By default, Group points are based on the point total of all the individuals within the group. For example, if a student receives individual points for attendance at an event, their associated group will also receive those points.
There may be scenarios where it's preferable to allocate certain points to the group only, and not the individuals in the group. Continue reading to find out how...
The first step is to create "dummy" students or staff members that represent each group or team. For example, if you have 5 groups you'll need to create 5 new students. These students (or staff members) can be added manually from the Students (or Staff) page. When adding a new individual, make sure to use a unique ID number and make the name similar to the group name.
First name: Blue
Last name: Team
Next, return to your groups page and add each "dummy" individual to the appropriate group using the "Add From List" option. For example, add the "Blue Team" individual to the "Blue Team" group.
That's it! Now, when you want to add points to just the group, use the "dummy" individuals in your activities and events. The group will continue to earn points but not the individuals in the group. For example, let's say you held a lunchtime activity in which the 5 teams competed for 50 points. Assuming the Red Team won, you would add the "Red Team" individual to your 50-point event (using the "Add From List" option on the event page).