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LMS Leaderboard Feature


November 29, 2019



Leaderboard feature

SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s forthcoming LMS Leaderboard feature is a new way for L&D professionals to incentivize learning. Whether it’s dealing with individuals, user groups, or collections of groups, this addition to SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s gamification feature set will drive learners to higher scores when performing their training. Top performers will be able to see their achievements elevate them above their colleagues, while low performers will be motivated to do better.

LMS Leaderboards – in a nutshell

LMS Leaderboards improve learning outcomes. They create a sense of competition among learners and inspire high performers to perform better: resulting in a better score or improved time. They can also inspire weaker performers by highlighting who’s letting the side down.

Points make prizes

The system can potentially work alongside SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s prizing mechanic to reward top performers with instant prizes. Whereas other prizing features offer learners the opportunity to win through features like the ‘Spin-the-Wheel’ mechanic, prizing in Leaderboards allows Account Managers to directly award completion certificates to winners (without the element of chance).

lms leaderboard groups and prize

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LMS Leaderboard: Analytics

Leaderboards also allow account admins to track the learning activity of individuals and groups in parallel to SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s existing analytics suite. Monitor your top performers and those who are struggling all in one space, and make the adjustments necessary.

Leaderboards:- Another form of Peer Learning

The ability to track the progress of themselves and peers incentivizes learners to check the App on a daily basis: whether it’s to push for better learning results for themselves or to encourage colleague ‘teammates’ to complete their courses and not let the side down.

The mechanics of the LMS Leaderboard

Results are based on points earned every month/quarter/year and the best score for each lesson attempted by a learner over this time period. This methodology has proven to have positive effects on program engagement.

lms leaderboard user or group

The most effective prizes include a large group incentive – such as a shared getaway – or multiple small prizes which offer instant gratification – such as food or coffee vouchers. You can read more on prize psychology, here.

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Guest Author Daniel Brown

Daniel Brown is a senior technical editor and writer that has worked in the education and technology sectors for two decades. Their background experience includes curriculum development and course book creation.

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