Troubleshooting: How do I prevent duplicate badges from being issued in Canvas?

Sometimes badges may be awarded (accidentally) more than once in a Canvas course.

This can happen when:

  • The badge has already been awarded manually outside of this specific course.
  • A switch from using one badging platform to another (e.g. moving from Canvabadges to Badgr within the same course).
  • If badges have already been awarded and a badge is unassigned from the Objectives tab in a course. If the badge is reassigned to the module, Badgr may treat this as a new command and reissue to the students who have met the module completion criteria.
    • You may revoke badges by accessing the Issuer and badge detail page in your Badgr.com account.

To prevent any duplicate badges from being awarded, keep the box checked.

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Sometimes it may be desirable to award the same badge multiple times to the same person - it might be part of your badge system design!