How to Create and Edit Objectives in Drive Using Bloom’s Taxonomy

Strong objectives make for a strong Drive game experience for players that is relevant to their needs. Drive’s creation wizard tries to help you create specific, measurable objectives designed to use Bloom’s Taxonomy: a classification system that organizes knowledge by complexity.

Want an in-depth overview on how Bloom’s Taxonomy works? We describe how it works for learning games here:

To create an objective, you must first create a game topic. Once you have a topic in place, follow these steps to create an objective:

  1. Expand Develop option from left-hand navigation pane, and select Create or Edit Objectives.
  2. Use the Create or Edit Objectives for Topic drop-down menu to select the topic for which you want to create an objective.
  3. Use the Identify behavior learner will do drop-down menu to specify exactly what behavior you want the learner to demonstrate. This list of verbs describes behaviors associated with Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning and helps you consider the level of cognitive complexity required to achieve the objective.
  4. Use the Create learning objective field to write the objective.

Click through the slideshow below to see the steps in action.

Here are three examples of behaviors you can choose from and learning objectives that include that behavior in their description.

Behavior Sample learning objective
ask Ask the optimal questions based on knowledge of that customer type.
choose Choose the appropriate benefits and features to highlight based on each specific need.
distinguish Distinguish ACME’s products from those of its top three competitors.

The behavior you choose from the drop-down list affects the mini-games available for you to develop as each mini-game is associated with specific behaviors on Bloom’s Taxonomy. Here are the behaviors each mini-game support:

Mini-Game Bloom’s Levels Targeted Verb Choices Associated with Mini-Game
Balloon Burst Knowledge and Comprehension compare, contrast, distinguish, identify, match, select


Fish Finder Knowledge and Comprehension compare, contrast, distinguish, identify, match, name, recognize, rephrase, select


#Happy Comprehension and Application choose, demonstrate, use


Forest Flight Application, Analysis, Synthesis, Evaluation choose, decide, deduce, determine, evaluate, infer


Knowledge Knight, Sharp Chef, and Fast Facts Application, Analysis, Synthesis, Evaluation analyze, categorize, choose, combine, compare, conclude, critique, decide, demonstrate, determine, distinguish, estimate, evaluate, identify, infer, justify, organize, prioritize, respond, solve, use
Safecracker Application, Analysis, Synthesis, Evaluation build, categorize, choose, classify, develop, identify, match, provide, select