Typing Quest will be discontinued in 06/2023
We're sad to announce that Typing Quest will be discontinued in 6/2023. After that, the study data will be available for need-to-know purposes, but the service will not be available for students anymore for school year 2023-2024. Typing Quest will be permanently closed at the end of 2023.
But fear not, you can switch to TypeTastic, our new and improved keyboarding solution for schools. TypeTastic features a full K-12 keyboarding curriculum and robust teacher tools with integrations to e.g. Clever and Classlink.
Enjoyable Learning Experience
Keyboarding Kickstart with Games
Now children in Kindergarten through Second Grade can play their way through keyboarding basics with fun, instructive games that cover the keyboard step-by-step.
Visual Guidance with Voice-Over
There are over 40 visual guidance slides in Keyboarding Kickstart and Junior Course with full voice-over to help acquaint users with the different aspects of the touch typing technique and ergonomics.
Virtual On-Screen Keyboard
Where is the key located and which finger do I use to press it? The on-screen keyboard makes it easy to learn new finger movements by visualizing the path fingers should follow.
Warm-Up Drills for Motor Skills
It’s recommended to always do a warm-up before exercising! Each Typing Quest lesson begins with a unique warm-up drill that focuses on motor skills and smooth finger movements.
Feedback is an important part of learning. After each exercise students will see a visual scorecard that provides an intuitive way to assess skills and track progress.
Adaptive Review Drill
Some words are more difficult to type than others. Typing Quest tracks mistyped words during exercises and then presents those tricky words for additional practice in a special review drill each lesson..
Lesson Exams with Target Scores
At the end of each lesson there is a lesson exam to assess students'
skill level. You can set a specific target score for passing each exam.
Two Visual Themes
"Island Adventure" theme provides an adventurous setting for younger students, while "Blue Curves" offers a peaceful backdrop to keep you focused.
State-of-the-Art Teacher Tools
Versatile Reporting Tools
Our excellent teacher tools make it easy to adjust the course for each class in addition to helping you track and assess student progress.
Personal Groups and Settings
Typing Quest features versatile teacher tools that will help you track your users' progress. You can add several administrators and teachers and organize your users into different groups.
With teacher tools you can modify the global settings of Typing Quest as well as course settings. You can change for example lesson length, lesson locks and pass requirements separately for each group.
Tracking Your Students' Scores Made Easy
Tracking your users' scores is easy with Typing Quest reports. Filtering the user view will display user information for eg. selected group or course or last login time.
Typing Quest includes five different reports from a general user list to detailed Lesson Result Report.
Course Result Forecast
Typing Quest's unique Course Result Forecast tool helps teachers to spot students who are likely to have difficulties to meet the final test limits.
The prediction is based on an analysis of over 30 000 Typing Quest study records which are then compared to the pass limits teacher has set for the final test. The prediction does not show an exact speed and accuracy but the estimated limits the student's score is likely to fall between.
SSO & LDAP Integration
We support Google G Suite sign-on! Integrate Typing Quest with your school directory using Active Directory Federation Services (SAML 2.0) or LDAP.
Read more about Single Sign-On or LDAP integration.
If you have any questions about integrating Typing Quest with your school directory, please contact us.
Complete Keyboarding Curriculum
TypeTastic is a new fun way to start exploring the keyboard. These engaging games will help little fingers find their way on the keyboard. Based on our unique pedagogical approach, these games have been created in real classrooms together with teachers.
Age 5 - 7
Play your way into keyboarding! This fun game package is the first step towards efficient use of the keyboard with both hands and all ten fingers. Use it with your younger students as an introduction before moving on to the Junior Typing or Touch Typing modules.
Age 5 - 7 8 - 12
7 lessons = ea. 1 hour
''We are using Typing Quest at my school and my students love it! It's the first time I've ever heard them say "Yay!" when I say we're doing typing today!''
K12 teacher, NJ, USA
Typing Quest Junior
This Junior keyboarding module covers the entire alphabet and common punctuation. The module can be adjusted to younger Typing Quest users (ages 8-12) by shortening lesson duration and by using easier words in both drills and skill tests found at the end of each lesson.
Age 8 - 12
15 lessons = 2.5 - 4.5 hours
The main keyboarding module covers the entire alphabet and common punctuation such as the period, comma and question mark. There are longer and trickier words in exercises, texts and in the typing exam found at the end of each lesson.
14 lessons = 4 - 7 hours
The Speed Building module is designed to increase your typing speed and confidence. You will focus on the keys for each finger, type longer texts and train with common English words.
Age 10 - 12 13+
7 lessons = 2 - 3.5 hours
Extend your skills to include symbols, including Internet characters, mathematical symbols and different kinds of brackets. Note: Be sure to complete the Number Row module first as many symbols are located on the number row.
4 lessons = 1 - 2 hours
Are you having trouble reaching the correct numbers? This two lesson module teaches how to type numbers on the number row using touch typing technique.
Age 10 - 12 13+
2 lessons = 0.5 - 1 hour
Learn to use the 10-key number pad with touch typing technique. This may be useful in your math lessons as well!
3 lessons = 1 - 1.5 hours
You can easily create your own timed writings to be used as pre- or mid-term tests or simply as additional practice.
Age 5 - 7 8 - 12 13+
20 ready-made texts + add your own
Age 5 - 7 8 - 12 13+
Up to 20 hours of
fun and engaging practice!
Common Core Standards
Typing Quest aligns with Common Core Standards. View the requirements in keyboarding and our recommendations.Open
We are continuously on a mission to make kids love typing, and that journey has recently taken us into real classrooms, listening and watching teachers and kids while they were practicing to use keyboards. The inspiring ideas taken from the classrooms became TypeTastic typing games. And now these new innovative games are available inside Typing Quest... Keep reading
The wait is over - our keyboarding courses are now available also for tablets! All the engaging keyboarding exercises that you have enjoyed on computers are now brought over to tablets in every detail. The Study Area has also been given a new refreshed look to make it a pleasure to use on touch screen... Keep reading