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 Topic or any of the Topics that already exist. However, you can enable and disable points for specific topics to nudge students toward discussing the Topics that you think they should discuss. For example, perhaps you would rather not grant points for comments on a topic created to match up with your Week 1 content when the class is now in Week 8 because your students have already commented a lot on Week 1. By turning points on and off for Topics, you can encourage posting for the Topics that need more attention without preventing them from continuing other discussions in which they have a strong personal or academic interest.
To prevent learners from receiving points for a particular 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 an x in the "Enable points..." check box.