Creating an Achievement in Blackboard

Achievements in Blackboard

You can use Blackboard achievements to create opportunities for students to earn recognition for their work. You designate criteria for issuing achievements to students in the form of both badges and certificates. Students can see which badges and certificates they have earned and what is required to receive additional recognition. They can gain insight into learning progression toward defined competencies.

Students can publish badges to the Mozilla Open Backpack and transport evidence of their learning outside of Blackboard Learn. To learn more about Open Badges and Mozilla Open Backpack, visit Open Badges.

Achievements can be used in Blackboard courses and/or organizations.

Creating Achievements in Blackboard

  1. Login to Blackboard.
  2. Access the Course or Organization that you want to add Achievements to.
    My Organizations in Blackboard
  3. In the menu, access the Control Panel and click Course or Organization Tools.
    Organization Tools in Blackboard
  4. Click on Create Achievement.
    Create Achievement in Blackboard
  5. There are three types of achievements that you can create:
    • Course Completion: The certificate reward is required. An additional badge is optional.
    • Milestone: The reward is a badge.
    • Custom: The reward is a badge, certificate, or both.

Create a Milestone (Badge)

  1. Provide the Name of and Location for the badge
    1. You can also choose if the students will be able to see a greyed-out version of the badge before they earn it.
    2. You can provide a description of the badge.
      Create Achievement in Blackboard
  2. Define the Triggers (Criteria to Achieve Badge):
    1. Create the Rule(s) that will define the badge triggers. You must create a minimum of one rule, with one trigger for the badge to be able to be earned.
      Define Triggers
    2. Set when the badge can/must be completed.
    3. Set who, either by individual users or by course, can earn this badge.
      Define Triggers
    4. Set the criteria based on the Grade Center and/or Review Specific Content.
      Define Trigger
      Define Trigger
  3. Select Reward:
    1. Reward Details: Provide an Issuer Name.
      Reward Options
    2. Reward Options: Select the image. You can upload custom images for your badge here. You can also select whether the Badge can be downloaded from Blackboard (on-campus) to Mozilla Backpack (an off-campus repository for students to use after they graduate).
      Reward Options
  4. After you have created your badge, if changes need to be made you can Edit it.
    Edit Achievements

Allowing Students to See Achievements and Badges

To make Achievements/Badges visible to your class, you must add a Tool Link to the Course Menu.

  1. In your course or organization menu, click the plus sign ‘+’ and select Tool Link.
  2. Provide a name for the link, such as Achievemets or Badges.
  3. Under Type, use the drop down menu to select Achievements.
  4. Check the box next to ‘Available to Users’.
    Add Tool Link
  5. Click Submit. Your tool link will appear on your menu.



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