Designing an interactive elearning quiz with points and badges [Video examples]

Are you looking to mix up your elearning design and motivate your learners? If you’ve got a competitive and / or fun loving audience, try designing an interactive elearning quiz with points and badges. You may want to add badges for achieving specific goals, beating the clock or completing a tough level. In this short video example, explore the methods we used in our recent financial security example to make a seemingly dull topic, fun!


Finance employees typically do lots of elearning as their industry is so regulated. It can start to feel like ‘more of the same’. An approach like this gives them a new type of experience to engage with. Here are our top tips from this Financial security example example on how to design an engaging elearning quiz:

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4 tips for designing an interactive elearning quiz

  1. Make it visually appealing

We all know that colorful pictures can be more engaging than grey text, so why not add some eye-catching color or images?

Although, don’t forget to keep your subject matter in mind. Financial security is a pretty serious topic, so we went with a darker theme to match.

  1. Keep the quiz short and sweet, to be more engaging

It’s no secret that elearning courses are getting shorter over time. Ask the crucial questions but don’t ‘pad out’ your quiz with questions on theory that learners don’t absolutely need to remember, ensuring learners stay engaged and motivated. This should help avoid any ‘click-through’ and increase course completion.

  1. Include points and badges to keep it competitive for the learners

Achievements and rewards will also help learners to see how they are progressing in the course. Here, more points are awarded for more crucial questions, encouraging learners to really think about their answers.

Badges are also awarded throughout. If a learner doesn’t get enough points, they will not receive all the badges – a great incentive for them to go back and give it another go!

  1. Match the right interactions with the right questions

Not every question has to be true or false. In fact, none of them should be, as learners have a 50% chance of guessing the correct answer! Carefully selecting question interactions that test application rather than memory is a great way to engage with learners. This will increase their understanding of the subject matter too!

Start producing interactive elearning that makes an impact

Awesome elearning is active, relevant and personalized, and with the help of this guide, you can start producing quality content too!

This best practice guide provides practical elearning tips and lots of elearning examples for those designing online learning solutions.

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