Need a new approach to keeping learners focused? Gamification is a great way to make course content more engaging. And if you’re not sure where to start, give a Mad Libs–inspired interaction a go. Mad Libs is a popular word game where users choose random words to fill in the blanks of hidden, existing sentences to create nonsensical stories. Learners will thank you for the laughs and the fresh take on training content.

Course designers benefit, too. Designing a Mad Libs–inspired interaction is a fun way for course designers to build their Storyline skills by working with text entry fields and variables. You can create a comical word game that learners can play over and over with different outcomes. Or think outside the box and build an interaction for an upcoming event that your family and friends will enjoy. The options are endless!

In a recent E-Learning Challenge, we asked the community to share their Mad Libs–style interactions. Here are some of our favorite examples:

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