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Adding gamification to your training: Use a gamification platform

In my previous article, Gamification 1 – Getting Started, I showed how easy it is to gamify learning by adding custom learning games. The Training Arcade® also offers Arcades™, a gamified learning platform that includes all ten games and many other features. Arcades introduces badges, player-to-player challenges, team competitions, and more. The screenshot below shows the user’s landing page.

The dashboard displays the user’s average accuracy across all learning activities, total experience points (XP), games played, challenges won, and most recent achievement. The user can click on Achievements in the left sidebar to see all earned badges. While individual games have their own leaderboard, the global leaderboard here is based on points earned from all learning activities.

The activity area shows tiles for all the learning activities available to the user. The first game shown here is a free game called Spin-to-Win that doesn’t require any custom setup. Every day users have a chance to spin for points which are added to their leaderboard score.

adding a task activity

In addition to the games assigned to you, you can upload SCORM files and a wide variety of content types, as shown in Add activity activity. This makes Arcades a gamified delivery platform for any type of learning content.

a learning journey in Arcades

Pathways are one of my favorite features because they allow you to create robust learning paths. A Journey can include anywhere from two to eight milestones that must be completed in order. Each stage can include any type of content, from video to VR and links to third-party apps. Experience points are earned for each completed stage.

Arcades provides detailed metrics for all users and activities. Track engagement with number of players, number of games and average play time. Report on the number of unique users, total accesses and overall accuracy. There are top ten lists for Best Games, Most Played, Hardest Questions, and Easiest Questions. You will also see how many times solo games, free spins and battles have been played and how many experience points have been earned

A complete gamified solution

Arcades offers a powerful gamification solution that delivers any type of content with digital badges, a points system, competition, leaderboards, learning paths and reporting. You can create many Arcades to target multiple learning groups, onboardings, product launches, certifications or compliance deadlines. Playrooms can also be provisioned on your LMS for seamless integration into your existing learning environment.

To learn more about Arcade and sign up for a free trial, go to In Gamification Part Three we will explore some gamification strategies that can engage remote workforces and attract new customers.