The Achievements Tool is used to create badges and certificates for students to recognize their work and to be used as mile markers of met goals.
For information about why you should use Achievements, click here.
For information about ways that other instructors have used badges, click here.
Open Course Tools and click Achievements.
If you do not see Achievements you likely need to add it to your Available Tools, see documentation here.
Students will not be able to see an achievement until a trigger rule is defined and a reward is selected.
For an achievement, you can define one or more rules that will trigger the release of the reward. You must define at least one rule.
The achievements tool is built upon the content adaptive release technology of Blackboard Learn. This currently includes the following:
On the Define Triggers Page, create your rules:
Choose a Display After Date. (optional)
Setting a Display After date means that students cannot earn the reward before that date, even if they have already met the criteria. Display After is not the same as an end date and is not a deadline.
In circumstances where different criteria are possible, click Add Another Rule to create another rule. For example, you have a group of learners who need accommodation and have different performance requirements to receive the reward.
On the final page, choose the reward. Depending on the achievement type, you can choose from different options. If a type of reward is required there will be an orange star in that section.
The reward requirements are:
On the Select Reward Page:
Choose a Badge or upload an image to use for a badge from your computer. An uploaded badge image is available for reuse within your course. If you uploaded an image and need to remove it, you can delete the file from Course Files in the achievements directory. Uploaded images are automatically resized.
You CANNOT de-select a badge or certificate. If you accidentally chose one, click the Cancel button before you hit Submit.