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Being rewarded is a powerful extrinsic motivator. One of the best rewards is recognition for a job well done. You can reward your students throughout your course to keep students motivated and create a map of what they can learn. You can use certificates and open badges to round out a grade. You can provide details and examples of exactly what students achieved in your course.

These certificates and open badges go with students. These rewards help students to communicate an identity and reputation of accomplishment in their fields of choice. These achievements can help open job and education opportunities, as well as unlock new privileges.

What are achievements?

You can use Blackboard achievements to create opportunities for students to earn recognition for their work. You designate criteria for issuing achievements to students in the form of both badges and certificates.

Students can see which badges and certificates they have earned and what is required to receive additional recognition. They can gain insight into learning progression toward defined competencies.

Students can publish badges to the Mozilla Open Backpack and transport evidence of their learning outside of Blackboard Learn. To learn more about Open Badges and Mozilla Open Backpack, visit Open Badges (available in English only).

Watch a video about badges

This video explains what a badge is and how you can use them in education.

Video: What is a badge?