A step will be deemed completed in several different ways:
If the deadline has passed, then the step will be deemed closed. You can reopen easily by adjusting its deadline by editing the step.
A step can also be closed by the project lead(s). When you complete the step, you have the option to:
- Choose a record or several records
- Upload a new record
- Choose to close without a final record.
Once a step is completed, the step will no longer be published to the community - however it will accept contributions until the Project is Completed.