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UAT or User Acceptance Testing is also referred to as end-user testing, application testing or beta testing. It is a stage of eLearning development, where the course is verified in real time. In an eLearning project, UAT is mostly in the last phase. It is conducted before the go-live decision is taken. Through eLearning testing, the stakeholder gets the opportunity to verify the course and gain confidence that they have delivered the course that caters to the requirement.
It permits the stakeholder to verify the following points:
- Is the eLearning product simple to navigate?
- Do the navigations, features, and functions of the eLearning course function as designed?
- Does the response in the assessments add value and reinforce the content to my understanding and learning?
- Do video and audio sequences add value and enhance the content as per my understanding and learning?
What Are The Steps Involved In E-learning Testing?
PlanningPlanning is the most important element in User Acceptance testing process. The planning process helps to outline the User Acceptance testing strategy, explain the main focus areas, entrance, and exit criteria.
Designing Test cases
The test cases are developed to include the entire functional situations of eLearning course in real time usage. The UAT test cases should be developed using simple language. Additionally, it the entire test process should be made easy to understand for the tester.
Finding a team The testing team that performs UAT Test Cases plays an important role in the UAT process. The test execution team consists of real or actual world users signing up for the eLearning courses. An important way of appreciating the testing team is to identify them in several forums.
Test Execution Further, the testing team would perform the developed test cases and would additionally achieve certain relevant random exams.
Recording the Defects The testing team would record and report defects identified during the UAT. These bugs or defects will be drafted as a document with necessary comments, making it easy to further evaluate and eliminate the defects.
Resolving the Bugs The next step is to resolve or fix the bugs identified by the testing team in the eLearning program. The eLearning development members make final alterations to the course to produce a bug free eLearning course.
After resolving the bugs and issues, the QA team would provide approval of the eLearning – this simply means that the course is now ready to be deployed as per the user requirements.
UAT plays an important part in eLearning. It helps in demonstrating that the particular course is functioning in a way to meet the requirements of the learner. The stakeholder can remain confident and sure about their expectations of the course with UAT. There is no guesswork. The major feature of UAT is it will not cause major revelations when the course is handed over to the user.