Give Recognition for What you Teach!
Being rewarded is a powerful extrinsic motivator. One of the best rewards is recognition for a job well done. Providing these opportunities for rewarding students/participants throughout your course/organization can keep students/participants motivated and create a map of what they can learn.
Giving recognition to student/participant achievements is also becoming the new standard for verifying learning. You can use certificates and open badges to round out a grade. You can provide details and examples of exactly what students/Participants achieved in your course/organization.
These certificates and open badges go with students/participants, helping them to communicate an identity and reputation of someone who is accomplished in their fields of choice. They can help open job and education opportunities, as well as unlock new privileges.
What is a Badge?
You can use the achievements tool to create opportunities for students/participants to earn recognition for their work. You designate criteria for issuing achievements to students/participants in the form of both badges and certificates.
Students/Participants can see which badges and certificates they have earned and what is required to receive additional recognition, providing insight into learning progression toward defined competencies. Students/Participants can publish badges to the Mozilla Open Backpack, transporting evidence of their learning outside of Blackboard Learn. You can easily see which students/participants have reached learning milestones. Learn more about Open Badges and Mozilla Open Backpack.