Badges settings

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Individual user settings

  • A user can manage badges from their user profile (top right).
  • A user can view available course badges from Course navigation > Badges.

Viewing the badges of other users


A student can view other students' course badges by going to Navigation>Participants and clicking on the course profile of a chosen user. Badges are visible in the short (course) profile.

Course administration settings

  • A teacher can add and manage badges in their course if the administrator has enabled course badges in Site administration>Badges settings.
  • They will see a link to badges in Course navigation > More > Badges. where badges may be managed and added.
  • Badges may be tagged.

Site administration settings

  • Badges are enabled by default and can be disabled in 'Advanced features' in the Site administration. (Note that disabling the feature once badges have been awarded does not prevent those badges being verified by external backpacks.)
  • The site settings for badges are located in 'Badges' in the Site administration.
  • Badges may be tagged and From Site administration > Badges > Manage badges, site badges may be searched and filtered

Default badge issuer

Here you set the name and email address of the issuer. The name will appear where the badges are displayed and might typically be the name of the organization.

Salt for hashing recipient's email address

If a hash is used (numbers and letters only) then backpack services can confirm a badge earner without exposing their email address.

Enable course badges

Ticking this box will allow teachers to add and manage badges in their courses.

Badges capabilities

There are a number of capabilities associated with badges: