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If you do not see this tool, your institution has not made it available.

The achievements tool allows instructors to designate criteria for issuing rewards to students in the form of both badges and certificates. Students can see which rewards they’ve earned and what is required of them to receive additional rewards, providing insight into learning progression toward defined competencies. Students are able to publish badges to the Mozilla Open Backpack, transporting evidence of their learning outside of Blackboard Learn. You can easily see which students have reached learning milestones.

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  • You create achievements in course content areas -OR- from the Control Panel > Course Tools > Achievements.
  • Any rewards students earn appear in their course Tools
  • Students can publish their rewards to their Mozilla Open Backpacks.

To learn more about Open Badges and Mozilla Open Backpack, see

To learn more about the achievements tools, see Achievements.