You have an eLearning business in Moodle™ that you wish to extend to your online Learners
You have an eCommerce business on WordPress/WooCommerce and want to turn great profits by selling your Moodle™ eLearning courses online
But how do you go about this??
It’s simple!! Let me give you some Moodle™ e-commerce integration tips
Let’s help you understand the basic process first.
That was simple, isn’t it??
So, what is more, important to know?
Moodle™-Payment Integration Vs Moodle™-eCommerce Integration
You need to understand the difference here
Many Moodlers may be confused between selling Moodle™ courses and running an e-commerce store of Moodle™ courses.
Yes! The ultimate aim, OF COURSE, remains the same, that is selling Moodle™ courses and earning more money. 😀
Moodle™ and Payment integration is only limited to adding a payment plugin on your Moodle™ site so that learners are able to purchase a course.
Some options available are Paypal, Stripe, and Authorize.net, etc.
However, when we talk about Moodle™-eCommerce integration. It goes way beyond course selling.
It’s essentially about adding all eCommerce capabilities to your Moodle™ LMS, establishing synchronization & common sign-in process between the two platforms, and eventually implementing a seamless integration of Moodle™ and WordPress.
It is getting the best of both worlds than a mere Payment integration.
Moodle™ itself doesn’t directly have any built-in e-commerce system. BUT, you can integrate it with popular eCommerce platforms – like Magento or WooCommerce.
If the requirement is about setting your Moodle™ courses on an eCommerce platform as virtual products, managing discount coupons, and users, selling courses as variable products, memberships, or subscriptions, establishing Single-Sign-On between the platforms – Moodle™-WordPress integration is the key.
Single Sign-On gives end users an option to enter login credentials only once on WordPress, to simultaneously sign in to Moodle as well.
It even helps with automatic redirection.
For example: When your student logs in to WordPress and purchases a course, he will not have to log in to Moodle all over again.
You have the flexibility to decide the Moodle™ page you want to redirect your users to.
eg: dashboard, site home, my courses, course archive, user profile, etc
If you want different types of users to be redirected to different pages, Single Sign-On lets you decide which user-role will see which page first, after being redirected from the WordPress User-Accounts page.
Also, for an even smoother login experience, this plugin lets users directly login with their FB and/or Google IDs
This plugin allows you to sell courses in bulk at a fixed price. Courses that were earlier bought individually, can now be purchased in one go.
You can even enroll or register multiple students all at once. And it’s fully compatible with WooCommerce.
Now here comes the best part – you can also keep a track of how many enrollees are active, and for how much duration each of them is studying the course.
If a Corporate Training Program wishes to purchase one course for 50 employees and another for 55 employees at Coursera, Bulk Purchase will help you sell it together- as a package. It is fairly convenient at the buyer’s end as well. Even if the site owner doesn’t want to enroll students in the course immediately, they can simply buy it and keep the course disabled until required.
MooWoodle is an extension of WooCommerce that bridges or connects WordPress/Woocommerce and Moodle™. It fetches all the courses from your Moodle™ LMS and makes them available for sale, for users/course buyers on WooCommerce.
It essentially has the same functionality as Edwiser Bridge. But the only difference is that MooWoodle is open-source software.
So, there you have it! Some great, easily doable tips to achieving a profitable and smoothly working automated Moodle™ e-commerce business of selling courses on WordPress/WooCommerce.
Time to figure out your e-commerce needs!!
Now go ahead, use these tips and SLAY your Moodle™ e-commerce goals.