One of the best ways to encourage learner progress or course completion and to add value to your course is to provide some way of certifying that an individual has legitimately pass the course. Certificates, diplomas, etc. are all ways to do this, but in today’s digital world, digital badges are a great option that people can use to verify and display their skills and knowledge.
The Mozilla Foundation developed an open standard for badges, called (surprise!) Open Badges, that provides a way for schools (and businesses and others) to create credentials to that individuals can use to demonstrate what they know or are qualified for.
Open badges have been a part of Moodle (via Totara) since 2012.
Nellie Deutsch of Moodle For Teachers has created a brief video that demonstrates how open badges work.
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