Escape Room FAQs
Digital Escape Rooms are one of my favorite tools for encouraging collaboration and participation in remote, blended, and face-to-face classrooms. I have several popular tutorials on YouTube pertaining to digital escape rooms, and I sell customizable and ready-to-play Escape Rooms on Teachers-Pay-Teachers.
Here are some of the most commonly asked questions I get about digital escape rooms. If you have a question or want to learn more, check out this list below, and then contact me if you have any other questions.
All of my available Digital Escape Room activities and templates can be found on Teachers-Pay-Teachers. Click HERE view the list and purchase. (You do not have to be a teacher to buy from this site.)
First of all, thanks for your purchase! 🙂 I have a video tutorial specifically for folks who purchase a customizable, Slides-based escape room from me. Click HERE to view.
I have a blog post that explains this exact process. Click HERE to view.
Chances are, you need to edit the Sharing Settings on the Google file in question to allow “anyone with the link” to view (edit, or force a copy, depending on how you want people to interact with the file).
Yes! That is the beauty of these activities – many people can be participating in them at the same time, or over a long period of time. They work particularly great for Zoom/Google Hangout/Microsoft Teams sessions. Click HERE for a blog post where I talk specifically about best practices for delivering an escape room activity remotely.
There are lots of ways you can do this, but I would recommend having a separate Google Slide document for each room. Then, once the player has unlocked Room 1 for example (generally via Response Validation in a Google Form revealing the next Form section), you could include the link to Room 2 in that next section of the form. And so on. This could allow you to have all of your “locks” in a single Google Form, one per section.
Alternatively, you could also add the link to Room #2 in the submission confirmation area of Form #1. (Though this option would require you to create a separate Google Form for each room, in addition to the individual Google Slide files for each room.)