Getting Started

What are XPs and XXPs?

Murray Gray in Getting Started

Dec 08, 2020 - 3 min read. Available on all plans.

TL;DR: XPs and XXPs are a way to provide 2 tracks of content to your Students -- the "core" or basic track, and a more advanced track for those who want to do more.

Why Give Points At All?

Giving people the ability to earn points as they take action is nothing new. All apps & games do it these days and it always works well to motivate people to take action.

But for some reason, it's used considerably less in the education space.

We're here to change that, and Xperiencify has been quietly pioneering many ways to use points to reduce overwhelm, and increase engagement, motivation and excitement.

We call our points XPs (experience points), and it its most basic, simplest form, here's how it might look for education...

  1. Your student watches a video training, and they see 2 possible actions underneath it
  2. Action #1 gives 1 XP for watching or completing the training
  3. Action #2 gives 2 XPs for taking the action associated with that training. (We recommend giving more points for the action because action is far more valuable than passive consumption.)

That's how it works on the simplest level, and even though it's pretty simple, it still works incredibly well.

What Are XXPs and Why Did We Add Them?

We can step it up a notch by integrating XXPs, which stands for "extra XPs" or "extra-special XPs".

We invented XXPs after we realized that our flagship Program had too much content, and was actually overwhelming our students. We figured out that there were actually two possible tracks they could take -- the "Core Curriculum" track which is only the essential training they needed to finish the Program, and the "Over-achiever" track, which was all the extras that were valuable, yet not part of the "Core" track.

All trainings in the "Core" were assigned XPs, and all trainings in the "Over-achiever" track were assigned XXPs. This allowed us to tell students that if they had limited time, just follow the Core track.

We then total the points separately into different leaderboards -- which means that while ALL students can compete for most XPs, the MOST eager and committed students are free to compete on the XXP leaderboard as well.

Xperiencify is the only system that makes it possible to attach either XP or XXP rewards to training content, actions and content to create a system that engages students, and motivates huge action.

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