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How to start a competition

Steps by text

  • Press on the big plus button to get to the compete types page
  • Select one of the wished competition types.
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Competition Setting

  • Select a theme for the theme list.

  • If you wish you can upload your own image as a thumbnail for the competition.

  • Name your competition under Competition Name
  • Choose between player vs player or team vs. team competition.
  • Then select a start date and end date.
  • Competiton end typ: First to target or Keeping going until time is up.
  • Event occurrence: Decides if the competition runs once during selected dates or reruns every time period. Available time periods are weekly, monthly or yearly.

  • Press on Next to continue configuring your competition. 

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Select the preferred score series:

  • If there is no score series to select then, one has to be created.
Selected scoreseries

Competition Players

  • If the competition should have a target, add it to the default target value field. (Not visible if not applicable)

Invite players to competition and adjust target:

  • Pressing on the plus sign will add players to the competition, there is also possibility to adjust player target.
  • When done, press Complete adding players.

Your back to Competition players

Just press “Done” and a new card has been added to your Competition page. 

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Competition Setup

Competition basic attributes

The first page of the set up defines some basic attributes for the competition. Such as name, icon, theme, start and end date. At the bottom of the screen a text is displayed explaining the rules according to your selection of target / competition winner and competition end.

Definition Meaning
Theme Select one of the available themes. The competition theme decides how your competition will be displayed. Each competition type has its own set of themes. You can create your own themes by clicking the ‘customize theme’ button.
Name Name your competition
Team Vs. Team
Player Vs. Player
Select how to compete, as a player or as a team.
Start date Competition start date. Start and end date sets the scope for the competition, only points registered within the competitions time frame will count.
When creating a reoccurring competition, the start date will be set as a start for each cycle. So if you start a weekly competition on Monday 8:00 AM, the next cycle will start on the next Monday at 8:00 AM.
End date Competition end date.When creating a reoccurring competition, the end date will be the end date for the last cycle. The end date will also be used to determine the end of each cycle.
So, if you start a weekly competition on Monday 8:00 AM May 24’th 2020 and set the end date to Friday 5.00 PM July 31’st, then the competition cycles will run as follows:

Monday 8:00 AM May 24’th 2020 to Friday 5.00 PM May 29’th
Monday 8:00 AM Jun 30’th 2020 to Friday 5.00 PM Jun 5’th

Monday 8:00 Jul 27’th 2020 to Friday 5.00 PM Jul 31’st
Keep competition open for this many hours after end Use this option to postpone the end of your competition. This allows your competition to be open for adding points after the end date of the competition as long as these points have a score time within the competitions start and end date.
Target / No target Select if the competition has a target. Target values are set per player when assigning players to the competition.
Competition winner Select the rules for how winners are decided.

No winners: No winners and no trophies for anyone.

First to target: First player to reach target wins. Option only available if target is used.

Standings at end: Highest rank at the end of the competition wins.

Standings at end and target achieved: Highest rank at the end of the competition wins but only if target is achieved. Option only available if target is used.

Competition End Select how and when the competition ends. Either when times is out or when target is reached by first player. This field is hidden and defaults to ‘when time is up’ if no target is used.
Order display Select in which order the players are shown, based on nearest target or highest points (Only applicable on “From A-B”)
Event occurence Select how often a competition is started, weekly, monthly or yearly. Example: If the start date is 1st of January and end date 30th of March, and event occurrence is selected to monthly. Their will be three competition events(one for January, February, and March) and they start the first each month and ends on the last the of that month.

Competition Score Series

A competition needs at least one Score Series. It is only the transactions from the selected score series that will be added to the competition players’ score. Selecting score series for a competition is done in the second step of the competition set up.

By default, a competition will use the sum of the points in the selected score series. By clicking on the gear wheel, you may modify the default settings and add a filter, use another function or set a factor to adjust the score.

Competition Logic Gamification
Point Calculation Rules2

Definition

Meaning

Function

Sum – Calculates the sum of points from the score series.

Count – Counts the number of point transactions from the score series.

Max – Gets the transaction with the highest number of points.

Factor

A multiplier that will be applied to the point value when points are added to the competition. A factor 2 will double the points and factor of 0.5 will give half the points.

Filter

Turn on filters to count only points for a certain tag or point type.

Adding filters

By adding filters, you can limit which transactions that are included in your competition. For example, if you have a score series called activities, that has the point types ‘Customer meeting’, ‘Internal meeting’, ‘Phone call’ and ‘email’ and you want competition for only ‘Customer meetings’. Then you want to add a filter row for ‘Customer Meeting’. If you also want to include ‘Phone call’ you add another filter row for that and so on…

Point Calculation Rules
Definition Meaning
Tag / Point type Enter a tag or point type that will be added as a filter rule. Only points matching the given tag and point type combination will be added to the competition players. One point type and any number of tags can be added for each filter rule.
Function Function to be used for this combination of tags and point types.
Factor Factor to be used for this combination of tags and point types.
Remove Removes the entire filter row. If you just want to remove a point type/tag you can just click on it.
Add point filter Adds another filter row.

Competition Players

Whether competing player vs player, team vs team or together you need to add players to every competition. This is done in the last step of the competition set up.

For A to B and competitions with ‘First to target’ you need to set a target for each player. Use the default player target or set target individually for each player.

Selecting players for person vs person

Click either ‘Add players’ or ‘Add players from team’. Add players will list all players and you can add players one by one. Add from team will fetch all players from the selected team.

Selecting players for team vs team or together

If your competition is team based players will need be assigned to teams. You can use standard teams or create entirely new teams.

Use the ‘Add team’ button to add or create a team to your competition. when teams has been added you can add or remove players from each team. It’s important to realize that when you assign players to teams for a competition it is only for this specific competition. In other words each competition has its own unique team(s).

Compete types

From A-B
Fly your planes from point A to B, where A is the starting point and B is the endpoint. The endpoint is connected to the target. There is a set of themes to select from and it’s up to you if you’re flying an airplane or driving a retro race car!

Leaderboard
Traditional leaderboard with a set of templates, where competition can be about the highest point or against a target.

Together
Work against the clock and work as a team to reach your common target!

Head to head
One player vs another player or one team vs another team.
Against target or the highest score wins.

Top Performers
Works like a leaderboard but uses a grid style layout instead of a tabletop highlight players. It will only display the top players when displayed on a TV-cast.

Boring Boards
Cool dashboards with bars.

Create your own theme

Themes

All competition types in Pointagram comes with several preset themes. The themes are available for selection in competition set up (You need a competition to customize themes). All themes are customizable, so you can add your touch to your competitions.

To preview and customize the selected theme for a competition, press the ‘Customize theme’ button in competition set up.

Theme editor

The theme editor is where you can customize themes. It sits on top of your current competition and all changes are applied immediately so that you can preview the result. You can hide the theme editor by clicking the ‘hamburger menu’ in the top left corner. The editor is split up into three tabs. Each tab and its fields are described below.

Click ‘Save theme’ to save your changes or cancel to ignore changes.

General

DefinitionMeaning
Theme nameName of your theme
Theme iconIcon that will be displayed for competitions using this theme.

Layout

DefinitionMeaning
Main layoutSelect main layout for presenting the players. Choose from Table or different Grid layouts. Note that the number of players per page and columns will be reset when you change main layout.

(leaderboard and top players only)

Sub layout 1Widget for top right corner in the dashboard. Choose either nothing (gives more space for player list) or User score / Last score.

(leaderboard and top players only)

Sub layout 2Widget for top right corner in the dashboard below Sub layout 2. Choose either nothing (gives more space for player list) or Newsfeed.

(leaderboard and top players only)

Players per pageNumber of players to display at a time. Applicable when displayed on TV-screen.
Show only first page of players in TV cast.Select to only display the first page of players. Applicable when displayed on TV-screen.
ColumnsClick to customize columns to be displayed including column order and column labels.
Header text colorClick to change colors for text in header.
Text colorClick to change colors for other text.

Background

DefinitionMeaning
Background imageSelect background image to have a picture as background.
Select Background imageClick to select or upload a picture.
Image animationSelect an animation for the background
Background colorSelect background color to set a color gradient as background.
Color 1Select start color for gradient
Color 2Select end color for gradient
Gradient directionSelect direction (0 to 360 degrees)
Background overlayChoose an overlay for the background

Recalculation of a competition

Players scores are calculated continuously. Even revoked points are considered and there is normally no need to recalculate a competition. However, there are situations when a recalculate is necessary. For example, if a score was registered in error and that score pushed the player above his/hers target and this caused the competition to end.

Recalculating scores for a competition will reset the score for all players and all scores will be added again. If you have scores registered in error, make sure to revoke them before calculating.

Recalculating scores for a closed competition

Go to Compete/History, select competition(s) to recalculate and select Recalculate from the gearwheel menu.

Recalculating scores for a running competition

Go to Compete press the gearwheel for competition to recalculate. Press next until you reach the players step and click recalculate.

Deleting competition

You may at any point delete a competition.

Deleting a running competition

Goto Compete, find your competition and click on the gearwheel. You will find the Remove button at the bottom of the first page.

Deleting a running competition will remove it from Pointagram.

Deleting a closed competition

Goto Compete -> History. Find your competition to delete in the list. Use the checkbox to the right to select it, click the gearwheel at the upper right corner and select Delete.

Deleting a closed competition will remove it from Pointagram along with any trophies awarded.

New - Compete Page

This page shows all available competitions. Add, remove or search for competitions. 

Compete Page

New - Create a competition

Add a new competition by pressing the plus button on the right corner of the Compete page. This will initiate the creation process by directing to the Compete type page. 

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Score Series Add Button
Compet Page Selector
DefinitionMeaning
From A – BMove the avatar from point A to B, where A is the starting point and B is the endpoint. The endpoint is connected to a target or the leader’s position relative to the competition time.
LeaderboardTraditional leaderboard where players/teams can be displayed by the total amount of points and other variations.
TogetherWork against the clock and work as a team to reach the common target!
Head to HeadOne player vs another player or one team vs another team.
Against target or the highest score wins.
Top PerformersWorks like a leaderboard but uses a grid-style layout instead of a tabletop highlight players. It will only display the top players when displayed on a TV-cast.
Boring BoardsDashboards with bars.

New - Settings

The settings page defines some basic attributes for the competition. Such as name, icon, theme, start and end date. At the bottom of the screen, a text is displayed explaining the rules according to your selection of target/competition winner and competition end.

Definition Meaning
Name Competition Name.
Theme Select one of the available themes. The competition theme decides how your competition will be displayed. Each competition type has its own set of themes. You can create your own themes by clicking the ‘customize theme’ button.
Event occurence Select how often a competition is started, weekly, monthly or yearly. Example: If the start date is 1st of January and end date 30th of March, and event occurrence is selected to monthly. Their will be three competition events(one for January, February, and March) and they start the first each month and ends on the last the of that mont
Start date Competition start date. Start and end date sets the scope for the competition, only points registered within the competitions time frame will count.
When creating a reoccurring competition, the start date will be set as a start for each cycle. So if you start a weekly competition on Monday 8:00 AM, the next cycle will start on the next Monday at 8:00 AM.
End date Competition end date.When creating a reoccurring competition, the end date will be the end date for the last cycle. The end date will also be used to determine the end of each cycle.
So, if you start a weekly competition on Monday 8:00 AM May 24’th 2020 and set the end date to Friday 5.00 PM July 31’st, then the competition cycles will run as follows:

Monday 8:00 AM May 24’th 2020 to Friday 5.00 PM May 29’th
Monday 8:00 AM Jun 30’th 2020 to Friday 5.00 PM Jun 5’th

Monday 8:00 Jul 27’th 2020 to Friday 5.00 PM Jul 31’st
Keep competition open for this many hours after end Use this option to postpone the end of your competition. This allows your competition to be open for adding points after the end date of the competition as long as these points have a score time within the competitions start and end date.
Target / No target Select if the competition has a target. Target values are set per player when assigning players to the competition.
Order display Select in which order the players are shown, based on nearest target or highest points.
Competition winner Select the rules for how winners are decided.

No winners: No winners and no trophies for anyone.

First to target: First player to reach target wins. Option only available if target is used.

Standings at end: Highest rank at the end of the competition wins.

Standings at end and target achieved: Highest rank at the end of the competition wins but only if target is achieved. Option only available if target is used.

Competition End Select how and when the competition ends. Either when times is out or when target is reached by first player. This field is hidden and defaults to ‘when time is up’ if no target is used.

New - Point Input

This page dictates the rules of engagement. The point input settings set how players can get points accredited for the competition. An administrator can add one or several score series in a single competition. Add a score series by pressing the assigned plus button for the specific score series. 

Competition Point Input
Field NameMeaning
Score SeriesSelect one or several score series to fetch competition.
Function

The Point calculation rules per row when filters are enabled.

Sum:
Based on accumulated points: The competition will accumulate the total points that a certain player has scored.

Count:
Based on a number of transactions: How many times a player scored points.

Factor

A factor multiplies the score series value by the set number. Setting the factor as 2, gives the player double as many points in this specific point calculation process.

Use filtersOption for enabling filters. Filters can limit which transactions that the competition should include and exclude in the point calculation process. Note that the Point Calculation field is not applicable when using filters and is hidden when filters are active.

Each of the score series has individual filter options. Giving the administrator more flexibility to configure the competitions more freely. 

Competition Point Input Filter
DefinitionMeaning
Tag / Point type

Only a tag or point type can be added to a filter rule. Only points matching the given tag and point type combination will be counted towards the badge target.

One point type and any number of tags can be added for each filter rule.

Function

The Point calculation rules per row when filters are enabled.

Sum:
Based on accumulated points: The competition will accumulate the total points that a certain player has scored.

Count:
Based on a number of transactions: How many times a player scored points.

FactorA factor multiplies the score series value by the set number. Setting the factor as 2, gives the player double as many points in this specific point calculation process.

New - Players

From the player’s page,  administrators can set if the competition is “player vs player” or “team vs team” and add participants.  

Competition Players 2
DefinitionMeaning
Available forSets if the competition is a “player vs player” or “team vs team” competition. The settings can not be changed after pressing ok.
Manual/Saved Target

Only visible if target is enable from the settings page. 

Manual Target:
The target for each player are manual and can be set either by setting a default value from the Default Target field or editing each player under participants. 

Saved Target:
Add a predefined target that is saved on the selected score series. This will then fetch target for the players or teams based on your prior settings. 

When selecting Teams

The participant’s side looks a bit different. It shows the total number of players per team and target. Each of the teams has a team page. 

View Team

Remove, add players to a team. Set target on team level or base it out of the sum of players targets.

Edit Team Competition Target

Press on edit beside the team target.

DefinitionMeaning
Team TargetSet the target on team level and does not look at the player target. 
Target Per player in TeamsThe target is based on all the members player targets. 
Or use Saved TargetGive administrator the option to fetch the score series targets for the team. 
TargetThis field is used for adding a manual target. 

New - Delete competition

Deleting a running competition

From the active competitions page. Find the competition and then press on the 3-dotted menu and select Remove. Removing a running competition will delete it from Pointagram.

Deleting a closed competition

From the completed competitions page. Find the competition and then press on the 3-dotted menu and select remove. Deleting a closed competition will remove it from Pointagram along with any trophies awarded.

Competition box

New - Recalculate competition

Players scores are calculated continuously. Even revoked points are considered and there is normally no need to recalculate a competition. However, there are situations when a recalculate is necessary. For example, if a score was registered in error and that score pushed the player above his/hers target and this caused the competition to end.

Recalculating scores for a competition will reset the score for all players and all scores will be added again. If you have scores registered in error, make sure to revoke them before calculating.

Recalculating scores for a closed competition

From the completed competitions page. Find the competition and then press on the 3-dotted menu and select recalculate.

Recalculating scores for a running competition

From the active competitions page. Find the competition and then press on the 3-dotted menu and select recalculate.

Competition box

New - Theme editor

All competition types in Pointagram come with several preset themes. The themes are available for selection in the competition settings page. 

To preview and customize the selected theme for a competition, press the ‘Customize theme’. 

Theme editor

The theme editor is where you can customize themes. It sits on top of your current competition and all changes are applied immediately so that you can preview the result. Each tab and its fields are described below.

Click ‘Save theme’ to save your changes or cancel to ignore changes.

General

DefinitionMeaning
Theme nameName of your theme
Theme iconIcon that will be displayed for competitions using this theme.

Layout

DefinitionMeaning
Main layout

Select main layout for presenting the players. Choose from Table or different Grid layouts. Note that the number of players per page and columns will be reset when you change main layout.

(leaderboard and top players only)

Sub layout 1

Widget for top right corner in the dashboard. Choose either nothing (gives more space for player list) or User score / Last score.

(leaderboard and top players only)

Sub layout 2

Widget for top right corner in the dashboard below Sub layout 2. Choose either nothing (gives more space for player list) or Newsfeed.

(leaderboard and top players only)

Players per pageNumber of players to display at a time. Applicable when displayed on TV-screen.
Show only first page of players in TV cast.Select to only display the first page of players. Applicable when displayed on TV-screen.
ColumnsClick to customize columns to be displayed including column order and column labels.
Header text colorClick to change colors for text in header.
Text colorClick to change colors for other text.

Background

DefinitionMeaning
Background imageSelect background image to have a picture as background.
Select Background imageClick to select or upload a picture.
Image animationSelect an animation for the background
Background colorSelect background color to set a color gradient as background.
Color 1Select start color for gradient
Color 2Select end color for gradient
Gradient directionSelect direction (0 to 360 degrees)
Background overlayChoose an overlay for the background

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