Teamie points are part of the gamification strategy on Teamie. They can be viewed as an encouraging reward for user activity on Teamie. A user earns Teamie points whenever he/she does certain actions like posting a thought, giving the right answer to a question etc.
Users can have different number of Teamie points for the different modules / classrooms that they belong to. On the user profile, the total Teamie points earned by that particular user (across all classrooms) is displayed. Every classroom also has its Leaderboard in which learners may compete to see who has the higher Teamie points.
Also, clients can choose the actions for which they want to award points and also the number of points that they want to assign to that action on their Teamie site.
Criteria of receiving points in Teamie
Teamie points are assigned based on some events carried out by the user. For example, sharing a thought in a classroom.
Teamie points assigned for some events are retractable, i.e., the points earned by the user can be taken back. For example, when a thought added by a user is removed by either the user itself or by someone else (a moderator - trainer or administrator), then the points awarded for that event will be retracted.
Some events will also carry negative Teamie points which will decrease the total tally of points for a user. For example, when a response to a question is voted down by another user, then the user with the response will be assigned negative Teamie points. The negative scoring is done to discourage unhelpful activities and motivate user to collaborate more responsibly.
The number of points for each event are customizable. The ones shown in the following table are used by default but can differ for different sites.
A list of common events along with the Teamie points they carry are as following:
|Event||Teamie Point(s)||Retractable Event||Retract Event Details
|Sharing a thought in a module / classroom on the newsfeed
||10||Yes||When the added thought is removed by either the user itself or by someone else (A moderator - trainer or administrator)
|Asking a question in a module / classroom on the newsfeed
||When the added question is removed by either the user itself or by someone else (A moderator - trainer or administrator)
|Marking a thought with "Like" i.e. likes a thought
||When the "flagger" undo his/her action i.e. clicks on "Unlike" link.
|Marking a question with "I have the same question"
||When the "flagger" undo his/her action i.e. clicks on "I don't have the same question anymore" link.
|Responding to a question by adding a comment
||When the concerned response (comment) is removed.
|A response to a question is "marked as right"
||When the "Mark as right" flag is removed.
|A response to a question is voted up by another user
|A response to a question is voted down by another user
|When more than three people "Report abuse" on a thought
|When more than three people "Report abuse" on a question
|When more than three people "Report abuse" on a comment on a thought
|When more than three people "Report abuse" on a response to a question
|Reading a lesson (completion)
||10||Under certain scenarios, Reading a lesson event can also have points reversed. This can happen in case the lesson is deleted, or a new page is added to the lesson and it is no longer considered as completely read. For instance, if a user completely reads a lesson and achieves '+10' points and then the lesson is deleted by the instructor or a new page is added to it. Then the lesson would no longer be considered completed and the points achieved for the lesson event will be reversed by giving that user '-10' points.
|Attempting an assessment