Badgr Support

            Creating badges as an issuer in Badgr

            Before creating badges you wish to award, you must first create an issuer in Badgr. if you wish to edit a badge you've already created, see Editing a badge in Badgr.
            You may want to work with your team to define your set of badges and how you intend for them to work in Canvas using module completion requirements before creating badges. For easy collaborative system design discussions, you can download and use the Badgr Simple Learning Pathway Worksheet (XLSX).

            Creating a badge in Badgr
            1. Log in to your account on your preferred server.
              1. Australia - 
              2. Canada -
              3. European Union -
              4. U.S. - 
            1. Select the Issuers menu
            1. Create a new issuer or select the issuer you would like to create a badge for.
            1. Select Create Badge
            Create badge

            Add Badge class

            Basic Information & Criteria
            1. Add a badge image:
              1. Upload an image (see Recommended specifications for badge images).
              2. Use an auto-generated image – select the "(generate random)" link above the image dialog. Click the link until you find an image you'd like to use.

            2. Enter the following:
              1. Badge Name (e.g., "Founding Documents Badge")
              2. Badge Description. What does this badge represent? (e.g., "Learn all you need to know about the Constitution and Declaration of Independence")
              3. Criteria URL or text. What must be done to earn the badge? (e.g., "
                " or "Students must submit an essay that demonstrates...")
                Note: URL is *not required* if you enter text into the criteria field. If a URL is included, it should be publicly accessible, not behind a login such as a Canvas course.


            Add Optional Details

            Issuers can add optional details to the badge metadata (if appropriate) by selecting one or more options
              1. Alignment
              2. Tags
              3. Expiration

                Optional details

            Alignment (to Educational Standards)
            Consider adding this information if your content aligns with educational standards such as the Common CoreNext Generation Science Standards (NGSS) or ISTE standards. 


            Tags are like keywords. They may be added badges to help locate and sort badges more easily by topic; especially when using Badgr Pathways. Examples include things like programming, open-source, bit-coin, volunteer, hand-crafted, dogs, astronomy, etc. Additionally, tags will only be comprised of lowercase characters.


            Users may add an expiration date when authoring a badge. The expiration date is relative to the badge award date. For example, if the badge is created with a 1 month expiration, if awarded January 1, the badge will expire February 1. If the same badge is awarded March 1, it will expire April 1.

            This feature is useful, for example, if you have a certificate program where the certificate is valid for 2 years and applicants can take an online test any day of the year to qualify. The day they pass the test, they can be awarded a badge that will expire in exactly 2 years.

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