The Lock app ensures students really know the answer to the question you posed before allowing them to continue on to the next activity, thus preventing the student from carelessly going through the material on the slide. This is also a key element to build escape rooms and digital breakouts in Deck.Toys. Answer keys to the locks will only be revealed to teachers' signed up and logged into Deck.Toys. Your students will not be able to get these answer keys in their Student View.
Text Lock works well for passwords such as keyword. The student MUST get this right in order to get pass this lock. It accepts alphabets, symbols, and space. This can be part of a fill in the blank question as shown below.
Case sensitivity can be configured. If you have multiple potential answers, insert a vertical bar | between answers, e.g. deck.toys | decktoys .
The alternative fill-in-the-blank option is the Text Slide App, which is a free-form response and allows the student to submit an answer and passing through without getting it right.
Numbers Lock can be used for simple Mathematics or numerical questions.
The password for this lock can also be in decimal number.
QR Code Lock
QR Code Lock can be used with a stations activity where the students use their devices' camera to scan the QR code generated by this unique lock. For example, you could have a scavenger hunt that hides the sheet with the QR code and they then scan it to unlock this QR Code Lock.
Direction Lock is useful for orientation password. This lock can be viewed as such; ↑ means upward or north. This could be used in an escape room where the route of escaping has to be keyed in via the directions.
Voice Lock works with Chrome browsers only. The student will use their voice to read out the password to open the lock. This works best if a phrase is used instead of a single word. An example would be asking the student "What is the name of the main character in the book we read today?" in the Slide Activity containing this voice lock.
Treasure Key Lock
Treasure Key Lock requires students to collect a Treasure Key with a matching Key ID to unlock the lock. It can be configured as a reward for students completing an Activity or added as a Slide App for students to find and collect. Read more here:
Configuring the Lock
When you configure the lock, pose your question or provide a hint to the password in the given white space box. For example, the hint could be 'What is 4+4?' Then, the Number lock password to key into the grey space box is '8'.
You can place this Lock App within your Slide Image or keep it in the Active Slide App panel. If it is in your Slide Image, you can resize the Lock as well by dragging on the bottom right corner.
Reveal Lock Passwords
If you are logged in as a Teacher, you will be able to reveal passwords for all Locks including decks shared by other teachers.
In the Student's View, this password will not be visible.
Bonus tip: We have another Lock but this is found on the Map itself, called Activity Entry Lock!