Understanding powers

Powers are real privileges that students can earn for demonstrating positive behavior over time. Each time a student earns enough XP to level up, they'll earn a Power Point (PP), which they can spend toward learning new powers. Warriors, Healers, and Mages can each learn different powers that can either be game-based, personal, or academic in nature. (You can learn more about customizing powers here.)

For students to learn a new power, they must meet certain prerequisites, depending on where the power is located on the power tree (shown below). For example, for a student to learn “Mana Shield,” they’d have to first learn “Mana Transfer.” Simply follow the arrows on the power tree to see this progression:


Depending on where it's located on the power tree, each power costs a different amount of Power Points to learn. (PP are designated by the hand symbol). For example, powers on the first row of a character’s power tree cost 1 PP each to learn; powers on the second row cost 2 PP each; and powers on the third row cost 3 PP each. Higher powers typically provide stronger, more advantageous benefits for students.


Once a power is learned, students can use the power as long as they have enough Action Points (AP). Some powers can be used anytime (such as Heal 1), whereas others can only be used in certain contexts (such as Protect, which can only be used if a student is about to take damage).

Note: When a student uses a power to help their teammates, they’ll gain an XP bonus for the good deed. This is called a collaborative power. Protect will even grant students two times the XP they would get for using any other collaborative powers!

Teachers can "unlearn" powers for students by opening their power tree and selecting the power they want to unlearn, then clicking the "unlearn" button. This will give students back the PP they originally spent to learn the power.


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