How do I use Badges?

What are badges?


Badges are awards that you can give your students to support their scholastic efforts, achievements, and really anything else you'd like to reinforce. They are a great way to make everyday tasks more fun.

 

How do I use badges?


To find badges, navigate to your course Gradebook and click on Grades toggle near the top left of the gradebook. Select the option to view Badges. You can also access badges by clicking on the Badges area on the left menu of your course profile.

If you haven't selected badges for your course already, you may select from a list of Schoology badges to help you get started. If you don't add all of the badges at once, you may access Schoology badges at a later date from the Add Badges button near the top of the gradebook.

To award or revoke badges to members of the course, please follow these tips:

  • To award a badge to a particular student, click on the cell of the student to whom you'd like to award a particular badge. A check mark indicates that the student has been awarded the badge.
  • To award a badge to all members of the course, click on the downfacing arrow in the header for each badge.
  • To revoke a badge from all members of the course, click on the downfacing arrow in the header of each badge.
  • To delete a badge from your course, click on the downfacing arrow in the header of each badge.

Note: Badges save on their own! When you add a badge for a member of a course, the badge will automatically save.

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How do I create my own badges?


Creating your own badges allows you to engage members of your course in creative ways, and add incentive for achieving particular outcomes in your course.

To create a badge, please follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Add Badges button near the top of the gradebook.
  2. Select the option to Create New Badge.
  3. Add a title, a descriptive message, and an image for the badge.
  4. Select a shape with which to frame the image.
  5. Select a color for the frame.
  6. Click Submit to complete.

Your new badge will appear in the front of the Badges table.

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How do I share badges?


You may share your badge creations with your other courses, as well as with other educators.

Share badges with other courses you administer

  1. Click on the downfacing arrow in the header for each badge.
  2. Select the option to Copy to Courses.
  3. Select the course(s) to which you'd like to add the badge.
  4. Click Copy to complete.

The badge will automatically appear in the Badges area of the selected course(s).

Share badges with other educators

  1. Click on the downfacing arrow in the header for each badge.
  2. Select the option to Save to Resources.
  3. Select the collection and folder (optional) to which you'd like to add the badge.
  4. Click Save Copy to complete.

Read about the ways you can share your resources with educators in our knowledgebase article here.

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Can I create badges in Resources?


Yes, creating badges in Resources allows you to prepare badges for a course. You may create badges from Personal and Group Resources by following these steps:

  1. Click on Resources from the top menu of Schoology.
  2. Select the Personal or Group collection in which you'd like to create the badge.
  3. Click on the Add Resources button, and select the option to Add Badge.
  4. Follow the steps above for creating and sharing your badges!

 

How do badges appear for members of the course?


Students will receive a menu notification at the top of their Schoology accounts for newly received badges. To view a description of the badge, students can click on the link to the badge. Students can also find a repository of all their badges from their user profiles.

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