eLearning gamification

eLearning gamification

Make eLearning a game

Itransition provides learning management systems, web portals, mobile applications, and other EdTech solutions designed to embrace the gamification approach and enrich online tutoring with a full array of engaging game mechanics. Our eLearning gamification software will enable your organization to seize the educational and business opportunities opened up by this hot eLearning trend. Discover the development process for a gamified eLearning tool, the most common gamification design elements and software solutions, and the major benefits of this educational approach along with some tips to ensure its success.


of LMS users expect their system to adopt gamification, making it the most requested feature.

Capterra, 2020

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Top gamification elements

Itransition’s team will integrate your eLearning software applications with the most suitable gamification elements and techniques according to your educational scenario, target audience, and learning device.


These digital alter egos visually portray learners within gamified training activities, especially those involving virtual reality, and can be chosen or personalized by users.

Points system

A gamification tool working in synergy with contests and fostering friendly competition, based on experience or reputation points awarded after completing certain tasks.

Badges and rewards

Deserving learners can receive symbolic recognitions, such as virtual badges, or be rewarded with tangible benefits following remarkable training accomplishments.


A gamification technique used to turn the eLearning pathway into an adventure by integrating narrative elements such as thematic activities or learning journey maps.


eLearning apps may implement competitive activities, challenging students to reach specific goals such as course completion within a limited time or high test scores.


These visual elements turn points systems into graphical representations to display student achievements and ranking, thus providing in-depth performance feedback.


Most of the gamified eLearning activities can be easily reconfigured to follow a teamwork model, promoting sociality, knowledge sharing, and collaboration among peers.

Virtual reality

AR and VR enable students to interact in virtual environments, unlocking highly immersive gamification mechanics such as guided visual tours and training simulations.

Gamification’s key pay-offs

Whether you apply gamification to enhance corporate training or integrate its distinctive mechanics into traditional eLearning environments, this innovative and rapidly spreading approach can be a valuable asset in any educational domain.

Interactivity and engagement

The adoption of storytelling techniques and AR/VR-based simulations typically embraced by gamification enriches the eLearning experience with narrative elements and interactive scenarios, improving student immersion and engagement.

Motivation and retention

The emotional connection fostered by contextualized activities and other storytelling-related mechanics, together with the healthy competition promoted through games and rewards, can motivate students to better retain knowledge.

Clear goals and feedback

Games and challenges, along with related points systems, leaderboards, and other feedback tools leveraged in gamified eLearning courses, provide each student with well-defined educational goals and clear insights into their performance.

Social learning catalyst

The cornerstones of social learning, such as camaraderie within groups of students and the fruitful sharing of knowledge and skills, can be further strengthened by engaging learners in educational games and trials requiring solid teamwork.

Corporate culture promotion

Gamification-driven team play and social learning lend themselves well to corporate environments, where cohesiveness, collaboration, and shared values among colleagues can help to shape a strong and coherent organizational culture.

Workforce productivity

Involving employees in gamified eLearning projects, including those based on simulations and roleplaying, makes corporate training more fun and compelling, which translates into greater business awareness, faster upskilling, and superior staff productivity.







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Itransition’s gamification roadmap

From the early consulting and business assessment phase to full adoption and beyond, here are the essential steps followed by Itransition’s team to make sure that your gamified eLearning solution is properly designed and implemented in your educational environment.

Itransition’s gamification roadmap

Gamification consulting

We provide expert guidance to help you frame your eLearning context, segment your target audience, and define your educational goals. Then, we complement such assessments with an in-depth analysis of your business requirements, including project scope, timeframes, budget, and KPIs, to select a suitable gamified solution based on the right platform or tech stack.

Gamification design

Taking into account the results of the previous evaluation phase, we proceed with the actual design of your gamified eLearning solution. This includes user journey mapping to visually represent the student experience within your application and UI prototyping involving the creation of mockups for specific gamification features and your eLearning software as a whole.

Gamification development

This stage may involve the creation of an eLearning tool with embedded gamification features from scratch, the addition of these functionalities to your existing solution, or the integration of a third-party gamified app with your eLearning ecosystem. Whatever path you follow, we’ll perform accurate end-to-end testing to ensure smooth functioning and compatibility with target devices and systems.

Gamification support

Our work does not end with product deployment. We'll offer post-release maintenance and QA services to fine-tune your gamified solution according to user feedback while providing continuous user support and training for learners and instructors. This might also imply a partial reconfiguration of your educational processes to better align them with your new EdTech tool.

We gamify your EdTech ecosystem

Itransition can implement advanced gamification features in a variety of eLearning solutions, be it online platforms and systems for educational content delivery, corporate tools for staff training administration, or mobile learning apps for smartphones and other portable devices.

Itransition's team creates learner-centric web portals enabling your students to access gamified and fully personalized eLearning activities and resources 24/7 while offering online education providers a range of integrated ecommerce tools to improve their services’ profitability, such as payment processing or targeted ads.

Gamification development Q&A

How to estimate a budget?

Given the multitude of educational software categories, possible features, and integrations, the costs of an eLearning gamification project can range significantly according to its complexity. Other factors impacting the final cost include the implementation of AI and VR-powered functionalities, multi-device optimization for mobile and desktop, and multi-language content localization.

In-house or outsourcing?

As a rule, the in-house development of a gamified eLearning solution ensures better control over the project workflow and a closer match between the final product and the software specifications. On the other hand, outsourcing can be a cost-effective option since you can get access to qualified professionals and an advanced tech stack without relevant training investments.

What about compliance?

Compliance is not a game, especially when it comes to managing learners' personal data. Itransition's LMSs, eLearning portals, and any other software solution for online education are carefully designed in accordance with all major quality standards and regulations of this industry, such as GDPR, xAPI, SCORM, and LTI. Obviously, gamified applications are no exception.

How to ensure success?

Gamification ensures added value to the learning experience when properly implemented. Make sure to gamify your solution incrementally to easily assess the outcomes, prioritize education over the game by designing mechanics matching your learning goals, always be clear on the rules and rewards, and opt for short-term challenges offering a fair chance to everyone.