What’s the Difference? Flashes, Badges, Awards, and Sweepstakes
There are two types of learners: those who are intrinsically motivated, whose desire to do well is built into them, and those that are extrinsically motivated, who need incentives to act. The Software is designed to incentivize and reward both of these types of learners with a variety of easy-to-use features that Admins can leverage to ensure no Player gets left behind. We feature 4 Motivators that incentivize and reward Players.
Flashes (or Flash Messages) arrive on your Player's devices much like a "News Flash" notification, bringing up-to-the-minute information directly to a Player. Whether it's announcing a new leader on the Leaderboard or a reminder that Players can sneak a peek at the Insight & LMI in advance, the real purpose of a Flash is to keep Players engaged.
These can be triggered on a specific date or based on a Player Action. We recommend leveraging action-based triggers for most circumstances. These include when a Player answers a Question correctly, answers a Question incorrectly, leaves a Question unplayed, or isn’t clicking on the Learn More Item (from either the Call to Action button in the Question Insight, or the Learn More Items library in the app menu).
Like Flashes, for Badges you will also need to set a trigger, which includes a date-based trigger, a Question being answered correctly, Questions being answered correctly and consecutively, or leaderboard position.
You can also create your own custom Badge that is meaningful to your organization or Players.
Another type of Motivator called Awards, are intended to keep Players engaged, not to bribe people to learn new information. Awards keep Players coming back over and over: and that repetition enables learning to stick, and human habits to ultimately form. Awards can be set as Unlimited or have a finite quantity.
These are typically low-dollar-value prizes such as giftcards for $1 - $5, and they can be given out daily. We supply a preloaded Library of Awards for you to choose from, or you can create your own custom Award.
Like Flashes and Badges, Awards will also need a trigger, which we recommend as a Player action rather than a set schedule.
We supply a preloaded Library of Sweepstakes for you to choose from, or you can create your own custom Sweepstakes.
You will also need to designate the number of entries total you would like to make available for this Sweepstakes, how many entries each Player action is worth, and the trigger for the Sweepstakes. You can either choose to have the Sweepstakes notify your Players when they have earned an entry, or keep Sweepstakes entry notifications silent so they don’t interrupt gameplay.