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Old profile page energy points view

Streak and points

The new profile page energy points view, along with the Streak bar

Energy Points is an incentive on Khan Academy, given for completing skills, completing programming challenges, earning badges, watching videos, participating in discussions and a variety of other tasks. Before Khan Academy's new layout in 2012, the number of energy points that a user currently has was invisible at any page in Khan Academy. With the new profile page, users can hover over someone's name on comments and programs or go to user's user profile to see their energy point totals.

How Users Can Get Energy Points

  • Users can get 1500 (or 2100) energy points for completing a computer programming challenge in the Computer Science section. The difficult ones usually give more energy points.
  • Users can get 750 energy points for each video watched for the first time (although the screen says that 850 points are earned (with a 100 point bonus), calculation shows only 750 are earned).
  • Users do not get 100 energy points for each video watched for the second or more times, even though the screen states this. It does, however, accrue towards a listener badge like Ludicrous Listener.
  • Users can get 75 energy points for each problem answered correct in a skill the first time they practice it.
  • Users can get 50 energy points for each problem they answer correct in a mastery challenge.
  • Users can get 5 energy points for each problem they answer correct in a skill they have already practiced. They will also get 100 points for completion of that particular quiz.
  • Users can also get additional energy points from earning badges.

Currently, users can now see their energy points on the new personalized homepage, Learning Dashboard or in their User profile. In the mission screen, the user's energy points will be shown to the right of the current streak, and to the left of the badge count.


Users can view their energy points on their profile page

 Badges associated with Energy Points:

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