Set Up Your Teams and Class Lists
Setting up Class Teams|
Lure of the Labyrinth operates best when teams of students work together collaboratively.
When they are working in game mode, students can use the Tasti Pet Communicator (TPC) to communicate with other members of their team - a team that you set up before they start playing the game. Note that when students are working with individual puzzles, they will not have access to the TPC.
Using the Administrator Tool to set up Class Lists
Your first step in setting up classes and teams is to log on to the game web site and enter the Administrator Tool area from the front page of the Educator Section. If you're logging in for the first time, you'll automatically be brought to the screen where you can add a new class (if you are not logging in for the first time, click "Classes" and "Add Class").
First, you should give your class a distinct name. Add the number students, and the number of teams you want to set up within that class.
The next step involves enrolling students in teams within that class. You can do this on the page labeled Step 2. First, you should give each team a name. Next, add students' first and last names into each team. Then, give each one a unique user name and password. To make this simple, you may want to consider giving each student a user name that includes their class name and a number, as is shown in this example. It may be also easier to give the same password (or a very similar password) to every member of the class., or make students' user name and password the same. Be sure to save your work.
You can save time in setting up this list if you have already entered your class list in another spreadsheet program (such as Excel). To do this, open up the file that contains the class list information in the spreadsheet program where you created the spreadsheet. Then, save the file in a TAB DELIMITED format. You should then be able to directly import the new tab-delimited file into the team list here.
Once you have finished setting up teams, you should give each student his or her user name and password. One way of doing this might be printing the class list and cutting it apart.
Your students can now access Lure of the Labyrinth anywhere and anytime they have computer access and an Internet connection.