Quests are learning adventures that your teacher creates for you. When you set out on a quest, you’ll explore a map where each point represents an activity. Let’s see how Quests work:
Progressing in Quests
So your teacher assigned a Quest to your group? Time to get to work!
- Click on the Quests pin icon () in the sidebar navigation
- On the world map, pick the quest your teacher asked you to complete
- The introduction will be open as soon as you view the quest
When you first open a quest, you’ll notice that the whole map is covered in fog except for one spot: the introduction. Check out what’s in store for you and, when you’re ready, click Start Quest to begin!
Each objective can have the following tabs:
- Story: If your teacher decides to add a story element to your quest, this is where you’ll find it. Always check it out, sometimes, crucial information can be found here!
- Task: This is the most important part of the objective: It tells you what your teacher wants you to do to complete the objective. They could ask you to watch a video, complete a quiz, or anything else.
- Assignment: Sometimes, your teacher will ask you to turn in an assignment, like answering a quiz or writing a few words on a topic. This is where you can turn it in — be sure to check the date!
- Discussions: In Discussion you can exchange with your teacher and other students about the objective.
Once you complete an objective, the next objective(s) will automatically appear on the map, clearing the fog along the way.
There are objectives you can complete on your own, whether there’s an assignment or not. You’ll see a blue lightning bolt on such objective’s icon:
When working on a self-paced objective, click the Task complete button to progress to the next task when you’re ready. Don’t forget to provide any assignment required!
For other objectives, your progress needs to be evaluated by your teacher. They’ll decide whether you meet expectations or not. Turn in your assignment, click the Task complete button in the Task tab, and wait for their evaluation.
When your teacher evaluates your work, you can progress in the quest.
Turning in assignments
Progressing in the quest is easy, but completing assignments? Well that’s the hard part! When an objective requires you to turn in an assignment, you’ll see an additional tab on the objective:
Here are the main elements of this tab:
- Rewards: These are the rewards you’ll obtain for submitting your assignment on time.
- Due date: When your teacher expects you to turn in your assignment before.
- Early due date: Your teacher may give extra points if you turn in your assignment before this date!
- Feedback: Your teacher’s feedback on the work you turned in.
- Your assignment: You can type in your assignment in the box or attach file. Make sure to check the Task tab to turn in exactly the kind of assignment your teacher is expecting.
Click in the text box to start typing your assignment in the editor. You can format your text, embed videos, images, links, tables, or equations as needed. To turn in a specific file, drag and drop it in the gray 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.
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 your work! If you want to make changes after submitting it, you’ll have to ask your teacher.
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 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.
Google Quiz assignments
Your teacher can assign Google quizzes for you to complete directly in Classcraft. They can even be self-paced, meaning that you can move on to the next objective without your teacher’s intervention.
Before you can answer a Google Forms Quiz, you’ll need to log in to a Google email address. If you use Google Classroom, you won’t need to do anything special. If you don’t, enter a Google email address when opening the objective. This email address will be saved to your account!
When filling out the quiz, you may need to enter the same email address as the one in your account.
Fill in the quiz, and when you’ve finished answering all of the questions, click on Submit.
Be careful, though! You can only submit your work once unless your teacher allows you to try more than one time.
After submitting your quiz, click on Task complete for your work to be evaluated. Depending on how your teacher sets up the objective, you may get a warning when clicking Task complete. This means your teacher will need to manually evaluate your work.
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.
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 Experience Points or Gold Pieces, especially if you help out a fellow student.
But your teacher could remove Hearts 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.