Experience Points (XP) are used in Typing Agent as as gatekeepers of the various curricula by default. When a student earns experience points, these curricula will automatically unlock.
How are they earned?
Students earn experience points by completing lessons in the two Keyboarding Foundation curricula.
How many experience points do they earn per lesson?
They earn 10 experience points per star they earn on the lesson. This means they can earn a minimum of 0 experience points per lesson (no stars,) or maximum of 30 experience points per lesson (three stars).
What about repeat lessons?
Repeating standard lessons will earn the student 1 experience point. A standard lesson is any lesson in Worlds 1-3 with a lesson and keyboard interface (no games, left/right lessons, videos, etc) and every lesson beginning from World 4 on.
How do I see how many experience points my students have?
You can view experience points from the Leaderboard. You can see how many experience points each student in a class has by logging in as the teacher, selecting the class from the left side of the screen, selecting Analytics, and then selecting Leaderboard. The report will show how many experience points the student has earned and which curricula they have unlocked.
How do students know how much experience they've earned?
Students can see it in their dashboard header from within their interface. The lightning bolt icon denotes the "Experience Points" that the student has earned.
How does a student know which curriculums are locked and how many more experience points they need to unlock it?
On the dashboard, locked curriculums will be displayed in gray. Students can hover their mouse over them to see the experience point requirement to unlock the curriculum.
As the teacher, how do I know how many experience points are required and how can I change it?
From within your classroom, select the student or students you'd like to view or adjust the experience points requirements for. From the fly-out menu that appears, select Curriculum. This menu will appear:
You can see the default (or customized) experience point requirement under each curriculum with an "Exp Points" field. You can click on that field to customize the requirement as well. Once customized, click on the blue Update button to save the change.
Why would I want to adjust the default experience point requirements?
The experience point requirements are set with the presumption that a student who has never typed before is using the program for the first time. The defaults are set so that a student will have to have completed a certain amount of worlds with average competency before they'd earn enough experience points to open them. For example, an average new student will be able to unlock Targeted Practice by the time they've completed World 4.
If your students already have experience typing, you may want to reduce the xp requirement so that the students have more activities to engage with sooner.
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