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Introduction to Badges
Last modified on 04 July 2023 03:13 PM

Badges are a gamification feature in eClass intended to make learning more interesting for students. This article will introduce basic Badge usage in eClass and is tailored to instructors who are new to Badges.

Three steps are required to use badges in a course:

  • Adding/Creating a new badge
  • Managing the badge
  • Setting up criteria for the new badge
  • Enabling the badge so that it can be awarded to students

Adding/Creating New Badges

  1. In the tabs above your course, dropdown More and choose Badges.

  2. Click on Add a new badge.

  3. On the next screen, enter all of the required badge information.






    4. Click Create badge and you will return to the Badges main screen for further configuration options.


Managing Badges

Once a badge has been created, you will gain access to options for managing them from the Badges area initially accessed.

  1. By default, it will display all the badges and give you a dropdown to add badge criteria.

You will now specify the criteria that students will need to meet for receiving the badge. Badges may be awarded based on:

  • Manual issue (this article's example)
  • Course completion
  • Other awarded badges
  • Activity completion

Please see the article on Advanced Use of Badges for information on the other criteria types.

In this example, to set up Manual issue by role criteria:

  1. Choose Manual issue by role in the drop-down badge criteria menu.
  2. Select the role or roles of issuer(s). Specify whether the badge must be awarded by a person from each of the selected roles (e.g. awarded by Instructor AND TA) or if it must be awarded by Any one person with one of the selected roles (e.g. awarded by Instructor OR TA).

  3. Enter a Description to show the criteria to students. Click Save once finished.

Enabling Badges

 Finally, you will need to enable your new badge.

  1. Click on the Enable access button from the Badge index.

  2. Click on the Continue button to confirm. For more information on criteria locking see Advanced Use of Badges.

Awarding badges manually

After enabling the badge, you can start awarding them to students:

  1. In your Badges index, dropdown and click on the 'Recipients' option, and click Award badge.

  2. Choose or search for any students from the right hand side and then click Award badge.

For more details and advanced usage of Badges in eClass, please see Advanced Use of Badges.

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