Moodle: Badges

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Badges are an online method of showing that a person has achieved a personal or educational goal, or of marking their progress along the way. They may be endorsed by an official body in that area, or simply represent encouragement by a teacher. 

  • Badges can be based upon specific accomplishments, or just be awarded by a user or users with particular roles in a course, such as the primary instructor or TA. 
  • Badges may be distributed by an external organization, such as Canvas Badges, site wide, or just in a particular course.
  • While badges may be useful for resume-building, they should not be considered an authorized certification by LSU or other standardization or accrediting organizations.
  • Badges may be created by instructors, Moodle site administrators, or external badging organizations such as Canvas Badges (if allowed by the site administrators).

Merit badge sash from Douglas Muth, Ardmore, PA, USA / CC BY-SA


For general information on the Moodle badging system, see the MoodleDocs on Badges.
For instructor help in creating, managing, and awarding badges, see Moodle: Badges for Instructors.
For student help in managing and viewing their badges, see Moodle: Badges for Students.


Support & Training

The Faculty Technology Center (FTC) provides Moodle support by email, by phone, or live through Zoom. For contact information, please see the article Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview. To connect through Zoom and for further information on support services and training, see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Faculty Resources & Support page.

The FTC also provides just-in-time faculty training opportunities and recorded training sessions. Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of available workshops and recordings, please see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Technology Training page.

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