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Contributor Badges

 

Introduction

Contributor Badges are another mechanism for identifying types of employees. They can be used to recognize training levels (gold, silver, bronze), designate Culture Champions, identify first aid attendants, etc. Each person can have up to one Badge. These Badges also show on the Info tab of Contributor Profiles. They can also be used to search and filter people.

Table of contents:

  1. Types of thumbnail icons
  2. When to use Contributor Badges
  3. How to set up a Contributor Badge program
  4. How to assign a Badge to a Contributor
  5. Assigning Official Custom Badges via bulk uploading
  6. Making Contributor Badges Contributor owned
  7. Where Contributor Badges appear
  8. Disabling your Badge Program

1. Types of thumbnail icons

Contributor Badges are one of three kinds of icons that appear on people’s thumbnails throughout the Jostle platform. The three types of badges are:

  • Online Indicator: Designates people who are online in your Jostle intranet
  • External Contributor: Designates people who are not regular employees, such as a trusted consultant or a contract employee
  • Contributor Badge: Indicates a specific attribute/role of this person

2. When to use Contributor Badges

Contributor Badges recognize a special attribute of certain Contributors (people). They allow you to set up an org-wide program that increases the visibility of employees making a particular kind of contribution. These badges can be used in all manner of ways. One example is to create a Safety program where, within the Safety program, you have a Fire Warden, Supervisor, and a Medical Aid. The program name and the program levels can be virtually anything, making this a flexible system for recognizing important people in your organization.

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3. How to set up a Contributor Badge program

Contributor Badges are set up by System Administrators at Administration Settings > Filters & Badges > Contributor Badges. Here is how to do that:

  1. Enter a program title for your specific org-wide program (e.g. Training). This title will appear in the info tab on the Contributor’s profile or in the Filter drawer

  2. Enter a level name for the assignable/achievable level in your program that you want to create (e.g. Assistant, Trainer, etc.) and click on “Add Badge”.

  3. The system will select a suggested color when it creates the level. You can change this color, as you wish.

  4. To complete this process, click “SAVE”.

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NOTE—You can add up to 8 badge levels (reflecting the maximum number of colors that can be displayed distinctively aside from alert colors like red and green)

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4. How to assign a Badge to a Contributor

To assign a Badge to a Contributor, go to the Contributor’s profile, click on Info tab and then click on Edit. (If Badges do not appear in the Profile, the Program has been disabled in the Administration settings page.) Find your Badge program name (Title) and select the level for the Contributor. To complete this process, click Save.

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Another way to assign a Badge to a Contributor, is to go Administration Settings > Contributor >  Edit/Delete Contributors > Edit Contributor, find your badges title and select the level for the Contributor. Contributors can only be assigned to one level at a time.

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5. Assigning Official Custom Badges via bulk uploading
 
Custom Badge attributes can be updated per Contributor via a bulk upload. See this article for further details on bulk uploading. When updating the Custom Badge value for Contributors use CustomBadge as the .csv column header and enter the desired Badge level for each Contributor.

6. Making Contributor Badges Contributor owned

Once a Contributor has been assigned a level, the information will be added to that employee. This will allow them to be identified and sorted in the People view, and the Badge will show in the individual's Profile.


The Badge will show in the Contributor’s Profile picture in the lower left corner. See the following examples:

 

 

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7. Where Contributor Badges appear

You can set Contributor Badges to be organization owned or Contributor owned. By selecting “Contributor owned” the employees will be able to manage the Badge setting in their Profiles. By default, Organization owned is selected, "Organization owned" means only System Administrators will be able to manage Badges for Contributors.

To set this, please go to the Administration Settings > Profile > Manage Profile settings.

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8. Disabling your Badge Program

You can disable your Badge Program by selecting the option “Disable this program” and click on “SAVE”. Once this is done the field will disappear from the Contributor’s Profile and so will the Badge icon in the Profile pictures and thumbnails. Data for the Badge program will be retained by the system and can be re-enabled at a later date.

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