Introducing a new Topic type - the Shuffle Mode Topic! Where players can be randomly assigned Challenges to complete.
The best part? As Content Creators/Admins, you’ve got little to learn or unlearn. Creating a Shuffle Mode Topic is similar to creating a Standard Topic, with just one additional step in the topic settings - deciding the number of Challenges to assign per player.
Then, you can go on to create as many Challenges as you like and that will form your library of Challenges in the topic. When players join the Shuffle Mode Topic, they will be automatically assigned a random set of Challenges based on the value you’ve defined. Random in both selection and order of Challenges.
You may wonder if there is an algorithm for this? No, there isn’t! It is purely random - many can get assigned to the same Challenge and a Challenge may not have any players assigned. However, if you wish to increase the chances of your players having a unique selection and order of Challenges, you can:
- Create a sufficiently large number of Challenges (i.e. making your library bigger), and/or
- Setting the number of Challenges assigned per players relatively low
If you are familiar with our Standard Topic, you might want to take note of the key differences in a Shuffle Mode Topic (learn more about the differences among the 3 Topic types here):
- Before you are able to publish the Topic, you must minimally create the number of Challenges you’ve set to be assigned to players.
- Flashcard, Multiple-Attempt Quiz Challenge, and Prediction Challenge are not available
- Some Challenge settings are not available or come with limitations.
- Highly recommended to have the same maximum number of points that can be earned per completion for all Challenges in the Topic - so as to provide your players a fair experience even if they are assigned different Challenges.
- After Challenges have been assigned, there are limitations to the Topic and Challenge settings that you are able to edit, as well as ways that you can manage Challenges.
- Not all Achievement rules work well with a Shuffle Mode Topic
A Shuffle Mode Topic is perfect if:
- You would like to simulate a test environment while minimizing the risk of players sharing their answers (since they each will be assigned a different selection of Challenges)
- You simply would like to give each of your players a unique Topic experience
Nothing beats hands-on experience: start creating a Shuffle Mode Topic right now! Available for all Project Owners and Administrators, across all plans.
Click here to view a live demo of the Shuffle Mode Topic.
PS: If you think there is a more fitting name than “Shuffle Mode Topic” or other functions you would like us to include in the Topic, let us know in the comments below!
Published on 24 September 2020
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