Thanks to the digital revolution, thousands of entrepreneurial businesses and individuals are finding new niches to profit from in areas like online education.
Electronic training (eTraining) is based on the concept of distance learning, where students have no face-to-face contact with the teacher or trainer.
The e-Training Industry Is Growing
eLearning course sites like Udemy show that the eLearning industry is growing.
Udemy offers over 30,000 ecourses covery every subject imaginable, from business and leadership, to parenting & relationships and improving your lifestyle, etc …
(Udemy.com provides 30,000+ online courses covering all topics!)
The fact that the eTraining industry is growing is not only great for people looking to acquire practical knowledge and skills, but also for individuals that have valuable educational content to share.
eLearning – Opportunities And Challenges
Some of the drawbacks of planning, developing and implementing training courses online include:
- Working out the,
- Using familiar tools that don’t require investing additional effort, money or time in a new learning curve,
- Ensuring consistent standards are used throughout content design, branding, etc.
- Measuring outcomes,
- Grading student scores,
- Creating useful reports, completion certificates
You also need to take into account factors like lack of face-to-face interaction, boredom and potential lack of student motivation, distracting environments, etc.
e-Training – A World Of Possibilities
If you are an internet marketer, creating elearning courses that help people acquire useful skills is a great way to attract new subscribers and develop another stream of revenue. Product creation is, after all, one of the best ways to attract new customers, establish authority and credibility and position yourself as a leader in your niche.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Just about every topic imaginable can be taught online.
(Got skills, knowledge or a passion for photography, horticulture or creative writing? Turn it into an training course!)
The problem is that creating “how to” ebooks and training courses from scratch can take a lot of time. Chances are, however, you already have loads of useful training content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a digital training product.
If your website is built using WordPress and you are searching for an inexpensive way to develop elearning products then there’s a great courseware solution that can help you.
Our Featured WordPress Plugin …
WPCourseware – WordPress Course Creation Plugin
WP Courseware is a learning management system plugin for WordPress that lets you set up e-courses and build e-learning products quickly and easily with WordPress.
(WPCourseware – Learning Management System Courseware Plugin For WordPress)
7,000+ WordPress websites use WPCourseware. The software makes creating e-courses in WordPress simple.
A course in WPCourseware contains modules and training modules comprise of course units, quizzes, etc.
WPCourseware integrates fully with any WordPress site. Once installed, the plugin adds its own menu section that lets you create a new training course, edit course modules and units, add quiz questions, edit settings, import/export your course information, create custom training certificates, access plugin documentation, etc …
(WPCourseware options menu)
WP Courseware also lets you include a widget in the sidebar, giving you further customization options …
The courses you add can be fully configured and customized.
For example, you can specify if students must complete a course section before they are allowed to progress to the next section …
(Course settings can be fully configured to suit your needs)
You can see an overview of your training course details inside the admin dashboard and perform various types of actions (e.g. access the grade book) …
(View information about all training courses inside your admin dashboard)
If you are already familiar with WordPress, you can create training courses quickly using familiar WordPress interfaces and functions.
For example, you can easily add and edit course titles and descriptions, set user access, customize messages and user notifications, issue course completion certificates and fine tune other course settings simply by switching tabs, entering information into fields, checking radio buttons, selecting options from drop-down menus, rearranging elements around screens using drag and drop, etc …
(Plugin options section)
Adding modules and units is as simple as creating and editing WordPress posts. 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 units inside training modules using drag and drop inside the Ordering screen …
(Order Course Modules & Units settings area)
When you are done adding content to your module, just publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
Your course units will be listed in a table in the “Course Units” section …
(Course Units table)
Placing your course and modules into pages is simple. WP Courseware allows you to insert courses and training module information into pages using shortcodes …
(WP Courseware shortcodes)
After publishing your page, your training course will display to users with all the content you have added …
(Training course created with WP Courseware)
After publishing your e-training course, authorized members can access the content …
(Users must be logged in and have permission to view your training content)
More info: WPCourseware
Below are just a few of the benefits of using WP Courseware to add professional courses to your WordPress web site on your web site:
Ready To Use In No Time
WPCourseware is very easy to install. Simply upload a zip folder that contains the plugin files to your Plugins folder via your dashboard and activate.
Simple To Use
As mentioned earlier, if you have a basic understanding of the way WordPress works, you can quickly create courses using familiar interfaces and functions.
Just 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.
Unlimited Expansion Capacity
WP Courseware lets you set up unlimited courses, modules, lessons, quizzes, surveys and add an unlimited number of users to courses.
Add Different Content Formats
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 embedded media, graphic elements, hyperlinks, file downloads, etc.
(Add any type of content you want in your training courses)
Some additional benefits include the following:
- Works on all WP themes: WP Courseware works with all WordPress themes.
- Works on all devices: WP Courseware allows you to deliver content across multiple devices.
WPCourseware provides WordPress users with many features. Below we have listed a few of these:
You can create course outlines and course progress pages using shortcodes. The course progress shortcode is dynamic and displays the courses students are enrolled in as well as displaying their current progress.
Track Student Progress
Students can also navigate through your course using a custom sidebar widget.
As an administrator, you can also track a student’s course progress inside the dashboard …
(Track student progress)
Automatically Enroll New Participants
Set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new students.
Students can receive a customized certificate of completion. You can add custom backgrounds, logos and signatures to course certificates …
(Customized certificates of completion)
The import/export functionality allows you to transfer your course to other sites.
WPCourseware allows you to set up custom user notifications for trainees after completing modules and courses and for communicating course-related administrative matters. You can also customize the quiz result email so your students can be congratulated upon completing a quiz. Additionally, you can also send out mass emails to students with their final course grade with just one click …
(Custom Email Notifications And Messages – WPCourseware)
Add Quizzes And Surveys
You can add a quiz or survey to your course content …
(Quizzes & Surveys)
- Depending on how you decide to build your course, 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. The survey feature allows you to download a CSV file with survey results.
- The instructor grade book will help track your student’s progress …
(WP Courseware – Edit Quiz/Survey Settings Area)
eCommerce And Membership Site Integration
WPCourseware can be used with many well-known WordPress e-commerce and membership plugins …
(Integrates With Membership & eCommerce Plugins)
Below are a couple of the testimonials plugin customers have written about 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
WPCourseware Plugin – Useful Tips
As mentioned earlier, if you have been marketing your business online for a while, you already have the building blocks of great training content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a digital training product.
WP Courseware lets you easily convert any post or page on your site into a course unit, so if there are a number of great instructional articles and 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 import/export feature to create and sell completed training courses to other WordPress site owners.
Apart from using the plugin to create sellable courses, you can also use WP Courseware to train staff inhouse, or document instructions for outsourced tasks in your business.
The plugin is well-supported and backed by a risk-free, 30 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 settings menu provides a list of the shortcodes …
(WPCourseware Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to dozens of ”how-to” videos …
(Plugin Documentation – Plugin Video Tutorials)
WP Courseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site Licensing – This license option lets you configure WP Courseware on a single WordPress web site. Cost includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $99.00.
- 10-Site License – This license allows you to configure WP Courseware on ten websites. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $125.00.
- 25-Site License – This license option lets you activate WPCourseware on 25 WordPress sites. Includes one year of free upgrades and support. Price = $175.00.
Please Note: The price of WPCourseware depends on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. The pricing shown above was correct when this content was published. This may not be the actual price set by the software author when you visit the site and you may be shown additional upsells or one-time offers after your purchase.
Check the plugin’s website for current pricing details:
For demo videos of the plugin, including help documentation and tutorials, FAQs, customer help desk, contact details and more, visit the WP Courseware website.
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WPCourseware will help you develop elearning products fast. This is a powerful, yet simple and easy to use solution you should definitely look into.
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