Introduction to Badges
Article Last Updated June 2021
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 New Badges
4. After clicking the Create badge button, your badge will be created and you will be taken to the criteria set up tab.
Once a new badge has been created, instructors are taken through a series of steps to fully prepare the badge for being issued. To access these steps:
Setting Up Criteria
The first step in preparing your badge for issue is deciding on the criteria that students will be required to meet in order to receive the badge. There are 3 kinds of criteria for a badge: Manual issue by role, Course completion, and Activity completion. In this quick tutorial, the Manual issue by role criteria will be used as an example. Please see the article on Advanced Use of Badges for information on the other criteria types.
To set up Manual issue by role criteria:
The last step of preparing a new badge is to enable it. This is an important step since the badge will not be available until it has been enabled.
To enable a badge,
Awarding badges manually
After creating, setting up, and enabling a badge, it will be available for awarding to students or be awarded automatically based on the criteria you specified. To award a badge manually:
For more details and advanced usage of Badges in eClass, please see Advanced Use of Badges.