I was wondering if any institution in Australia is using Badgr? As you know this service is hosted in the US, so I need to find out how does that affect your choice when selecting a badging tool.
We are just starting to use Badgr this semester to provide a certification (badging) solution for students taking free modular horizon-broadening units under our new curriculum. We are still using the US servers but our contact at Badgr says that they are apparently spinning up an Australian server shortly. Only students' email address and name are sent through, I believe, which is the same with many other US-based LTI tools like Piazza that we are using.
Hi Danny LiuIt's great to know Australian universities are actually using this tool. As you know there are privacy concerns around sending data to off-shore providers, so having the service hosting the content in the same region would be ideal.
I believe you'd be keen to migrate your data to the Sydney/Australia based option when it becomes available.
We have Badgr running at our University now. Although we’re still struggling with the way Issuers are managed/controlled, we also plan to have a micro-credential policy out soon-ish that will hopefully be accommodated by Badgr.
I was asked if we’d be interested in the Australian hosting server also, so it’s good to hear they are asking around.
Thank you for the information. I believe "Badgr Australia" will be available in the near future.
We can possibly discuss micro-credentials in the next APAC meeting and share some practices, given that our institution is also at the beginning of this journey.
This would be a great one to discuss, please let me know if you would like me to add this as an agenda item for the next APAC meeting APAC Region Canvas Community Meet-up.
Morning Mark and all, I reached out to ConcentricSky, owners of Badgr and received the following response.
"There is only Badgr Pro for region specific clusters. We would need at least 3 orgs sign up to move forward with a cluster in the AU region. The pricing would be the same as the Canadian region.https://support.badgr.io/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=327765"
"There is only Badgr Pro for region specific clusters. We would need at least 3 orgs sign up to move forward with a cluster in the AU region. The pricing would be the same as the Canadian region.
From the sounds of it, it will be easy to get three clients together just from this thread. Getting together and reaching out to Badgr should allow you to get that localised instance up quickly.
If you need anything else also feel free to reach out to me and I will answer what I can.
That is outstanding thanks so much Julian Ridden
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