By - Jeremy Royster

Sample Quest

Enjoy this free sample quest, courtesy of F.A.I.L. University.  All of our quests model the fun, personalized, grit-building techniques you’ll learn to employ in your instructional environment.



Designing Gamified Instruction

Well-designed gamification can make education, work and civic duties more exciting.


The next step on your journey is to take a broad look at how game designers teach.  Understanding the fundamentals of game design will help you prepare your learners to save the world.


Games are systems of brain exercises that use a variety of mechanics to engage their players.  The use of these game mechanics to teach is often called “gamification” or “game-based learning,” although the differences between the two are about process more than outcome.   To learn more about gamification, complete this Gamification Overview “Breakout Room” (below) as/after you watch the Extra Credits  lesson (farther below). 

More From Extra Credits


Self Assess

Check the Escape Room Answer Key.


Make Your Own…

Creating a Google account is free and gives you access to the most well-known Google apps like Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Forms.  It has a fantastic Learning Center.

Make your own Google Forms Escape Room or Google Forms Quiz with at least 10 questions about any topic:

After enrollment…

Once enrolled in the course you’ll have an opportunity to play games created by fellow enrollees and receive feedback on your own.

You’ll also see a chart like the one below describing how well this course modeled motivation strategies in this quest.  For example, this Designing Gamified Instruction quest modeled “grit-orientation” because You had unlimited opportunities to “play again” if you experienced failure during the escape room activity.  Below the chart you may choose to comment about how well the quest worked for you to help our designers learn from their own failures!


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