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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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We use CanvaBadge and while it is not used everywhere in our district, we have found it easy to use.  

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Thank you for your reply Teri.  Does Canvabadge allow you to create badges for accomplishments other than completing modules?  For example, would I be able to assign a badge for an assessment score, improvement on an assignment, effort, early submission...

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You can use the final grade or modules.  It does have an external url for evidence so you might be able to manually award with that but I have not tried it.

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@Teri Ross   So, if I wanted to give teachers / students badges for completion of things in Canvas as well as outside of Canvas, CanvaBadges would only work for items in Canvas?

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tross So do you mainly use Canvbadge for module completion?

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Least year at InstructureCon16, we had a great Pre-conference session on badging. My notes show me these were the popular ones:

  • Credly
  • Badger
  • Open Passport
  • Badge Safe

With Credly getting the most positive reviews.
CanvaBadges is a good starter badging system, but there is essentially no reporting available.

2 others mentioned in passing were Buckeye Badges as well as Basno.

I'd love to hear what you choose. Please let us know.

Good Luck!

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It only works in Canvas and it isn't maintained anymore so no new features but it has been easy to use for our limited use. 

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bfeist@fpschools.org‌  That is correct.  What we do is usually create a module in the sequence that is just the badge.   That way they complete the module then click on the badge item.  The next module has the badge as the prereq. 

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I did not know that it was not being maintained anymore.  Thanks for that insight!