Quests – Integrating Google Classroom assignments

*Quests are a Premium feature

When setting up your lesson objectives in Quests, you can pull assignments directly from Google Classroom into tasks.

In your quest, click the green "+" button in the bottom right, then click on the map to place a new objective and open the Objective Creation screen. The first step is to enter an objective name and select an objective type: Google Classroom Assignment in this case. Then click "Next" in the bottom right.

*Note that this option is only available once assignments have been created in Google Classroom.

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Adding a Google Classroom objective to your quest

Google Classroom objectives are similar to the "Task" option and include the story, task, assignment (only available after selecting a Google assignment as a task), discussion, and progress settings options.

Instead of entering a task description under Task, select the appropriate Google class and Google Classroom assignment via dropdown menus. Then click "Choose" to import the information from Google Classroom to Classcraft.

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Once the assignment has been pulled from Google Classroom, you can use the "Edit" button to go directly into Google Classroom and make changes to your assignment. "Refresh" will update your Classcraft objective to reflect the changes made in Google Classroom, while "Change" will bring you back to the "Select a class and assignment" screen. (The "change" option is only available when you first create your objective, so make sure to select the correct assignment!)

 

Under the Assignment section, you can enter a student reward of XP and/or GP as well as set a due date. If a date has been set in Google Classroom, it will be pulled from there. If the date from Google Classroom is already past, the due date will be the date you imported the assignment. You can also enable a early hand-in due date and reward.

If you allow Discussions in Classcraft, students will be able to post comments about the objective within Classcraft, which will not sync with Google Classroom.

As with regular Tasks, you can add an objective reward (XP and/or GP) that students earn when they’ve completed the objective, as well as enable Self-Paced Progress for students.

 

Following students' progress in the Quests Progress Center

You can use the Quests Progress Center as you normally would to view and manage student progress. The difference with Google Classroom assignments is that you can view your assignment in Google Classroom or view your Google Drive by clicking on the “...” button beside “Apply to All Students.”

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Similarly, you can click the "Google Classroom" button across a student's name to view their assignment page in Google Classroom or the "Drive" button to view their Google Drive files.

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If your students can't access your Google assignment, check out "Why can't my students access my Google Classroom assignment in Quests?"

 

Linking objectives to Google Classroom

From your objective settings (2018-03-15_at_09.44.png), you can link any objective to your Google Classroom. If you select this option, you’ll be prompted to choose the Google class you want to link it to. Also, you’ll need to choose whether you want to create a new Google Classroom assignment or link it to an existing assignment (which you can select from a list).

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Once you’ve made your decision, click the “Link” button. Linking your objectives this way will overwrite your task name and description by data taken from the linked Google assignment.

You can also choose to create a new Google Classroom assignment. The task name will be the default title, but you may choose to select a new title for your assignment:

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Once you’ve picked a title, click on “Link” to create a new assignment in your Google Classroom. This assignment will have the title provided when linking and the Classcraft task description.

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