Incentivize Students with Badges
Posted by: Lucia Giacomantonio
Last summer we released student badges, a feature that allows you to incentivize your students and provide recognition for their achievements. Since the release, millions of badges have been awarded in Edmodo!
With Spring testing happening in many schools across the U.S., we’ve seen an increase in the number of badges being awarded so we thought we’d provide some tips to help you get the most of badges:
Award multiple badges
You can award a badge to multiple students from your group manage page. Simply visit the manage section, select all the students to whom you want to award the badge and select “award badge”.
Create your own badges
Get creative with badges! Find an image you’d like to turn into a badge and resize the image to 114 x 114 pixels. When you select the award badge button, you will see the “New Badge” option on the left panel. From there you can provide the badge title and description, then upload your image. Select create badge to complete the process. Your new badge will be stored in your student badge library so you can award it at anytime.
Add badges from other teachers
If you need a little inspiration before you start creating your own badges, you can easily view and add other teacher’s badges to your collection. To do this, visit the profile page of any teacher and select the “Shared badges” link located below their profile statistics on the right side of the page. (Note: this link will only appear if they have badges they want to share). Choose any badge from their collection and select the “Add to my student badges” button. That’s all there is to it! You can go back to your badge page and award that badge to any student, or, edit the badge title/description.
Do you have any great badges you want to share with the Edmodo Community? Leave a note in the comments and include your profile URL so others can access the badge.