What is Boosters for?
Boosters boosts student performance and improvement without adding any new day-to-day effort for admins or teachers. It also optionally allows your school to collect donations using a free PayPal account.
How does Boosters work?
The Boosters system automatically rewards the most improved and top performing students at your school with bonus Reward Points at the end of each round. CritterCoin will calculate the students that have improved the most or that are in the top performers and send them extra Reward Points in a treasure chest.
Can I raise funds for reward with Boosters?
CritterCoin uses PayPal as our payment processor and our instructions will guide you through setting up your PayPal account. Schools can optionally collect monetary donations to pay for the extra reward points provided they have a PayPal account capable of accepting donations. We provide a donations page and web widget that you can embed in your school's website to raise and track funds.
With this option you can set a dollar value for each reward point. Donations will be sent to your PayPal account and CritterCoin will add the corresponding amount of Reward Points into the Booster points available to be distributed to students.
Does our School have to spend the donations we receive in any specific way?
No, once you collect donations, your school can choose to spend your funds on anything. You can choose to purchase items for your Reward Store inventory, purchase school supplies or lunches for students in need, or anything - it's up to you!
Does Boosters require a lot of work to maintain?
No, Boosters requires zero ongoing effort. You simply configure your options for how you want to distribute Booster Reward Points and which coins are to be used in the calculations. That's it! At the end of every round CritterCoin will send out the rewards to the students.
Do students need to sign into CritterCoin to get their Booster Rewards?
No, if you want to automatically give the points without requiring students to sign in, toggle off the "Require students to sign in..." option on the Boosters page. Otherwise students must sign and and claim their Booster Rewards, by clicking the Treasure chest in the top banner.
Does our school have to use the Reward Store in order to use Boosters?
Boosters works best with schools that are using our Reward Store. If you are not running a Reward Store the students will still receive their Reward Points, however they will be must less impactful as a motivator.