tags.
- Results can be downloaded in PDF format. You can also download a CSV file with the survey results.
- The instructor grade book helps you track your student’s progress …
(WPCourseware – Edit Quiz/Survey Settings Area)
Works With WordPress Membership & e-Commerce Plugins
WPCourseware integrates with many leading e-commerce and membership plugins …
(Works With WordPress eCommerce & Membership Plugins)
Feedback From Users
Here are a couple of the testimonials and comments plugin customers have published 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
“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 marketing your business online for a while, you already have training content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a digital training product.
WPCourseware lets you easily convert any post or page on your site into a course unit, so if there are a number of instructional content like step-by-step tutorials already published on your site, you probably have a partially-created product …
(Convert any page or post into a course unit)
You can use the export/import feature to create and sell training courses to other WordPress site owners.
Apart from using the plugin to create sellable e-courses, you can also use WP Courseware to train new staff, or document instructions for outsourcing tasks in your business.
WPCourseware Plugin Support
The plugin is very well-supported and backed by a no-risk, 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” section inside the plugin’s settings area explains how to use the shortcodes …
(Plugin Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to complete training tutorials …
(WPCourseware Documentation – Plugin Video Tutorials)
WP Courseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site License – This option allows you to use WPCourseware on a single domain. Cost includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $99.00.
- 10-Site License – This license lets you install WPCourseware on 10 WordPress websites. Pricing includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $125.00.
- 25-Site License – This edition allows you to activate WP Courseware on twenty-five sites. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $175.00.
Note: Current pricing for WP Courseware depends on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. When we last checked, the product is being retailed for the prices shown above. This may or may not be the actual pricing set by the product seller when you visit the website and there may be additional upsells or one-time offers after your purchase.
Check the plugin’s website for the latest pricing details:
Additional Plugin Information
For ”how-to” videos of the plugin in action, including installation instructions and tutorials, FAQs, customer help desk, contact details and more, visit the WP Courseware website.
If you are searching for a cost-effective way to develop ecourses The WP Courseware plugin is a great plugin that you should keep in mind.
To learn more, visit the plugin website: