Congratulations on starting a SparkTeam! As a SparkTeam leader, there are lots of ways you can customize your SparkTeam page. Watch the video below for a guided tutorial and then read on for common questions we get about the tools available to team leaders.|
How do I set Team goals?
Under the Message Board forums on your Team page, you'll see a section for Team Goals. To create goals for your Team members to join and track, click the "Add/Edit Team Goals" button in the bottom right corner. Then click the "Add a New Team Goal" link and follow the steps to create a goal for your Team. There is a limit of five goals per Team. Goals can be related to nutrition, fitness, overall health, or something specific to the purpose of your Team. If you want the Team Goals section of your page to show a progress bar, showing how your Team is doing, you must enter a Target Number when creating your Team goal; otherwise, your goal will not have a progress bar next to it (an optional feature).
How do I make a Team Announcement?
On the right side of your SparkTeam page is a box labeled "Team Stream". At the bottom of the box are red links for Announcements, Photos, Links and Blogs. Only Team Leaders can make announcements (but any Team member can add photos, links or blogs). You can make announcements to let your Team know about new challenges, goals, or anything else that's relevant to your Team. To add an announcement, click the Announcements link, then click the "Post a New Leader Announcement" button. Include a title and the announcement details and then click the "Make Announcement" button to save it. While you can go back and edit announcements, you won't be able to delete them.
How do I select sticky topics?
You can make up to three threads in each of your Team’s forums “sticky,” which means they will stay at the top of the forums. For example, if you have a thread in your Introduce Yourself Team Forum for new members to say where they are from, you might want that to stay at the top so it’s the first thing they see as they look at the threads in that forum. To select your sticky threads, click on the name of the thread you want to be sticky. Below it, you'll see links that say "Make this the 1st (2nd or 3rd) sticky topic." Click on any of the appropriate link to make it sticky! You can "un-stick" a topic too, if you choose. To do that, click on the sticky thread. At the top, next to the "Sticky Topic" icon, you'll see a red link that says "Remove Sticky." Click there to remove any sticky topic.