Depending on how an applicant answers questions on the submission form, you can award points automatically. This is also known as Auto-Scoring. For example, you may want to award 5 points if the applicant is under the age of 30. Or award bonus points if the applicant provides a certification.
In our example, we are going to setup two auto-scoring rules.
Award 5 points if the applicant's favorite color is blue.
Award 1 point for every book the applicant has published. If the applicant published 3 books, they receive 3 points.
To configure auto-scoring, first navigate to your program.
Under the Round Settings drop down menu, click Configure Auto-Scoring.
Click Add New Scoring Rule.
Favorite Color is Blue
We will set the name of the rule as Favorite Color is Blue and award 5 points.
And we added the appropriate condition.
One Point Per Published Book
We set the name of our new auto-scoring rule as One Point Per Published Book and the points awarded is 1. However, this time we click Multiple Points by Field Value. This is a multiplier effect and only works on numeric field types. We choose the appropriate field from the submission form to multiply against.
No special conditions necessary for this rule.
You may find that you have to make adjustments to auto-scoring rules after submissions have already been received and points awarded. In this case, you will need to recalculate the auto-score results and can do so by clicking the following button: