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This information applies only to the Original Course View. Your instructor and institution control which tools are available.

About achievements

Instructors can create opportunities for you to earn recognition for your accomplishments. These opportunities are called achievements. When you complete them, you earn a reward in the form of badges and certificates.

You can see which rewards you've earned and what is required to receive more rewards. You will have insight into the learning progression toward defined competencies. You may be able to publish badges to the Mozilla Open Backpack and take evidence of your learning outside of Blackboard Learn.

More on badges

Instructors choose how you access these achievements:

  • Course Tools page
  • Tool link on the course menu
  • Link in a content area

My Achievements page

On the My Achievements page, you can see earned achievements and any unearned achievements that are visible. At the top of the page, you can filter the list of achievements.

If you've earned new achievements since the last time you visited the My Achievements page, a notification appears at the top of the page. When you receive achievement rewards, you'll immediately get a notification at the top of the page you are currently viewing. Students can also see notifications in these areas:

  • On the Updates pages
  • With the achievement item in the course

An achievement's View Requirements page displays the criteria required to earn the reward and your current progress toward fulfillment. Within an achievement, you can see more information, such as reward details.

You can view and print the certificates your instructor awards to you. For badges you earn, you can view and publish the badges to your Mozilla Badge Backpacks, if allowed by your instructor and institution.

If an instructor chooses to delete an achievement that you earned a reward for, the associated reward will also be deleted.