Achievements

Achievements in Original Course View

Earning recognition can be a powerful motivator, and the Achievements tool in Blackboard provides opportunities for faculty to recognize student accomplishment throughout their courses. With Achievements, faculty can use certificates and open badges to motivate students to excel and to provide a map of their learning that is more detailed than a grade. Plus, these certificates and open badges can go with students when they leave the university, helping them to communicate their professional identity and reputation to help open job and education opportunities.

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Faculty can designate criteria for issuing badges and certificates for course completion or milestones, and then view who has earned each badge. Badges can be awarded for any notable course accomplishment, such as mastering a skill, completing a project, or demonstrating collaboration or leadership.

Badges

Students can see which rewards they've earned and what is required of them to receive additional rewards, providing insight into learning progression toward defined competencies.

Achievements in Ultra Course View

Status: In Research

Achievements are not yet developed, but planned for Ultra Course View.

Alternatives - Manually create and distribute certificates or award digital badges using an external platform like Badgr.

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