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Gamifying a class involves using game mechanics to encourage students to explore and learn in a class. Some of the more popular mechanics include the use of points, levels and badges. Some instructors allow students to collect points for completing different activities during the class. Points can then be used to achieve badges or some sort of recognition of accomplishment. Badges, which can be indicators of achievement or experience, are often displayed publicly for class members to see. Levels in a gamified class can refer to the structure of content. Some classes can be structured to require students to achieve a certain number of points or achievements before the next content level can be unlocked and accessed.

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