Gamification is a great way to not only engage more students in their learning, but also improve the outcomes.

Turning on gamification

Gamification is turned on by default. To change these settings, go to the Teacher tab, and then to Settings.

Go to the section labelled 'Achievements':

Here you can easily enable or disable achievements. 

Using gamification

SOWISO's gamification comes in the form of accomplishment badges. Users can see the badges they earned by clicking on the trophy icon next to their name, in the upper right corner.

Badges can be earned for important three different types of tasks:

  1. Learning tasks. For example: Solve 20 questions with one mistake or less, or Solve 5 questions in under 150 seconds.

  2. Peer-to-peer learning tasks. For example: Answer 5 questions on the forum, or Get 1 of your answers marked on the forum.

  3. Informal tasks. For example: Log in on Pi Day, or Solve questions on seven different days.

Some of these are hidden, and can only be seen once unlocked. Each achievement badge has three levels: bronze, silver, and gold.

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