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Defining Primary/Secondary Prize Setup

Linear


Linear allows prizes to be awarded at intervals determined by the number entered in the Interval field. The support fields that define the linear award intervals changes depending on the selection made in the Prize Timeframe Field.


Example of Possible Setup:

  • Logging Type = Books
  • Interval = 3 (the patron earns a prize for every 3 books read)
  • Prize levels/Week = 2 (the patron may earn a maximum of 2 prizes per week)
  • Prize Levels/Program = 6 (the patron may earn a maximum of 6 prizes during the program)
  • Prize Timeframe = Per Week (prizes are earned on a weekly basis

Result = The patron may earn up to 2 prizes per week and no more than 6 prizes during the entire program regardless of the quantity logged


Defining Fields:


Field Description Field Location (Click to enlarge image)
Interval appears regardless of the Prize Timeframe selected and represents how often, by logging type, the patron is eligible for a prize. If Interval = 0, the patron is eligible for 1 prize regardless of the quantity of logging types logged. For example, if the Logging Type = Books, enter 3 to award a prize for every 3 books logged up to the maximum entered into the Prize Levels field. If the patron reads 10 books, they become eligible for 3 prizes. If set to 0, the patron is eligible for 1 prize regardless of the number of books read.
The Prize Levels field is dependent upon the Prize Timeframe and represents the maximum number of prizes a patron can claim during the timeframe selected. When the Prize TimeFrame is set to Per Week or Per Month, the Prize Level field is split into 2 fields - Prize Levels[the Prize TimeFrame] and Prize Levels/Program. When Prize Timeframe is set to Entire Program, the Prize Levels is the only required entry.



Prize TimeFrame works with the Prize Level fields and represents the time period - Per Week, Per Month or the Entire Program - during which a patron may earn the maximum number of prizes set in the Prize Levels fields. If the Prize Timeframe is set to Per Week another options called Week Starts On appears. This setting controls when each week begins for the purposes of calculating prize eligibility.

Non-Linear

Non-Linear allows the entry of multiple prize intervals, seperated by commas, into the Intervals field. The support fields that define non-linear award intervals change depending on the selection made in the Prize Timeframe field.



Example:

  • Logging Type = Books
  • Intervals = 1,3,5, - (the patron is eligible for a prize when they have read 1 book, 3 books, and 5 books or more)
  • Prize Levels/Program = 6 (the patron may earn a maximum of 6 prizes during the program)
  • Prize TimeFrame = Per Week (prizes are earned on a weekly basis)

Result = The patron may earn up to 3 prizes per week and no more than 6 prizes during the entire program regardless of the quantity logged


Defining Fields:

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Field Description Field Location (Click to enlarge picture)
Intervals represent the benchmarks for earning a prize. Once a patron logs progress up to the intervals entered, they become eligible for a prize. For example, the Intervals field = 1,3,5. The patron is eligible for a prize after having read up to 1 book, 3 books, 5 books, or more
Prize Levels/Program only appears when the Prize Timeframe field is set to Per Week or Per Month and represents the maximum number of prizes a patron can claim during the entire program. This field does not appear when the Prize Timeframe is set to Entire Program.
Prize Timeframe represents the time period - Per Week. Per Month or the Entire Program - during which a patron may earn the maximum number of prizes set in the Prize Levels field.

Daily Goals

Daily Goals is similar to Non-Linear in the way it is configured. Daily Goals allows a patron becomes eligible for a prize when they meet the daily goal a set number of times.



Example:

  • Logging Type = Pages
  • Interval (in Days)= 3,6,10
  • Daily Goal Minimum = 10
  • Daily Goal Maximum = 50
  • Result = To earn a prize, the patron must read between 10 and 50 pages each day for 3 days, 6 days, and 10 days. If the patron reaches their daily goal, they are eligible for a prize at day 3, day 6 and day 10.


Defining Fields:

Field Description Field Location
Intervals represents the number of times a patron must meet the set goal
Daily Goal Minimum is used to restrict to patron's daily goal entry and reflects the low end of the goal range
Daily Goal Maximum is also used to restrict a patron's daily goal entry and reflects the upper end of the goal range

Manual

Manual allows staff to control a patron's log progress manually using check boxes that appear on the Prize Management page. The number of check boxes that appear is determined by the Levels field.



Example:

  • Levels = 3
  • Check boxes = 3
  • Result = 3 Check boxes will appear for staff to use to mark patron progress
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