How to use Quests (students)

Quests are learning adventures that your teacher creates for you. When you set out on a quest, you'll have to explore a map where each point represents something you must do. For example, your teacher could ask you to watch videos, upload assignments, or discuss with your classmates.

To complete a quest, you have to go through the lesson objectives from the Introduction to the Quest End. There’s plenty of rewards to gain along the way!

To get started, click on the Quests (mceclip0.png) icon on the left sidebar. 

Click on a quest to get started!

The map is covered in white fog. Start by checking out the Introduction: click on it to learn more about what's in store for you. Once you're done, your next objective will appear on the map.

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Your teacher may unlock the following sections for different objectives on the maps. Click on the links to learn more:

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Story

If your teacher chose to create a story with their quest, here you'll learn more about it.

 

Task

The task contains your teacher's instructions. For example, they could ask you to watch a video, complete a quiz online, fill in a worksheet, or submit a digital file via the "Assignment" section.

 

Assignment

If your teacher wants you to submit an assignment via Classcraft, they’ll assign a due date (and maybe even an early due date!) for when the assignment should be turned in.

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Click on the text box to start writing your assignment directly in the text editor. You can even format your text, embed videos, images, links, tables, or equations as needed. If you need to turn-in a specific file, drag and drop it into the grey box or click on the paperclip icon.

You can upload a file from Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive. Be careful, file size is limited to 25 MB!

If your Classcraft and Google accounts are linked, you’ll be able to create a Google document for your assignment. Click on the “Create” button and select the type of file (document, sheet, slide presentation, or form). Creating a file this way will save the file to your Drive.

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If you need to stop working on your assignment to return to it later, click on the “Save Draft” button. Once your draft has been saved, you’ll see the button change to “Draft Saved!”.

Once you’re done, click on the “Submit” button. Once it's submitted, you won't be able to edit it! If you want to make changes after submitting it, you’ll have to ask your teacher. You may get rewarded for submitting an assignment. An open chest means you've already received the reward.

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If your teacher asked you to complete the assignment in Google Classroom, you'll need to submit your work via Google Classroom (in that case, you'll have to link your Google account to Classcraft if you haven't done so already).

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Later on, your teacher can review your work with a grade and feedback. If your teacher provided you with a document in a separate file, you can use the “Download All” button to download the files to your computer.

Discussion

Use the discussion feature to talk about the objectives with fellow students or ask questions to your teacher.

If you click on “More,” a text editor will appear. Use it to format your text, insert images, etc. You can attach files to your comment by hovering over the paperclip icon. Clicking on the corresponding button will allow you to attach files from your computer, Google Drive, or Microsoft OneDrive.

Note: In Quests Mobile, you can’t format your messages or attach files.

Be careful of what you write and how you treat your classmates online. Being a good digital citizen could prompt your teacher to give you XP or GP, especially if you help out a fellow student.

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But your teacher could remove HP from you for a bad comment!

If you see another student commenting inappropriately, you can “report” their comment for your teacher’s attention. If your teacher agrees with your judgment call, they could reward you for taking action.

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Moving on to new objectives

Sometimes you can proceed to the next objective as soon as you're done with the current one. But sometimes, you’ll need to wait on your teacher’s approval to move on to the next step.

When progression is self-paced, you need to click on the green “Task Complete” button once you’re done to see the next objective.

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Sometimes, your teacher might send you on a different path from your friends. That's normal: after all, it's your quest! If your work is not acceptable, your teacher may ask you to redo it before proceeding.

Completing an objective may lead to branching paths where you can pick different activities. Your teacher may also decide that you need a bit more help and send you on some extra objectives.

Finally, the Quest End marks the end of the quest. Click the green “Quest Complete” button, and you’ll earn rewards!


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Quests Mobile

With Quests Mobile, you can view your quests directly on your mobile device. For each objective you have unlocked, you can view the story, the task, and the discussion.

You can also view and turn in assignments. To upload a file from your mobile device, tap on the gray area below the text box. Otherwise, you can type your assignment directly in the text editor. When you’re ready, tap the “Submit” button!

The controls for the Quest’s map are slightly different on mobile: You can drag your finger to move around, or pinch to zoom in or out. You can also swipe to switch between the tabs (Story, Task, Discussion, etc.).

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