Leaderboards

Note: This Leaderboard Feature is COMING SOON – it will be available for use on 3/1 – stay tuned for the announcement!

In this article we’ll cover how to access the Leaderboard, how to manage Achievements, and what areas of the platform it will affect.

What is a Leaderboard?

The Leaderboard will allow you to create achievements for your Users to earn, awarding them different rewards like points, badges and rankings. Each user’s progress is tracked and displayed on a Leaderboard on the Main Menu. 

A User can rise up on the Leaderboard by gaining rewards for completing different achievements that you control, the types of rewards are:

  1. Points – which can be achieved by pretty much any activity within your System (Signing in, completing Certifications, completing a Chapter, etc.)
  2. Ranks – which can be achieved by meeting a specific goal such as completing a set of Courses or even earning a certain number of points. Ranks can also be awarded based on which Content role the user has. You can also manually increase someone’s rank based on an offline achievement.
  3. Badges – which are earned by similar goals to Points and Ranks, such as logging in 100 times in a week, or completing a specific list of content. (Badges will be coming in the Next Phase)

Getting Started – Enabling your Leaderboard

To initially access and activate the Leaderboard, navigate to the Super User Dashboard and select 107 – Leaderboard Management.

From there, click on “+ New Leaderboard” and fill out the required fields.

  • Display Name – If you’d like to call this something other than a “Leaderboard” you can do so here.
  • Internal Display Name – If you plan on creating multiple Leaderboards, give this a friendly “internal” name so that you can easily reference it later.
  • Display for All Locations? You can use one Leaderboard for ALL of your Locations – or you can select specific Locations to create one for. Or you can create an individual Leaderboard for each of your Locations.
  • Achievement Types – Select which achievement types you’d like enabled. All three achievement types can be renamed to better suit your brand – so we give you the option for a singular and plural version. (Example, instead of “Points” maybe you call them “Shrute Bucks” – so you would enter “Schrute Buck” [singular] and “Schrute Bucks” [plural])
  • Filter Options – This option allows Teams to be grouped and filtered on the Leaderboard. You may also choose to rename “Teams” to something more friendly that best suits your brand. If you do not use the Teams feature this should remain off.

Note: Once an Achievement type is enabled, you’ll be able to configure how your users can earn these achievements (and in the case of Points, how many they can earn. That is covered in the next section below.)

The Different Achievement Types

Points

The Points achievement type will allow you to reward your Users with points for completing different activities in your System. You can use our default image, or select your own. The image is displayed next to the User’s points on the Leaderboard, like this (in Blue):

Leaderboard - Individual Stats

Ranks

The Ranking achievement type will allow your users to earn different ranks by completing different activities in or outside of your System – or even by earning enough points if that is enabled as well.

Rank images are customized per Achievement as you create them. The default image is displayed within the Admin area and will only be used on the Leaderboard if you have not provided a customized image for a specific Rank/Achievement.

Badges (Coming next Phase)

The Badges achievement type will allow your users to earn customized badges that you’ve created. These can be earned by completing activities in the System – or awarded manually.

Badge images are customized per Achievement as you create them. The default image will display on the Leaderboard to indicate how many badges a user has been awarded.

This option allows Teams to be grouped and filtered on the Leaderboard. You may also choose to rename “Teams” to something more friendly that best suits your brand.

Achievements

To create a new Achievement, select the “+ New Achievement” button at the top right. From there, depending on what you enabled in the previous step, you can select a new Achievement to create.

Leaderboard Management – Achievements

1. Points

Enter a Display name and Description – for Points this is visible to you as the Admin internally only.

  • Enable Achievement – This will simply turn it on or off. Any points received in the past will NOT be revoked, disabling it will simply not allow users to earn the achievement in the future.
  • Points Earned – Enter how many points this achievement will be worth
  • Award Points – This section is where we’ll define an action that Users must complete to earn the points, as well as how many times they can earn this particular achievement.

These are the activities available to choose from: 
– Complete any Chapter
– Complete a Specific Chapter
– Complete any Course
– Complete a Specific Course (Select Course or Enter ID)
– Complete a Certification
– Sign In Activity

After selecting an action, select how many times a user must complete this action in order to earn the achievement.

Next, you can select how often a user can complete this action – either unlimited times, daily, weekly, or monthly.

And finally, you can set an overall cap on how many times a user can earn points for the action.

Example, if you select “Complete any chapter” as your action, then put “5” for how many times it must be done, then, you can set how often the action can be completed to daily. Finally, you cap the achievement at 3 times.

So with that setup, a user can watch up to 15 chapters per day to earn the achievement – any more than that and it will not count.

  • Deduct Points – You can also deduct points based on the following actions:

– Has not completed any training (x number of times per day / week / month)
– Has not completed a specific chapter (on or before a specific date)
– Has Not Completed a Specific Course (on or before a specific date)
– Has Not Complete a Certification (on or before a specific date)
– Has Not Signed In (x times in the past x days)

  • Enable All Content Roles – If this is set to NO, then you can choose specifically which content roles this achievement will be available to.

2. Rankings

Enter a Display name and Description – this will be displayed to all Users when they select the icon under their Achievement page.

  • Enable Achievement – This will simply turn it on or off. If you disable it, anyone who earned the Rank will no longer be at this rank and will move to the next closest rank.
  • Priority – Rankings mean just that – there are several ranks that Users can achieve. Set what priority/order this ranking achievement represents (1 is the lowest)
  • Rank Image – Select an image to represent this Achievement – this will be displayed to all Users on their Achievements page. We recommend using a 250px X 250px image, saved as a transparent PNG.

Note: this is a required field, all Rank achievements require an image.

  • Congratulations Message – Provide a celebratory message when the Achievement is awarded. This will be displayed in a pop-up message when the User has earned the Achievement.
  • How is this Rank awarded? – This section is where we’ll define how users can earn this Rank. It can be by a specific Action, being given a specific content role, or manually awarded by an Admin.

These are the activities available to choose from: 
– Complete any Chapter
– Complete a Specific Chapter
– Complete any Course
– Complete a Specific Course (Select Course or Enter ID)
– Complete a Certification
– Sign in Activity

After selecting an action, select how many times a user must complete this action in order to earn the achievement.

Finally, select how many times a user must complete the action to earn the Badge…. 

Next, you can select how often a user can complete this action – either unlimited times, daily, weekly, or monthly.

Example, if you select “Complete any chapter” as your action, then put “5” for how many times it must be done, then, you can set how often the action can be completed to daily.

  • Additional Requirements – Content Role – Instead of completing an Action, you can grant a user this Rank by being a specific content role.
  • Award Additional Points – When a User receives this Badge, you can (optionally) choose to award them with points (if that achievement type is active)

3. Badges

Badges will be part of Phase 2 – so there will be more information coming soon!

Some Fun Use Cases

Coming Soon

Leaderboard Phase 2 Road Map

Badges are coming in Phase 2 – keep an eye out for announcements on that!