We learn every day. The eLearning medium is an interesting way to reinforce learning in a self-paced, easy to access and pick-where-you-left mode. We have come a long way from attending trainings at specific times and chosen instructors to switching content providers within minutes. With the attention span of people reduced to a few seconds, it is imperative to keep the audience engaged and encouraged to complete each learning block. As the technology continues to evolve, we are in an interesting phase of eLearning across different learning styles (audio, video, kinesthetic).
Qapitol QA had the opportunity to work with several leading e-learning organizations as their platforms testing partner. We employed creative experiential testing techniques and implemented automated solutions to add velocity to product releases. Some of the requirements, solutions and learning are outlined here.
The compatibility across a variety of devices, platforms and customized content is a real challenge to many eLearning platforms. With the audience accessing the same content from multiple devices, network conditions, tests on the right set of devices is essential.
Even a small functional issue is a big NO in the education sector as the trust factor for authentic and useful content is very high. Any miss there reduces the brand value immediately.
As the customer base keeps loading, performance tests are no longer a luxury. They are a must have in your test suite to ensure that you continue to scale without any issues.
Almost everyone has a smartphone and the testing across a variety of manufacturers along with OS versions and screen sizes is a problem to be solved for every business with mobile apps in the market. eLearning is no exception.
Some of the key challenges in eLearning testing like test data setup, executing cases across a variety of students, devices and modules can be solved by automating the checks. Be confident when new code is added as your regression is taken care of by automated checks.
The testing teams are experienced in testing for key clients in the education sector. Focusing on the educational content for a variety of students across age groups and grades, the teams understand the importance of age wise content and difficulty levels. End to end testing of a student journey across the learning plans on a variety of platforms has added a lot of value add to the platforms.
Attention to detail, setting up the right set of test data, automating the checks that are best tested via automation, execution of test cases across platforms and configurations and ensuring that the load doesn’t affect the APIs or the UI layer has been a rich experience for the teams.
The purpose of the testing reports is to help stakeholders take informed decisions about the products and projects. Any test report is complete only with the accompanying story behind the numbers. As numbers alone can be misinterpreted, we at Qapitol QA take care to provide the story along with the numbers in every report.
Following are some of the key test reports generated as part of our testing activities during the different stages:
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