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9.2 Badges

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You can link digital Badges to your course. Badge can be awarded to the user either automatically, after having completed specific sections of the course or, alternatively, manually by the trainer. A digital badge acts as a visual encouragement for the user.

Defining badges

You get Guide for Content Producers badge, when you have marked all the lessons and topics completed.

Go to Dashboard and find “Courses”, then “Badges”. Click the “Add New” button. Next, write a title for the badge and a description of what the user has to do to earn the badge. In the “Excerpt” section, enter a short description of the badge. Next, set the Article Image in the right sidebar under “Article Image”. It is recommended to use at least a 200 x 200 pixel PNG file with a transparent background. Alternatively, you can design your own image using the Credly Badge Builder tool. If no image is specified, the default image is used. Once you’ve downloaded the image, go back to the settings. Follow the easy-to-read instructions on how to set up the badge.

Next we go through how the badge can be earned. From the “How to earn” drop-down menu, you can choose the earning logic. The options are,

  • completing steps
  • minumum number of points
  • submission (reviewed)
  • submission (auto-accepted)
  • nomination
  • admin-awarded only

Required steps can be:

  1. Log in to Website: from the drop-down menu, select the requirement “Log in to Website“. Next, enter how many times the user should log in to the site (meaning the Mobie Learning Environment).
  2. Comment on a post: from the drop-down menu, select the requirement “Comment on a post“. Specify how many times the post should be commented.
  3. Comment on a specific post: from the drop-down menu, select the requirement “Comment on a specific post“. Specify how many times the exact post should be commented. Add the ID of this publication to “Post ID”.
  4. Publish a new post/page: from the drop-down menu, select the requirement “Publish a new post” or “Publish a new page“. After that, define how many articles or pages have to be published before earning the badge.
  5. Specific Achievement of Type: from the drop-down menu, select the requirement “Specific Achievement of Type“. Next, select the desired step, for example Badges. Then select the badge you want. Define how many times that particular step needs to be performed.
  6. Any Achievement of Type: select the requirement “Any Achievement of Type“. In the drop-down menu, select the desired step, for example Badges. Define how many times that particular step needs to be performed.
  7. All Achievement of Type: select the requirement “All Achievement of Type“. In the drop-down menu, select the desired step, for example Badges. Define how many times that particular step needs to be performed.
  8. Community Activity: select the requirement “Community Activity“. In the drop-down menu, select the desired Community Activity Trigger and specify the requirements for that particular trigger.
  9. LearnDash Activity: select the requirement “LearnDash Activity”. In the drop-down menu, select the desired LearnDash Trigger and specify the requirements for that particular trigger.
NB! Remember to name the steps next to the “Label” field. If needed, add new required step by clicking the “Add New Step” button.