How to Add Reference Materials to a Knowledge Guru Game

Knowledge Guru is specifically designed to provide you with a lot of flexibility to achieve your learning objectives. One way we offer this flexibility is through “Resources” support. Resources allow you to add content that your learners can access and review anytime, anywhere. A resource can be as simple as a term and a description, or it can include […]

Bloom’s Taxonomy and Learning Games

You have a clear business problem, a related instructional goal, and a desire to incorporate learning games to help you achieve your instructional goal. But which games are best? To answer the question, focus on crafting relevant learning objectives. These objectives should outline what learners need to know, do, or believe/feel to achieve whatever instructional […]

How Big Should a Knowledge Guru Game Be?

Customers frequently ask us, “How big should my Knowledge Guru game be?” We respond back with “It depends.” Game “size” really means the number of topics you include in the game and the amount of content you include in terms of learning objectives, questions (Quest/Legend) or content for each mini-game (Drive).  The biggest two factors […]

Question Types Available in Quest

The kinds of questions you can create in Knowledge Guru’s Quest app include “Multiple Choice,” “Select All That Apply,” and “Answer in Order” questions (aka ranking questions). These question types enable you to provide learners with variety and increase the learning power of a Quest game. Here is an example of each question type and how it […]

How to Export and Re-Import Questions and Responses in a Legend or Quest Game

Often you will create Knowledge Guru games by partnering with subject matter experts (SMEs). These SMEs want to review the game content after you create it. Legend and Quest give you an easy way to facilitate this review by letting you export the game questions after you create them so SMEs can edit question content, response […]

Incorporating video into a game question (For Quest games only)

Video can be powerful. Being able to watch someone do something is far better than reading about someone doing something. The Quest game type supports video-based questions. (Note: Legend games do not.) The authoring wizard lets you incorporate a link to a video into your question from Youtube or Vimeo. The process for adding a video link […]

Creating an HTML link in a Legend game type

Want to link to an external website from within a Legend game? Here are your steps: 1) Locate the URL you want to incorporate into the game question. If your URL is long, shorten it. The characters in the code string count against the total number of characters you can have in the question. Free services exist […]

Developing a Quest or Legend Game: Overview of the Steps

A good game is distinguished from a bad game in these ways: Concise game topics that link to whatever game name you created. (Example: Product Guru should have topics relevant to the products your company sells. Safety Guru should have topics related to safety.) Measurable, specific topic objectives that link to the topic. Well-written game […]

Understanding Question Iterations & Writing Good Questions

There are three keys to creating a good game in Knowledge Guru: Clear, relevant game topics that have importance to the learner (e.g. there’s some reason these matter). Well-written, specific objectives that link to the game topic they are associated with. Well-written, relevant question sets that assess a player’s ability to meet the topic’s objectives. This post […]

Creating Good Topics & Objectives for Quest & Legend Games

There are three keys to a successful Knowledge Guru game: Relevant topics Strong, specific objectives that relate to the game topics. Well-written, relevant questions that link to the objectives. This post focuses on the objectives you create for a Legend or Quest game, and gives you tips on creating good ones…and avoiding bad ones. Click […]

Why and How to Include Performance Challenges in a Quest game

When you create a Quest game, you can choose to have Performance Challenges be part of the play experience. If you include performance challenges in your Quest game type, players will see a center icon in the game world with flags on it. The flag indicates you have challenges included. What’s the value of a […]