How to use Quests (students)
Quests are learning adventures that your teacher has sets for you. With Quests, lessons can take the form of an interactive map you’ll explore, with each point representing an activity or resource that you must complete to go further. For example, your teacher could ask you to watch videos, upload assignments, or engage in a discussion at various points during the quest.
Paths link these points together to create a special itinerary. This means that to complete a quest, you must go through the lesson objectives from the Introduction to the Quest End. There’s plenty of treasure (XP and GP) to gain along the way!
To get started, click on the Quests icon on the left sidebar. You’ll see the world of Classcraft, where Mages, Healers, and Warriors each have an island.
You'll find your teacher's quest on the map. Click on it to get started!
The map is covered in black fog. The first point of interest you can check out is the Introduction: Click on it to learn more about what's in store for you. Once you've read the introduction, your next objective will appear on the map.
Depending on what your teacher needs you to do, the objective might include the following sections. Click on the links to learn more:
With each objective, you'll learn more about the story tied to the quest you're on. Note that your teacher could decide not to include a story.
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.
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.
Click on the text box to start writing your assignment directly in the text editor. You can use the editor to format your text, embed videos, images, links, tables, or equations as needed. You can drag and drop a file into the gray box below the text box to upload it. You can also click on the paperclip icon to upload a file from your computer. You can upload a file from Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive by clicking on the corresponding icon. File size is limited to 25 MB. (Keep in mind that larger files may take a little longer to upload.)
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 you wish to create for this assignment. You can choose to create a Google document, sheet, slide presentation, or form. Creating a file this way will save the file to your Drive.
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 with your work, click on the “Submit” button. Keep in mind that when you submit an assignment, you won’t be able to make changes to it afterwards. The ownership of the file will be granted to your teacher. If you want to edit your assignment after submitting it, you’ll have to ask your teacher. Make sure to submit your assignment before the due date has passed. If it’s already past the due date, you won’t see the rewards in the objective overview. Also, when the reward for this assignment has been received, the chest above the feedback section will be open.
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).
Later on, your teacher can review your work and provide a graded version for you to download, along with some possible feedback that you can read. 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.
If your teacher has added a discussion to the objective, you can use this space to answer your teacher’s questions, share your thoughts on the lesson, ask questions of your own, and tutor your classmates if they’re confused or stumped.
If you click on “More,” a text editor will appear so you can change the appearance of the text, insert relevant images, etc. Also, 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 conscientious 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.
But if you act out, 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. Make sure to only do this when you see someone being mean or immature. If your teacher agrees with your judgment call, they could reward you for taking action.
Moving on to new objectives
Lesson objectives are sometimes self-paced, meaning you can automatically proceed from one objective to the next. In other instances, 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 with the task. This will make the next objective visible on your map.
Otherwise, you’ll only be able to continue once your teacher has evaluated your work and decided the outcome. In some cases, your teacher might send you on a different path from your friends. This is normal. After all, it's your quest! However, if your work is unsatisfactory, your teacher may ask you to redo it.
Sometimes completing an objective will lead to branching paths that provide different learning options. Your teacher could also make you go through additional objectives in order to master the lesson.
Finally, the Quest End marks the end of the quest. Click the green “Quest Complete” button, and you’ll earn rewards!
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 your assignments or turn in a new assignment. 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 to submit your assignment, simply 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.).