1. Create Deck
In the My Dashboard page, click on the + button under Decks to create your first lesson.
1.1 Deck Background
To add graphics to your deck, click on the 'Edit Background' button.
Choose from the default graphics, or copy-and-paste your own image (CTRL+V) to be uploaded. Click the 'Save and Exit Background Editor' once you have completed.
You can read more about making eye-catching Background Templates here.
You can also add deck background videos. Read more here.
There are three different Activities which you may use; Slide Activity, Study Set Activity, and Signpost.
- Slide Activity is similar to presentation slides where you can import or embed the followings:
✓ Image ✓ Video ✓ Link ✓ Site ✓ PowerPoint ✓ PDF ✓ Audio Clips
✓ Questions with answer choices
✓ Interactive Slide Apps - Response, Supercharge, Mystery Apps and Tools
- Study Set Activity serves as an activity for assessment where you may transform your dull assessment tool into fun challenges to complete. Currently, we have seventeen different apps which you may use in your lesson.
- Signpost is useful for a short introductory note to the lesson or the activities ahead.
You will need to drag and drop these Activities into your Deck Builder.
1.3 Learning Paths
Learning Paths are used to connect your Activities. You must click on the dotted lines to link up the activities that you have inserted onto the Deck Builder to create a path. A properly linked path will light up in green. Path Entry Point is where you expect the student to start the lesson path. It is possible to have multiple entry points, so be careful on how you are configuring the lesson.
1.4 Preview Deck in Teacher and Student View
The Test Classroom is a sandbox for you to test both the Teacher's and Student's views; Teacher’s view is on the left, and Student’s view is on the right.
The default preview mode is teacher view on the left, 1 student view on the right. You can change this to see only Teacher View, only Student View or with 2 students to simulate a multi-student environment at the top left of your preview screen.
2. Assigning Deck in your Deck.Toys Classroom
Deck.Toys Classroom is the environment where all the real-time progress and data is tracked. This is also the place where Classroom study set games can be played.
To share the deck to your students to play in the real-time, multiplayer environment, do the following steps:
1) Create a Deck.Toys Classroom
2) Assign the deck to the Deck.Toys Classroom
3) Share the Deck.Toys Classroom address/URL to your students
3. Sharing Deck with other teachers
You can opt to share your deck with other teachers (not students) in the following settings:
4. Deleting decks
Once a deck is deleted from your dashboard, it will be deleted entirely from Deck.Toys, both in private deck allocation and in the Deck Gallery if you had published this deck before.
Deleted decks cannot be retrieved.
To delete the deck that you have created, go to your 'My Dashboard' and click on the drop-down menu on the particular deck.
Select the 'Delete' option from the menu.
A pop-up screen will appear to confirm your deletion. Select 'Yes, delete it!' to confirm.
5. Organizing your decks
You can add folders in "My Dashboard" to organize your decks. Simply right click on the original 'Root Folder' to add subfolders. Click on the symbol 'AZ' at the right will also help to reorder your decks in alphabetical order.