Welcome to the introductory course for Gamification on Uncanny LP. Gamification in eLearning is fast emerging as an effective technique to engage learners for onboarding, professional development, compliance training, soft skills development, and behavioral change programs. If you wish to explore gamification as a technique to engage and motivate your learners by rewarding them for the progress they make at different stages in their learning process, you are in the right place! After all, learning should be a rewarding experience!
The gamification system on your LP site is powered by BadgeOS, a widely used WordPress plugin that allows your site’s users to earn badges and points for their achievements. You define the achievement types and choose from a range of options to determine how each task, level, mission, or milestone is considered ‘achieved’. The following extensions have also been added to your LP site to further extend the functionality of BadgeOS:
- BadgeOS LearnDash Add-on lets users earn badges from a wide array of learning activities such as completing any or a specific course/lesson, pass any or a specific quiz, etc.
- BadgeOS Congratulations Modal automatically displays an overlay “pop-up” window congratulating users as they earn badges.
We’ll start this course with an introduction to gamification, followed by instructions on how to configure BadgeOS on your LP site. We’ll cover how to set up achievements and handle users’ submissions and nominations. Finally, we’ll briefly touch on Credly integration in case you wish to allow your users to share badges outside of your learning platform.