Learning Review User Guide

What Services do Learning Review Provide?. 2

Our Services –. 2

Our Target Audience. 2

How It Works?. 3

Creating a New Account. 3

Login to Learning Review.. 6

Creating a New Master Game. 6

What is a master game?. 6

How to Create a Master Game?. 7

Explanation of the game question fields. 12

Playing a Game. 13

Creating a Playable Game Instance. 14

Moderating a Game. 15

Adding Teams to Game Instance. 16

The Actual Play. 17

Recording Score. 17

Recording Penalty Score. 17

Deleting a Played Game Instance. 18

Selling a Game. 19

How do I check which of my games are on sale?. 19

How do I Transfer a Game?. 19

How do I Check Which Games I am Offering and Transferring to Others?. 21

What is the Difference Between Selling vs Transferring a Game?. 21

How do I check if anyone has offered me a game?. 21

How do I accept a game offer?. 22

How do I Reject a Game Offer?. 23

What are Genius Points?. 24

What are Ways I can Get More Genius Points?. 24

Buying GPs from Learning Review.. 25

How do I Make Money?. 25

How do I Buy a Game?. 26

How do I Get a Corporate Subscription?. 27

What Can Corporate Subscribers do differently than Individual Subscribers?. 27

How to Contact Us?. 27

 

What Services do Learning Review Provide?

Our Services –

1.       We provide an Intelligent, easy to use online tool to create Jeopardy games – you do not just select questions from pre-selected set of questions, you define your categories and you define your questions and answers. What you create is limited only by your need and your imagination.

 

2.       We allow you to moderate Jeopardy games with your audience. Play your Jeopardy game either in simple Jeopardy mode (Alex Trebek style) or Are you smarter than a fifth grader style? This requires no additional software in your PC except a simple Internet Browser and a connection to the Web. Isn’t it fantastic being able to play the same game in two different modes?

 

3.       We give every member of Learning Review a chance to make money. You can sell your games in the Learning Review Online Marketplace and you can also buy games from others. Hey, you are smart – why not use it to make money?

 

4.       We improve corporate efficiency - share your work with others. If you have created a Jeopardy game in your corporation, for example, a game on Computer Systems Validation SOPs, you can share this across your organization by simply pressing a button. All trainers can play your game in their training session without spending an extra seconds. Well, that’s real savings and real efficiency! And if you make an update to your game, everyone can get that update automatically!

 

Our Target Audience                                                                                                                   Go to Top

Learning Review has been developed with following audience in mind –

1)      Teachers  and Professors - Enhance your students learning engagement by making it fun and interactive

2)      Corporate Trainers - Enhance your participants learning engagement by making it fun and make your training effective.

3)      Families who likes to make family gatherings fun and interactive. Do you want to review your family pedigree or some fun facts everyone should know. Why not make it fun and let everyone have it in your large family gatherings.

4)      Students – You study together in student group. Why not ask the question in game format and let the audience try the answer and then do a follow up discussion. Hey, fun in life is always good, even if you did not learn anything, at least you will remember you had fun trying.

 

 

How It Works?                                                                                                           Go to Top

It is a secure website and you can access it here – https://www.learningreview.net/. Anyone can create Jeopardy games online without the need for PowerPoint or any other tools. Once a Jeopardy game is created, it can be played over and over. The game can be sold or transferred to others with a simple click of a button. Teachers/Professors can use this tool to make learning more engaging for their students. Corporate trainers can do the same – gain efficiency by eliminating the need to create time consuming PowerPoint simulation of Jeopardy like games. While creating a single use PowerPoint based Jeopardy games can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars (assuming it takes somewhere between 4-20 hours to create a really good PowerPoint based Jeopardy game), the same can be done at Learning Review in 30 minutes or less (again, assuming you have your questions and answers ready). What is more important, the game you create in Learning Review can be made available to your entire Corporate members with simple one “click” as well as “need to have it” basis.

Creating a New Account                                                                Go to Top

 

1.       Visit https://www.learningreview.net/

 

 

2.       Click on the “Create Account” Link. Fill in the fields and click on the “Sign Up” button

 

 

 

3.       Open your e-mail and follow the instruction to verify your account

 

 

4.       On the account verification page, enter the verification code from your e-mail

 

 

5.       If your verification is successful, you should receive this notice on the page

 

 

6.       Now you are ready to login

 


 

Login to Learning Review                               

1.       Visit https://www.learningreview.net/

2.       Enter your e-mail and Password, and then click Login

 

 

3.       After successful login, you will come to the following page. Initially you will have no games as you have not created any. Start creating a new master game. Learning Review gives all new users 1000 Genius Points. These points can be used to buy games from other users from the Learning Review Online Marketplace. As you create attractive games, others will become interested in your games and you will earn Genius Points (GPs) by selling your games to other. After accumulating certain GPs (at least 3000), you can redeem them with us for real cash ($$$). Yes, we will buy your Genius Points for real $$$ and you will be able to sell them to other Online members.

 

 

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Creating a New Master Game                                                               Go to Top

You always start off with a master game.

What is a master game?

A master game is basically a game with many categories and questions or so called game template. The template includes the master set of categories and questions, not just the format of the game. Using the master game as a source, you will be able to create many variations of this game to play with different audiences using subset of the master game. For example, let’s assume you are a 7th grade Math teacher and you have created one master game for your Algebra course. You are not going to play the whole course in one sitting. The ideal way to play would be chapter by chapter. As you deliver you materials to students, you can create playable game instances from your master game using one or two chapter at a time.

How to Create a Master Game?                                                                          Go to Top

 

1.       Click on the “Create a New Master Game” hyperlink. This link is always available from the “My Games” menu allowing you to create as many master games as you need.

 

 

2.       Enter a short but meaningful name to your game and click “save”. In the example below, we are creating a game called “7th Grade Math”.

 

 

3.       Your newly created game is displayed with possible actions that can be taken on the game under the “Action” column. Click on the “Question Categories” hyperlink to add a new category to the game

 

4.       You are taken to the Category addition screen. Click on the “Add a New Category” Hyperlink

5.       Give your category a meaningful short name. Keep the name short as this will be shown on the game category section during the play and too long name can cause display problem. In the example below, we are creating a category called “Negative Numbers”. Click on “Save”.

 

 

6.       Your new category has been added to the game. Click on the “Add another category to this game” hyperlink to add another category. Continue this step until you have added all the categories to your master game. There is no limit how many categories you can add per master game. However, as more than 10 categories will be difficult to fit in a webpage, it is highly recommended to keep the number of categories to less than 10. During game instance creation you will be able to select only specific categories to play even though the master game may have many categories in it. (Note: Please keep in mind a master game with enough categories may attract more buyers for your game, if it becomes popular).

 

7.       Add a second category called “Fractions and Decimals” to the “7th Grade Math” game

8.       Now you have two categories

9.       Add a third category called “Expressions and Equations”

10.   Now you have three categories… you get the idea.. you can add more categories as needed – just repeat this step until you are done adding all of your categories. The beauty of Learning Review is that you do not have to enter all of your categories at once. You can add some, come back later and add additional categories to your existing master games.

 

 

11.   After adding all of your categories, click on the hyperlink of your game – in this case “7th Grade Math” and this will take to you the following screen. The game status is new and as there is no question in this game, you can’t play it yet. It is time to add questions to each of the categories. You can play this game when you have added at least 1 question. You can add questions to each category by clicking on the “View Questions” hyperlink next to the Category.

 

 

12.   Once “View Questions” link of a category is selected, you are taken to the following screen - click on “Add a New Question” hyperlink to add question to the category.

 

 

 

13.   In the add question screen below, fill-in the question details and click submit.

 

 

 

 

14.   Your question has been added to the category

15.   Click “Add another question for this category” link

16.   Now your category has 2 questions

 

Explanation of the game question fields

a.       Question – This is the question you want to ask your audience

b.      Points – Number of points associated with question – while we allow you the complete flexibility to assign same points for all questions, but we highly recommend assigning different points for different questions to make your game board look more attractive (but you do not have to).

c.       Answer Type – In this field you specify if the answer to your question is a “true or false”, whether it can be a typed in answer or a multiple choice answer with 2 correct answers and 2 fake answers etc. See the screenshot below for all the choices available today.

d.      Answer – In this box, you record the actual answer to your question. During play you can display this to your audience for review purpose.

e.      Genius Answer – This box allows you to turn your simple jeopardy game into a “Are you smarter than a 5th grader (or a Genius)?” mode? If a player answers a question, you can give the player a choice to verify his or her answer with the Genius’ answer. If the player takes this option and both the player and genius answers matches, player will get the point. Otherwise the player will be penalized if he or she is wrong and the Genius is right. In this box you can either enter the true answer to your question or a nearly close answer or wrong answer or leave the text as “I am not sure”.

Playing a Game                                                                                         Go to Top

 

If you have previously created game instances that are either new or partially played, your “My Games” page will show a dropdown list. You can simply select a game and start playing by pressing the “Play” button. Example shown here, we are re-playing a partially completed game called “Scavenger Hunt”. 

(So what’s the use case for this function? Let’s say you are lecturing on a topic in your classroom but you are not getting the class attention and you want engagement. You can pause and start playing a game to review the content you have already covered – game always gets people excited and a sense of completion among peers is lethal. After playing the game for 1 or 2 questions which will create winners and losers, you can tell the class that after the rest of the lecture we will continue the game again. This will definitely get your class engagement as there is a bragging right that goes with being part of the winning team and nobody wants to be with the losers) 

 

Re-play or continuation of a previously played partially completed game

 

Creating a Playable Game Instance                                                            Go to Top

In your “My Games” page, if you do not have a dropdown list with a “Play” button, that means you have not created any playable game instance or all of playable game instances have been played already. No worries – you can always create playable game instances from your master games. Once a master game has at least 1 question in it, you can start playing it. In order to play a game, you first create a playable game instance. Click on the hyperlink of your master game and it will bring you to the screen below.

 

 

 Make your playing preferences – will there be penalty for wrong answers or should the next question be shown automatically or if the moderator will allow the players to choose the next question, will you allow the player to ask the system Genius for help – this is to turn your simple Jeopardy game into a “Are you smarter than a Genius?” format game to make it more fun and engaging.

If your master game has many questions per category, you can choose to play the game with only subset of the questions. Use the “Select max question Per Category” dropdown list to make the restriction. By default all questions and all categories will be included – you can decide which categories to include or exclude by “checking or unchecking” the “Uncheck to Exclude” checkbox. This flexibility in the system allows you to create a master game once and play in many variations.

After making your preferences, click on the “Create New Game Instance” button.

 

Moderating a Game                                                                                         Go to Top

After you have pressed the “Create New Game Instance” button, you will be taken to the play screen as shown below. Your game is ready to be played. Add your team and then press the “Start Game” button to start playing the game.

 

 

Adding Teams to Game Instance

 

 “Add a team” hyperlink will bring you to the following screen. These teams are valid for the game instance only. This gives you the flexibility to add different players/teams for different game instances even though you are playing the same master game over and over. A good use case is playing the same master game with different sections in your 7th grade class or if you are corporate trainer you may be holding several training sessions for the same training.

 

 

In the example below, we have added two teams – “John” and “Doe”

 

 

The Actual Play                                                                                         Go to Top

Once you have pressed the “Start Game” the system will automatically start playing the game and pick the first question using a random question selection algorithm. The timer will start and players will have 30 seconds to answer the question. The moderator will have the choice to show the selected players answer on the screen by pressing the “submit” button after entering the answer – this is only to show the audience which answer was given by the chosen player.

Recording Score

Choose the team that got the correct answer from the “Playing Team” dropdown list and click on the “Record Score” button. Once the “Record Score” button has been pressed, the next question will be shown automatically and players should be on high alert to get started. This “rush” factor in the game gets players engaged and learning becomes really fun. You can decide to not show the next question automatically when you create the game instance by choosing “No” to the “Show next question automatically” section. In this mode, you as the moderator will have press the question you want to play next – this is to allow the audience pick the game path forward, instead computer selected random path.

Recording Penalty Score

 If you have selected “Yes” to the “Will there be penalty for wrong answers?” section during your game instance creation, you are able to manually adjust the score player/team receives – use the “Wrong Answers Penalty/Score” box. Points you enter in this box will override the question’s default point. To enter a 100 points penalty, enter “-100” or to give 75 points instead of 100, you can enter “75” in this box (Note – if your penalty is less than the allocated points for the question, enter a number equal to the “allotted points for the question – the penalty”, but if your penalty is equal or greater than the allotted points for the question, enter the penalty with a negative sign)

 

 

Now Doe has “100” points

 

 

Deleting a Played Game Instance

You can delete a playable game instance using the “delete this game instance” hyperlink. This will not delete your master game – only the game instance you are playing. (This is to keep the system efficient – this functionality will be modified in the future and all played games will be kept for auditing purpose)

 

 

Selling a Game                                                                                        Go to Top

You can put your game on sale by going to “What can I do here? => Sell a Game” and then clicking on the “Sell” hyperlink. This action makes your game available to everyone in Learning Review Online Marketplace. If your game contains corporate confidential information, you should not put such game on sale. You can use the “Transfer” feature to share confidential games with other members in your corporation.

Please make sure to provide a good description of your game so that buyers have a good idea what the game provides. The better you describe the more chances you will have for selling your game.

If your game is on sale, the “On Sale?” column will show a value of “Y” in your game list.

How do I check which of my games are on sale?

Simply look at the “On Sale?” column in your game list and if your game is on sale, it will say “Y”.

How do I Transfer a Game?                                                                          Go to Top

You can transfer your game by going to “What can I do here? => Sell a Game” and then clicking on the “Transfer” hyperlink. This action allows you to transfer the game to a specific member in Learning Review Online Marketplace. You should use this feature if your game contains corporate confidential information, you should not put such game on sale. “Transfer” feature is intended for sharing confidential games with other members in your corporation or share games within a private circle.

Find the specific person – Enter the First name or Last name or Email and click on Find. Then select the right person from the dropdown list and click on “Transfer”.

Make sure to enter a note to describe what you are transferring and why. This would help the receiver whether to accept or reject the game. Transfer automatically does not add your game to the receivers list – the receiver has to accept and confirm the transfer.

 

 

How do I Check Which Games I am Offering and Transferring to Others?

 

Go to “My Stuff => My Offers to Others”

What is the Difference Between Selling vs Transferring a Game?

Selling a game makes the game available for anyone to buy your game –even people that you do not know. It is open to the public for purchase. Transferring on the other hand is an exclusive offer made by you to only one selected member. The receiver will have the option to accept or reject your transfer offer.

(This functionality is expected to be utilized by organizational users where a corporate admin keeps ownership of a certain game and transfer the game to its members one at a time or “need to have it” basis). 

How do I check if anyone has offered me a game?

Go to “My Stuff => Others Offers to Me”

 

 

How do I accept a game offer?                                                                 Go to Top

Go to “My Stuff => My Offers to Others” and then click on the “Accept” hyperlink.

You can preview how the game looks before accepting the offer – please use the “Take a Look” hyperlink.

Make sure to read the agreement and then click on “Accept Game Offer”

 

How do I Reject a Game Offer?                                                           Go to Top

Go to “My Stuff => My Offers to Others” and then click on the “Reject” hyperlink.

 

You can preview how the game looks before rejecting the offer – please use the “Take a Look” hyperlink.

Please make sure to give a reason for your rejection and then click on the “Reject Game Offer” button.

What are Genius Points?                                                                   Go to Top

Genius Points (or GPs) is the normal trading currency at learning review. When you write a fantastic game and other people wants to buy it from you, they will pay you using GPs currency. As you sell more games, you will earn more genius points. So you may ask – what can I do with my Genius Points? Of course, you can buy games from other people using your GPs. However, the real cool thing about Learning Review is that you can make real money using your accumulated Genius Points. Learning Review’s underlying theme is appreciating and inspiring peoples’ intellectual brain, tapping into the genius of every person. This is why we came up with the concept of GPs – the smarter you are and the harder you work, the higher potential you will have for earning more Genius Points and making more money.

What are Ways I can Get More Genius Points?                            Go to Top

 

There are three ways you can get more genius points – 1) Writing cool Jeopardy games and selling them to others, 2) Your corporation can simply allocate genius points to you, and 3) you can also buy genius points from Learning Review directly with real money. The best economic and dignified method of earning more Genius Points is to use your smarts, write cool games and sell them to others. Learning Review makes this process really simple by giving you the tool to create the games, advertise and market them to millions of other users right within Learning Review Online Marketplace with no extra charge to you.

Buying GPs from Learning Review                                                       Go to Top

 

How do I Make Money?                                                           Go to Top

 

Simply put – you make money by accumulating genius points and selling them to others or redeeming them to Learning Review directly. Isn’t it cool that we give you the tool to create games which you can sell to earn GPs and then we buy those GPs from you? Redeeming is completely hassle free – you earn GPs and you sell them to us, you do not need marketing or convincing anyone. We guarantee that you will make real money if you are able to accumulate enough GPs. That means everyone has a chance to make money …

Go to “What can I do here? => Redeem Genius Points” and then click on the “Redeem Now” button.

 

How do I Buy a Game?                                                                 Go to Top

Go to “What can I do here? => Buy a Game” and then click on “Buy” hyperlink next to the game you are interested in.

 

 

How do I Get a Corporate Subscription?                             Go to Top

 

Please contact us via phone, email or using our online form. We will setup your corporation subscription. Of course, after all financial details have to be worked out before we setup your corporate subscription.

What Can Corporate Subscribers do differently than Individual Subscribers?

1.       Corporation receives special rates

2.       Corporations can customize their preferences to fit the corporation’s needs – i.e. Logos, laws and other regulations

3.       Corporate admin can manage membership and use the subscription effectively

How to Contact Us?

 

You can call us, email us or contact us via the online form in our website