Customizing your class settings
Classcraft gives you the ability to configure your class. The settings give you access to:
- Managing students
- Managing teams
- Inviting parents
- Viewing goals and competencies
- Customizing behaviors
- Customizing powers
- Customizing pledges
- Customizing random events
- Customizing kudos
- Customizing advanced settings
Game rules and settings can be customized for each class. You can access your class settings in two ways:
- On your teacher homepage, hover your mouse cursor over the circular bubble () next to your class and click “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.
You'll find columns for your students' names, usernames, email (optional), student code (if they did not create an account yet), character class, and Multi-Class ("Active" if they're playing in more than one class with the same character).
Clicking on the pencil button across from each student's name will let you change their username, email, password, character, etc. You can also remove them from your class through their information.
Drag and drop students to move them onto or between teams. Each team should have around 5-6 students, including at least one Guardian, one Mage, and one Healer and be balanced academically. Learn more about organizing teams here.
You can customize team names, backgrounds, and crests, as well as delete a team using the pencil button.
You can invite parents by sending them email invitations or by printing handouts with the parent codes. Learn more here.
If your whole school is playing Classcraft, you can review the goals and competencies in the Class Settings. Unlike most settings, these can’t be edited or deleted and are in the settings as a reference.
Goals are broad expectations that are shared by all the students in the school. Competencies are more specific than goals but can still encompass several behaviors. They both help organize behavior settings and expectations at your school.
If you have a single teacher license, this section won’t be visible for you.
If your whole school is playing Classcraft, you’ll first see in this list the schoolwide settings. You can’t edit or remove these behaviors. However, if you need to add behaviors, you can!
Click on the green “Add Behavior” button at the top and decide if you want to add a positive or negative behavior. Provide a description (e.g. Sharing your class material) and a priority. The higher your priority, the higher the rewards or penalties. Be careful though! If you have too many high priority behaviors, your students won’t know what you want to focus on.
Selecting a priority automatically fills in Experience Points, Gold Pieces, or Health Points values according to the game balance. If you prefer, you can set these values manually.
Select “Save” if you’re done or “Save and Create New” if you want to add another behavior.
In your behaviors list, you can edit and delete your custom behaviors. Hover over the behavior in your list and select “Edit” to change its description or values. Select “Delete” in the submenu to remove a behavior from this list.
If your school or district has a Classcraft license, your administrators may also create Tier 2 & 3 behaviors for some of your students. Click on “View Tier 2 & 3 Behaviors” to see them.
In this list, you'll find each behavior's description, type, labels, and the number of individual students each it's assigned to. Because they are created by your administrators, you can’t delete or edit these behaviors.
You can change the name of any power in the game. If it's a personal or academic power, you can also change what it does, how much AP it costs to use, and whether or not it's a collaborative power (meaning students earn XP when they use the power to help their teammates). You may not, however, create game-based powers with effects that would automatically be handled by the game.
Note: Game-based powers (i.e., powers that are tied to the game mechanics and affect students' HP and/or AP), like Heal or Protect, cannot be edited because they are closely tied to how the game works.
If your whole school is playing Classcraft, the pledges provided by your school appear first. You can’t remove or edit them. You can, however, create new pledges that are more aligned with your classroom!
To do so, enter the description in the text field and click on the green checkmark. Need to edit or delete a pledge you created? Click on the pencil icon and edit the text. When you’re done, click the green checkmark. To delete it, click on the red trash can.
Random events are completely customizable.
You can edit the rewards for kudos senders and recipients and set the auto-publish on and off. Learn more about kudos and their settings here.
Change game mechanics including:
- Grades - If students in your class are part of different grades, you can select the most appropriate level here. Note that this only applies to district and school licenses.
- Level Cap - The amount of XP needed to level up
(Note: Changing the level cap keeps student levels the same but alters how much XP students have to maintain relative progress. The level cap is the same for every level.)
- HP Regen - The amount of HP regained every day
- AP Regen - The amount of AP regained every day
- The amount of Gold Pieces (GP) parents can give their child daily (15 or 200 GP)
- The amount of HP a student has after they fall
- The amount of HP a student's teammates lose when they fall
- The amount of XP gained per AP spent using a collaborative power
- The percentage grade over which students gain XP and under which they lose HP (Grade Converter)
- The amount of HP lost for each percentage point under the passing grade (Grade Converter)
- The amount of XP gained for each percentage point over the passing grade (Grade Converter)
- The max HP and AP stats for Mages, Guardians, and Healers (can't be edited if you have Multi-Class students)
Activate and disable game features such as:
- Change the class name
- Set a language for this class
- Sort students by first name
- Hide the descriptions of XP/HP reasons in the game feed
- Allow logged-in students to see only the statistics of the students on their team, as opposed to those of the entire class
- Hide XP/HP from grades in the game feed
- Sound effects
- Background music
Import all custom settings from another class. Learn more about importing settings here.
Archive a class to "delete" it, and archive student characters (not accounts). Read more about archiving here.