To begin creating an assignment, click the CREATE AN ASSIGNMENT button on the HOME page.
Then, select the subject for which you would like to access games. Legends of Learning currently has content for science and math.
Next, select your grade level.
Search or browse the topic for which you want students to play a game. Click into the search bar and type the topic, or scroll through the list to browse all available topics.
Each topic has several games from which to choose. The game menu will include a list of all the games available for the selected topic. Use the right and left arrows to browse the available games.
The game tiles provide all of the information you need before using the game with your students. Under the game’s name, you’ll see whether the game is an instructional or quiz game, approximate playtime, and average teacher and student rating for the game.
When you hover over a game tile, you can see the recommended grade levels for the game, as well as a description of the student experience within the game.
You can try out a game for yourself using the purple TRY button. You can also click the MORE INFO button to view game reviews and curriculum including key vocabulary and discussion questions.
If you decide you would like to use this game with your class, use the +ASSIGN button to add it to your assignment. You can also add games to your assignment by clicking and dragging them into the assignment builder.
For teachers with a premium license, you can create an assignment with multiple topics in one assignment. To include additional topics, use the filters and topic drop down above the game tiles to select a new topic.
A new set of games will appear after you select a new standard. These games can now be added into the assignment.
You can click and drag the games within your assignment to change the order of games presented to students.
As you add games into your assignment, the estimated playtime will update. You can use this estimated playtime to guide your lesson planning with Legends of Learning.
To delete a game or assessment from your assignment, simply click the ‘x’ icon to the top right of the game.
When you are done adding games and assessments to your assignment, you can can assign it to your students with specific start and end dates. If you choose not to assign to your students, the assignment will automatically be saved as a draft in your ASSIGNMENTS tab.
Another way to create an assignment is by using the search bar.
Click on the search bar at the top of the Home page.
Click on the search bar in the top right-hand corner of your account if you are not on the Home page.
Next, type in the game name, topic name, or key vocabulary.
Click on the game.
Choose + CREATE ASSIGNMENT.
Suggested game-play times are based on averages; some students will take longer, while others will go faster. If a student gets stuck in a game, you can move them ahead.
In addition to games, you can also add assessments to an assignment.
If a student completes the assignment games before the assignment has ended, the remaining time becomes Free Play.
An assignment will end at the selected end date, whether or not students have finished all of the games.
All assignments have a default name. It is recommended that you change the name of the assignment to make it easier to find at a later date. For example, "Period 1: Chemical Reactions"