Here you can select some organisation defaults for comments, points and leaderboards. (Any choice you make on allowing comments, view times and point allocations can be changed at each course/object level).
From our experience we have found that 'equating points to effort' works well as a strategy.
The more effort is required, the more points are awarded.
- Viewing (which doesn't take much effort compared to the other point-awarding activities) = 1 point.
- Commenting (which takes more effort as they usually have to view the object, read the question, formulate an answer, type and the answer) = 5 points
- Contributing (which usually takes the most effort as they have to read the challenge, create a document, curate and example, record a video, upload/link to it, provide a rationale for their submission) = 10 points.
By taking some time to think about these Default Game Settings you can save yourself some considerable time once you start to build your course as these settings will automatically be transferred to any new courses you create. Don't worry though, if these aren't quite right, you can override them at the course/object level.
Leaderboard Opt Out cannot be overridden. If this option is selected, all of your users will be hidden from the leaderboards within courses unless they explicitly wish to opt-in. This opt-in is done on a user by user basis, from their profile settings.