Choosing a student sidekick or background

Students have the option to select a sidekick or avatar within MyPath that will serve as their visual representation throughout the platform. Additionally, they can choose a background to personalize their learning environment. By actively engaging in activities and completing tasks, students have the opportunity to unlock various sidekicks and backgrounds as rewards.

As students complete mastery checks within the lessons, they earn stars as rewards. Regardless of their performance in a mastery check, they will receive a minimum of one star. As students demonstrate mastery of the skill or concept taught in the lesson, they have the opportunity to earn more stars. It's important to note that no stars will ever be deducted or taken away if they do not pass a mastery check. However, earned stars are reset during the rollover to a new academic year. 

As students accumulate more stars, they unlock new backgrounds and sidekicks (avatars), allowing them to personalize their learning experience. To view their progress and the items they have earned, students can log in and click the Star Count at the top right of the screen. Then click My Progress to view their progress or My Stuff to view the items earned (view the steps below). As an educator, you can guide students to these pages to help them understand how to access this information.

To choose a student sidekick or background

  1. Log in to the Imagine MyPath suite as a student.
  2. Select Go on My Assignments/Assessment.

    Student Dashboard_ myassignments_goHL.png

  3. Click the stars count at the top of the screen, next to the student's name. 


  4. Click My Stuff in the upper navigation.


  5. Make sure Sidekicks on the left navigation is selected, and choose your Sidekick.


  6. Click Backgrounds on the left navigation and choose your Background.