Add a badge in my course

Badges are a good way of celebrating achievement and showing progress. Badges may be awarded based on a variety of chosen criteria and may be displayed on a user’s profile


In the course page;

Step 1: Go to management page

Click on the “Gear” icon at the top right of the page to go to “Management” page

Step 2: Scroll down to Badge section

In the management page scroll down to the Badges section click on “Add a new badges”

Step 3: Fill in the badges details.

Badge details

Add a name and description and upload your badge here.

Issuer details

If you add the teacher name here, it will appear when the badge is displayed. An email address is optional.

Badge expiry

Set a date here if the badge will cease to be valid after a certain date. Leave it to never if you want the badge to be permanently displayed.

  • When the settings are saved, you are then taken to the Manage badges screen where you can decide the criteria for awarding the badge along with other optional information.

Step 4: Click Create and save

Step 5: Set the criteria


  • For course badges, the criteria are: Manual issue by role; course completion, activity completion, previously awarded badges, and competencies.
  • When selecting Manual completion by role, you can choose the role you wish to award the badge, so for example a teacher could allow a non-editing teacher to award badges in the course.

For badges to be awarded for course or activity completion, Completion tracking must be enabled in the site and the course.

Step 6: Enable Access

Once criteria have been set, you are returned to the Manage badges screen where you must “enable access” for the badge to be available:

When you clicked “Enable” a pop-up will appear – Click continue

Your badge is now available to your students. To disable the badge click on the “disable access” button