The CertLink User Experience
When using CertLink®, physicians are presented case-based questions at regular intervals, requiring them to apply what they previously learned and then build on that knowledge. After answering each question, physicians are provided with a critique that explains the answer, helps identify knowledge gaps, and offers resources for further study. Questions answered incorrectly trigger the system to repeat key information in new questions. This keeps learning dynamic and continuous, making knowledge easier to recall and apply to real-life situations.
Whether using a desktop or tablet, users will see screens like these when taking an assessment and tracking their progress.
While answering questions, users can access several tools such as a highlighter, calculator, and scratchpad. A timer displays the amount of time allotted to answer a question. (Click screenshots to enlarge)
After submitting an answer, users are asked to indicate how confident they are in their response and the relevance of the question to their practice. This feedback will determine the delivery of future questions and help improve content.
Users receive immediate feedback after each question, including an explanation of the correct answer and references for additional study.
The dashboard guides users through the assessment, providing real-time status information including personal performance and peer comparison on the questions answered, status on the number of questions remaining, and time left in the assessment period to finish answering questions and complete the assessment.