Adding a Learning Game

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You can quickly and easily add Learning Games to your e-learning course or presentation. Learning Games are often utilized for knowledge checks. Learning Games can also be useful just to enhance the presentation by making it more engaging and interactive.

There are three types of Learning Games:

  • Choices: Multiple choice and True/False questions. The user’s objective is to select the correct answer before time runs out. If you will be Tracking Using Quiz Results in an LMS, you must choose Choices as your Learning Game.
  • Word Quiz: Similar to a "hangman" game format, the user’s objective is to reveal the hidden answer before running out of time. The user selects a letter by clicking on it.
  • Sequence: The user’s objective is to arrange items in the correct sequence before running out of time.

A Learning Game can have an unlimited number of questions. Once you have created Learning Game, a Learning Game Placeholder slide will be inserted into your presentation. You will be able to view your Learning Game when you preview or publish your e-learning course or presentation.

There are 4 parts in the Learning Game Wizard.

To add a Learning Game - step 1 of 4:

  1. Select Articulate --> Learning Games to launch the Learning Games Wizard.
  2. Choose to add a new learning game slide or edit an existing one (if present).
  3. Click OK.
  4. Select a Learning Game type from the drop-down list:
    • Choices: The user’s objective is to answer multiple choice and true/false questions before time runs out.
    • Word Quiz: The user’s objective is to reveal the hidden answer, one letter at a time, before time runs out.
    • Sequence: The user’s objective is to arrange a series of items in the correct sequence before the time runs out.
  5. Enter a Learning Game title. It will be helpful later if you provide a unique title for each Learning Game.
  6. Check or uncheck Require completion. If checked, users will be required to complete the Learning Game before they can continue in the e-learning course or presentation.
  7. Check or uncheck Play audio effects. If checked, users will hear sound effects while taking this Learning Game.
  8. Enter a Passing score. 80% is the default.
  9. Enter a Default question time limit for each question. The time limit represents how long users will have to answer the question. You can override this value for any specific question. The maximum time allowed per question is 10 minutes (600 seconds). Any value entered greater than 600 will show 10 minutes.
  10. Click Next.

To add a Learning Game - step 2 of 4:

  1. Choose whether to Display custom message before the learning game (check the box and type your custom message).
  2. Choose whether to display instructions. The standard instructions can be displayed in conjunction with a custom message.

To add a Learning Game - step 3 of 4:

  1. Click Add to add a new question.
  2. Fill in the questions and answers for the interaction type you selected:
    • Choices:
      • Select Multiple Choice or True/False question type.
      • Enter the Question.
      • Enter up to 5 Answers for Multiple Choice.
      • Select the Correct answer.
      • Enter the Question time limit value.
      • Click Next Question to add another question or click Done to finish adding questions.
    • Word Quiz:
      • Enter the Question.
      • Enter the Answer.
      • Enter the Question time limit value.
      • Click Next to add another question or click OK to finish adding questions.
    • Sequence:
      • Enter a Question.
      • Enter the Sequence in correct order. You can enter up to 7 steps.
      • Enter the Question time limit value.
      • Click Next to add another question or click OK to finish adding questions.
  3. When you are done adding questions, you can edit a question by selecting the question from the list and then clicking the Edit button. You can delete a question by selecting the question and then clicking the Remove button. You can also move a question by selecting the question and then clicking the Up/Down/Top/Bottom buttons.
  4. Click Next.

To add a Learning Game - step 4 of 4:

  1. Choose whether to Display results screen by checking or unchecking the box.
  2. Optionally, input Pass Feedback and Fail Feedback to display if you’ve chosen to display the results screen.
  3. Click Finish to insert the Learning Game into your e-learning course or presentation. A Learning Game placeholder slide will be inserted into your e-learning course or presentation. (This will be converted to the Learning Game when you preview or publish your e-learning course or presentation.)
  4. Make sure the Learning Game placeholder slide is located in your e-learning course or presentation where you want it to be displayed. Switch to Slide Sorter View in PowerPoint to easily move it within your e-learning course or presentation.

To remove a Learning Game:

  1. Click on the placeholder slide containing your Learning Game.
  2. Press Delete on your keyboard or in Slides, or, in Outline view in PowerPoint, right-click and select Cut (or Ctrl-X) or Delete Slide. Note that deleting a Learning Game permanently removes it, as it is not stored anywhere besides in your PowerPoint project. You can undo a deleted Learning Game slide by pressing Ctrl-Z.

Tip: You can copy and paste your Learning Game slide into any other e-learning course or presentation. Be sure to copy the slide from Slide Sorter View so that the entire slide is copied, and not just objects on the slide.