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UpsideLMS puts its game face on; Releases Gamification in version 8.5

August 2018
UpsideLMS puts its game face on; Releases Gamification in version 8.5
"For a system that is responsible for keeping the employees compliant and skilled, and the one that touches their lives every single day, ensuring fun along the way is critical for the system's and the business's success. Which is why Gamification and LMS is one of the best combinations that can boost learner engagement and motivation in training interventions. Our Gamification module is easy-to-use for the admins, while the gamified learning experience is engaging for the learners. A win-win for both!"

Amit GautamDirector - UpsideLMS

The success of an organisation's training strategy is greatly hinged on the "learner engagement" and "usage" of the learning platform used for L&D management. However, research has found that 87% of employees worldwide are not engaged [1]. And companies with an engaged workforce outperform their peers by 147% in earnings per share. That, right there, could be the difference between a performing and a non-performing business. To help businesses close the gap between their "training goals" and "learner behavior", UpsideLMS has added Gamification to its learner-engagement-ready Learning Management System (LMS) as a part of its 8.5 version release.

While the advantages of Gamification (as a part of some tool/ software) in the workplace are aplenty and quite evident too, it's always good to have some things backed by research. Which is why this statement from future researcher and gamification expert, Nora S. Stampfl, holds in good stead. She says, "The success of the usage of business software stands and falls with the participation of the employees. Since almost nothing attracts as much attention, and knows how to motivate people and elicits engagement and endurance like games do, a gamification approach of such a software seems to be natural. With this new approach, elements that we know from video games, e. g. points, badges or leaderboards, are being integrated into the software. With the help of such game mechanisms, can gamification create a motivation-accelerating system made of incentives, feedback and rewards, which moves the behaviour in a desired direction."

UpsideLMS' point-based Gamification module engages and motivates learners to learn by instilling a feeling of healthy competition and achievement, while enabling them to achieve their personal and professional developmental goals. This is done by attaching some points to each learner activity, like logging onto the LMS, completing a curriculum, achieving certain Compliance skills/ CPD (Continuing Professional Development points), getting a Certificate, etc. How many points are attributed to each activity, is determined by the system administrator. The time factor is critical too, as most rules have a field for entering time in terms of days/ weeks/ month depending upon the context of the rule. On the learner side, UpsideLMS has a Leaderboard for the learners to check their status against their teams', their friends', across the board and against a hand-picked selection of people that the learners can choose by filtering as per Learning Group, Competency Skills, Designation and Learner names. While the Bell Notification gives a bird's eye view to the top 10 latest-achieved notifications related to Gamification.

Along with Gamification, UpsideLMS v8.5 also features new reports (Consolidated Assessment Report, Batch Details Report and Assessment Analysis Report), Configurable Disclaimer Setting (for GDPR and other similar regulations), Online PDF Viewer for viewing reference document, new APIs and Integrations, Third-party Security Audit Reports, and more!

Detailed information on UpsideLMS' Gamification module can be found here

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