Mar 5, 2015 // eLearning Tools

5 Tools to Help You “Gamify” Your eLearning Content

DigitalChak: 5 Tools to Help You "Gamify" Your eLearning Content

Gamification has become much more common in the last few years, in fact, it is now the norm – nearly all eLearning includes some sort of “gamified” content. Gamification in eLearning is the use of game theory and game mechanics in non-game contexts to engage users in solving problems. The main goal of gamification is to motivate your students – and those motivated students typically perform better.

How can you “gamify” your eLearning content? There are many HTML5-based authoring tools that can help you create engaging online content. We’ve rounded up 5 tools to help you do just that.

DigitalChak: 5 Tools to Help You "Gamify" Your eLearning Content

1. Raptivity

Raptivity is a great tool to help you build rapid interactivity for effective learning. The tool features 180+ eLearning templates, including interactive comparison charts, diagrams, questionnaires, multiple selections, and more. Each template has unique interactions based on the various learning phases to help you quickly build an eye-catching course. All the Raptivity templates are fully customizable including the colors, backgrounds, fonts, and layouts. Learn how to create an interactive presentation with Raptivity here.

2. Articulate

Articulate has a number of applications to help you create more engaging content. Articulate Storyline, Presenter, Quizmaker, and Engage are all valuable tools to “gamify” your online content. Create PowerPoint slides with drop buttons, sliders, markers, and hotspots to grab your students’ attention. The possibilities are endless.

3. iSpring

iSpring is a fully-integrated add-on with PowerPoint. iSpring helps create courses, online presentations, quizzes and interactions right in the familiar PowerPoint interface. Easily enhance your PowerPoint presentation with embedded video lectures and interactive quizzes or surveys, while maintaining all of the PowerPoint features like animations and fonts. Easily export it into SCORM content for easily LMS uploading. Learn how iSpring is compatible with DigitalChalk here.

4. Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate reimagines the way interactive eLearning is created for a multi-device world. Develop any-screen mobile learning without programming using all-new responsive authoring. Now use an intuitive UI to transform PowerPoint presentations into engaging eLearning using actors, voices, interactions, and quizzes. Leverage best-in-class HTML5 publishing to deliver any content to mobile devices, the web, desktops, and leading LMSs.

5. Elucidat

Elucidat is an ‘intelligent’ eLearning authoring platform that solves the challenges busy eLearning authoring teams face when using desktop-based authoring software made for individual authors. Elucidat is web-based, incredibly easy to use and creates highly engaging HTML5 content that works perfectly on any device. Elucidat can be fully customized by developers meaning they have infinite control over ‘look and feel’, animations, and interactions.

Do you already have all the tools needed to add gamification to your online course? If so, be sure to check out these 5 tips to keep you going and these 8 surprising gamification statistics.

Sarah Bright

Communications Director

Sarah Bright is the communications director, content editor, and social media voice for DigitalChalk. She has found her niche in writing about the eLearning industry and sharing tips and tricks for building successful online courses.

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  • Susan Davis

    Raptitivity does not work with PowerPoint which many of us use. Tried
    this week because I really wanted the activities. I was ready to
    purchase but they could not make it happen.

  • informallearning

    Hi Susan,

    If you are referring to add Flash Raptivity interactions to PowerPoint, that is definitely possible.
    About HTML5 output integration with PowerPoint, there is no technical solution to that issue. It is not related to Raptivity. It is about using any html5 output with PowerPoint.

  • informallearning

    Are you trying to integrate Flash or HTML5 output of Raptivity? Flash output of Raptivity works seamlessly with PowerPoint and I have used it.
    If it is about HTML5 output integration with PowerPoint, there is no technical solution to that issue as I understand. It is not related to Raptivity. It is about using any html5 output with PowerPoint.