In this article, you can learn more about:
- The game dashboard
- Viewing class events
- Using the sidebar
- Switching between classes and students
The game dashboard is the screen (pictured above) that shows your child’s character and progress. You can also see their pet (if they have one equipped), team crest, and team background.
Before you can view your child's character, the teacher will need to approve the request. They will be notified of this on their end. Once the request has been approved, you can see your child's character.
The game dashboard is also where you can reward your child for good behavior at home, such as finishing their homework. Just click on the big bag of treasure to award them Gold Pieces (GP).
Click here to learn more about the four colored bars, which represent the game points.
As your child progresses in the game and exhibits good behaviors in class, they will level up and learn powers that give them real-life privileges. You can see what powers your child has learned by clicking on the bubbles below the GP button.
Powers are divided into three types: game-based powers (which help them and their teammates in the game), personal powers (which give them perks like eating in class), and academic powers (which support them academically, such as getting extra time on an exam).
The teacher can customize these powers to suit their classroom.
Sentences are special tasks you child must complete. Students receive a randomly selected sentence when they "fall in battle," or lose all of their Health Points (HP). Typically, students lose HP for doing negative behaviors in class.
Teachers can customize the sentences to suit their classroom.
If you click the newspaper icon (ie., the game feed) on the top right of the game dashboard, you can view every game action related to your child and a time stamp when it happened.
Use this to start conversations with them about what’s going on in their school day!
The sidebar is the menu system in Classcraft.
The sidebar buttons enable you to:
- expand the sidebar for more information (using the three lines at the top);
- view the game dashboard and your child's character (using the face icon)
- access posts in the Class Content (using the book icon)
- view messages and announcements from your child's teacher (using the speech bubble icon)
- turn game audio on or off (using the audio button in the bottom left corner)
You can switch between your child's classes using the menu at the top of the screen.
You can also click on their name beside it to switch to a different child's character.