Class settings (school admins)

Click “Class Settings” in the lefthand menu to view and edit preset groups available to your teachers. These presets can be applied across your school or across specific grades or groups.

Start by setting up your “default settings,” as they will serve as the base of your different presets. You can then create different settings lists for different groups. For example, you could have specific settings for different grades or subjects.

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Editing your settings

In your class settings, you’ll find the behaviors, powers, sentences, random events, and game rules for your school or specific groups. The game will provide you with a list of settings, which you can personalize. These should reflect your school values, goals, and challenges.

Behaviors

In the behavior presets list, you should list all the behaviors that you want to encourage or discourage. Experience Points (XP) should be granted for positive, encouraged behaviors. Health Points (HP) should be removed for negative, discouraged behaviors. Gold Pieces (GP) should be awarded when students go above and beyond, exceeding expectations.

You can add as many behavior presets as needed by inputting a number value and adding a description in the text box. You can also edit or delete any existing preset by clicking on the pencil icon. Once you’re done, click on the green checkmark to confirm.

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Each character class (Warrior, Healer, Mage) has a set number of powers. You may find that certain powers don’t work well within your school (eg., if eating in class is already allowed, you should change any power that would let a student to eat in class). Some powers can’t be edited (except for their name) due to their importance in the game mechanics. When editing powers, keep in mind that they must be motivating for the students and that powers requiring a higher level should be more interesting.

To edit a power, click on the pencil icon and input the changes you wish to make. You can change the name, description, and Action Points (AP) cost of most powers. You can also turn them into collaborative powers, which grant XP to the students when used. Once you’re done editing a power, click on the green checkmark to confirm.

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Sentences

The sentences are a list of consequences that the students may receive when they fall in battle. When that happens, they will receive one random sentence from the list. You can add as many as you see fit by inputting a value and clicking the green checkmark. You can also edit or delete existing sentences by clicking on the pencil icon.

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Random Events

The game comes with an existing list of random events. You should first make sure that all the existing events will work within your school. You can discard any random event by clicking on the pencil icon to open the editing screen. Then, click on the “Delete Event” button in the lower left corner. You can add or edit any of the existing events. You’ll find more information on how to create and edit random events here.

Game Rules

These rules are applied to every class using your default settings. You can edit them to fit the needs of your school (such as by changing the percentage grade over which students gain XP). These settings will affect how the game is played and the general pace. Once you’re done editing the game rules, click on the “Save” button to save your settings.

Adding settings

If you want to include specific settings for different large groups of students (for example, if you have primary, middle, and high school students in your school), you can do so by clicking on the “Add Settings” button. You’ll be prompted to enter the settings name and selecting the existing settings you want to use (such as the default settings). Once you’ve selected the name and settings, click on “Save.”

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Your new settings will then appear in the settings list, and you can start editing them to fit the needs of a specific group. This will not affect your default settings. For example, you could remove sentences inappropriate for younger or older students or change the powers if only certain students have access to devices.

Deleting settings

If you no longer need one of your preset lists, select it from the lefthand column and click on the “Delete Settings” button.

Viewing district settings

If your school is part of a district that plays Classcraft, your teachers can select either school or district settings when creating a new class. You can view these settings, but you can’t edit them.

What does this look like for teachers?

When a teacher from your school creates a new class from their Teacher Dashboard, they’ll have to check the “Import settings from an existing class” checkbox. In the settings list, they’ll be able to select settings from your school:

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