Thanks to the internet and digital technologies, thousands of entrepreneurial organizations and individuals are now finding new niches to profit from in areas like online education.
eTraining is based on the concept of distance learning, where learners do not interact face-to-face with the teacher or trainer.
The e-Training Industry Is Growing
Online training marketplaces like Udemy.com are strong indicators of the explosive growth of the eLearning industry.
Udemy provides 30,000+ online courses covering all topics, from IT & software and personal productivity, to building healthy relationships and motivation, etc …
(Udemy.com offers 30,000+ e-courses on every subject imaginable!)
The fact that the eLearning industry is growing and that so many subjects can be taught online is not only great for people looking to learn, but also for individuals that have unique educational content that can help transform the lives of others.
e-Learning – Opportunities And Drawbacks
Some of the challenges of planning and developing effective e-training courses include:
- Working out the best delivery method,
- Employing easy-to-use tools and technologies that learners can use instinctively to access the content,
- Ensuring consistency of standards in the content, branding, etc.
- Measuring outcomes,
- Grading scores,
- Providing useful reports, completion certificates
Additional factors include the lack of human contact, boredom, lack of focus, etc.
e-Training – Unlimited Possibilities
If you are a product creator, creating a product that teaches others practical things is a great way to grow a list or monetize your website. Creating products is, after all, one of the best ways to attract customers, as well as establish authority and credibility and position yourself as an industry or niche leader.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Almost every subject imaginable can be turned into an training course.
(Got a passion or interest in photography, horticulture or technical writing? Turn it into an ecourse!)
The problem is that creating “how to” ebooks and training courses from scratch tends to be very time-consuming. If you have been online for a while, however, you probably already have the building blocks of great content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a new product.
If your website is built with WordPress and you’re searching for an inexpensive way to create and sell e-courses here’s a powerful solution you may want to add to your site.
Let’s Review …
WPCourseware – WordPress Course Creation Plugin
Description Of Product
WPCourseware is a learning management system plugin for WordPress that lets users set up professional training courses and build e-learning products quickly using WordPress.
(WP Courseware – Learning Management System Courseware Plugin For WordPress)
The WPCourseware plugin is currently being used on 7,000+ websites and makes creating courses in WordPress simple.
Training courses in WP Courseware include modules and modules contain units, surveys, etc.
WP Courseware can be fully integrated with WordPress. The plugin adds an “options” menu that lets you add new courses, add or edit existing modules and units, edit quiz questions, edit settings, import/export course information, create custom certificates of completion, view training documentation, etc …
(WP Courseware options menu)
WP Courseware also lets you add a widget in your sidebar, allowing users to view their own course progress …
(WPCourseware Sidebar Widget)
Your courses can be entirely configured and customized.
For example, you can choose if students need to have completed a training section before they can advance through to the next section …
(Configure your course settings to suit your needs)
You can view course information ”at a glance” inside the WP dashboard and perform a range of actions (e.g. reorder modules, units and quizzes) …
(View details about all training courses inside your WP dashboard)
If you already understand how WordPress works, you can create courses very quickly using familiar interfaces and functionality.
For example, you can easily add and edit your course title and description, set user access, customize messages and notifications, issue certificates of completion for courses and fine tune other course settings simply by clicking tabs, entering data into fields, checking radio buttons, selecting options from drop-down menus, rearranging elements around screens using drag and drop, etc …
(Easily edit your course settings)
Adding training modules and units is as simple as creating and editing a WordPress post. You can include text, images, embedded media, and any other type of content that you would normally add to a post.
You can order your content by dragging and dropping units inside training modules inside the ”Order Course” screen …
(Order Course Modules & Units screen)
When you have finished creating your module, just publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
You can view a list of all of your course units in the “Course Units” section …
(List of course units)
Placing your course and modules into pages is simple. WPCourseware allows you to insert courses and module information into pages using the plugin’s built-in shortcodes …
After publishing your page, your training course will display to users with all of the information you have added …
(Creating professional-looking training courses is easy with WP Courseware)
After publishing your training product, the content can be viewed by logged in members with access permission …
(Users must log in and have permission to access your training content)
For more details go here: WP Courseware
Below we have listed just some of the benefits of using WP Courseware to add professional courses to your WordPress web site on your WordPress site:
Ready To Use In No Time
WP Courseware is quite easy to install. Simply upload it to your Plugin folder via your dashboard and activate.
Create Courses In Minutes
As mentioned earlier, if you already understand how WordPress works, you can quickly create training courses using familiar WordPress interfaces and functionality.
Simply create a new course, training module, or unit with course 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.
The WP Courseware plugin lets you set up unlimited courses, modules, lessons, surveys, quizzes and add an unlimited number of participants to courses.
Use Different Content Formats
Course units use WordPress custom types, which let you add any type of content you would typically add to WordPress posts or pages besides text, like embedded media, graphic elements, hyperlinks, downloadable files, etc.
(Add any type of content you want in your training courses)
Additional benefits include:
- Compatible with all WordPress themes: The plugin works with all WordPress themes.
- Use with all devices: WP Courseware allows you to deliver your training content across multiple devices.
WP Courseware offers many unique features to WP users. Below we have listed just a few of these:
You can create course outlines or course progress pages via shortcodes. The course progress shortcode is dynamic and displays the courses your students are enrolled in while also displaying their current progress.
Students can also view their course progress using a dynamic custom sidebar widget.
As an administrator, you can also track a student’s course progress inside the dashboard …
(Track student progress)
Automatically Enroll Course Participants
You can set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new participants.
Training Course Certificates
Students can receive certificates. You can add custom backgrounds, logos and signatures to course certificates …
(Customized training course certificates)
The import/export option lets you move your course to other websites.
Custom Email Notifications And Messages
WPCourseware lets you create custom user messages to congratulate trainees upon module or course completion and to communicate course-related administrative matters. You can also customize quiz result emails to congratulate students who successfully complete a quiz. You can also send out a mass email to students with their final grades with a single click …
(WP Courseware – User Messaging)
Surveys And Quizzes
Add a quiz or survey to course content …
(Quizzes & Surveys)
- 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. You can also download CSV files with the survey results.
- The instructor grade book will help track how well your students are doing …
(WPCourseware – Edit Quiz/Survey Settings Area)
Integrates With WordPress e-Commerce & Membership Plugins
WP Courseware integrates with many well-known WordPress ecommerce and membership plugins …
(eCommerce & Membership Site Plugin Integration)
Below are a couple of the testimonials and comments plugin users have written about WPCourseware:
“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, Entrepreneur, Blogger, & Speaker
WP Courseware – Tips
As mentioned earlier, if you have been marketing your business online for a while, you probably already have training content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a new product.
WPCourseware lets you convert any any WordPress page or post into a course unit, so if there are some educational content like tutorials already published on your website or blog, you probably have a partially-created product …
(Convert any WordPress post or page into a course unit)
Additionally, you can use the export/import feature to build and sell 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 outsourcing business tasks.
WPCourseware Plugin Support
The plugin is very well-supported and backed by a risk-free, 30 day, full money-back 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 a complete library of ”how-to” video tutorials …
(WP Courseware Documentation – Video Tutorials)
WPCourseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site License Edition – This edition lets you install WP Courseware on 1 WordPress web site only. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $99.00.
- 10-Site Licensing – This option enables you to run WP Courseware on 10 web sites. Includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Price = $125.00.
- 25-Site License Edition – This lets you configure WP Courseware on 25 sites. Pricing includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Price = $175.00.
Please Note: Pricing for WP Courseware can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. When we last checked, the plugin retails for the prices shown above. This may or may not be the actual pricing set by the product developer when you visit the product website and there may be additional upsells or one-time offers after you’ve purchased.
Check the plugin’s website for current pricing details:
Additional Plugin Info
For a demo video showing how the software works, including help documentation and tutorials, FAQs, customer helpdesk, contact details and more, visit the WP Courseware website.
WP Courseware will help you build and sell e-training courses fast. This is a great courseware solution that you should definitely keep in mind.
For full details, visit the plugin website here: