Utilising auto-score fields

When configuring entry fields in your program's form, you may have noticed a small toggle labeled Auto-score. Once enabled, this feature allow you set a predefined "score" based on your entrants' input. This feature can be used independently or in conjunction with the eligibility tab; see: Configure an eligibility check

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Tip: auto-score can be enabled at any time, including after entries have closed.
Important: auto-score does not impact your program's judging configuration, but can be made visible via Judging > Leaderboard by clicking the cog icon and selecting Auto-score.
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Tip: you can see the scores associated with each of your entrants' auto-score fields via the manager's view of an entry by navigating to Entries > Manage entries and clicking on an entry's name or ID number.
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Configure an auto-score field

Configuring an auto-score field is easy and takes place during standard field configuration for entry fields. The auto-score toggle is available when creating the following optionable field types:

  • Checkbox
  • Checkbox list
  • Drop-down list
  • Radio buttons

Using the form editor

  1. Navigate to Entries > Manage entries and click Edit form
  2. Locate where you'd like to insert an auto-score field and click the + icon; see: the 'Fields' section of our Form editor article for more detailed instructions
  3. In the Field type drop-down, select your desired field type like 'Drop-down list'
  4. Under the 'Options' section, input your labels (what entrants interact with) and values (what the platform recognizes and considers when configuring conditional fields)
  5. Toggle on Auto-score
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  6. Assign a numerical score to each value in the Auto-score field that appears
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  7. Finish configuring the field as desired
  8. Save

Standard configuration

  1. Go to Settings > Entries > Fields
  2. Click Add field
  3. Select the Entry field radio button
  4. Next
  5. In the Field type drop-down, select your desired field type like 'Drop-down list'
  6. Input your labels (what entrants interact with) and values (what the platform recognizes and considers when configuring conditional fields)
  7. Toggle on Auto-score
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  8. Assign a numerical score to each value in the Auto-score field that appears
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  9. Finish configuring the field as desired
  10. Save

Example

Judge-free evaluation

For some programs, judges may not be necessary to evaluate submissions. As an example, your program could award any participants that qualify, whether that be in a "Winners" gallery, a certificate, or some other means. Whatever your situation may be, the process to configure this is straightforward.

  1. Set up your entry form as normal, adding auto-score fields as needed
  2. Open your entry round and allow entrants to submit their entries
  3. When entries have started to be submitted, go to Entries > Manage entries
  4. Click Advanced in the search bar
  5. Set the Status filter to Submitted
  6. Search
  7. If you haven't already made the 'Auto-score' column visible, click the cog icon, select the Auto-score checkbox, and Save
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    Note: depending on the number of columns selected and the size of your browser window, some columns may be hidden behind the + button.
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  8. Click the Auto-score column heading to sort by lowest to highest score or vice versa
  9. Select the checkboxes next to the highest scoring entries; i.e. those who have selected the "correct" responses to your series of auto-score fields
  10. Open the Action drop-down
  11. Click Tag
  12. Key in your desired tag or create a new one
  13. Tag

Once tagged, you can choose to move these entries into a gallery, add badges, give certificates, and more! Additionally, you can use the advanced search to filter by this tag in the future to isolate just those submissions. 

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