Managing your class settings
In the “Class Settings” section of your District Dashboard, you can establish presets for schools across your district to use.
You can create different settings lists for different groups, such as more specific settings for particular schools, grades, or subjects.
To create a new list of settings, click on the “Add Settings” button. You’ll be prompted to enter the settings list name and select the existing settings you want to use (if you have created settings lists before) as a base. Once you’re ready, click on “Save” to continue.
Your new settings will then appear in the settings list, and you can start modifying them to fit the needs of this specific group. If you selected existing presets as a base, changing anything in your new presets will not affect the original ones. You could remove sentences inappropriate for younger or older students or change the powers if only certain students have access to devices.
Editing your settings
In your class settings, you’ll find the behaviors, powers, sentences, random events, and game rules for your organization or specific groups. The game will provide you with a list of settings, which you can personalize. Once you’re done editing your settings, they should reflect your district objectives, values, and challenges.
- Behaviors: In the behavior presets list, you should have all the behaviors that you want to encourage or discourage in your students. 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 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.
- Powers: Each character class (Warrior, Healer, Mage) has a set number of powers. You may find that certain powers don’t work well within your organization (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.
- 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.
- 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 organization (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.
If you no longer need one of your class settings list, select it in the lefthand column and click the “Delete Settings” button in the central column.
What does it look like for teachers?
When a teacher from your district creates a new class from their Teacher Dashboard, they’ll have to select the “Import settings” option. In the settings list, they’ll be able to select settings from your school: