So, I've started using quests and my students absolutely love it! Student engagement is up and I've even noticed an increase in the quality of the work. It has been better than I could have expected!
The integration with google classroom is very helpful, as our school uses GC for most of our work. However, as I've been using it there are a few options I find myself continually wishing we had.
- Student Listing: Currently, a student only appears in a quest node if they have unlocked it. It would be helpful if all students could appear immediately, but those that have not unlocked the node greyed out. This would solve the problem I have of checking back and forth between my class list and the node list trying to figure out who is missing.
- Groupings: It would be helpful to be able to choose to see the students listed by teams as well as by name. What teams a lagging? It currently takes too much precious time to find out.
- Testing: I know this has been mentioned before, but having a self-correcting version of a Boss Battle would be amazing. Either as a single player version that tests individual students and will unlock the next node on successful completion and/or a group version that worked similar to kahoot (although I recognize that might be very complex to implement).
- Grading with Google Classroom: Quests already recognize if a student has turned in a google classroom assignment, it would be nice if they could also detect the grade we give them in google classroom and use a grade threshold to unlock the next node in the quest chain.
Thanks for the great product! Looking forward to what your team comes up with next.