Badges are used on the a Moodle site to award users with a trophy for completing objectives placed on the badge itself when created, this means by creating and using Badges on your site that you can create a form of gamification and encourage users to aim to achieve different trophy elements created by a Admin user.
Please note that the ideal size for a badge image used is 180x180, they should not exceed this size.
Badge Creation Methods
The first main area you can add badges is within:
Site Administration > Badges
The Badges within this area are site wide and if created within this area then they can be accessed by entering the "Site Administration" area. The Second area of Badge creation and use is within individual Courses on the system, although to view or mange these particular Badges would require you to access the specific Course and are not visible through the "Site Administration" Badges area or within other Courses.
When creating Badges from the Site Administration area you can set the criteria for earning the badge to "Course Completion" of a whole Course, while also allowing criteria to be for 1 Course or multiple Courses to be completed in order to earn a Badge.
The Second main area you can add Badges can be found by heading to:
Step 1 - Enter the Course you wish to create a Badge
Step 2 - Click on the "Cog" in the top-right corner of the Course
Step 3 - Click on the "More" button within the Drop-down menu
Step 4 - Scroll down to the "Badges" area
When creating Badges from within a specific Course you can select specific Activities that are required to be completed in order to earn the Badge, this allows you to set criteria to be for 1 Activity or multiple Activities to be completed in order to earn a Badge from within that Course only.
Badges can be created very quickly and easily on your site, once you have chosen if you are creating the Badge to be awarded for the whole Course Completion or for specific activities then you can head to the particular area outlined above to create the Badge itself.
Once within the "Add a new Badge" area of either areas you can create Badges you will be prompted to add a name for the Badge, add a image for the Badge (We recommend circular images to look better) and then fill out any other areas you feel will be useful and then save. You will then be able to set the criteria needed for earning the Badge and then you can confirm the Badge to make it live for all of your users.
Once a Badge has been created successfully and setup with specific criteria for earning the badge, as well as being made live on the system with users able to earn the Badge, you will be unable to edit or change the criteria required to earn them.