Thanks to the internet, thousands of entrepreneurial businesses and individuals are now finding new niches and opportunities to profit from in areas like online education.
e-Learning is based on the concept of distance learning, where students do not have direct face-to-face contact with the teacher or trainer.
The eTraining Industry Is Growing
Online education sites like Udemy.com are indicative of the growth of the eTraining industry.
Udemy.com currently offers 30,000+ courses online on every subject imaginable, from office productivity and leadership, to courses on religion & spirituality and music, etc …
(Udemy offers over 30,000 online courses covering all topics!)
The fact that the e-Training industry is growing and that any subject can be taught online is not only great for people looking to acquire new skills, but also for individuals that have valuable knowledge that can help transform the lives of others.
e-Learning – Benefits & Drawbacks
The internet provides tools and technologies for developing and selling online training courses, but there are also a number of challenges.:
- Working out delivery methods,
- Employing easy-to-use tools that learners can immediately use to get trained,
- Ensuring consistency of methods in the content, course branding, etc.
- Measuring results,
- Grading student scores,
- Providing reports, certificates of completion
Additional factors include lack of face-to-face contact, boredom and potential lack of motivation, distracting environments, etc.
eTraining – A World Of Possibilities
If you plan to create and sell products online, creating e-courses that teach useful things is a great way to grow a subscriber list and monetize your website. Creating products is one of the best ways to build a customer base, establish authority and credibility and position yourself as a leader in your niche or industry.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Almost every subject imaginable can be taught online.
(Got a business built around commercial photography, gardening or creative writing? Turn it into an e-course!)
The problem is that creating “how to” ebooks and training courses from scratch can take a lot of time. If you have been online for a while, however, you already have the building blocks of great content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a digital product.
If you are searching for an inexpensive way to develop ecourses and your site is powered by WordPress, then there’s a powerful courseware plugin that can help you.
Let’s Review …
WPCourseware – Online Learning Management System Plugin For WordPress
WP Courseware is the leading online course creation plugin for WordPress.
(WPCourseware – WordPress Course Management Plugin)
WP Courseware is used by 7,000+ businesses online and makes creating e-courses in WordPress simple.
In WPCourseware, eCourses contain modules and training modules can contain units, quizzes, etc.
WPCourseware can be fully integrated with any WordPress site. Once installed, the plugin adds its own menu section that lets you add new courses, add or edit existing modules and units, add quizzes, edit plugin, import/export training content, edit certificates, view training documentation, etc …
(WP Courseware plugin menu)
WPCourseware also lets you add a sidebar widget, giving users access to information about their course progress …
Your courses can be entirely configured and customized.
For example, you can decide if students need to have completed a training unit before they are allowed to advance through to the next unit …
(Course settings can be fully customized to suit your needs)
You can view details about your training courses ”at a glance” inside the admin dashboard and perform various types of actions (e.g. reorder modules, course units and quizzes) …
(View information about all courses inside the admin dashboard)
If you are already familiar with the way WordPress works, you can quickly create courses using familiar interfaces and functionality.
For example, you can add and edit course titles and descriptions, set user access, customize messages and user notifications, provide certificates of completion for courses and fine tune other course settings simply by switching tabs, entering data into fields, checking radio buttons, choosing drop-down menu options, rearranging elements around screens using drag & drop, etc …
(”Edit Course” screen)
Adding modules and units is as easy as adding and editing WordPress posts. You can easily include text, images, embedded media, and any other kind of content that you would normally add to a post.
You can order your content by dragging and dropping units inside modules inside the ”Order Course” settings area …
(Order Course Modules & Units settings area)
When you have finished adding content to your unit, simply publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
You can view a list of your course units in the “Course Units” screen …
(Course Units table)
Placing your course and training modules into pages is simple. WP Courseware allows you to insert courses and module information into pages using a range of shortcodes …
Shortcodes let you display course content on your pages and manage all of your course details from your dashboard …
(Create professional-looking training courses with WPCourseware)
Once your e-course has been published, authorized users can access the content …
(Members must be logged in and have permission to view your training content)
For more details, visit the plugin site here: WP Courseware
Benefits Of Using WPCourseware
Below we have listed just a few of the benefits and advantages of using WPCourseware to add professional courses to your website or blog on your web site:
Quick And Simple To Install And Set Up. Ready To Start Using In Minutes.
WP Courseware installs like any regular WordPress plugin. Simply upload a zip file containing the plugin files to your Plugins folder via your WordPress dashboard and activate.
Create Training Courses In Minutes
As mentioned earlier, if you already understand how WordPress works, you can quickly create courses using familiar WordPress interfaces and functions.
Simply create a course, training module, or unit with course content, and optional quiz or survey. Drag and drop to arrange the course and create a course outline using the plugin’s shortcodes or widget.
WP Courseware lets you add unlimited courses, modules, lessons, surveys, quizzes and course participants.
Use Different Content Types
A course unit uses WordPress custom types, which lets you add anything you would typically insert into a WordPress page or postWordPress pages or posts besides text, such as embedded media, graphic elements, links, downloadable files, etc.
(Use different types of content to create your training courses)
Additional plugin benefits include:
- Use with all WordPress themes: WP Courseware works with all WordPress themes.
- Use on all devices: The plugin allows you to deliver your content across multiple devices.
WP Courseware Features
WPCourseware offers WP users with a number of features. Below we have listed a few:
You can create a course outline or course progress page via shortcodes. The course progress shortcode is dynamic and displays all the courses students are enrolled in while also displaying their current progress.
Track Course Progress
Students can also navigate through your courses using a dynamic custom sidebar widget.
As an administrator, you can also track students as they progress through courses inside your dashboard …
Enroll New Course Participants Automatically
Set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new course participants.
Customized Training Course Certificates
At the end of a course, you can issue course participants who successfully complete courses with certificates of completion. You can add custom backgrounds, logos and signatures …
(Training course certificates)
The import/export option lets you set up training courses on a new WP site.
WPCourseware allows you to set up custom user notifications to congratulate course participants after completing modules or courses and for communicating course-related administrative matters. You can also customize the quiz result email to congratulate students who pass course quizzes. You can also send out a mass email to your students with their final course grades with just one click …
(WPCourseware – Custom Notifications)
Quizzes & Surveys
Add quizzes and surveys to course content …
(Add Quizzes And Surveys)
- Depending on your needs, you can use course progress blocking or non-blocking quizzes.
- 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 survey results.
- The instructor grade book will help track your student’s progress …
(Edit Quiz/Survey Screen – WPCourseware)
e-Commerce And Membership Site Plugin Integration
WPCourseware can be used with many leading e-commerce and membership plugins …
(e-Commerce And Membership Site Plugin Integration)
Feedback From Users
Here are a few of the testimonials and feedback plugin users have published about the WPCourseware 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
As mentioned earlier, if you have been online for a while, you probably already have the building blocks of great training content on your blog or website that can be leveraged into a new digital product.
WPCourseware allows you to easily convert any post or page on your site into a course unit, so if you have published a number of great instructional content like tutorials.
WP Courseware is very well-supported and backed by a risk-free, thirty day, full 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 ”how-to” video tutorials …
(Plugin Documentation – Plugin Tutorials)
WP Courseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site Licensing – This edition allows you to install WPCourseware on a single WordPress domain. Includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $99.00.
- 10-Site Edition – This allows you to set up WP Courseware on 10 WordPress websites. It includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Price = $125.00.
- 25-Site License – This option allows you to set up WP Courseware on twenty-five websites. Includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $175.00.
Note: The cost to purchase the WP Courseware software depends on whether there are any promotions or limited-time special offers. Presently, the software is selling for the pricing shown above. This may not be the actual price set by the product developer when you visit the product site and you may be shown additional upsells or one-time offers after your purchase.
Check the plugin’s website for current pricing details:
Additional Plugin Information
For ”how to” videos of the plugin in action, including help documentation and tutorials, FAQs, customer helpdesk, contact details and more, visit the WPCourseware website.
If you are searching for an inexpensive way to create e-courses, The WPCourseware plugin is a powerful, yet simple and easy to use WordPress plugin you need to look into.
To learn more, visit the plugin website: