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eLearning assessments: 5 Must-Try Formats

  1. About Formative Assessments…
  2. Frame questions that test learners on performance- based learning objectives. Setting performance-based learning objectives will help you pick the right need-to-know content to help learners achieve them, and the questions to test them on the same. Align Assessments with Learning Objectives
  3. Use an LMS to Track Performance A Learning Management System (LMS) stores eLearning assessment results and helps you track the participation, progress, and performance hurdles of your learners. This helps you improve your training courses and evaluation methods.
  4. eLearning courses should have at least one formative assessment after each learning point. Formats Used in Formative eLearning Assessments 1. True/False The learner needs to judge if the given statement or group of statements is true. This question type shouldn’t be used often because there is a 50% probability of getting the right answer by guesswork.
  5. There are 2 variants of MCQs. Single Select: The question has only one right answer. If there are 4 options, the probability of guessing the right answer is 25%. Multi Select: The question can have multiple correct answers. The attempt must be followed by feedback explaining why each option is correct or incorrect. 2. Multiple Choice Questions
  6. An incomplete statement is given. The blank can be filled by typing the answer or by dragging and dropping one of the available options. 3. Fill in The Blanks
  7. Such questions require learners to drag an element from one position and place it in another appropriate position – to answer the question. Some Variants Include: Drag and Match Drag and Drop Drop Down 4. Drag and Drop Assessments
  8. 5. Other Engaging Formats Engaging performance-based eLearning assessments lead to enhanced evaluation. Here are some formats you can try: Scenario-based eLearning Assessments: A good tool to check how learners apply knowledge/skills in different situations Simulation-based eLearning Assessments: The Try and Do phases of Watch-Try-Do simulations can be used to test learners on software usage.