From online training platforms to school-based apps, e-learning applications are being increasingly used across both business and academic circles. These applications can be a great way to teach new information, especially in the age of virtual work and learning.
It’s no wonder, then, that more and more people and organizations are creating their own e-learning applications. If you’re one of them, you may be wondering how you can produce an effective e-learning application without the bugs and issues that plague so many other new apps. The answer is testing. Testing your e-learning application is an essential step before putting it out on the market. Here’s how you can get started:
Why Test Your E-Learning Application?
Testing e-learning applications is a bit different than testing other types of apps and websites. E-Learning courses often have more images, videos, assessments, and collaborative and interactive materials. As such, there are more moving parts, which means there are more things that could go wrong.
Not only that, but an e-learning application is only useful if it is easy to use. This means the software needs to be easily accessible and “learnable.” User will need to pick up how to use it quickly so that they can get down learning the actual material.
Types of E-Learning Applications
E-Learning applications come in many forms. As such, how you test your application will depend on what type of application you have. These include the following:
- Video-Based Learning
- One-on-One Learning
- Group Learning
Types of Testing for E-Learning Applications
There will be a variety of tests that your quality assurance team should run on your e-learning application. Let’s take a look at these different types of tests.
As we said before, e-learning applications have many working parts. That means it’s very likely that the core functionalities of your application could break. Functionality testing ensures that everything is working as it should.
You want to make sure that your application works seamlessly. To do this, integration testing is a must. This will ensure that your payment gateway, database, software modules, and more are all working together.
Your e-learning software should be easy to use so that users can focus on learning the material. Usability testing can check to see if your interface is user-friendly, that text, images, and multimedia are placed appropriately, and more.
Slow loading speeds, frequent app crashes, and other performance issues will cause you to bleed customers. Performance testing ensure that your application is reliable, scalable, and performs well.
Your e-learning application should be accessible to individuals with disabilities. Accessibility testing checks for just that.
Cyberattacks are a big threat to any type of application. E-learning applications are no exception. Test your application properly so you and your customers can rest easy knowing their information is secure.
Finally, there’s compatibility testing. This will make sure that your application is compatible with various devices, operating systems, browsers, and more.
Here at Beta Breakers, we offer quality assurance testing for e-learning applications and more. Contact us today to learn more about our services.