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How to Add Gamification to Learning Management Systems and eLearning Courses?

Gamification to Learning Management Systems

Gamification is a very useful tool to make the eLearning process exciting and motivational for the learners. When designed correctly, gamification has proven to be very successful in engaging people and motivating them to change behaviors, develop skills or solve problems. Leveraging and applying some of the features used in real games, ‘gamification,’ is being used in many software applications from sales force automation to learning management systems and eLearning.

Gamification should not be applied to follow a fad. The business objectives must be identified, and an analysis done to understand the suitability of gamification to achieve those objectives.

Gamification can be added at two levels:

1. At the learning management level or the overall learning environment
2. At the course level

Some core features of gamification in Learning Management Systems (LMS) include:

– Assigning points to the learners as they interact with the learning management system. For example: Clicking on a course in the catalog on completing a course

– Rewarding the learners by assigning them badges for completing a certain assignment or course. Each badge displays an attractive image and short description.

Badges act as rewards and are presented on the LMS dashboard. The learners can also get information on how to go about earning more badges.

In addition to points and badges, the learner can also achieve different levels. For example, from Novice Level to Expert Level. They can complete all the levels by accumulating a certain number of points within the LMS.

Similar to the LMS level, at the course level, the learner can win points based on completing certain milestones within the course. This may include completing certain topics on modules within the course or they might win points for participating in the course-related discussion forums.

In addition to this, leader boards can be assigned to all the users. The leader board is designed to present top- ranking learners in the overall learning community. Learners can do comparisons with their peers, too. It can be used to show group level or departmental level ranking, so that it can encourage healthy competition at the group level as opposed to the entire learning community and all the users.

The leader board assists in keeping track and recognizing the learners for their participation achievements and performance. This makes the participants feel inclusive to the learning process, which develops a feeling of inclusion.

Organizations may want to convert the points and rewards to tangible awards or rewards. For example: a day off or physical gifts or discounts or other products and services. The rewards or incentives should be meaningful to the participants for them to be engaged.

With millennials forming a large part of the workforce, learning organizations can benefit from gamification by keeping the learners engaged through the gamification process. With a desire for quick results, gamification makes learning fun and engaging.

Instancy provides a Learning Management System that includes a comprehensive gamification engine that allows one to create multiple games for various learning activities. These games can be organized for the entire learning community or might be focused on a specific job role or group.

In addition, Instancy provides a comprehensive content management and authoring system that allows access to course content and awards points, badges etc. It creates a leadership board that encourages and provides incentives and creates a learning community, too.

To learn more about the Gamification in Instancy Learning Management System and the Instancy Authoring System, contact us here

Branded Mobile Learning Native App for your Learning Organization

If you are reading this, then you probably have needs of your own mobile app to build your brand, improve customer engagement and standout from the competition among’st other things. Here, we invite you to a demo of Instancy Mobile Learning App Platform. Instancy enables you to create a branded Mobile Learning Native App for your employees or customers. The native app may be featured on Google and Apple App stores and users may download and run the app on tablets and smartphones. The App Platform is designed to enable you to easily configure the app modules, features and content types that your users need.
Users only have to login to the app to gain access to the content management application server (hosted by Instancy) and access various types of learning and performance support content ranging from eLearning modules, assessments/quizzes, surveys, classroom events, documents, videos and blended learning tracks, discussion forums and more. Users may search through the content or search for peers and experts.

Micro-courses, Assessments and Surveys

Micro-courses, Assessments and Surveys
Create a personalized learning plan for each user and deliver interactive micro-courses, assessments and surveys – on sequence them together into a learning track. A searchable learning catalog and my learning plan module.
 

Documents, Videos, Image, Audio Libraries

Documents, Videos, Image, Audio Libraries
Provide on-demand access to content repositories and configure the media types to share documents, videos, images, audio files with your users.
 

Downloads and Offline Access

Downloads and Offline Access
Enable digital content downloads and offline access. Synchronize user progress data with the server.
 

Instructor-led Events

Instructor-led Events
Enable your users to browse an event calendar and self-enroll classroom training and webinar events and access related content or online surveys.
 

Social Learning and Collaboration

Social Learning and Collaboration
Enable users to search peers and experts and engage in social learning, online discussions, submit question to experts (expert knowledge base) and share/upload content. Wiki features enable users to upload various content types.
 

Cloud-based Administrative Application

Cloud-based Administrative Application
Author mobile courses, upload content, manage users and user groups, view mobile learning activities, dashboards & user progress reports through a centralized web-based application.
 

Push Notifications

Push Notifications
Along with email notifications, Mobile App push notifications may be used to notify users about content assignments and new content availability or send them announcements.
 

In-App Purchases

In-App Purchases
For learning organizations wishing to monetize their content and expertise, a built-in In-App purchase module enables users to purchase content, events or certificates.

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