Knowledge Base

What Are Missions?

Missions are a key part of CoderZ. They provide a gamified learning experience that is both engaging and challenging. 

To access a missions, simply log on to your CoderZ account and navigate to one of the courses you are assigned, choose a pack, and then choose one of the missions!

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What you should know about missions:

While looking at the missions in a pack, a mission you have already completed will be indicated by a full green battery and a check symbol next to the word 'Completed', while an untouched or partially completed mission will show an empty battery and 'New Mission'. 

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The Mission Menu located next to the mission name offers several options:

  • Restart the mission (also available next to the mission name)
    Note: restarting the mission will replace your program with the mission default code.
  • Move on to the next mission
  • Go back to the previous mission
  • Open the mission solution (available only to teachers)
  • Exit the mission and return to the Learning Center

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Some missions have a brief (a short introduction), tours (a focused, educational step-by-step explanation of the mission's features, code, or buttons), and some also have tips which can offer insight and help students get through a mission. 

Click the tips button located next to the Mission Menu to see the tips again at any point in the mission mceclip4.png

Every mission has a target mark. To complete a mission, you'll have to reach the target. In some Missions the target is hidden, or placed in hard-to-reach location which will take some creative thinking to get to.

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Every mission has collectibles such as batteries, fuel canisters, fruit or good containers. Collect them to earn points. Some missions require a minimum score to complete them successfully.

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Some missions have avoidables like electricity bolts, thorny cacti, or bad containers. These are items that carry a penalty. Avoid them as much as possible! Some courses even have traps that the robot can fall into... careful!

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Some missions may have a Timer showing. This would mean there is a time limit - so be quick!

Some missions require code to complete, while some allow you to control the robot manually.

You cannot edit, change or create missions. Yet. But you can try Projects!

 

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