If you are running an online training program, then there are multiple ways to implement gamification components into your elearning. If you are new to the entire gamification trend, then it is probably a good idea to start small and expand from there. Poll your users and monitor its effectiveness first so that you can tweak the program as needed to maximize results.
One of the easiest ways to add a layer of gamification into your elearning is by implementing points and leaderboards into your quizzes. It is pretty basic, but a great way to start and something that is familiar with most everyone. Think back to the times you played an arcade game as a kid – one of the first things you noticed were the high scores. It was great seeing where you measured-up and it acted as continual motivation. The same can be done with online quizzes.
Below I have included an example of a quiz that uses a point system and leaderboard (taken from the LearnDash integrated Advanced Quiz). In this case, implementing this type of gamification takes just a few clicks. That said, there are other rapid elearning development tools that allow for a similar, rather easy set-up.
A couple items used with this quiz that enhance the experience includes the point system, the timer, and the use of images for possible answers. If you are using a quizzing feature that lacks points and gamification, then you owe it to your users to find something more robust, capable of these elements, various media support, and more. Quizzing modules, be it in a rapid elearning tool or a learning management system, really should not be restrictive with today’s technology.
Having a robust, modern quizzing component in place will enable you to explore various methods for measuring course effectiveness, plus give your users the chance to engage with the material on different level.