Adjusting the number of role plays or the order of the role plays
ACTION We often work with a continuous case over several role-plays. You can recognize this by the title, because it often says '(part 1)' or something similar. It is important that you check that there is no sudden gap in the 'story' when you remove role plays. For example, if you delete the fourth role-play of a case, and important info comes along in this role-play, then this info should be added to the situation description of role-play 5.
ACTION If you change the order of role-plays, it is helpful to go through them again, to make sure the case is still correct.
ACTION If you remove role plays, you may find that an important skill is missing. See what skill is covered in the role-play you want to remove and check if it is covered in another role-play.
Adding additional criteria to the role plays
ACTION Does the participant still give a realistic response with the additional criteria added? For example, if a participant has to check that the other person has understood him/her correctly, and then immediately outline a next step, that is not realistic (because without waiting for a response you immediately move on to a next step). Also, if you have to ask multiple questions, for example, that is not realistic. So formulate your own answer by running through all the criteria, and see if this is a realistic response.
ACTION Make sure the criteria you add work properly in TrainTool. See here what kind of criteria work well in TrainTool.
ACTION If you add criteria, they should also be referenced in the assignment. It is frustrating for the participant when the assignment says he/she has to do A and B, while he/she judges himself/herself on A, B and C. Exception: sometimes you give deliberately little information in the assignment, as an extra challenge. *In these cases, you don't need to add the extra criteria. *****
ACTION Probably nothing in the instructional video describes the extra criterion you are adding. If it is a content-challenging criterion, then it is important that participants have information about it in another place. Consider the summary text below the instructional video (here you can add additional information, unlike in the video), or during the lesson.
Modify the situation description
ACTION If you change the situation description (for example: you are talking to a different kind of person, about a different kind of topic), it is important to watch the video again. That way you check if the text the actor is speaking and the setting he/she is in match the new situation description.