Getting started for Teachers
The first step after creating a teacher account is to add a classroom. If you haven’t created an account yet, you can sign-up here.
Adding a New Classroom
Here’s a guide on adding a new classroom on Boddle.
Note: Although you’re required to select a grade level for your students when creating a classroom, we know that kids may be at different grade levels. You can always adjust and differentiate each student’s grade level after creating a classroom
To make things easy for you, Boddle integrates with Clever and Google Classrooms for your rostering and student sign-in options. Watch the guides below if you use Clever or Google.
Once you’ve created a classroom, you can preview the game as a teacher to get an understanding of what the student experience is like.
Once you have your classroom created, you can also invite your co-teacher(s) to use Boddle together!
If you’ve gotten this far, you’re ready to move on to the next section where you’ll learn to add and manage students. See you there!
Welcome to section 2!
In this section, you’ll learn how to get students added to your classroom, and set up for the best learning experience.
Manually Adding Students
To set your students up manually with a username and password, watch this guide:
Inviting Students with a Link
If your students are older or more independent, you can have them create their own accounts and join your classroom using a link. Here’s a short guide on using sharable invite links.
Clever & Google Import
Changing Grade Levels
Like mentioned in section 1, if your students are at different grade levels, you can change and differentiate their individual grade levels. Here’s a guide on changing grade levels.
If you’d like to invite your kids’ parents to follow their child’s progress on Boddle, you can invite them.
Getting Kids On
Boddle is accessible on web (chromebooks/laptops/computers) and on mobile. If your students are on mobile devices, they’ll need to download the app appropriate to their operating system (iOS and Android).
There are multiple ways to share log-in information with students. Here’s a quick guide.
Students can log-in using their username/password or their Clever and Google Classroom accounts if you’ve set up your classroom with those options.
Placement Test / Adaptive Learning
When kids start using Boddle, it starts with a diagnostic/placement test that identifies what they know and areas of unfinished learning. Once the placement test is done, you’ll get a score in the teacher dashboard located in the Reports feature.
While working on the placement test and any other math problem, there will be in-game learning tools available to help.
Once the placement test is done, the game continues to adapt to students’ learning pace.
Teachers can customize and change the content that goes into the game using assignments.
While Boddle is fully adaptive and works without much handholding or work from the teacher, there are features that teachers can use to manage learning such as Assignments and Game Locks.
Placement Test / Adaptive Learning
Boddle automatically administers a placement test that identifies where your students' skill level is by default— it usually lasts around 30-40 questions.
Once the placement test is done, it delivers questions that are tailored to each individual student.
However, at any time, you can override the placement test and our adaptive learning content by creating an assignment, which lets you target practice on specific skills temporarily. Once the assignment is complete, Boddle will automatically go back to the placement test and/or the tailored questions.
Here’s a guide on creating assignments.
Assignments created are automatically delivered to students on Boddle unless they are scheduled for another date. Assignments can also be shared on Google Classroom— check out this guide on how to do just that.
You can manage what kids can access using Game Locks if you feel that your kids are spending too much time on game features and not enough time on engaging with learning content.
Boddle has 4 powerful reports that let you track student progress, usage, and unfinished learning. Most of these reports can be printed!
The Progress Report shows you placement scores and students’ progress over time. You can even view progress in a specific time range for in-depth reporting.
The Learning Gaps report pulls up all the gaps and unfinished learning that your students to make remediation and intervention fast and simple.
The Usage Report shows you how much your kids have used Boddle and the amount of questions they’ve attempted.
The Timeline Report gives you a chronological snapshot of when kids log-in, when learning gaps appear, as well as when assignments are completed.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this series on how to get started with Boddle as a teacher. Although there are still many features within Boddle, you should now be comfortably equipped on how to use Boddle’s main features!
If you have any questions, don’t forget to reach out to us via the Live Chat in the Teacher Portal, or by email.