You have questions and World Book has answers. Find answers below to some of the most frequently asked questions about Wizard.
What is the difference between a teacher code and a class code?A teacher code is required to set up a teacher account. This tells Wizard to set up the account with a teacher dashboard and the ability to create classes and assignments.
The teacher code is the same for everyone in the district or library system and is provided by World Book. If you are not sure of the teacher code, contact your account admin or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A class code is what students need to join a class. This is unique to every class and can be found on the individual class once it is created in your teacher dashboard.
What is the difference between a course and a drill?A drill is an exercise to practice material for a single subject. A course is a collection of drills on a subject. For example, Circulatory System is a drill that is part of the Human Body course. Both courses and drills can be assigned to a class, but courses will take much longer to complete than a drill. Keep this in mind when assigning content! Click here for a detailed list of available courses and drills.
What is the difference between the Student Edition and the Full version of Wizard?The Student Edition of Wizard includes only the student dashboard, where students can browse drills, view statistics, and earn rewards. This version is ideal for users who want students to practice independently.
The Full version of Wizard includes both the teacher and student dashboards, where teachers can create classes and assignments and students can join those classes and complete assignments. This version is ideal for users who want teachers to guide student learning, however students can also practice independently in the Full version as well.
What is the class archive?The class archive is a page on Wizard where you can store past classes without having to delete them. When you archive a class, all of your assignments, reports, and student information remains intact, but the class is removed from your dashboard. This allows you to access the data from classes you've taught in the past while keeping your current dashboard clutter-free!
Do the drills correlate to standards?Yes! Drills correlate to many different sets of standards, including Common Core, International Baccalaureate, state standards, and so much more. You will see only the ones that are relevant to you based on your geographic location.
Is there content for other grades outside of 5-8?Yes! Even though you can access Wizard through Student, we cover more grades than Middle School. Wizard has content for grades K-8 in the four core subject areas: Math, Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies. For an up-to-date list of what is currently available in Wizard click here.
What is adaptive learning?Adaptive learning is learning that adjusts to your speed and level. In Wizard, what you still find difficult is automatically repeated more often. Learning material you already mastered is repeated less frequently, which makes this learning customized and efficient!
What additional features will be added?We plan to continually add features so Wizard keeps getting better and better!
The following features are planned for the future:
- Additional curriculum correlations and filters.
- Rostering capability.
- Teacher ability to make comments to individual students.
- More courses, drills, and badges, which will be released on an ongoing basis.
I have an idea for the site! Whom should I contact?You can always direct any comments, questions, or suggestions to our digital product team by emailing email@example.com.