Absorb Engage: Leaderboards

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Introduction

With the Absorb Engage upgrade, you can foster an environment of healthy competition among learners with the Leaderboard feature. Learners can work their way up in the Leaderboard ranks by completing Courses, Curricula, Instructor-Led Courses (ILC), and earning Competencies. 

Learners can belong to more than one Leaderboard, and are awarded points for:

  • Online Course completion
  • ILC completion
  • Curricula completion
  • Earning a competency
  • Making a comment on a course

 

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Instructions: Add New Leaderboard

 

Video Overview

 

Written Instructions

 

Step Instructions
1. Navigation Menu

To begin, click the Engage button on the navigation menu. 

  • This action will open sub-menu you can use to navigate to Absorb Engage tools. 
  • From this menu, select Leaderboard.
2. Leaderboard Button

From the Leaderboard Report page, click the Leaderboard button from the right-hand context menu.

  • This action routes you to the Add Leaderboard form.
  • The Add Leaderboard form is where you configure options.
3. Name

 Enter a Name for the Leaderboard. 

  • This is a required field.
4. Description

 Enter a Description of the Leaderboard.

  • This field and its information is not shown in the Learner Interface and is used for administrative identification only.
5. Start Date

Click the Calendar icon button to open the date picker tool and select the Start Date.

  • The Start Date is when points will be included and calculated in the Leaderboard.
  • Admins can update the Start Date for a Leaderboard at any time.  After edits are saved, points and rankings will be adjusted. 
6. End Date

Click the Calendar icon button to open the date picker tool and select the End Date.

  • The End Date when points will stop being included and calculated in the Leaderboard.
  • Admins can update the End Date for a Leaderboard at any time.  After edits are saved, points and rankings will be adjusted. 
7. Publish Date

Click the Calendar icon button to open the date picker tool and select the Publish Date.

  • The Publish Date is when Learners will be able to view the Leaderboard.  This date does not impact the points calculated.
8. Expiry Date Click the Calendar icon button to open the date picker tool and select the Expiry Date.
  • The Publish Date is when Learners will no longer be able to view the Leaderboard.  This date does not impact the points calculated.
9. Author The Author field will automatically populate with the name of the administrator who initially created the Billboard. 
  • This value can be changed by clicking the field and selecting a new name from the drop-down menu.
10. Is Active

Click the toggle button to choose an active status: Active or Inactive.  The default setting is Active.

If Publication is... Then...
Inactive The Leaderboard is unavailable to Learners in the Learner Interface regardless of the Start, End, Publish, or Expiry Date.  
Active  The Leaderboard is available to Learners in the Learner Interface per the Publish and Expiry Date rules.
11. Availability Tab

The Availability Tab is where you establish rules to identify which learners will have visibility of the Leaderboard.

Default settings will automatically include all users within your Absorb LMS environment.

Select the Add Rule button to create and apply Availability Rules to the Leaderboard.

12. Save

Click the Save button to save and close the Leaderboard.

 

Leaderboard Point Values

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Default Leaderboard Values

You can apply global default Leaderboard Point Values in Portal Settings > Defaults > Default Leaderboard Point Values. Unless otherwise specified, earned points will follow the values listed here.

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Custom Leaderboard Values

You also have the option to modify the Leaderboard Point value of individual Courses, Curricula, and Competencies from their Completion section.  Comments will always use the Default Leaderboard Value for Comments.

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Important Notes

  • If a Learner re-enrolls in a course (or an Admin retroactively enrolls a Learner), Leaderboard Points will be awarded.  

  • Points are date stamped and cannot be retroactively changed (increased or decreased) by updating default points awards by Admins, changing a Course, Competency, etc.

  • Be sure to complete any historical data imports in the LMS before configuring Leaderboard Points, unless you want points issued for all past enrollments. 

 


 

 

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