Quests – Creating and differentiating paths
Paths represent the student progression between each objective on the map — they can be linear or branching. To start connecting your objectives, click the "path" button in the bottom right.
Note: If your quest is assigned to several classes, creating and modifying the paths between your objectives will automatically sync in all classes where this quest exists.
Click on one objective and drag your cursor to the next to create a path. A small menu will then appear over your path:
- Select the checkmark to only allow students who successfully completed the objective to proceed.
- Select the X to only allow students who unsuccessfully completed the objective to proceed. (You may want to use this strategy to lead students who need extra help understanding a concept onto a branching path that involves more work or teaches the idea in another way.)
- Select both the checkmark and X to allow all students, regardless of successful or unsuccessful completion, to proceed.
- Use the trashcan to delete the path between objectives.
Note: If you enabled Self-Paced Progress for an objective (as marked by the blue lightning bolt on its pin), the green checkmark will be automatically selected for all students who complete the objective.
In the example above, all students move from "Small Steps" to "A New Discovery." (Self-Paced Progress is enabled for "Small Steps," meaning students will progress automatically, without the teacher's intervention.) However, only students who have succeeded that last task will go to "Finding a Way" while students who have failed will go through "Looking Back" before moving on to "Finding a Way." Afterward, since Self-Paced Progress is enabled for "Finding a Way," students will complete it at their own pace.
Providing branching paths is a great way to provide extra support to students who are having difficulties: Simply add additional tasks for them to complete in order to reach the objective.
Click the blue "x" button in the bottom right to quit the Path Creation mode. Once you’re ready to share your quest, you can click the "eye" icon in the bottom left to make it visible to your students.
You can also make your quest visible from My Library. If you've made your quest visible prematurely, you can always hide it again. To do so, proceed to My Library, find your quest, open its description, and click on the “Visible” () button in your class to hide it again.
Next, you can learn more about the Quests Progress Center.
Learn more about Quests here:
- Creating a quest
- Accessing and using free quests
- Adding lesson objectives to your map
- Using the Assignments feature
- Integrating Google Classroom assignments
- Enabling Self-Paced Progress for students
- Accessing and using the Progress Center
- Sharing your quests with other teachers
- Quests Marketplace – Submission guidelines
- Quests Marketplace – Submitting quests to the Marketplace