By archiving classes and students, you can allow students to use the same Classcraft account each year but start fresh with a new character. This is called the “Student Lifecycle.”
The Student Lifecycle is a great way to allow students to play Classcraft year after year, and it gives them a chance to experience new character classes while still being able to view their old characters.
Students can only have one character (or “player”) active at a time. Note that when you archive a class, you automatically archive your students’ characters as well.
To archive a class, access your class settings in one of two ways:
- On your teacher homepage, hover your mouse cursor over the circular bubble () next to your class and click on “Settings.”
- On the game dashboard, click the gear icon () in the bottom left corner. This will take you to your settings for the class that you're currently playing with.
“Archive” is the last option in your class settings. Note that the archiving process is non-reversible, so make sure to wait until you’re done playing!
Archiving students’ characters
Archiving a class does not deactivate or delete a student’s Classcraft account. This means that if a student goes on to play Classcraft in a future class, they can create a new character in their existing account. Learn how to:
Note: Students can also archive their characters if no action was taken on their account in the last 14 days (such as receiving XP, losing HP, etc.)
Adding a student who has played in a previous year
Teachers who want a student who has played previously to create a new character can add the student to their class by inputting their first and last name or by adding them from Google Classroom. The student must archive their previous character (if needed) and then enter their new class code into their existing account. They will then be able to create a new character and join your class.
In addition to asking students if they’ve played Classcraft previously, you may want to ask if they’ve already created a new character for this school year. If so, you can follow the steps in the section directly below.
Adding a student currently playing in another class
If a student is currently playing in another class, they should be added to the new class using the Student Database. This activates Multi-Class, which allows students to play in multiple classes with the same character.
The Hall of Heroes
Students who have archived characters can view their past characters in the “Hall of Heroes” in their accounts, including their previous powers, gear sets, and fully trained pets.
Students can equip old, fully trained pets onto their new characters, even if they’re a different character class, through the Equipment section.
Unarchiving students' characters
If students were accidentally removed from their class, they can access their Hall of Heroes via their student account and click the “Unarchive” button to bring back their character. This way, they can continue earning points and leveling up with that character. Again, students can only have one active character at any given time.