Thanks to the internet, thousands of entrepreneurial businesses and individuals are now finding new niches to profit from in areas like online training and education.
e-Training is based on the concept of distance learning, where learners do not have face-to-face contact with the trainer or teacher.
The e-Learning Industry Is Growing
eTraining marketplaces like Udemy show that the eTraining industry is growing at an impressive rate.
Udemy provides over 30,000 e-courses covery every subject imaginable, from office productivity and leadership, to courses about health and fitness and improving your lifestyle, etc …
(Udemy.com provides 30,000+ online courses covering all topics!)
This is not only great for people looking to acquire practical knowledge and skills, but also for businesses that have valuable information to teach others.
e-Training – Benefits And Challenges
The internet provides tremendous opportunities and tools for developing and selling training courses online. Training tools and technologies include Learning Management Systems (LMS), videos, web-conferencing apps, audio training, slide and multimedia presentations, forums, etc. There are, however, a number of challenges involved in planning courses online.
Some of these include:
- Figuring out the best methods to deliver content,
- Using popular tools that course students can use to access the training content,
- Ensuring consistent standards are used throughout content design, branding, etc.
- Measuring outcomes,
- Assessing student performance,
- Creating useful reports, certificates of completion
Additionally, you need to take into account important factors like the lack of face-to-face interaction, lack of motivation, loss of focus, etc.
eLearning – A World Of Possibilities
If you are trying to expand your business online, creating an e-course that helps people gain practical knowledge in useful areas is a great way to attract new subscribers and develop a new stream of revenue. Creating products is 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.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Almost every topic where there is interest and demand to learn can be taught online.
(Got an interest or passion for commercial photography, landscaping or copywriting? Turn it into an ecourse!)
The problem with product creation, however, is that creating “how to” ebooks and training courses from scratch is very time-consuming. Chances are, however, you already have training content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a new digital product.
If your website is powered by WordPress and you are searching for a cost-effective way to create and sell e-courses then here’s a powerful WordPress plugin that you should check out.
Let’s Review …
WP Courseware – Online Course Creation Plugin For WordPress
Description Of Plugin
WP Courseware is a learning management system plugin for WordPress that lets you set up training courses and build e-learning products quickly and easily using WordPress.
(WPCourseware – WordPress Course Creation Plugin)
7,000+ WordPress websites use the WP Courseware plugin. WPCourseware makes creating e-courses in WordPress very simple.
In WP Courseware, training courses comprise of training modules and training modules are built using units, quizzes, etc.
WPCourseware integrates fully with any WordPress site. The plugin adds a new section to the admin menu that lets you add new training courses, add or edit modules and units, edit quizzes and surveys, edit settings, import/export your course information, create certificates of completion, access training documentation, etc …
(WPCourseware plugin menu)
WP Courseware also lets you add a sidebar widget, allowing users to monitor their own progress …
(WP Courseware Widget)
Your courses can be entirely configured and customized.
For example, you decide whether learners must complete a course section before they can progress through to the next unit …
(Configure course settings to suit your needs)
You can view information about all courses ”at a glance” inside the admin dashboard and perform various types of actions (e.g. reorder modules, units and quizzes) …
(View details about all courses inside your admin dashboard)
If you already understand WordPress, you can quickly create courses using familiar interfaces and functionality.
For example, you can easily add and edit course titles and descriptions, set user access, customize user messages and notifications, create course completion certificates and fine tune other course settings simply by clicking tabs, entering data into fields, checking radio buttons, choosing options from drop-down menus, dragging and dropping elements around screens, etc …
(”Edit Course” area)
Adding modules and units is as easy as adding and editing WordPress posts. You can easily include text, images, videos, and any other form of content that you would normally add to a post.
You can reorder your content by dragging and dropping units inside modules inside the ”Order Course” screen …
(Order Course Modules & Units section)
When you are done creating your module, just publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
You can view a table containing your course units in the “Course Units” area …
(Course Units table)
Placing your course and modules into pages is simple. WP Courseware allows you to insert course and training module information into pages using a range of built-in shortcodes …
(WP Courseware shortcode)
After publishing your page, your course will display to users with all the information you have configured …
(Creating professional training courses is easy with WPCourseware)
After publishing your e-course, users must log in and have permission to view your training content …
(Members must be logged in and have permission to access your training content)
For more details, visit the plugin site here: WPCourseware
Below we have listed just some of the many benefits and advantages of using WP Courseware to add professional training courses to your WordPress site or blog on your website:
Quick And Easy To Install And Configure. Ready To Start Using In No Time.
WP Courseware is really easy to install. Simply upload the plugin file to your Plugins folder via your dashboard and activate.
Very Simple To Use
As mentioned earlier, if you already understand how WordPress works, you can quickly create courses using familiar interfaces and functionality.
Just 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.
WP Courseware allows you to add unlimited courses, modules, lessons, surveys, quizzes and enrollees.
Add Any Kind Of Content
Course units use WordPress custom types, which enable you to add anything you would typically add to WordPress posts or pages besides text, such as embedded media, images, hyperlinks, downloadable files, etc.
(Use different content types in your training courses)
Some additional benefits include the following:
- Use on all themes: The plugin integrates with all WordPress themes.
- Compatible with all devices: WPCourseware deliver training content that can be viewed on all devices.
WP Courseware offers many unique features to WP users. Below we have listed just a few of these:
You can create a course outline and course progress page via shortcodes. The course progress shortcode displays the courses your students are enrolled in as well as displaying their current progress.
Students can also navigate through their course with a dynamic custom sidebar widget.
As an administrator, you can also track a student’s course progress inside the dashboard …
Enroll Course Members Automatically
Set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new course students.
Certificates Of Completion
Students can be issued with course certificates. You can add a custom background, logo, and signature …
The export/import feature allows you to set up training courses on a different WordPress website.
WP Courseware lets you set up custom user messages to congratulate students after completing modules and courses and for communicating course-related administrative matters. You can also customize quiz result emails so your students can be congratulated after successfully completing course quizzes. Additionally, you can also send out mass emails to your students with their final course grade with just one click …
(Email Messages – WPCourseware)
Add Surveys And Quizzes
You can add a quiz or survey to your course content …
(Quizzes & Surveys)
- Use 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.
- Results can be downloaded in PDF format. You can also download a CSV file with survey results.
- The course grade book will help track your student’s progress …
(Edit Quiz/Survey Section – WPCourseware)
Works With e-Commerce & Membership Plugins
WP Courseware integrates with many leading ecommerce and membership plugins …
(eCommerce And Membership Site Integration)
Testimonials From Plugin Users
Here are a couple of the testimonials and feedback that plugin customers have submitted regarding 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
WPCourseware – 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 digital training product.
WP Courseware allows you to convert any any WordPress page or post into a course unit, so if there are some educational 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)
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 staff inhouse, or document instructions for outsourcing business tasks.
WP Courseware Support
WPCourseware is well-supported and backed by a risk-free, 30 day, 100% 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 set of ”how-to” video tutorials …
(WP Courseware Documentation – How-To Videos)
WPCourseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site License – This license option allows you to use WP Courseware on a single web site. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $99.00.
- 10-Site Licensing – This enables you to configure WP Courseware on 10 WordPress web sites. Cost includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $125.00.
- 25-Site Edition – This license enables you to activate WPCourseware on 25 web sites. Includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $175.00.
Note: The cost of purchasing this product depends on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. The above reflects the current price at the time this review was published. This may or may not be the actual price set by the software 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 price here:
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.
Download The Plugin
If you would like to create and sell ecourses, WPCourseware is a cost-effective and powerful WP plugin you may want to consider using.
To learn more, check out the plugin here: