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Create a Game Map
Create a Game map to enhance the learning experience. Incorporating game based mechanics and visual design can improve learners motivation and engagement.
Note: D2L recommends creating content items, assignments, and quizzes prior to starting the Game Map creation process.
To create a game map
- On your course navbar or from Course Admin, click Game Based Learning.
- Click New Game Map, enter a name and description, and click Next.
Figure: Add a new game map.
- Select from the available brushes, and click on the map background to place items on the map. Once all tiles are added, click Next.
Figure: Add brushes on the map.
- Select from the available objects, and click on the map background to place them on the map. Once all objects are added, click Next.
Figure: Customize the map using objects.
- Locate the Start and Finish nodes on either side of the map. Drag and drop the nodes to place them in their desired positions.
Figure: Locate the Start and Finish nodes.
- Click Start, then click Edit to edit the activity and add a Name and Description.
- Click Add to add a new activity node.
Figure: Add activities nodes.
- Click an activity node’s Edit option to link to an activity (quiz or assignment), select a file, or create a file.
- Drag and drop the Branch from one node to another to create a branching path. This gives learners more than one route through the activities to complete the Game Map to Finish node.
Figure: Create a branching path between activities.
- Once you have created all nodes and connections, and linked each node with an activity or file, click Next. You can use Delete to remove unwanted nodes or connections between nodes.
Note: Any nodes that do not have associated activities, or do not include a name they are listed above the map to correct before continuing.
- Preview the Game Map to ensure the nodes and activities are linked properly and click Save.
Figure: Preview your map.