In an eLearning course, learning objectives and assessments are the most critical elements. Learning objectives set the stage and answer the learners’ question ‘What’s In It For Me’. Assessments help learners recall what they have learnt and reinforce learning in the form of feedback.
As instructional designers, our job is to set specific, precise, and measurable learning objectives. These learning objectives should then be mapped with appropriate assessments.
Assessments are used to recall concepts at the end of every lesson or after teaching a learning point. They help reinforce learning through feedback, which tells the learner why his answer is correct or incorrect.
Today, I’m going to share a variety of interesting assessments that are available in Articulate Storyline. Please note that these are the default quiz templates and they can be customized at a higher level depending on your requirements.
Different assessments that are available in Articulate Storyline
True/ False: Use it to test if the learner is able to identify a statement to be true or false. It can be used to assess the learners’ understanding of concepts or principles. E.g.: Pharmaceutical industries spend 25% of their revenue on R&D.
Single Select: Use it when there is only ONE correct answer among the given options. E.g.: Select the expanded form of ISO.
Multiple Select: Use it when there are MORE THAN ONE correct answers among the given options. E.g.: Select the key value prepositions of the food processing industry.
Match the Options: Use it to arrange points in the correct order, drag and drop the terms beside their respective descriptions, etc. E.g.: Drag and drop the steps of food inspection process in the correct order.
Drag and Drops: Use it to drag and drop the options into their respective categories. E.g.: Categorize the documents into their respective trays based on their TYPE.
Drop Downs: Use it to display a series of questions with the same set of options. Learners need to select the correct option from the drop-down list for each question. E.g.: Select the correct role based on the descriptions given in each question.
Fill in the Blanks: Use it to fill in the blanks with the key words of a phrase or a sentence. It evaluates the exact word or phrase. Learners need to type a word or phrase in the space provided. E.g.: Type your answer to the given question.
Word Bank: Use it to drag and drop the correct option into the provided area. It works same as single select, except that the answer needs to be dragged to the given area.
Hotspots: Use it with screenshots of applications, where learners need to identify the correct area in the screenshot. This is good for trainings that teach how to use a software application.
Numeric: Use it to assess the learners by asking them to type the correct numeric value in the provided area. It works well in courses, where you have many calculations and formulae to calculate certain values.
These are the different methods you can use to create interesting assessments using Articulate Storyline. Use them in your eLearning courses to engage the learners and help them recall and thereby reinforce their learning.