In the last post, 3 Best WordPress Plugins for Building Online Courses, we explored several options for creating and managing online courses using WordPress plugins. For many, adding, configuring and managing another WordPress plugin is time prohibitive. And, in some cases, for example in certain managed hosting accounts, you may not be able to install additional plugins. In these cases, you may want to consider using a third-party, fully hosted training solution.
There are several platforms available that are popular for building and delivering online courses. Teachable, Teachery, Udemy, and Gumroad are four that are frequently cited.
Of these, Teachable and Teachery are very similar platforms for creating and delivering courses. Udemy is an online courseware marketplace where anyone can sign up to create and deliver courses through that marketplace, and Gumroad is actually a platform to sell downloadable products with some support for selling physical goods.