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{{Badges}}This page is about how to add badges to a course or the site and how users can access their badges. For managing badges which have already been added, see [[Managing badges]].
  
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==Adding a course badge==
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If course badges have been enabled in ''Administration > Site administration > Badges > Badges'' settings then a teacher can add badges from ''Administration > Course administration > Badges > Add a new badge''.
  
This page is about how to add badges to a course or the site and how users can access their badges. For managing badges which have already been added, see [[Managing badges]].
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===Badge details===
  
==Adding a course badge==
 
*If course badges have been enabled in ''Administration>Site administration>Badges>Badges'' settings then a teacher can add badges from ''Administration>Course administration>Badges>Add a new badge''
 
===Badge details===
 
 
Add a name and description and upload your badge here.
 
Add a name and description and upload your badge here.
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A badge version and language may be added, along with information about the author of the image used for the badge.
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===Issuer details===
 
===Issuer details===
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If you add the teacher name here, it will appear when the badge is displayed. An email address is optional.
 
If you add the teacher name here, it will appear when the badge is displayed. An email address is optional.
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===Badge expiry===
 
===Badge expiry===
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Set a date here if the badge will cease to be valid after a certain date. Leave it to never if you want the badge to be permanently displayed.
 
Set a date here if the badge will cease to be valid after a certain date. Leave it to never if you want the badge to be permanently displayed.
  
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*When the settings are saved, you are then taken to the Manage badges screen where you can decide the criteria for awarding the badge along with other optional information.
|[[File:firstaiderbadge.png|thumb|Adding a course badge]]
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*This information can now include Endorsements, Related badges and (external) Competencies. See [[Managing badges]] for more details.
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*When the settings are saved, you are then taken to the Manage badges screen where you can decide the criteria for awarding the badge.
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===Criteria===
  
===Criteria===
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*For course badges, the criteria are: Manual issue by role; course completionactivity completion and previously awarded badges.
*For course badges, the criteria are: Manual completion by role; course completion and activity completion.
 
 
*When selecting Manual completion by role, you can choose the role you wish to award the badge, so for example a teacher could allow a non-editing teacher to award badges in the course.
 
*When selecting Manual completion by role, you can choose the role you wish to award the badge, so for example a teacher could allow a non-editing teacher to award badges in the course.
 
*For badges to be awarded for course or activity completion, [[Completion tracking]] must be enabled in the site and the course.
 
*For badges to be awarded for course or activity completion, [[Completion tracking]] must be enabled in the site and the course.
  
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|[[File:coursebadgecriteria.png|thumb|Choosing criteria for the badge]]
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[[File:CourseBadgeCriteria.png|thumb|400px|center|Choosing criteria for the badge]]
|[[File:Badge_criteria2.png|thumb|Manual issue by role]]
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It's possible to add a description of the criterion/criteria  to provide more information or relevant links.
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[[File:criteriondescription.png|thumb|center|400px|Criterion description field]]
  
 
*Once criteria have been set, you are returned to the Manage badges screen where you must "enable access" for the badge to be available:
 
*Once criteria have been set, you are returned to the Manage badges screen where you must "enable access" for the badge to be available:
  
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|[[File:enableaccesscoursebadge.png|thumb|Click to enable access to the badge]]
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[[File:enableaccesscoursebadge.png|thumb|400px|center|Click to enable access to the badge]]
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===Awarding the badge===
 
===Awarding the badge===
Badges may be awarded manually from ''Administration>Course administration>Badges>Manage badges>Recipients'' and clicking the "Award badge" button.
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[[File:badge recipients.png|thumb|Badge recipients]]
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Badges may be awarded manually from ''Course administration > Badges > Manage badges > Recipients'' and clicking the "Award badge" button.
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For information on the Overview, Edit details, Message and Recipients tab, see [[Managing badges]].
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Tip: If your site has a large number of users, it's easier to search for email addresses than names.
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===Revoking a badge===
  
For information on the Overview, Edit details, Message and Recipients tab, see [[Managing badges]]
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If a badge is awarded my mistake, it may be revoked from the 'Badge recipients' page. Click the badge in question, click the Award button, select the person whose badge you wish to revoke and click 'Revoke'.
  
'''Important Note''': Currently once a badge has been issued it cannot be revoked. So make sure that you are giving a badge to the correct users!
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Only badges which were awarded manually may be revoked.
  
 
==Adding a site badge==
 
==Adding a site badge==
*An administrator can add a site badge from ''Administration>Site administration>Badges>Add a new badge''.
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*While the settings are basically the same as for a teacher in a course, the '''criteria''' are slightly different because of the global nature of the badge. These are: manual issue by role; completing a set of courses or profile completion.
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*An administrator can add a site badge from ''Administration > Site administration > Badges > Add a new badge''.
*In order to be able to award a site badge based on completing a set of courses, [[Completion tracking]] needs to be enabled in the site and courses.
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*While the settings are basically the same as for a teacher in a course, the '''criteria''' are slightly different because of the global nature of the badge. These are: manual issue by role; completing a set of courses or profile completion and, '''New in 3.5,'''cohort membership and previously awarded badges. As part of the profile completion criteria, a badge may be awarded for uploading a profile picture.
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*In order to be able to award a site badge based on completing one or more courses, [[Completion tracking|completion tracking]] needs to be enabled in the site and relevant courses. In each course, [[Activity completion| activity completion]] must be set for the chosen activities, which must be then checked in the [[Course completion settings |course completion settings]].
 
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|[[File:Earning a badge.png|thumb|Earning a badge]]
 
|[[File:Earning a badge.png|thumb|Earning a badge]]
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==See also==
 
==See also==
*[http://school.demo.moodle.net/badges/index.php?type=1  School demo example: Managing site badges] (Log in with username: ''manager'', password:  ''moodle'')
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*[http://school.demo.moodle.net/badges/index.php?type=2&id=115 School demo example: Managing course badges] (Log in with username: ''teacher'', password: ''moodle'')
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*[https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=235135 Custom Reports for Badges - Get some Here] - forum post
*[http://school.demo.moodle.net/badges/mybadges.php  School demo example: Viewing your own  badges] (Log in with username: ''student'', password: ''moodle'')
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*[https://school.moodledemo.net/badges/index.php?type=1  School demo example: Managing site badges] (Log in with username: ''manager'', password:  ''moodle'')
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*[https://school.moodledemo.net/badges/index.php?type=2&id=62 School demo example: Managing course badges] (Log in with username: ''teacher'', password: ''moodle'')
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*[https://school.moodledemo.net/badges/mybadges.php  School demo example: Viewing your own  badges] (Log in with username: ''student'', password: ''moodle'')
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*[http://remediatingassessment.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/research-design-principles-for-studying.html Research Design Principles for Studying Learning with Digital Badges] Re-mediating assessment blog post
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Latest revision as of 10:52, 2 September 2019

This page is about how to add badges to a course or the site and how users can access their badges. For managing badges which have already been added, see Managing badges.

Adding a course badge

If course badges have been enabled in Administration > Site administration > Badges > Badges settings then a teacher can add badges from Administration > Course administration > Badges > Add a new badge.

Badge details

Add a name and description and upload your badge here.

A badge version and language may be added, along with information about the author of the image used for the badge.

Issuer details

If you add the teacher name here, it will appear when the badge is displayed. An email address is optional.

Badge expiry

Set a date here if the badge will cease to be valid after a certain date. Leave it to never if you want the badge to be permanently displayed.

  • When the settings are saved, you are then taken to the Manage badges screen where you can decide the criteria for awarding the badge along with other optional information.
  • This information can now include Endorsements, Related badges and (external) Competencies. See Managing badges for more details.

Criteria

  • For course badges, the criteria are: Manual issue by role; course completion, activity completion and previously awarded badges.
  • When selecting Manual completion by role, you can choose the role you wish to award the badge, so for example a teacher could allow a non-editing teacher to award badges in the course.
  • For badges to be awarded for course or activity completion, Completion tracking must be enabled in the site and the course.


Choosing criteria for the badge

It's possible to add a description of the criterion/criteria to provide more information or relevant links.

Criterion description field
  • Once criteria have been set, you are returned to the Manage badges screen where you must "enable access" for the badge to be available:


Click to enable access to the badge

Awarding the badge

Badge recipients

Badges may be awarded manually from Course administration > Badges > Manage badges > Recipients and clicking the "Award badge" button.

For information on the Overview, Edit details, Message and Recipients tab, see Managing badges.

Tip: If your site has a large number of users, it's easier to search for email addresses than names.

Revoking a badge

If a badge is awarded my mistake, it may be revoked from the 'Badge recipients' page. Click the badge in question, click the Award button, select the person whose badge you wish to revoke and click 'Revoke'.

Only badges which were awarded manually may be revoked.

Adding a site badge

  • An administrator can add a site badge from Administration > Site administration > Badges > Add a new badge.
  • While the settings are basically the same as for a teacher in a course, the criteria are slightly different because of the global nature of the badge. These are: manual issue by role; completing a set of courses or profile completion and, New in 3.5,cohort membership and previously awarded badges. As part of the profile completion criteria, a badge may be awarded for uploading a profile picture.
  • In order to be able to award a site badge based on completing one or more courses, completion tracking needs to be enabled in the site and relevant courses. In each course, activity completion must be set for the chosen activities, which must be then checked in the course completion settings.
Badge criteria for site badges

Earning badges

  • Once all criteria are set and badge creator is happy with badge details and settings, site users can start earning it. For users to be able to earn a badge, a badge creator/administrator needs to enable access to this badge on a badge overview page or "Manage badges" page (as shown on the picture).
  • Normally badges are awarded to users automatically based on their actions in the system. The completion criteria of an active badge are re-calculated every time an event such as completion of a course or activity, or updating user profile happens. If a user has completed all necessary requirements they are issued a badge and sent an email notification.

Only badges with enabled access are available to users and can be earned!

Enabling badge access
Earning a badge

See also