Our IT has conjured up something new again: You can now have your Bound sections played randomly.
You can easily select this in your Bound settings. You can find them in your dashboard on the left side at the third position (wrench) directly above the button with your results of your Bound. Just click on it and then you can set the Stages order to Random on the right side.
Don't forget to update your Bound version after the change. You can do this in your Bound profile under "Publish".
If you want all your players to have an intro and outro, you can also set this. This is useful if you want to explain the rules of the game or welcome your players in the intro. The same is true for the outro. Here you can say goodbye to your players, say a few final words and for example refer to further bounds of yours. How to handle the intro and the outro separately you can find here: Just set a checkmark at Intro and/or Outro and the first and the last Stage will be played in any case.
The Stages in between can be played randomly in game mode. Your players won't know what will happen next. Surprise guaranteed.
The random sequence of Stages is useful for smaller quiz sections, for example, or if movement tasks have to be solved per section. In a group it is especially fun to work with the random Stages order, because you can be surprised together which tasks have to be solved.
Try the following: Additionally limit the playing time and set the task of completing as many sections as possible in 15 minutes. Let's see who can do the most!
Small tip: If you create a rally with GPS coordinates, you should make sure that the paths work for all Stages combinations.
Small disclaimer: If your Bound is downloaded and saved, then the order will not change the second time you play. If you want to reshuffle your Stages, it's best to download your Bound again. Then the Stages will be reshuffled.
There are new features to try out again! Change the Bound language while playing directly in the app, have your texts translated in the Bound Creator or end a Bound after the playing time has expired.
Since last year, it has been possible to offer a Bound in multiple languages with the premium feature
"Multilingual Bounds". Now we have added even more functions to the feature.
In the app, players could previously only choose one of the translations stored in the Bound settings when starting the Bound.
Now changing is also possible while playing the Bound!
This is how it works: Use the menu in the app to select a language from the translations stored for a bound. And you can continue playing in Spanish, for example.
Tip: As a creator you not only have the possibility to use known languages, it is also possible to create a fantasy language or to store your texts in different language levels or Special English.
Also new: Thanks to our DeepL extension you can add translations of your texts with one click.
This is how it works: Add a translation to your Bound in the settings. Click on the translate icon in the upper right corner of the translation tool and be patient for a moment
The translated texts will be inserted directly into the individual fields (or elements). You will also find your media and formatting, such as paragraphs and Markdown commands, in the translation.
Note: Make sure that the media you use, such as images or videos, are understandable to players of any language. Both the license information and any images or language in videos should be provided to your players in the language of their choice. If you want to include a medium in another language, it is best to include it in the Bound Creator so that you can first cut it out of the primary language in the translation tool and then paste it into the translation at the desired location.
You made minor adjustments in the primary language? THose concerned elements are marked with an exclamation mark (!). Adjust the translation, by clicking on the translation icon to the right of those concerned elements.
Data protection notice: The data sent to DeepL is processed on German servers and deleted directly after translation at the provider.
You can find the currently available languages of DeepL
Timing is everything - Limit the playing time of your Bounds
We recommend that you give your players an indication of how long a round of your bound will take. In the Bound settings under playing time you enter the corresponding time (in minutes).
Now select one of the two modes. Playing time as a recommendation gives your players orientation without further consequences, as before. Playing time ends Bound, on the other hand, imposes a time limit on the entire Bound. After the time limit has expired, players can still complete the current element, after which the Bound is ended and the ranking is displayed.
This way you can give your players an extra motivation boost or increase the fun of the game with a little bit of pressure. You decide!
Note: The playing time is a licensed feature. Check out our new feature overview here.
It is still possible to add a time limit to quiz elements.
The university in all its shapes and colors is quite complex and multifaceted. For first-year students in particular, both the building itself and the whole surrounding area can seem very overwhelming and intimidating. This is exactly where Actionbound comes in: Just in time for the start of the semester, there are tips and tricks on everyday university life and how to use Actionbound.
The interactive campus tour
Where is the cafeteria? Where can I borrow books? Where can I find the Unicafé and where is the Audimax? You can tell that the semester is starting again by the small groups of first-year students walking across campus and being guided from one station to the next. But not all students have time on the scheduled day or take longer to find certain places on the sprawling campus. Many universities are already using Actionbound to make the start of the semester more interactive and time independent.
Fun and games can be used to interactively explore the campus. Unlike a guided tour, the locations are discovered by the students themselves. Actionbound tours can of course also be created for groups. This is ideal for student councils, for example, or for rallies on campus.
Here are a few selected examples of campus tours with Actionbound:
Click through the Campus Tour of the South Australian Institute of Business & Technology (SAIBT).
Campus Tour SAIBT
The Technical University of Munich offers a tour of the campus in Garching. There is a lot to discover in this area.
Campus Tour TUM
The Geisenheim University of Applied Sciences in Hesse also developed a tour for English-speaking students.
Click here to check it out.
Scientific papers, seminars and co.
You are preparing a seminar paper or your thesis and you are still missing the whole part with the surveys? No problem. Actionbound can help here, too. You can easily insert your surveys into our software and your testers can start the bound via QR code. You can view the results on your account and easily integrate them into your work.
Bounds can also be used for presentations or group work. You want to introduce to a new theme or convey content in a playful way, then just try to build a Bound. It's super easy and fun on top of that. Bounds can also be designed explicitly for groups and do not necessarily have to be location-dependent. You can also create location-independent bounds. Just give it a try!
Some scientific articles on the Actionbound learning method have already been published. A list of the articles can be found here.
Create your everyday life with Actionbound
Studying does not always mean sitting in seminars and looking for books in the library. For most students, it is the first time in their own flat or shared flat, or alone in a new city.
Have you ever thought about bounds that might add value to your free time? How about a flat-rate Bound? Elements in the Bound-Creator can be assigned with switches. These are then played, for example, on different days of the week. Who has to clean the bathroom and the kitchen when? Who lives in your flat anyway?
The boring flat cleaning plan was yesterday - with Actionbound you can make it more digital and much more fun.
Or how about a pub quiz or city tours especially for students? Or weekend trips with the circle of friends or or or.
Try our campus tours bound
Actionbound fits perfectly into the university context. Want to see what a Bound could look like? Then take a look at our example Bound.
Download the Actionbound app for free and scan the starting code at the bottom of the page.
Have fun trying out and developing your Bound idea. We always appreciate your feedback. Have you ever built or played a Bound specifically in this theme area? Feel free to reach out to us and to link us to our social networks.! :)
We are happy to announce that we have a new answer mode for the quiz in the Bound Creator: the Cloze!
Again and again we receive messages from the community with wishes and suggestions for Actionbound . We are happy to announce that another new feature has made it into the Creator!
From now on you can ask cloze quiz questions. The feature can be found in the "Quiz" element under the different answer modes. You can create as many gaps as you want. Also here you can give partial points for not completely correctly solved questions via "Locker score".
How to create your cloze task:
In your Bound Creator you will find the cloze in the Quiz element at the very bottom when you select the answer mode.
You can easily mark your gaps in your text element with curly brackets. Be careful not to put a space after the brackets, otherwise this will be part of the correct answer.
Tip: For long texts, you can specify the missing words in the task.
Have fun trying it out and we are looking forward to your feedback!
Send us your cloze tasks via Instagram or Facebook! We are always happy about links.