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Create An Activity Based Competition

Driving activities and behaviors is the most common way to use Sparta. Competitions that focus around a specific set of activities or behaviors makes it easy for everyone to get excited and focused. 

After you've clicked Create Competition and selected whether you'd like to compete as Individuals or Teams, simply select the "Measure Activities" option.

You can then choose whether to rank participants based on their score (i.e. number of points collected) or their progress towards a set goal. For the purposes of this tutorial, let's go with score/points. 

After setting up the basic competition details, it's now time to add the Metrics to your competition. Here is where you define the "Rules" so to speak.

Simply create the activities or behaviors you wish to reward people, and weight them with a certain number of points. For example, maybe a "Booked Meeting with existing customer" is worth 10 points, but a "Booked Meeting with a new Prospect" is worth 20. 

Power User Only

When creating activities - you can select the "Power User Only" checkbox. This means that only Power Users (Admins in Sparta-speak) can see those activities, and can then "allocate" those points or that activity to one of the participants. 

The most popular use case is that a Power User creates a "Hero of the Week" metric with a bonus number of points, say 50 points, and at the end of the week the Power User chooses to allocate those bonus 50 points to one of the staff based on a great week. 

Celebrate

When creating a new activity, you'll see the option to check a "Celebrate" box. You should only choose this for very rare or special activities. Whenever one of these activities are logged, two things will happen:

a) Everyone with the iOS app will receive a special push notification
b) A special message will be posted to the competition feed

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Custom Fields 

Custom Fields are to be used when you want your users to add some additional information to Sparta each time they log an activity or perform a certain behavior. 

The classic example is: when registering or logging a "Booked Meeting", you define a Custom Field which is "Customer Name" where the user then enters the name of the customer, so that can be saved to the activity log. This is optional, however you can also set Custom Fields to be required as well. 

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