1. Anar is the Persian (Iranian) name for pomegranate, regarded as a symbol of prosperity and ambition. It is used as a motivation engine on CN to track participation and encourage positive competition.
2. There are TWO types of Anar Seeds:
Type 1. Total Anar Seeds: total number of seeds users have earned throughout CN. It is a sum of Course/Network Anar Seeds and seeds collected through global posting and other activities (i.e. post on home feed and profile/ePortfolio activities, etc). Total Anar Seeds is used to offer Elite Status, for instance 500 seeds for Silver, 1,000 seeds for Gold, 2500 seeds for a Diamond, etc. The total number of Anar Seeds is displayed on member's homepage, profile page and mini profile card.
Type2. Course/Network Anar Seeds: seeds that users have earned in each course and Network. Course instructors may set up a course Anar Seeds goal. Once students meet this goal, they will receive a portion of the course grade, bonus points or a badge. Course/Network Anar Seeds is displayed on the top of each course and Network page.
3. All new CN members automatically receive 100 bonus Seeds at the time of account creation. These 100 seeds are counted toward your Total Anar Seeds (not in any specific course).
4. After completing the required fields on your profile (or ePortfolio), you will earn another 100 bonus seeds. Again, these 100 seeds are counted toward your Total Anar Seeds (not in any specific course).
To learn more about earning Anar Seeds from CN ePortfolio, please read Collect Anar Seeds on ePortfolio.
5. A few important facts about Course Anar Seeds:
- (see screenshot above) To learn how to accumulate Anar Seeds in a course, click the Course Anar icon on the top of the course page. Below is the default course Anar Seeds table. Instructors can modify this table. So the rules of accumulating Anar Seeds may vary from course to course.
Activity Seeds Earned Max Seeds Per 24 Hours Max Seeds Per 7 DaysCreate a Post(Word Count: 15 words) 10 20 100Create a Poll or Event 10 20 100 Reflect on a Post(Word Count: 10 words) 5 25 125 Rate a Post 1 3 15 Repost a Post 2 6 30 Visit a Link/Video 1 3 15 Visit this course
(Each visit must be 10 minutes apart)
1 3 15 Select a Best Reflection 1 3 15 Receive a Best Reflection 3 Answer Poll 2 16 80 Win Post of the Week 25
- (see screenshot above) The number next to the course Anar icon is the number of Anar Seeds you have accumulated in that course.
- (see screenshot above) If your instructor set up a course Anar goal, it will be displayed behind the number of your course Anar Seeds, such as “out of 300”. 300 is the course Anar Seeds goal.
- (see screenshot below) If you want to know the number of Anar Seeds you have earned through each learning activity, go to the Course Roster/Members page and click the “details” link on your entry.