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Which badge app have you had the most success with?

I would like to start using a badge system with my students within Canvas.  I noticed that there are a couple different apps that have badges and am wondering which is best?  Thoughts?

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Deactivated user you explain what you mean by "reporting"?

 @bfeist . Being able to track which learners have received badges. What badges they have received and when they earned them.

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Badgr is a platform that uses Open Badges and can be integrated with Canvas in less than 5 minutes.  Since it uses Open Badges, you can issue badges outside of Canvas using the same (or different) issuer.  We also offer backpack features, like Mozilla Backpack.

Within Canvas, Badgr does automatic badge awards based on module completion, but we've seen a lot of instructors get creative with the way they set things up. With the new Canvas release of MasteryPaths, there may be greater flexibility (I have not yet checked out the functionality). 

I'd be happy to give you a demo and show you how Badgr works if you'd like. We are a Canvas preferred partner and are regularly releasing new feature updates.

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After reading two previous threads...

Badges for Learning 

Badgr ... is it working for you? 

I figure I tie the knot as I find this question post Smiley Happy 

If you have questions about Canvabadges or Badgr, you might want to read the threads above.

And after watching this  

And this   @lstark ‌


If Badgr works well with masterypaths‌

That would be very exciting! snufer 

 @cclowes ‌ let's activate this...

Canvas Release: MasteryPaths 

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I'd love to start using Badges in Canvas, but really having a hard time getting started.  We tried Canvabadges, but it was more cumbersome and there seems to really be no good place to view the badge.  What are your thoughts on how to get started with this?  

I agree. There is no easy way to view the awarded badges. There is some javascript on that will allow the badges to be displayed within student profiles, but that is the extent of 'showing badges' as far as I know.

For installation help, I wrote a help document here.

For tracking who has been awarded which badges, I would recommend looking into a different badging system, like the ones I mentioned above.

It's probably not what you wanted to hear, but I hope at least the knowledge is useful.

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Hi Joe - It is my understanding that CanvaBadges are not actively being maintained. I'd be happy to show you Badgr's Canvas app if you are interested. It is reallly easy and we have some good badge viewing, tracking and sharing features. Feel free to contact me anytime 

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I've used Canvabadges and Badgr and Badgr seems easier to use and you can download your own designs.  Plus Canvabadges isn't being maintained.  But I'm fairly new to badging.

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I started with Canvabadge, but now use Badger. It will automatically award badges based on module completion.

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We are using Badgr as well for the same reasons mentioned by others. We can import our own designs, and it will auto award based on module requirements being met.