Quests – Accessing and using the Progress Center

The Quests Progress Center enables you to easily edit an objective — its tasks, assignment details, and more — as well as view and manage student progress. You can access it by clicking on any objectives. Once you've accessed the Progress Center, you can look into:

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*Quests are a Premium feature

 

Navigating the objectives list

By simply hovering your mouse cursor over an objective, you can get a preview of its completion. The small icons below the objective name let you know at a glance:

  • How many students have viewed the objective (silhouettes.png)
  • How many students have successfully (checkmark.png) or unsuccessfully (x.png) completed the objective
  • If discussion are enabled, new messages will be indicated with a red circle (image.png)

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Moreover, the objective’s colored circle represents:

  • In red, the proportion of students who unsuccessfully completed the objective
  • In green, the proportion of students who successfully completed the objective (Self-Paced Progress is automatically marked as successfully completed)
  • In gray, the proportion of students whose outcome hasn’t been determined
  • In transparency, the proportion of students who haven’t progressed to the objective yet

To access the Progress Center and view the objective completion in more detail, click on the objective on your quest map. Your list of objectives appears on the lefthand side of the Progress Center. On the righthand side, you can click the section titles at the top to view and manage the overview of student progress and assignments (if any), story, task, and discussion for the selected objective.

 

Viewing and evaluating student work

In the “Overview” section, you can view the list of students who have unlocked the objective. If the objective contains an assignment, you can see a chart of which students have turned in their work and whether they’re early, on time, or late with their submission.

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You can click on the “Give Feedback” button or click on the icon in the Feedback column to reach the Feedback section. You can learn more about assignments and feedback here.
 

Evaluate student work

You can download each assignment individually or click on the “...” button beside “Apply to All Students” and select “Download all assignment files” to download all files at once. From this menu, you can also mark all student progress as satisfactory or unsatisfactory or upload all your graded assignment files. If this objective is linked to a Google Classroom assignment, you can also view your Google Classroom and your Drive. Feel free to annotate and grade the assignments, then upload them one by one or all at the same time.

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Make sure to keep the same file names that were provided when you downloaded the assignments originally. That way, when you use the “Upload all graded assignment files” option, the game will automatically sort the graded versions of the assignments to the appropriate students.

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When uploading graded assignments, you can also select if student progress is deemed satisfactory or not (see below). If you deem the student’s work entirely unsatisfactory, select them from the list and click on the “Unsubmit” button to return ownership to the student so they can edit their work or start over. As long as you haven’t selected an outcome for the objective, they’ll be able to upload a new file.

Tip: Communicate clearly with the student that they have a second chance! Students aren’t notified when you give them feedback or when you unsubmit their assignment.

Select the outcome

Once you’re satisfied with all submissions and are ready to have students move forward in your quest, select the appropriate outcome: The green checkmark means the student successfully completed the objective; the red X means they have unsuccessfully completed it. Both outcomes can lead students to the same next objective or to different objectives, depending on how you set up your quests. You can also select the outcome for each of your students when uploading reviewed files or from the Overview tab of objective.

Note: With Self-Paced Progress, you will see a blue border around this section, and students will automatically receive a green checkmark for completing the objective and/or assignment. You can learn more about Self-Paced Progress and how to manage student outcomes (including assignments) here.

 

Using the Discussion feature

If you have commenting enabled on a post, students can respond and engage in discussion online. To modify your discussion settings, click the gear icon in the top right of the “Discussion” section.


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You can see all comments for the objective in the Progress Center. Promote good digital citizenship by rewarding students with XP or GP for thoughtful, positive comments. You can discourage negative online behavior by removing HP from any students who post inappropriately.

Students can also take action when they see another student posting inappropriate content by “flagging” the comment for your attention. This will remain anonymous on the student side but will show you (the teacher) which student flagged the comment. You can then decide the next best action, such as removing the comment and/or removing HP from the offending student.

As the teacher, you can post new comments or reply to any existing comment as well. Edit any student’s comment by clicking on “Edit.” Clicking on the “More” button will bring up the full editor, which will enable you to format your text or embed images or videos. You can also attach files from your computer, Google Drive, or Microsoft OneDrive in the Discussion by hovering over the paperclip icon and clicking on the corresponding button.

 

Customizing objective settings

Clicking on the gear button in the top right corner of the “Overview” tab of a quest objective will bring up the settings for this objective.

Progress: You can enable Self-Paced Progress, which will allow students to automatically proceed to the next objective when completing a task or assignment. You can link this objective to your Google Classroom and select a Google Classroom assignment for this task. Learn more about integrating Google Classroom assignments here.

Assignments: You can enable assignments for this quest objective in the settings. You’ll be prompted to choose a date and rewards for your assignment. You may also choose an early submission date and give extra rewards to your students. After you enable an assignment for an objective, the tab will be displayed. Learn more about the assignment features here.

Discussion: You can enable class discussion for an objective. You may also choose to receive email notifications when a new message is posted in this objective’s discussion.

Delete objective: You can delete an objective from the quest by clicking on the “Delete” button. Deleting an objective will also delete the students’ progress, assignments, and discussions associated with the objective. This action is irreversible. In the dialogue box, click on the two checkboxes to be able to click on the “Delete” button.

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