An overview of Mooncamp's flexible cycles

Video tutorial

In case you don’t feel like reading, here is a video tutorial explaining the cycles.

How to create cycles

First, let’s navigate to the settings, where you will find a tab for “Cycles” at the bottom.


Once there, you click on the blue new button as shown in the screenshot above. Then you just enter the cycle’s name, choose the timeframe, and click “Save”.


Assigning cycles to goals

Now that you have created your cycles, you can assign your goals to them. This is usually done automatically by the system when you create a goal. Here is an example:


Using the cycle picker

This is an important part of navigating Mooncamp because the goals you can see are based on the cycle you have picked. The cycle picker can be found in the top right corner of any view, as shown in the screenshot below.


In case you wish to build an overview of goals from different cycles you can simply choose several cycles at once in the cycle picker. To then differentiate in this view, which goal belongs to which cycle, you can display the cycle as a column in the table. To do so, click on the ellipsis ... in the top right corner > properties > cycle and activate the button.

Important note: Please be aware that the cycle pickers settings take effect universally throughout the software, i.e. in goal views as well as dashboards. Thus, when you specify cycles in the picker of your OKR explorer, it will stay set when you switch to your home- or team space as well as to a progress- or health dashboard.

Using cycles for other purposes, such as Archive, Backlog or Templates

You can also use the cycles for other purposes, such as creating an archive/backlog for unused goals. You can also use them to save templates of goals which are used repeatedly. In order to do so, you first need to create a cycle with the title “Archive”, “Backlog”, or “Template” and we usually recommend setting the timeframe to just one day in the past. Then you just need to assign the goals you want archived to the archive cycle and then the goals will remain in the system but won’t clutter up your current cycles.

Tip: It can happen that one of your goals gets lost from your view or you cannot find it anymore. A possible reason can be that you either did not tag your goal with a cycle or you did not specify your cycle in the cycle picker. Moreover the search function on top of your sidebar could help you in this case.
If you have any questions, you can always contact our support team: