ChronoQuest FAQS


What is a Chrono?
A Chrono is a piece of content that is added to the ChronoQuest™ timeline. A Chrono must be created through our mobile app. It can be found on the Apple iTunes Store or on Google Play. A chrono can contain a photo and text, and it can link to a website.


What is a Quest?
Quests are groupings of Chronos. For example, Colorado State History is a Quest that teaches about events in Colorado from 1500 to today.


What is a Class?
A Class is a grouping of Quests. The teacher creates a virtual class with a “class code” which is given to the students so they can have access to it.


Does any pre-made content come with ChronoQuest™?
Yes, the ChronoQuest™ App comes with six Quests that you can view before you create an account. These Quests were developed with the input of subject specialists: History, Humanities and Literature, Political and Military History, Science, Technology, and Visual and Performing Arts. In addition, a sample curriculum Quest such as Colorado State History is featured each month.


How can I see the pre-made content?

To see Quests:

  1. Obtain the ChronoQuest™ timeline poster and hang it in an unobstructed, well-lit area. The five century set can be hung in whatever arrangement best fits your space. Segments of the five poster set will also work.
  2. Open the app (if not opened already). You will be in the View screen
  3. Tap on the purple bar at the top of the View screen which is labeled “Quest(s) Showing.” A dropdown will reveal the list of Quests
  4. Tap on the plus sign for all Quests you wish to view.
  5. Aim the device at the poster. Make sure you can see the poster using your device’s screen. You will see the Q logo spinning when the poster is recognized.
  6. The Chronos will appear layered on the timeline. Move your device closer to the timeline to get a better look.


Can I view the content without the timeline?
The Chronos only show up as augmented reality elements through mobile app with the ChronoQuest™ timeline. That is because the timeline is the “trigger” image — which is how our app knows to trigger the correct Chronos. The Chronos themselves can be downloaded as PNGs for grading purposes. If teachers need to grade without the timeline, they can trigger the Chronos by pointing their device at pictures of the timeline from their computer.


The content was showing but now I can no longer see it. How do I see the content again?
There are many possible reasons for this. Restarting the app can refresh the content. Moving the device further away from the timeline so that the device can recognize the timeline images can also solve this problem.



Q: What should I do first to create content on ChronoQuest™?
Once ChronoQuest™ is downloaded on your mobile device it is important to create an account, so you can upload your content. Steps to create an account:

  1. Open the app.
  2. Choose “Create” in the bottom left corner
  3. Choose “Teacher”
  4. Register filling the form


How do I create a Quest?
A: We suggest you create a Quest before you Create Chronos.
Steps to create a quest:

  1. Open the app (if not opened already)
  2. Login to your account (or create one, as described above)
  3. Choose “My Stuff” in the bottom center
  4. Choose “Add Quests”
  5. Create your Quest.
  6. Submit it!


How do I create a Chrono?
Steps to create a Chrono:

  1. Open the app (if not opened already)
  2. Login to your account (or create one, as described above)
  3. Choose “Create”
  4. Create your own chrono(s) by following the instructions.
  5. Once the chrono is created, do not forget to submit it!
  6. Go “back to account”.


How do I add Chronos to Quests?
Adding Chrono(s) to a Quest:

  1. Open the app (if not opened already)
  2. Login to your account (or create one, as described above)
  3. Choose “My Stuff” in the bottom center
  4. Find the respective Quest on the “My Quests” section
  5. Click on the pencil icon on the third column
  6. Choose “Add Chronos to Quest”
  7. Find the respective Chrono(s) and click on the + icon
  8. Go “back to account” to take more actions or click “done” on the upper right corner to transfer to the home page.


How do I make my own content on ChronoQuest™?
Create your own content in the ChronoQuest™ application. It is available on Apple iTunes Store or on Google Play.


Is there a way to add new events each day to a Quest that I’ve created myself?
Yes, Chronos and Quests can be edited in the ChronoQuest™ application. The updated Quest will be available once the content is submitted.


How many Chronos can I add to a Quest?
You can add as many as you want, although we recommend not adding too many that the timeline is cramped with a lot of Chronos as it is easier to interact with Chronos that have space.


How do I see content that I created?
Already created content can be viewed in the ChronoQuest™ application.

  1. Log in
  2. Go to the “Quest(s) Showing” dropdown at the top of the View Screen
  3. Tap the plus sign next to Quests you want to view
  4. Look at the ChronoQuest™ Poster through the View screen and the Quests you selected will appear.



What is the easiest way to grade student-created Quests?
We are currently developing grading tools so your feedback / ideas are appreciated. For now, we recommend grading as students present their projects in real-time with the app.


Is there a way to zoom in on language if the timeline is too tall or too far away?
The Chrono displays as if it were printed on the timeline. The poster should be displayed at chest to eye-level. Move your device closer to the timeline and the Chrono will appear larger. Right now there is not a feature that enables zooming in on the text in a Chrono.


What is the expectation for technology in the classroom for this to work effectively?
Use smartphones or tablet devices for viewing and creating Quests.


What do the Chrono color codes mean?
The color of the Chrono on the officially released quests reflect which subject matter they relate to.

  • Red – Humanities and Literature
  • Yellow – Science
  • Pink – Civics and Political History
  • Blue – Technology
  • Orange – Visual and Performing Arts
  • Green: Other
However, colors can be used in a variety of ways to differentiate Chronos from one another. For example:

  • By subject
  • By teacher/co-teacher
  • By student
  • By student team