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End of the semester restart with an individualized start point for each player

In a few days, I'm starting a new semester with my current students. I hit "create a group copy" which made a V2 version of my "IB Biology II" group. All the quests are there but I have no members (other than myself). I would like to have students start with a certain number of XP from certain quests and delete the remaining quests.

Does this have to be done in the following way?
1) "Create a group copy" from Group Manager, which I've already done.
2) Archive the previous "IB Biology II"
3) Switch to "IB Biology II".
4) Delete all of the quests that I no longer want.
5) Have students submit those quests that I want kept for the second semester and I will approve them. This will serve as their new starting point for the second semester.

Thanks! We are on the verge of the highest pass rate in IB Biology in our school history. You are playing a significant role in that.

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  • Oops, between step 4 and 5, I will have to invite every student again.
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  • Sounds like you have a working plan.  Couple of thoughts.

    1) Why archive? Why not continue?

    2) Students will retain/show a record of their semester 1 xp points in the "System XP" area; might this work instead of having them resubmit "dummy" quests just to move their tally up. 

    3) How much content/how many quests are repeated from Semester 1 to Semester 2?
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  • I'd like a fresh start so that the grade that they receive is not completely tied to past performance. All students needs a fresh start to get going with new material and review of old stuff. I'm retaining only some of the quests (review material from the previous school year) because some students didn't finish it during the first semester.
    30 quests approx are being repeated.
    I assume from your post that what I proposed work? Do you have another suggestion?
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  • It works as a work around, but I would not expect to have to resubmit old quests as a student or approve old quests as a teacher.  Can you ballpark numbers of points into a few badges worth a certain number of points to match their last semester grade? Award students the C badge worth 750 if they earned a C first semester, the B badge worth 850 if they earned a B, the A badge worth 950 if they earned an A. That would be more expedient and represent a summary of last semester's achievement.  Thoughts?
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  • I’m sleepy.
    If the XP themselves were important, then I would consider your option. However, these quests represent work that should have been completed (yet was not to a greater or lesser extent). I want everyone to complete that review work. I want students see the connection between the XP and those activities (and that knowledge).

    As far as expediency goes, I have a record already of what students have completed, so it shouldn't take long. As a teacher, I use a lot of my time doing interesting stuff (e.g., 3DGL) rather than just the minimum. I'm used to it!

    Thanks for the input, Wes.
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