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It is not surprising to see businesses rush through final reviews and the QA cycles for their E-learning course material once it reaches the end of the development cycle – getting it published speedily becomes paramount. However, as experts of E-learning Testing, we can guarantee that this approach will result in shoddy and below-average content. We recommend and undertake user acceptance testing for E-learning content to ensure high quality and functionality – our team consists of experts in Elearning domain testing and the broader realm of software testing. We put forth some top tips on conducting User Acceptance testing for E-learning.
Form a team consisting of diverse combination of testers
This is an important aspect for user acceptance testing – the testers must be from a diverse mix including age, sex, background, and other factors. The best team would be one that would mirror the diversity of the target audience – it would be a lot easier for such a team to understand the diverse set of audiences. People experience and use content in different ways, and it would be simpler for a diverse mix of testers to learn from watching how different people connect with and use the course material.
Allow Testers to Assess how to Use the Course being TestedA brief outline and context about what they need to do would suffice. They should receive only as much information as the average user who would use the course once finalized. This is to ensure that the testers explore the course in-depth and interact with it as they deem appropriate. Testers would be able to identify faster which components and areas of a course need more work, which ones could be enhanced or removed, and which ones work the best. Post successful completion of the course, the next step in user acceptance testing is interrogation and listing out questions for the tester. The answers provided by the tester will help understand the problems, uncover defects, and put forth simple solutions to enhance the UI of the E-learning course.
Ask Testers to Provide Inputs for ImprovementEspecially when working with experts, businesses tend to feel the need to justify their decisions with regard to components and design of the course. This is not required – instead, it is important to gain feedback and suggestions for improvement on the course design.
Implementing UA Test CasesIt is now the job of the testers to implement the test cases designed for the User Acceptance Testing. They must also conduct some additional random but relevant tests.
Uncovering and Documenting DefectsAny defects / bugs recorded during User Acceptance testing must be suitably recorded in a well-drafted document. The testers must provide their comments and observations for evaluation and closure of the defects.
Solving the DefectsThis is a crucial stage within UAT – resolving bugs would be amongst the final adjustments that the testing team would make to the course. Once this is done, testers would be able to finalize the acceptance of the E-learning course – meaning that it meets the requirements of the users and can now be deployed accordingly.
Within the realm of E-learning, User Acceptance Testing essays a central role – validates that the course functions in the manner that meets the expectations and needs of the users. For businesses, it is necessary to indicate to the users what they can expect from the course rather than keeping them guessing – this is where UAT is critical. To ensure that your users receive exactly what they want and expect, partner with an expert E-learning Testing Company – connect with us for UAT and a lot more within the realm of software testing.