🧲 This article shows you how to freeze and unfreeze the student team reporter option during team based activities.
NOTE: This option is ONLY available for team based activities such as TRAT's and Team Application activities.
We recently made a product upgrade to accommodate requests from our customers to allow instructors to freeze the team reporter option during team based activities. This option is used when the instructor deems it necessary to have full autonomy over the choice of team reporters for every activity to encourage student participation.
You can easily freeze and unfreeze the student team reporter option during team based activities using the steps below.
Below are screenshots of the step-by-step process:
- Click on Go to Dashboard within your module to access your activities dashboard.
- View the attendance section of your activities dashboard.
⬆️ Activities dashboard
⬆️ Look at the attendance section of your dashboard
- Change the team reporter from one student to another. You can do by clicking on the Switch button beside the student avatar.
- The switch button turns GREEN to show the team reporter for the team.
⬆️ Team reporter switches on for student
⬆️ Team reporter switches on for different student
- Freeze new team reporter by clicking on the padlock beside the team name. You should get a notification on your dashboard when you do.
⬆️ Team Reporter successfully frozen
NOTE: To unfreeze the team reporter function and give students autonomy during the activity, click on the padlock again.
⬆️ Team Reporter successfully unfrozen
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding This Feature:
✴️ Question: What is the default process of this feature?
✴️ Answer: The feature is now set to be unlocked by default on all new activities. So from now on, any activities you create will have the option unfrozen by default. This means that nothing will change much from before. When you start your activity, all the teams will have the team reporter unfrozen.
✴️ Question: How does the feature look?
✴️ Answer: Your activities will all start with teams like this:
 Locks the entire team on an individual basis. Starts off unlocked.
 Assigns the reporter. You can assign the reporter even if the activity is unlocked, or just let it be selected by the application.
✴️ Question: When unlocked—can the students select their own team reporter like before?
✴️ Answer: When unlocked, it's just like the old way—where students are free to choose their leader. When they enter, there will be one assigned leader like before, but the team will be able to change the leader via the takeover as reporter button as usual. There are no new learning processes for students and everything remains the same.
➡️ If you have any issues toggling the Freeze/Unfreeze Team Reporter option, please contact our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.