Easy ways to build better e-learning knowledge checks

Do you ever want to check whether your learners are following your content without interrupting the flow of your course with a full-fledged quiz or assessment? Articulate Engage ’13 offers several types of interactions that are perfectly suited for this.

Like a conventional quiz, an Engage knowledge check is a good way for learners to assess their command of the content. But unlike a full-fledged quiz, where learners submit their answer and move on, these interactions are fully explorable—a significant advantage. Learners can investigate other answer options and get valuable feedback about the choices they didn’t make to help them understand the content better.

Since all of Engage’s interactions are form-based, they’re a snap to build. No matter which type of interaction you choose, the general process for building one of these quick knowledge checks is pretty much the same: enter a question, then add some answer options. You can even include multiple types of relevant media for each answer option.

When you’re done adding content, you can publish your interaction as a stand-alone knowledge check, or drop it between slides in your e-learning course. Either way, you’ll have an effective knowledge check that is super quick and easy to create.

Here are four Engage interactions that work well for quick knowledge checks.

Quick Choice

View Quick Choice knowledge check demo


View Tabs knowledge check demo


View Accordion knowledge check demo

Media Panel

View Media Panel knowledge check demo

As you can see, there are many different and creative ways to use Engage interactions. So the next time you’re looking for a simple way to challenge learners to apply what they’ve learned, fire up Engage and let your creativity flow.

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