Scavenger Hunt Instructions

Want to Make Your Own Scavenger Hunt?

Step 1: Modify the Google Spreadsheet Template

  • Make a copy of this template. (You'll need to sign-in with your Google account.)
  • Change the information in the clue, hint, and answer columns.
    • Hints are optional.
    • Place an asterisk (*) in the answer column to accept any response as correct.
  • Name your scavenger hunt by changing the name of the worksheet (at the bottom).
  • Do not edit any cell with a blue background.

Step 2: Publish Your Spreadsheet

  • Go to File, Publish to the Web…, then click Publish.

Step 3: Get Your Flippity.net Link

  • Click on the Get the Link Here tab of the template (at the bottom).
  • Click on the Flippity.net link to view your scavenger hunt.

Step 4: Bookmark and Share

  • Bookmark the page to find it again quickly.
  • Share the Flippity.net link with anyone you want to play your scavenger hunt.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to use partial answers or multiple answers?

  • Yes, use a wildcard (*) in the answer column to accept answers that begin with or end with certain letter combinations:
    • *est will accept any response ending in "est" as correct.
    • pre* will accept any response beginning with "pre" as correct.
  • Use a pipe or vertical bar (|) to separate mulitple possible correct answers:
    • Washington|Adams|Jefferson will accept either Washington, Adams, or Jefferson as correct
    • Press Shift + backslash to type a pipe on a US keyboard. Backslash is above the enter key.

What options are there?

  • There are six options you can configure on the Options tab.
    • Choose whether or not to make answers case sensitive.
    • Choose whether or not to force students to answer questions in sequential order.
    • Choose whether or not to present the questions in random order.
    • And you can customize the initial instructions, the hint warning, and the final message.

Can I add multimedia to my scavenger hunt?

  • Images
    • In the appropriate cell, type [[Image: followed by the URL (address) of a picture you find on the web followed by ]].
      • e.g. [[Image:https://flippity.net/images/triangle.png]]
      • URLs must end in ".gif", ".png", ".jpg", or ".jpeg".
      • You cannot use Google Drive to store your images.
      • You can use Google Drawings. Use the "Publish to the web…" link.
      • Images are automatically resized.
      • You may include text before or after the image.
      • (Be sure you have the legal right to use each image.).
  • YouTube Videos
    • In the appropriate cell, type [[ followed by YouTube's "Share this video" link followed by ]].
      • e.g. [[https://youtu.be/aboZctrHfK8]]
      • You may include text before or after the video.
  • Links
    • In the appropriate cell, type [[Link: followed by the full URL of the link you want to visit followed by ]].
      • e.g. [[Link:https://translate.google.com/]]
      • You may include text before or after the link.
      • Links will automatically open a new tab/window.
  • Google Docs
    • In the appropriate cell, type [[ then paste the link you're given after you "Publish to the web" followed by ]].
      • e.g [[https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vQzrmE3YR6zzD1vC7q1xCL13T9VXk720GYzJ1V6GJqAz_jEyu8-sIgZ4geVoRMJFaG5-RYI32LS6ObG/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000]]
      • You may include text before or after the doc.
  • EquatIO
    • Once you have inserted all your EquatIO equations, use Find/Replace to replace all instances of =IMAGE(" with [[Image: and all instances of ") with ]]
      • e.g [[Image:https://equatio-api.texthelp.com/svg/%5Cfrac%7B3%7D%7Bx-2%7D]]
      • You may include text before or after the equation.
  • Desmos
    • In the appropriate cell, type [[ followed by the Desmos link followed by ]].
      • e.g. [[https://www.desmos.com/calculator/sycumu9ek9]]
      • You may include text before or after the graph.