Thanks to the internet, thousands of entrepreneurial organizations and individuals are finding new niches to profit from in areas like online training and education.
Electronic training, or “etraining,” is based on the concept of distance learning, where learners do not interact face-to-face with the teacher or trainer.
The eTraining Industry Is Growing
e-Training marketplaces like Udemy.com show that the e-Training industry is growing at a massive rate every year.
Udemy offers 30,000+ courses online covering all topics, from design and personal transformation, to courses on health and fitness and music, etc …
(Udemy.com currently offers over 30,000 e-courses covering every topic imaginable!)
This is not only great for people looking to acquire useful skills, but also for individuals that have unique and valuable information to share.
eCourses – Benefits And Challenges
The digital medium provides many tools and a great environment for developing and selling online training courses. e-Learning computer-based tools and technologies include Learning Management Systems (LMS), videos, audio training, video-conferencing apps, e-Guides, forums, etc. There are, however, some drawbacks involved in developing ecourses.
Some of these include:
- Working out delivery methods,
- Using easy-to-use tools that don’t require an additional learning curve,
- Ensuring consistency of methods used throughout the content, course branding, etc.
- Measuring learning performance,
- Grading student scores,
- Generating useful reports, certificates of completion
You also need to take into account important factors such as lack of human contact, lack of motivation (e.g. boredom), distracting environments, etc.
e-Training – Unlimited Possibilities
If you are a digital product creator, creating ecourses that teach people new skills is a great way to attract new subscribers or develop a new stream of revenue. Product creation is one of the best ways to attract new customers, as well as establish authority and credibility and position yourself as a leader in your industry or niche.
There’s a ton of opportunity. Almost anything can be turned into an online training product.
(Got a passion or interest in photography, gardening or creative writing? Turn it into an online training course!)
The problem is that creating “how to” ebooks and training courses from scratch is very time-consuming. Chances are, however, that if you have been marketing your business online for a while, you probably already have the building blocks of great training content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a digital training product.
If your site is built with WordPress and you’re searching for a cost-effective way to develop ecourses then here is a great courseware solution that you may want to check out.
WP Courseware – Online Course Creation WordPress Plugin
WPCourseware is a learning management system plugin for WordPress that lets users set up e-courses and build e-learning products quickly with WordPress.
(WPCourseware – Learning Management System Courseware Plugin For WordPress)
Thousands of websites have the WPCourseware plugin installed. The plugin makes creating learning courses in WordPress very simple.
A training course in WPCourseware comprises of modules and modules are built using course units, surveys, etc.
WPCourseware fully integrates with WordPress. Once installed, the plugin adds a new section to the main menu that lets you create new training courses, add or edit existing modules and units, add quizzes and surveys, edit plugin, import/export course information, add certificates, view plugin documentation, etc …
(WPCourseware plugin menu)
WP Courseware also lets you add a sidebar widget, allowing users to view their course progress …
(WP Courseware Sidebar Widget)
You can fully customize and configure all courses.
For example, you can choose whether course students need to complete a course section before they are allowed to progress through to the next unit …
(Configure your course settings to suit your needs)
You can see an overview of your course information inside the WP dashboard and perform a range of actions (e.g. edit course settings) …
(View details about all courses inside your admin dashboard)
If you have a basic understanding of WordPress, 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 user messages and user notifications, provide course completion certificates and fine tune other course settings simply by clicking tabs, entering information into fields, checking radio buttons, choosing options from drop-down menus, dragging and dropping elements around screens, etc …
(”Edit Course” area)
Adding training modules and units is as simple as creating and editing WordPress posts. You can include text, images, embedded media, and any other kind of content that you would normally add to a post.
You can reorder your training content by dragging and dropping units inside modules inside the Ordering section …
(Order Course Modules & Units settings area)
When you have finished adding content to your unit, just publish it like any other WordPress post or page.
You can view a list of your course units in the “Course Units” section …
(Course Units table)
Placing your course and training modules into pages is simple. WP Courseware allows you to insert course and module information into pages using the plugin’s built-in shortcodes …
(WP Courseware shortcodes)
Shortcodes let you add course content to your pages and manage all of your course options from your dashboard …
(Creating professional training courses is easy with WPCourseware)
After publishing your e-course, you can restrict content access to registered students only …
(Users must be logged in and have permission to access your training content)
Learn more here: WP Courseware
Below we have listed just some of the benefits of using WP Courseware to create courses online on your WordPress site:
Really Easy To Install
WP Courseware is really easy to install. Simply upload a zip file containing the plugin to your Plugin folder via your WordPress dashboard and activate.
Simple To Use
As mentioned earlier, if you are already familiar with how WordPress works, you can create training courses in minutes using familiar WordPress interfaces and functions.
Just create a new course, training module, or unit with content, and optional quiz or survey. Drag and drop to organize the course and create a course outline using the plugin’s shortcodes or widget.
Unlimited Expansion Capacity
The plugin lets you add unlimited courses, modules, lessons, surveys, quizzes and course participants.
Use Different Content Types
Course units use WordPress custom types, which let you add any type of content you would normally insert into a WordPress post or pageWordPress posts or pages besides text, such as audio, video, images, links, downloadable files, etc.
(Use different types of content in your training courses)
Some additional plugin benefits include the following:
- Compatible with all themes: The plugin works with all WordPress themes.
- Works with all devices: WPCourseware works on all devices.
WPCourseware offers WP users with many features. Here are some of those features:
You can create a course outline and course progress page via shortcodes. The course progress shortcode displays all the courses your students are enrolled in while also displaying their current progress.
Track Course Progress
Students can also navigate through their course using a dynamic custom sidebar widget.
As a course administrator, you can also track students as they progress through courses inside the dashboard …
(Track student progress)
You can set up courses to allow automatic enrollment of new participants.
Course Completion Certificates
Students can be issued with a certificate. You can add a custom background, logo, and signature to certificates …
The export/import feature lets you set up your course on other WordPress sites.
WPCourseware lets you create custom user messages to congratulate course participants after completing modules and courses and communicating on other administrative matters. You can also customize the quiz result email to congratulate students who successfully complete course quizzes. Additionally, you can also send out mass emails to students with their final grades with one click …
(Custom Email Notifications And Messages – WPCourseware)
Surveys & Quizzes
You can add quizzes and surveys to course content …
(Add 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 survey results.
- The course grade book helps track your student’s progress …
(WPCourseware – Edit Quiz/Survey Section)
Works With WordPress e-Commerce & Membership Plugins
WPCourseware integrates with leading ecommerce and membership plugins …
(e-Commerce & Membership Site Plugin Integration)
Feedback From Users
Here are some of the testimonials and comments plugin users 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, 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
As mentioned earlier, if you have been marketing yourself online for a while, you already have the building blocks of great content on your website or blog that can be leveraged into a new product.
WP Courseware allows you to convert any page or post on your site into a course unit, so if showing outsourced workers how to complete certain tasks.
WPCourseware is very well-supported and backed by a no-risk, 30 day, complete refund guarantee. Users get free access to all integrations and one year of support and upgrades with their purchase.
The plugin’s “Documentation” screen inside the plugin’s options and settings area provides a list of the shortcodes …
(WPCourseware Documentation – Shortcodes)
And access to over 15 ”how-to” videos …
(WP Courseware Documentation – Video Tutorials)
WPCourseware is available in the following options:
- 2-Site License – This enables you to run WP Courseware on a single WordPress site. Price includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Price = $99.00.
- 10-Site Licensing – This enables you to install WP Courseware on ten WordPress web sites. Cost includes one year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $125.00.
- 25-Site License – This lets you run WP Courseware on 25 domains. Includes 1 year of free upgrades and support. Cost = $175.00.
Note: Current pricing for WPCourseware depends on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. The price above was correct when this article was published. This may not be the actual price set by the product developer when you visit the website and there may be additional upsells or one-time offers after purchasing.
Check the plugin’s website for the current pricing here:
For a demo video of the plugin, including installation instructions and tutorials, FAQs, support helpdesk, contact details and more, visit the WP Courseware website.
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If you would like to develop e-courses, the WP Courseware plugin is a powerful, yet simple and easy to use WordPress plugin you need to know about.
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