Purpose and Description

Scramble is a lesson type that makes it easy for students to preview and review content-based vocabulary. Teachers can set up word searches that align with curriculum objectives. Students identify words that are placed in different orders on grid. Two or more students can interact with the content at the same time on multi-touch displays.

How it works: Play Mode

On "My Lessons" page search for the lesson that you want to create. Use the filters to the right to streamline your search. Once you find the desired lesson, touch the "Play" icon located on the middle of the lesson to open it.


After opening up the lesson, students are presented with a list of words on the right side of the screen, and a grid of letters that contain hidden words, located in the main screen area. Letters within the targeted words are presented in the grid horizontally, vertically, diagonally, and in reverse order.

To select a word, the student selects the first letter of the word, and then makes a mark across all of the letters that make up the world. As each one is correctly identified, the corresponding word in the list is crossed. If students get stuck, the corner menu provides a hide/reveal icon that will show where the words are hidden in the grid.

Some lessons have a YouTube video linked to it and can show up at the beginning of the lesson. The video can be dismissed by pressing the X in the top right corner, or by pressing any key on the keyboard.

How to Build


Manage content

The Manage Content Screen opens upon selecting the lesson type, where content for the lesson can be set. Below is an example from a previously created lesson.


Type in the title of the lesson in the textbox located at the top left-hand side of the screen. Next, tap the Create Content button to add each content bar needed for the lesson. This lesson type supports text-only content. Any text entered in the content bar will appear in a list on the right side of the preview screen.

The handles located on the right side of each text/content bar let you move them into the order you choose. Select the circle icon to the left of each bar to delete the item.

Customize content

The Customize Content screen for Scramble is a the minimum grid size can be set, from 6 to 20. After setting the grid size, the green Update Preview button, located at the bottom of the section, will update the grid that appears in the Preview screen.


At the bottom of the Customized Content screen there is a checkbox. By default, the word list in the Scramble lesson appears next to the grid. Uncheck this box and select the green Update Preview button to hide the word list.

Preview Screen


The Preview Screen, located in the top right of the interface, will display the current state of the lesson as you update your work. After you are done making the lesson, the Preview screen provides a way to play the lesson and check if any changes are needed.

In the Text section, located beneath the Preview Screen, you can select the font type

In the Background section, you can choose a background for your lesson. Under Theme, you can choose a NUITEQ Snowflake theme from a drop-down menu. Under Background, you can use the orange button to open a file browser and select an image from your hard drive or the internet.

In the Gameplay section, you can activate and set a timer.

To interact with the lesson in full-screen mode, press Play.

Video tutorials

How to play and build a Scramble lesson