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Creating and awarding badges with expiration dates in Badgr

Adding an expiration date to a badge can be done when the badge is created or when it is awarded. If the expiration is set at the time the badge is created, the expiration will persist with each badge awarded. If you establish expiration when the badge is awarded, it will apply only to that badge.

Once a badge has expired, the badge will display in black & white and the “Expired” label will be displayed in the backpack and in Canvas courses. 



Setting an expiration duration when creating or editing a badge
  • Access the Badge you wish to add an expiration date to and access the Edit button.

  • In edit mode, navigate to the Optional Details section and select "Add" on the right side of the page.

  • Select an option from the Duration dropdown.

  • Enter a number for the number of days, weeks, etc. that the badge will be valid.

    • Note that only whole numbers are accepted.  

  • Continue with the badge class creation.


  • If a duration is set when creating the badge, it will be displayed in the “Badge Expiration” section.
  • If you need to remove an expiration duration from a badge, edit the badge and select "X" to cancel the expiration setting
  1. Be sure to click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the page.
  2. Expiration duration will be visible on the Award Badge page in the right side column.


  • If you've previously established an expiration duration when creating or editing a badge, you will not be able to change the expiration when you award the badge. You will need to edit the badge to change or remove the expiration.
  • You cannot set an expiration date at the time of bulk awarding. If you wish to include an expiration when awarding a badge in bulk to a group of users, you will need to edit the badge to include an expiration duration.


Setting an expiration date when awarding a badge

Users can set an expiration date when awarding a badge.

  • From the Award Badge page, find "Expiration" in the Optional Details section at the bottom of the page. Click Add on the right side.

    • If a badge already has an expiration, select Edit.

  • Enter the expiration date manually in text or use the dropdown arrow to use the date picker. You may use the other controls to increment or delete the settings. Date picker control appearance will vary slightly depending on your browser and system.




  • Complete the form with the desired information and award badge.
  • Recipient expiration dates can be viewed from the Award Badge page, In the Award tab.