Learning games are a great way to get your learners engaged—but developing an immersive gaming experience takes time. And for many e-learning developers, time is tight! So how do you do right by your learners without working overtime?
First, it can be helpful to map out exactly what it is you want to create. Taking the time to plan out gameplay will save you the hassle of trying to strategize and build at the same time. If you need some help or inspiration, be sure to check out our how-to series on gamification. It has everything you need to know!
When you’re clear on what you want to build, it’s time to start developing! Beginning from scratch is always a bit daunting—even with a foolproof game plan (yes, pun totally intended)—that’s why we have some free game downloads to help you out. Ready, set, go!
- Cruise through a cheerful gameboard answering multiple choice questions in this template by Nicole Legault. (Available for Storyline 360 and Storyline 2.)
- Quiz learners on multiple topics with this Jeopardy-inspired game download by Nicole Legault. (Available for Storyline 360 and Storyline 2.)
- Use these game-inspired pieces and icons from the Articulate Community to make your game interaction pop.
- See if your learner truly understands your subject matter with different assessment types. Allison LaMotte built a game interaction freebie that’s as fun to look at as it is to play.
- Try using Trina Rimmer’s take on the fun and irreverent Cards Against Humanity game in your next course.
- Test learners’ knowledge of process with this festive drag-and-drop game by Nicole Legault. (Available for Storyline 360 and Storyline 2.)
For even more game freebies, check out the E-Learning Heroes downloads hub. You’ll find free templates for Storyline and PowerPoint, graphics, and much more. And you can share your own projects with the E-Learning Heroes community in the Building Better Courses discussion hub.