As an instructor you can create topics to help students stay organized or find specific content. By default, when you create a Topic students will be able to earn points when they tag their Pins with that Topics or any of the Topics that already exist. However, you can disable points for specific topics so that students cannot earn their points using those Topics. For example, perhaps you would choose not to grant points for a learner who comments on a topic created to match up with your Week 1 content when the class is now in Week 3.
To disable the ability for learners to collect points for a topic, do the following:
1. Select the appropriate board in the pull down
2. Click “Settings”
3. Click “Topics”
4. Uncheck “Enable points for creating a pin, comment, or upvote with this topic”
5. Click "Update Topic"
To reenable points for a topic you would simply follow the same steps but ensure that there is a yellow "X" in the "Enable points..." check box.