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Easy Courses Guide - Adding a New Course

Adding a New Course

Let’s go ahead and get started by adding a course. Go to EasyCourses > New Course.

You’ll see a number of sub-sections comprising a 6-step process. Let’s go through them all.

Step 1 – Course Overview
  • Enter a Course Name.
  • Enter a Course Excerpt, or a short overview of the course.
  • Optionally, upload or link to an Listing Image to be used for the course display in the front-end.
  • Enter a Course Language.
  • Click the Next button to continue to the next step.
Step 2 – Course Description
  • Optionally, you can upload or link to a Featured Video, to be displayed when users view the course details in the Course Overview page.
  • Enter a Course Description, a detailed description of the course. You’ll have the full power of the WordPress visual editor for customizing the description.
  • In the Course Structure section, you’ll have options for customizing the course structure. You’ll also see a list of units, which will be empty initially. You’ll be able to add and edit units later.
  • Tick the ‘Show the Course Overview structure and Preview Options‘ to display the units listing in the Course Overview page. This information will otherwise only be available for students enrolled in the course.
  • Tick the ‘Display Time Estimates for Units and Lessons‘ to show a time estimate option when editing the units.
  • Click the Previous button to go back to the previous section or the Next button to continue to the next step.
Step 3 – Instructors
  • You can assign as many instructors as you like in the Course Instructors section. You’ll be able to choose from any of the users in your standard WordPress Users list.
  • Easily send an email invite through the Invite New Instruction section. Simply enter a First NameLast Name and E-Mail address then press Send Invite.
  • Click the Previous butt
Step 4 – Course Dates
  • Enter the dates your course will be available within the Course Dates section. Or tick the ‘This course has no end date‘ option.
  • Otherwise you can select the Start Date and End Date using the pop-up date picker.
  • Similarly, in the Enrollment Dates section, tick the ‘Users can enroll at any time‘ option to allow enrollment any time.
  • Otherwise you can again select the Start Date and End Date using the pop-up date picker.
  • Click the Previous button to go back to the previous section or the Next button to continue to the next step.
Step 5 – Classes, Discussions and Workbooks
  • To limit the class size, tick the ‘Limit class size‘ option end enter a value for the limit.
  • Tick the ‘Allow Course Discussion‘ option to allow open discussion between students and instructors.
  • Tick the ‘Show student Workbook‘ option to allow students to see their progress.
  • Click the Previous button to go back to the previous section or the Next button to continue to the next step.
Step 6 – Enrollment and Course Cost

Tick the ‘This is a Paid Course‘ option to display payment options.

For payments, EasyCourses integrates with WooCommerce.

Simply ensure that WooCommerce is installed and activated, then tick the ‘Use WooCommerce to sell courses‘ setting at EasyCourses > Settings.

You can optionally select to redirect WooCommerce product posts to a parent course as well.

  • Tick the ‘Automatically generate Stock Keeping Unit‘ option to have EasyCourses automatically create a unique SKU. Otherwise you can enter a SKU value yourself.
  • Enter the Price.
  • Tick the ‘Enabled Sale Price‘ option to specify that this course on sale.
  • Enter a Sale Price to be used with the above option.

Once you’re done configuring settings, you can click the Previous button to go back to the previous section. Or click the Done button to complete the course creation process and save the new course.