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.
After reading two previous threads...
I figure I tie the knot as I find this question post
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...
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?
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.
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.
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.