From good to great
New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) has taken its blood competency assessment tool to a new level. We used our favourite authoring tool, Articulate Storyline, in a way we’ve rarely used it before: as a stand-alone assessment tool.
Starting with an excellent database of NZBS questions, we developed an interactive assessment that engages the user. NZBS will be rolling this assessment tool across all Health New Zealand sites.
All fun and games
The process of assessment shouldn’t be a burden on anyone and using an interactive assessment tool makes the process more bearable, maybe even fun. NZBS’ pre-existing document contained around 100 questions which ticked all the technical assessment boxes, but the presentation required a bit of TLC. In Articulate Storyline, we used graphics to make the multi-choice, multi-response questions, and slider interactions more exciting.
Our learning technologist used question banks to randomize the assessment. It selects a different 20 questions for each attempt at the assessment, but with a specific number of questions from each category to ensure coverage of all of the core content. This means NZBS can assess competency, without overwhelming the user.
Pushing Articulate 360 outside of the box
We really enjoyed working in Articulate Storyline for this interactive project, using this powerful tool to achieve a different type of goal. With this in mind, we are looking for new and cost-effective ways to incorporate Articulate Storyline in more of our future projects to achieve completely new outcomes.