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7 Steps to an Effective Legend or Quest Game Implementation

You already developed and customized your Knowledge Guru game. Now you need a plan to launch it, promote it, and measure it.

Consider these tips for a successful implementation:

1. Make it mandatory.

Your employees’ time is limited, and most of them only have the energy to focus on the activities that are truly essential to their jobs. Our experience shows us that the organizations that are most successful require that their employees play Knowledge Guru.

2. Blend into a curriculum: use as part of a learning solution.

Organizations have the most success when Knowledge Guru games are part of a larger blended curriculum or strategy. Make sure your Legend or Quest game works with the other solutions in your curriculum to drive your learning objectives.

3. Use the game as a reinforcement tool (most of the time).

Furthermore, we find that Knowledge Guru works especially well as a reinforcement tool. Send your game out to learners after they have completed an eLearning course or instructor-led session to help them remember content covered in the training. Most organizations position Legend or Quest games as either a reinforcement tool or a first exposure to content that will be covered in greater detail later.

4. Offer incentives and/or provide sufficient motivation.

We recommend providing prizes and rewards to your employees for completing your Legend or Quest game. Encouragement from senior leadership can be even more effective.

5. Create a communications strategy around the game.

Incorporate some sort of multi-part communications strategy to get the word out about your Legend or Quest game. This could include many things, such as a series of emails or even a collection of advertisements placed throughout your company intranet site.

6. Use reporting and adapt the training.

Identify a specific learning objective that your learners are missing as a group, then adjust your Legend or Quest game to better focus on the weak process step. Take advantage of the data you gather from your learners and act quickly to adapt their training and processes.

7. Gather insights via surveys.

Consider surveying your learners after they complete your Legend or Quest game. Surveys can reveal many valuable insights that impact future games you create.

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Play KGuru Quest on a Smartphone – Game Author & Player QuickStart Guide

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We’ve made it simple for your learners to play your games on their smartphones. Let’s dive into how it works.

Game Author: Invite players to your game by sharing your game’s URL

As a Game Author, whenever you make your game live you’re immediately given your game’s unique URL that you can share out in an invitation email. This is how players know where to go to play. With Quest games, players who arrive at your link on their iPhone or Android smartphones will be able able to register for your game and then download and launch the KGuru Quest app.

Player: Download, Login, and Play

Once a player has registered for a Quest game, they will be able to tap a link to download (or launch if it is already installed) the KGuru Quest app where they can login and see a list of available games. That’s it, they’re all set. On-the-go learners will never need to access a computer to play Knowledge Guru Quest. Every interaction and screen has been optimized for the mobile experience. The app also features push notification support so players can select to receive notifications when it’s time to come back and play a new topic.

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You can play a complete Knowledge Guru Quest game on your phone.

 


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How to Make a Game Live So Players Can Access It

Once you have created the topics, objectives, and questions for your game you are now ready to make it live. Making it live is a simple task, but there are also some other things to consider when you are making your game ready for players. You also decide what kinds of email reminders your players will be receiving. It is important to know that Knowledge Guru will auto-generate email reminders to players who quit mid-game and then do not return after 5 days.

Follow these steps to make your game live so players can access it:

Quick Steps List

Steps for making your game live (ONLINE):

  1. In the game wizard, select the GAME ACCESS tab in the top right corner.
  2. Select ACCESS TO GAME IS ONLINE in the drop-down menu.
  3. You will see a confirmation message that your game is live. You will also see your game’s URL.

Click through the slide show below to see the steps in action.

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How to Export A SCORM Package

The optimal way to experience a Guru game is via the web application. However, sometimes the organization requires tracking of completion via an LMS. With Guru, you can generate a SCORM package of your game, export it, and provide it to an LMS administrator for upload into your LMS. The game play itself will be the same for players. What will be missing are the leaderboards and any opportunity to see how other players are doing.

On the administrative side, you replace the robust reporting and analytics in Guru with the much more limited reporting typical of an LMS. The game is no longer communicating with the web application database so no reports can be generated from it.

Quick Steps List

  1. Select the IMPLEMENT tab
  2. From within IMPLEMENT tab, select SCORM Packager.
  3. Make sure your game is ready to export. It must have at least one objective and a question set for each topic you have created.
  4. Click BUILD SCORM 1.2 PACKAGE or BUILD SCORM 2004 PACKAGE.
  5. A link to a zip file will appear. Click the link to download the file.
  6. Once you have the file, you can provide the SCORM package to your LMS administrator for uploading to your LMS.

Be aware

Request a test package from us before trying to load a full game. Use the test package to verify that the game is communicating with the LMS and functioning as expected. Guru is SCORM 1.2 and 2004 conformant. If your LMS requires SCORM, you should always run a test before sending out your course.

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

 

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How to Use a Legend or Quest Game as Part of a Live Event

Using a Knowledge Guru game as a part of a live event or workshop can enhance the experience. You – or whomever is facilitating the workshop – can display a live leaderboard so players can see their progress – and compete for high point awards. The leaderboard auto-refreshes every 30 seconds throughout game play.

To use a Legend or Quest game in a live event, you need the URL for the live scoreboard. The event facilitator can copy the URL into a browser and project the score board.

Here’s how you locate the scoreboard URL. A live scoreboard is available for both the Quest or Legend game types:

Quick Steps List

  1. In your game wizard, select the IMPLEMENT tab.
  2. From within IMPLEMENT tab, select Live Scoreboard. The URL is located here. You simply copy/paste it.

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