Mar 5, 2015 // eLearning Tools
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.