How to prepare your course for badging?
Implementing badging into your course/program can be as simple or as complex as your goals for learning. For example, your goal may be that learners engage in public discourse through comments on a course blog. In this case, the learning pathway is simple and straightforward - an assigned number of comments will earn you a badge. In another instance, your goal for learners may be to facilitate a design process - which involves a number of steps and competencies. Each step will need to be mapped out in terms of what learners will need to do in order to earn the badge. These steps may involve submissions, comments, quizzes or activities which will need to be verified. Once you map out one set of steps for earning a badge, you will want to have a conversation with a learning technologist to ensure that your requirements can be met.
When designing a badge pathway for your course, the following should be considered: