First, let’s define challenge: We refer to a challenge as something like summer reading, Battle of the Books, or an ongoing series of milestones related to completing certain activities or reading. For many librarians and teachers, a challenge (or program) is the same as an event. In Beanstack, we refer to things like story time or a speaker series as an event.
The Beanstack landing page for your library or school is the gateway to available challenges for a person. If I sign up as an adult, once I enter my information, I will see all challenges at the library that are available for my age group. If I sign up my child, or my teen signs up herself, we will see challenges available for that respective age groups. While we may share a family account, we will likely be enrolled in different challenges, all dependent on our respective ages.
After a challenge ends, a person may still log in to Beanstack to view their log and to track their reading. When another challenge becomes available, it will become visible on the reader profile page when that individual is logged in, and they will then be able to enroll in the challenge.
Note: If there is only one challenge available to someone when they first sign up for Beanstack, they will be automatically enrolled in that challenge. If someone has more than one option, they will see all available options. If the person is signing in and a new challenge is available, they will have to register for the challenge.