Elearning examples

Interactive elearning examples including case scenarios, branching, storytelling, gaming, assessments and more to inspire your elearning designs.

Patient Management

SB Studio

Healthcare practitioner training

Nurses-in-training must diagnose and treat patients. Employs intrinsic and delayed feedback, enabling students to learn from their mistakes.

Using Computer Ports

SB Studio

Hardware/device training

Help a colleague quickly set up a laptop for an important presentation. When a mistake is made, receive intrinsic feedback via a loss of time and the colleague's visible frustration.

Make the Sale

SB Studio

Sales and product training

This example teaches sales representatives how to profile potential customers. By asking potential customers good questions, representatives are able to match a potential customer to a standard customer profile and thus use needs-based sales techniques.

Information Security

SB Studio

Compliance training

You need to run to a surprise birthday party for a colleague, but first, secure your desk so that no sensitive information is at risk. Multi-step tasks mimic real-life decision-making, and a timer adds a gaming element to increase engagement.

Customer Service Scenario

SB Studio

Micro learning branching conversation

This micro-learning example allows you to choose what to say to a customer to deal with a difficult support situation. Each choice will lead you down a different path to a conclusion. A summary table at the end provides coaching for the choices you make.

Threat Modelling Game

Plum eLearning for Google

Team-based game

Gamification can make elearning more fun and engaging. But how do you design an elearning game that goes beyond fact-based recall to have a deeper impact on your organization? See how Plum eLearning developed this award-winning, team-based game for Google that has had thousands of players and great measurable results. Read the gamification case study for additional details.

Virtual STEM Experience (New 2024!)

Bohlsen Group

Virtual STEM adventures to enhance real-world learning

These elearning STEM activities were designed to accompany real-world activities at a Girl Scout camp. The modules, delivered via iPads, provide girls with an alternative medium for learning and help them retain the information they learn during the physical experiences.

Ace the Interview

SB Studio

Scenario with social elements

In the physical world, people discuss topics and learn from each other. What if you could bring some of that dynamic into elearning, even if people are taking it at different times? This example demonstrates how responses from other learners can be used to make elearning more engaging and impactful.

Customer Service Video

SB Studio

Video analysis

Watch a video of store associates assisting a customer. Identify and describe behaviors that should be improved, then compare your responses to an expert's.

Software Simulation Tasks

Plum eLearning for Netwatch

Software simulation

These three examples teach learners how to configure software that controls security cameras. After completing the practice mode, learners can try the task-based assessments to demonstrate proficiency. Gaming elements include performance meters, hints, and correct/incorrect counters.

Eye Surgery Practice (New 2024!)

Plum eLearning

Physical procedure scenario

In this learning-by-doing example, eye surgeons review patient disorders and perform corrective cataract procedures. Key desicion points are simulated including which instruments to use at each step and where to make incisions and injections.

Chemical Safety and Hazard Communication

Plum eLearning for Barton Health

Compliance and safety training

Employees learn how to handle chemical spills through realistic situations. Activities include realistic contexts, multi-step tasks, and feedback that learners encounter in their jobs to support real performance.

DVR Component Connection


Hardware how-to simulation

Learn to connect television components by simulating the cable connections that must be made in real life.

IT Certification Training


Scenario based questions

Apply various IT skills in six realistic scenarios. Each scenario requires multiple decisions using combinations of drag-and-drops, fill-in-the-blanks, radio buttons, checkboxes, and dropdown menus.

Healthcare Gifts and Gratuities

Plum eLearning for Athena Compliance

Ethics and compliance training

This elearning uses humor and gamification to make a potentially boring topic more engaging and memorable. Healthcare employees must race against the clock to identify situations that require investigation of gifts and gratuities that may be inappropriate.

HIPAA Privacy Training

Plum eLearning for Athena Compliance

Ethics and compliance training

As various people ask you for patient information, you must decide whether or not to provide access. Branching logic is used to provide different follow-up questions based on your initial selections.

New Product Testing

Plum eLearning for a Global Tech Company

Policies and procedures training

This course is a fictionalized version of a real course for a global tech company. The course is a requirement for employees wishing to join a program for internal hardware/software testing.

Aviation Alphabet Game

SB Studio

Corrective feedback drill-and-practice

This example uses the corrective feedback paradigm (CFP) to sequence problems. Numerous studies have shown that spaced repetitions are more effective than non-spaced repetitions for improving learner recall. If you complete the game, you'll find that you really do remember the correct answers. Try it out!

Nature of Light

Vivint Solar

Equipment simulation

This elearning example allows learners to see the effects of different wavelengths of light on a solar module. By dragging a slider, learners can see how wavelengths affect photons and the amount of power produced.

Solar Power Conditions

Vivint Solar

Equipment simulation

This elearning example gives the learner control of the conditions at a house with a solar system installed. Learners can change conditions such as weather, time of day, and direction to try to generate the most power.

How Solar Works

Vivint Solar

Physical process explanation

Ever wonder how a solar system works? This lesson will show you!

ROI Calculator

SB Studio

Sales job aid

Calculate a personalized ROI for an elearning authoring tool based on its costs and savings. Then, use the Q & A feature to answer your questions or concerns.

Software Simulation Models

SB Studio

Software simulation

Try out four interaction models for software simulations: Show Me, Let Me Try, Step by Step Challenge, and Whole Task Challenge.

How You Spend Your Time

SB Studio

Dynamic Chart for Performance Support

Enter how you spend your time in a working day, then view a chart of your data compared to census averages.

Responsive Checklist

SB Studio

Responsive performance support app

A checklist app to help new employees. Click each task for helpful details, then mark the status as “Not started”, “Working on it”, or “Done”. The app uses xAPI to remember progress across sessions.

Appropriations Law

Plum eLearning for a US Government Agency

Policies and procedures training

Learners must apply procurement law policies in various scenarios. Activities include realistic contexts, multi-step tasks, embedded coaching and links to the procurement law knowledge base that learners use in their jobs.

Survival Game: Six Sigma Principles

Lynx Learning

Process management training

In this compelling scenario, learners must use process management principles to survive a plane crash in the mountains.

Risk Assessment and Mitigation

Active Mind Solutions

Compliance and safety training

Learners must demonstrate that they are able to discern which situations pose risks, identify who is at risk, and decide the best course of action to address the risk.

Effectively Communicating with Children

Active Mind Solutions

Communications training

Adults working with children learn how to communicate effectively using a variety of contextually relevant interactions.

Good Record Keeping Practices

Active Mind Solutions

Record management compliance training

This elearning piece teaches good record-keeping practices using authentic documents and scenarios. It requires learners to make meaningful decisions and provides delayed feedback.

Distributing Documents with Health Information (New 2024!)

Plum eLearning for Athena Compliance

Ethics and compliance training

Learners are hospital employees who must provide patients with the proper discharge papers. Delayed feedback is used to make the scenario more realistic while giving learners the opportunity to reflect on choices and change selections.


Identifying Transaction Codes

Plum eLearning for U.S. Army

Enterprise software training

Learners must identify transaction codes in a supply chain application in order to get supplies to soldiers in the field. Gaming elements and rich feedback are used to motivate learners.

Working with Interpreters

Hennepin County Human Services

Interpersonal communication

Practice using interpreters to communicate with clients who don’t speak English.

Diabetes Case Challenge

Veterinary Information Network, Inc.

Clinical healthcare case assessment

Using actual clinical data presented in a case format, learners must diagnose and then select appropriate treatment options.

Blackbeard's Treasure: Scuba Principles

SB Studio

Safety training

Scuba divers use their knowledge of pressure and volume relationships to recover Blackbeard's treasure, or die trying.

SmartBuilder Quiz Game

SB Studio

Fact-based recall game

This adaptation of 'Jeopardy' includes additional motivating elements. Besides just displaying earnings, gauges show how daring and consistent learners are. Learners also buy prizes with money earned, inducing them to return and try again.

Movie Madness

SB Studio

Assessment with gaming elements

So you think you know movies eh? Put your knowledge to the test with this trivia challenge that includes timed scoring to spice things up.

Choosing an Output Indicator for a Six Sigma Project

Lynx Learning

Process management training

This elearning transforms a complex and dry subject into a meaningful learning experience by helping learners practice and learn from their mistakes within realistic scenarios.

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