Thanks to the digital revolution, thousands of entrepreneurial companies and individuals are discovering new opportunities to profit from in areas like online education.
eLearning is is the modern equivalent of distance learning, where learners have no face-to-face contact with the teacher or trainer.
The eLearning Industry Is Growing
eTraining marketplaces like Udemy are indicative of the tremendous growth of the eLearning industry.
Udemy.com offers 30,000+ online courses on every subject imaginable, from web design and improving self esteem, to courses on parenting & relationships and motivation, etc …
(Udemy.com provides over 30,000 ecourses covering every subject imaginable!)
This is not only great for people looking to learn, but also for businesses that have something to teach others.
eLearning – Opportunities & Drawbacks
The internet provides many useful technologies and a great environment for developing courses online. e-Training tools include Learning Management Systems, online videos, audio courses, web-conferencing, slide and multimedia presentations, online forums, etc. There are, however, some challenges involved in planning, developing and implementing e-training courses.
Some of these include:
- Figuring out the best training delivery method,
- Employing familiar tools and technologies that students can instinctively use to access the content,
- Ensuring consistency of methods delivered across content design, branding, etc.
- Measuring outcomes,
- Grading student scores,
- Generating useful reports, completion certificates
You also need to take into account factors like lack of face-to-face contact, potential lack of student motivation, distractions, etc.
eLearning – Unlimited Possibilities
If you are a product creator, creating a product that helps people gain new skills is a great way to grow a subscriber list or develop another stream of revenue. Product creation is, after all, one of the best ways to build a loyal customer base, as well as establish authority and credibility and position yourself as an industry or niche leader.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Anything can be taught online.
(Got a passion for photography, horticulture or technical writing? Turn it into an online training product!)
The problem is that creating PDF reports and training courses from scratch can be very time-consuming. If you have been online for a while, however, you probably already have loads of great content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a digital training product.
If your website is built using WordPress and you would like to create an online training product, there’s an inexpensive and professional solution that can help you.
Our WordPress Product …
WPCourseware – WordPress Course Creation Plugin
WPCourseware is a learning management system plugin for WordPress that lets users set up professional training courses and build e-learning products quickly and easily using WordPress.
(WPCourseware – Online Course Creation WordPress Plugin)
WPCourseware is used by 7,000+ businesses online and makes creating e-courses in WordPress very simple.
Courses in WPCourseware comprise of modules and training modules are built from course units, quizzes, etc.
WPCourseware can be fully integrated with WordPress. Once installed, the plugin adds an “options” menu that lets you add a new training course, add or edit existing modules and units, edit quiz questions, edit settings, import/export data, edit training certificates, view training documentation, etc …
(WP Courseware options menu)
WP Courseware also lets you include a sidebar widget, giving users access to information about how they are progressing in the course …
(WP Courseware Widget)
You can fully customize and configure all of your courses.
For example, you can specify whether learners need to complete a course unit before they are allowed to progress through to the next section …
(Courses can be fully configured to suit your needs)
You can access an overview of your courses inside the admin dashboard and perform a number of actions (e.g. access the grade book) …
(View course information inside the admin dashboard)
If you have a basic understanding of how WordPress works, you can quickly create courses using familiar WP interfaces and functions.
For example, you can add and edit your course title and description, set user access, customize messages and user notifications, issue certificates of completion for courses and fine tune other course settings simply by clicking tabs, entering information into fields, checking radio buttons, selecting drop-down menu options, dragging and dropping elements around screens, etc …
(Plugin options section)
Adding modules and units is as easy as adding and editing WordPress posts. You can easily include text, images, embedded media, and any other form of content that you would normally add to a post.
You can arrange the order of your training content by dragging and dropping units inside training modules inside the Ordering settings area …
(Order Course Modules & Units section)
When you are done adding content to your module, simply publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
You can view a list of all course units in the “Course Units” screen …
(Course Units table)
Placing your course and modules into pages is simple. WP Courseware lets you insert courses and training module information into pages using a range of shortcodes …
(WP Courseware shortcodes)
After publishing your page, your training course will display to users with all of the options and settings you have added …
(Creating professional-looking training courses is easy with WP Courseware)
After your e-course has been published, it can be viewed by logged in users with exclusive access permission …
(Members must log in and have permission to view your training content)
More info: WP Courseware
Here we have listed just a few of the benefits and advantages of using WP Courseware to create professional training courses online on your WordPress web site:
WP Courseware is very easy to install. Simply upload a zip file that contains the plugin files to your Plugins folder via your dashboard and activate.
Really Simple To Use
As mentioned earlier, if you already understand how WordPress works, you can create courses very quickly using familiar interfaces and functions.
Simply create a new course, training module, or unit with course content, and optional quiz or survey. Drag and drop to arrange the content and create a course outline using the plugin’s shortcodes or widget.
Unlimited Expansion Capacity
The WPCourseware plugin allows you to add unlimited courses, modules, lessons, quizzes, surveys and enrollees.
Use Different Types Of Content
Course units use WordPress custom types, which let you add anything you would typically insert into a WordPress page or postWordPress pages or posts besides text, like embedded media, images, hyperlinks, file downloads, etc.
(Use different content types in your training courses)
Some additional benefits include the following:
- Compatible with all WordPress themes: WPCourseware works with all WordPress themes.
- Works with all devices: The plugin allows you to deliver your training content across multiple devices.
WP Courseware offers WordPress users with a number of great features. Below we have listed just a few of these:
You can create course outlines or course progress pages using shortcodes. The course progress shortcode displays the courses students have enrolled in as well as displaying their current progress.
Students can also view their course progress using a dynamic custom sidebar widget.
As an administrator, you can also track student progress inside the dashboard …
You can set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new participants.
Course Certificate Distribution
Students who successfully complete your training courses can receive a course certificate. Training certificates can be customized with custom backgrounds, logos and signatures …
The export/import feature allows you to set up training courses on a different site.
Custom Email Notifications And Messages
WPCourseware allows you to set up custom user notifications to congratulate course participants after completing modules or courses and for communicating other administrative matters. You can also customize the quiz result email to congratulate students who complete training quizzes. You can also send out a mass email trainees with their final course grade with just one click …
(Custom Notifications – WP Courseware)
Quizzes And Surveys
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. The survey feature allows you to download a CSV file with survey results.
- The course grade book will help track how your students are doing …
(WP Courseware – Edit Quiz/Survey Section)
Membership Site & eCommerce Integration
WPCourseware works with leading e-commerce and membership plugins …
(Works With eCommerce & Membership Site Plugins)
Here are a couple of the testimonials that customers have submitted for 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
“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 Plugin – Useful Tips
As mentioned earlier, if you have been online for a while, you probably already have loads of great content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a digital product.
WP Courseware allows you to 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 site, you could already have a partially-created product …
(Convert any page or post into a course unit)
Additionally, you can use the export/import feature to build and sell completed training courses to other WordPress site owners.
Apart from using the plugin to create sellable e-courses, you can also use WPCourseware to train staff inhouse, or document instructions for outsourced tasks.
WP Courseware is well-supported and backed by a no-risk, thirty day, 100% refund 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 options and settings menu provides a list of the available shortcodes …
(WPCourseware Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to a complete set of plugin “how to” tutorials …
(WPCourseware Documentation – Video Tutorials)
WPCourseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site License – This license enables you to run WP Courseware on one WordPress web site only. Includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $99.00.
- 10-Site License Edition – This enables you to use WP Courseware on 10 web sites. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $125.00.
- 25-Site Licensing – This allows you to install WP Courseware on 25 web sites. Price includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $175.00.
Please Note: The cost to purchase the product depends on whether there are any promotions or limited-time special offers. When we last checked, the software retails for the pricing shown above. This may not be the actual price set by the product seller when you visit the plugin site and there may be additional upsells or one-time offers after your purchase.
Check the plugin’s website for the current pricing here:
For a demo video of the plugin in action, including installation instructions and tutorials, FAQs, customer help desk, contact details and more, visit the WP Courseware website.
Install This Product
If you are searching for a cost-effective way to create training courses WPCourseware is a powerful, yet simple and easy to use courseware plugin that you should check out.
To learn more, check out the plugin here: