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You have created an issuer in Badgr (see How do I create an issuer profile in Badgr?)

You may want to define your entire learning pathway of badges and (if applicable) how you intend for them to work with Canvas module objectives by working with your team before creating badges. For easy collaborative system design discussions, you can download and use the Badgr Simple Learning Pathway Worksheet (XLSX).

Creating a badge in Badgr

  1. Log in to your account at
  2. Click the ISSUERS tab.
  3. Create a new issuer or click the issuer name you would like to create a badge for.

  5. Enter the following:
    1. Badge Name (e.g., "Founding Documents Badge")
    2. Badge Description. What does this badge represent? (e.g., "Learn all you need to know about the Constitution and Declaration of Independence")
    3. Criteria URL or text. What must be done to earn the badge? (e.g., "" or "Students must submit an essay that demonstrates...")
  6. Add a badge image:
    1. Upload an image – see What are the recommended specifications for badge images?
    2. Use an auto-generated image – click the GENERATE RANDOM link above the image dialog. Click the link until you find an image you'd like to use.

  7. Click ADD BADGE to save. 



Editing a Badge Class

Editing Badges

Use Caution when Editing Badges:

Open Badges circulate in social networks and across many systems. If the badge metadata is edited after a badge is awarded and baked, the users who received it before your edits may have shared a version of their badge that does not automatically get updated. You may wish to consider creating a new badge using the updated metadata if you wish to continue awarding badges for future earners with a revised meaning.


  1. To edit a badge class, go to the Issuer section of your account
  2. Select the Issuer that defined the badge you wish to edit
  3. Scroll to the Badge Classes section and click the badge you want to edit
  4. From the badge detail page, click the edit icon near the badge name

  5. Make edits and click save



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