Deck

1. Create Deck

A Deck is a canvas or a Map where you can create an interactive lesson to engage students. You may add Activities and Paths to encourage students' progression. Explore the  Deck Gallery for decks made by other teachers. You can easily copy any of these decks into your private dashboard to modify the lessons too.

In the  My Dashboard page, click on the + button under Decks to create your first lesson.

Next, give a name to your deck; for example, Training Material. 

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.

1.2 Activities

There are three different Activities which you may use;  Slide ActivityStudy 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.

The  Activity Lock is a powerful feature to increase engagement among students with the lesson. Just by adding a password lock to an Activity, students will be challenged to complete the Activity. To add a lock to your Activity, click on the drop-down icon and select ' Set Activity Lock...'.  Read more here on how you can configure the lock for your Activity.

1.4 Preview Deck in Teacher and Student View

You may preview the current deck in the Test Classroom by clicking on 'Preview Deck'. 

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 to your students 

For Free Plan, you can assign up to 2 decks per Classroom. For Pro Plan, you can assign up to 10 decks per Classroom.

3. Sharing Deck with other teachers

You can opt to share your deck with other teachers (not students) in the following settings:

1) Off: Your deck is not accessible by anyone except you. This is also known as your Private deck. Assign this private deck to your Deck.Toys Classroom for your students to access.  Learn more about assigning deck to Classroom here.
2)  ' Share - With Link'. This means you are sharing the link of the deck from your private deck allocation (3 private decks for Free Plan users, 100 private decks for Pro Plan users), which you can send the URL to selected teachers only. These teachers who obtained the link URL can view and also make a copy of this deck if they are Deck.Toys users.
3) 'Share - Public, publish to Deck Gallery'. This means you are publishing to Deck.Toys' Deck Gallery which is accessible to all Deck.Toys users globally and will be giving the right to Deck.Toys to use your deck to share freely in all our marketing content. These decks will be from your public deck allocation (100 public decks for Free Plan users, 200 public decks for Pro Plan users). These decks are subject to Admin approval. Read more here on Deck Gallery minimum standards.

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.

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