Effort Shares and Buybacks

Student Portals, Effort Shares, Achievement Badges, and more are included in Silver school and individual subscription plans. The automated accounting system “Buybacks” is added to Gold individual and School plans. Adding Buybacks to Effort Shares results in even higher overall student engagement!

The optional theme, and reason for terminology such as Effort Shares and Buybacks, is to imagine each of your classes as small startup companies.  Each student/employee earns Effort Shares (points) based on the effort they put toward their learning. By creating Buyback offerings from their E4Effort Teacher Dashboard, teachers may periodically or continuously, offer to “buyback” Effort Shares that students have earned, for classroom privileges, homework passes, school supplies, novelty items, etc. Students make their Buyback selections from the Buyback page of their Student Portal. For school subscriptions, school-wide Buybacks may be created by the school’s E4Effort admin.

Students earn Effort Shares in two ways: a) through Effort Challenges – run in the background by the E4Effort code, and b) through Effort Awards that are assigned by the teacher from the Recognition category of the Effort Scoring App. When a student selects a Buyback offer, the amount of their “Redeemable Shares” drops (according to the share cost of the offering) and their order is sent to the “Redemptions” table in their teacher’s E4Effort dashboard.

Screencast Overview of Effort Shares and Buybacks

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