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Canvas Badges/Credentials Release Notes (2024-01-22)

Canvas Badges/Credentials Release Notes (2024-01-22)

In this Canvas Badges/Credentials release (22 January), issuers and administrators can delete badges. Additionally, admins can export a detailed badge list and the Who is Awarding Badges report CSV is redesigned.

Table of Contents

New Features

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Badges

Delete Badge

AdminInstructor

Beta Environment Availability

Not available in the beta environment

Production Environment Availability

2024-01-22

Location to Enable Feature

None

Name of LTI Tool

None

Permissions

Admin, Issuer

Related APIs

None

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected Areas

Issuer

Related Ideas

None


Summary

Issuers and administrators can delete badges.

Change Benefit

This functionality allows for the removal of unwanted badges, streamlining the management process and maintaining data consistency.

Feature Workflow

Delete Badges OptionDelete Badges Option

To delete a badge, click the Options icon [1], then click the Delete Badge link [2].

 

Delete Badges ButtonDelete Badges Button

Then, click the Delete button.


Badge Currently In Use ModalBadge Currently In Use Modal

If a badge is associated with a pathway, the badge must be removed from the pathway before deleting the badge.



Dashboard

Export Organization Badge List CSV

Admin

Beta Environment Availability

Not available in the beta environment

Production Environment Availability

2024-01-22

Name of LTI Tool

None

Permissions

Admin

Related APIs

None

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected Areas

Dashboard

Related Ideas

[Credentials/Badges] Export a list of all badge from your organization


Summary

In the Dashboard, admins can export a detailed badge list. This exported list includes the following categories:

  • Badge Class
  • Earning Criteria
  • Issuer
  • Status
  • Creation Date
  • Archival Date
  • Total Awards
  • Latest Award Date
  • Total Shares

Change Benefit

This functionality provides administrators with an enhanced capability to obtain a more comprehensive understanding of the badge landscape within the organization. Additionally, it facilitates the monitoring of trends in badge creation and aids in identifying cases where specific badges are generated but not awarded. 


Feature Workflow

Export Organization Badge List ButtonExport Organization Badge List Button

In the Dashboard, click the Export Organization Badge List button.

Additional Details

This feature is available to Credential users only.

Updated Features

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Badges

Name Sync

AdminInstructor

Beta Environment Availability

Not available in the beta environment

Production Environment Availability

2024-01-18

Location to Enable Feature

None

Name of LTI Tool

None

Permissions

Admin, Issuer

Related APIs

None

Affects User Interface

Yes

Affected Areas

Awards, Certificates

Related Ideas

None


Summary

The names of learners are visible on the Issuers Award Badges page, the Learner’s My Badges page, and when using certificate QR codes.

Change Benefit

This update enhances coherence with the Credentials LTI and diminishes the requirement for manual updates of learner names.

Feature Workflow

Issuers Badge Awards Name DisplaysIssuers Badge Awards Name Displays

 In the Awards tab, learner names display.

 

My Badges Displays Awarded To NameMy Badges Displays Awarded To Name

In My Badges, learner names display for awarded badges.

Additional Details

This update is implemented for new assertions only.

 

Reports

Who is Awarding Badges Dashboard Export Redesign

Admin

Beta Environment Availability

Not available in the beta environment

Production Environment Availability

2024-01-22

Name of LTI Tool

None

Permissions

Admin, Issuer

Related APIs

None

Affects User Interface

No  

Affected Areas

Reports

Related Ideas

[Credentials/Badges] Redesign Dashboard Export, "Who is Awarding Badges?"


Summary

In the Who is Awarding Badges report export, the CSV is redesigned to display issuers as column headers and badges as row labels. Additionally, exported data reflects the current status of badge awards within the organization. 

Change Benefit

This update provides easy readability and organization, especially to organizations with over a hundred badges. Additionally, the export functionality remains accessible and operational for administrators possessing the appropriate permissions.

Additional Details

This feature is available to Credential users only.

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