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            Automatically awarding badges in Canvas courses


            Issuer profiles in Canvas courses

            The first task is to create or select an Issuer to use for your course. An issuer can be just about anything; an organization, institution, program, department, classroom, person, etc. Issuing entities that can be defined with a name, description, URL, image, email address and entities that are relevant to the badges issued, are all good candidates.

            The issuer you select will become the default Issuer for all badges awarded in this course, so make sure it matches the description of how you would like to publicly present them. You may only use one issuer per course, but you can create as many Issuers and badges as you like. If you've accidentally selected the wrong issuer, contact and we can reset it for you.

            Selecting an Issuer
            When you first visit the Badges tab of your course, you'll see a list of the Issuers you have access to in your Badgr account. You can select any one of these Issuers or create a brand new one by selecting CREATE ISSUER.

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            Select Badges for Modules

            Once you select an Issuer, you'll be taken to the course Objectives tab in the Badgr app. This is where you decide which of your Canvas modules you would like to award a badge to students for completing.

            Not every Canvas module requires a badge – only the modules you want to recognize with a badge.

            For each module, you may select a badge you've previously defined in Badgr (under the selected issuer profile), or define a new badge.
            1. Select the down arrow on the module to see a list of badges.
            2. Use the search feature to quickly find the badge you are looking for.

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            3. Once you've selected badges for your Canvas modules, they will be listed in the Objectives tab.

            badges assigned to modules

            Check Canvas course Progress

            Once students complete the requirements for Canvas course modules, teachers and/or instructors can track course Progress from the tab on the Badges course menu.

            Updated: 14 May 2019 05:25 AM
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