I made most of the badges on Credly--a website that allows users to create, award, and claim credit for different competencies. I decided that these "credits" achieved my image of a digital badge.


The System:


from a screenshot of my "Created Credits" on Credly


Blackboard has an "Achievements" option. I use this to assign my students badges when they have met all of the requirements for the visual analysis essay, for instance.

Because I don't really use points or percentages when I grade, this gives students something tangible to understand where they stand in the course.

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