How do I issue a badge?

OpenLearning has a range of features for creating and issuing badges to students. Badges can be created by a course administrator and then issued automatically or manually by a teacher. 

Haven't set up a badge yet?

Follow the steps in this article to set up a badge: How do I create badges for my course?

Badges can be issued in a number of ways from Course Setup > Community:

Once you've set up your badge and selected how it should be issued, find out what happens next below:


A teacher in the course will be able to select the students who should receive the badge.

Go to Administer Students > Students and click Issue Badge 

Select the badge you would like to issue and fill out the rest of the information, ie:

  • Recipient of the badge
  • Reason for receiving the badge
  • Evidence (optional link to a page that displays the student's work)


Click Issue when you're done.

If you've set up a badge to be issued based on kudos, you don't need to do anything to issue it.

If a student accrues the set amount of kudos, the badge will be automatically issued to them.

(What is kudos? When a student posts a comment and another student likes it, the student who posted the comment gets a kudos "point" for contributing meaningfully in the community).


When a student completes the course they will automatically receive the badge.

A course is considered completed when all of the activities have been released and the student has completed all of them (i.e., their progress is 100% after all activities have been marked completed).

Upon page completion

If you've set up the badge by following the steps here, you don't need to do anything to issue this type of badge. When the student completes the relevant page, they will be automatically issued the badge.

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