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Quick start option for checking out tools

Getting started as a teacher just looking to test out the platform seems overly complex... I have to sign up for a recurring membership (even if I fully intend to go cancel it in 10 seconds), then I have to play through a bunch of quests when all I really want to do is quickly experiment with making some content - figure out if the authoring/group management tools are inviting enough to invest time in learning the whole platform.

Unless I am missing something it does not appear possible to just drop in and check those features out.

A hallmark of weak game design is an insistence on making the player slog through an extended tutorial at the start of the game...
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  • Thanks for your feedback.

    Because content creators have the ability to share their quests in our public Quest Armory, we do ask that teachers earn their Player and Group Builder badges in the Academy to encourage responsible content creation. It's a total of four quests, and shouldn't take longer than 15 minutes.

    Thanks for helping us maintain a quality platform for teachers and students, and we're sorry you feel it's sloggish.
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    Maybe allow that right to be earned?
    i.e. you can sign up as a teacher and test out the tools but can't share anything until you have completed a QA quest.
    It would seem to make sense to place the restrictions more directly on the thing you actually want to limit and make it easier for prospective users to drop in and check out the platform.
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