Class Tools – Boss Battles

Battles are fun ways to prepare your students for tests and quizzes and assess their learning. They are meant as a way to review for formative assessments during class, and students answer questions out loud in the classroom. To access Boss Battles, open your Class Tools (mceclip0.png) and click the Boss Battle icon.

Creating a boss battle

To create a boss battle, click on “+ New.” Enter a name for your boss battle, select a creature your students will need to defeat and enter the boss’s total HP. Click on the green checkmark to proceed.

To create a new question for this boss battle, click on the green “+Add a New Question” button. Alternatively, you may use one or several questions created for a previous boss battle by clicking on “Use Existing.”

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Enter questions with multiple choice or short answer responses. You can always reuse your questions later in new quizzes by accessing your Question Bank.

When setting HP, the total number of HP value of the questions should be 1.5 x the boss's health. You'll want to have enough questions that students can miss one or two and still win the battle.

Also, don’t forget that if students incorrectly answer a question, they will take the damage value for the question. Try to avoid values that would cause too much damage to students.

When you have set all your questions, proceed to the options to set a reward for the boss battle, which may be XP, GP, or both. You can also choose to display the questions in random order and/or to disable critical hits and misses, which may occur when the boss or students deal damage.

To edit a boss battle after its creation, find it in the boss battles list and click on the pen icon. If you assigned labels to your questions, they will be automatically assigned to your boss battle. Click on the label (mceclip0.png) icon to view the list of labels attached to any given boss battle. 

Playing a boss battle

To start a boss battle, select the boss battle you want to play in the list and click on “Next.” If you had previously played it with your group, you can choose to continue the battle or start over.

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When the Boss Battle begins, you can choose to have random students or teams answer each new question (to do so, click on "Class"), or you can have students from a single team (select "Team") or a single student (select "Student") answer questions aloud as they appear onscreen.

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After a student answer, click "Reveal Answer" answer and decide if they answered correctly or not. If students answer a question correctly, they’ll deal damage to the boss. If students get a question wrong, the boss attacks! Sometimes attacks will miss or do critical damage, adding even more variety to the battle. You can activate or deactivate this random element from the boss battle options.

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Tip: Rewards are distributed automatically and depend on whether you chose "Class" (rewards go to the whole class), "Team" (rewards go to that team), or "Student" (rewards go to that student) as an opponent.

Sharing and importing boss battles

You can share any boss battle you created through My Library.

Click on "Boss Battles" in the lefthand panel to view a list of all your boss battles. Select it in the list to open it. You can review your rewards and settings in the “Description” tab and the question list in the “Questions” tab.

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Before sharing a boss battle, make sure that the cumulative HP value of all questions is equal or greater than the boss’s total HP. If the question HP and boss HP don’t add up, you’ll see the following warning when sharing:

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To share a boss battle, click on the “Share” button on the righthand panel. The first time you share a boss battle, you’ll have to confirm that it respects the Teacher License Agreement. You can also review your boss battle information (questions, answers, rewards, and HP values) before sharing it. Once ready, click on the green “Share” button in the upper right corner. You can share your boss battle by copying the share link or directly via Facebook, Twitter, or email by clicking on the corresponding button.

To import a boss battle, click on the link or paste it into your browser while logged in to a Classcraft teacher account. You can review the boss battle information before importing it. Once ready, click on the green “Import” button below the questions. You can edit a boss battle normally after importing it.

Using boss battles on free accounts

While all teachers, whether they have a Premium or free account, can now use Boss Battles, there are a few more limitations for free accounts. With your free account you cannot:

  • Import boss battles even if you have the link
  • Select any other picture than the Frightened Wazler
  • Create a boss battle that has more than 10 questions
  • Offer Gold Pieces as a reward
  • Have more than a single boss battle (with the exception of Classcraft-created battles)
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