These are some of the frequently used terms and phrases on our site and helpdesk. We hope this helps, and of course welcome feedback if you want us to add new terms here!
Account Creator/Creador de Cuenta: This is the person who is the "owner" of the account and who logs in with their credentials.
Achievement/Logro: Global congratulatory badges that pop up as a surprise reward for individual readers when they achieve certain reading goals that are not connected to challenges, like adding their first friend, logging their first book, reading on a holiday, etc. Achievements are determined by the central Beanstack team.
Activity Badge/Insignia de Actividad: A series of activities, often based on a specific subject or theme or for a particular challenge. These used to be referred to as learning tracks.
Badge/Insignias: Virtual rewards for certain milestones within challenges.
Badge Group/Grupo de Insignias: A set of badges around a particular theme. You may see badge groups when setting up a challenge.
Book List/Lista de Libros: A great way to recommend several books all at once! They can be based on a specific topic, theme, age group, or grade level.
Book Reviews/Reseñas de Libros: Readers are able to write a review of what they have read and logged in their Beanstack Reading Log. Before a review displays in the reviews section on the front end of your site, it must first be approved by a library administrator.
Challenge/Desafío: A seasonal and/or ongoing reading program such as summer reading, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, and adult and teen book clubs.
Drawing/Sorteo: A raffle drawing picks a prizewinner from a group of readers that meet a certain set of qualifiers, like logging at least 600 minutes in a time period, completing certain badges in a challenge, or putting tickets toward a specific ticket drawing prize option.
Events/Eventos: A one-time or regularly planned happening at your library.
Log Type/Tipo de Registro: Different ways in which someone might be tracking reading in Beanstack. Log types include days, minutes, books, and pages.
Reader/Lector: This is the person for whom an account creator is logging reading or activities. There may be more than one reader attached to the account. The account creator and reader could also be the same person. For example, if an adult or teen signs up to participate in a program, they will create an account and register themselves as a reader, too. On the other hand, a parent might sign up a child and not themselves. In that case, the parent is the account creator, and the child is the reader.
Reading Timer/Temporizador de Lectura: When enrolled in a minutes-logging challenge on the web or when using the mobile app, readers can start a timer to track their reading session in real-time and then log those minutes.
Reward/Premio: This is a prize received for completing a challenge or earning a badge. A reward can be attached to any badge within a challenge.
Streak/Racha: The number of consecutive days a reader logs reading (minutes, books, pages, or days). Streaks can only be earned for reading (not for activities or reviews) and take into account backdated reading.
Template/Plantilla: A template is a challenge made by the central Beanstack team that is ready for you to implement on your site. You may use the template as-is or tailor it to your site's needs.
Tickets/Boletos: Any amount of virtual tickets can be attached to badges within a challenge. Once readers earn a badge and its corresponding tickets, they can deposit them toward prize drawing options within the challenge, just like they would put tickets toward physical baskets or raffles in the library.
View Reader Experience/Ver Experiencia del Lector: The link at the bottom of a staff member's page that takes you to that account's view as a patron. It does not mean you can see the view of the reader whose page you have pulled up to view. Rather, it is your account's view as a patron/reader.