eLearning support and resources for the University of Southampton
Achievements, Badges, and Certificates in Blackboard
Instructors can reward students on their Blackboard courses with achievements in the form of badges and certificates. These can be set up so that students receive the badge or certificate when they have fulfilled certain criteria that the instructor has set, for example achieving a certain level in a test, completing certain course activities, and participating in group work.
In non-academic uses of Blackboard badges and achievements can be used to demonstrate extra-curricular activities.
If students use Mozilla Open Backpack they can take their badges to their backpack where they can display them to potential employers and other interested parties. To use Open Backpack you are required to have a Mozilla Persona account. Mozilla has announced that they are deprecating their Persona service. They have not stated how Open Backpack could be used following the deprecation of Persona.