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You can create and edit Issuers and badges from your account.

If you are a Canvas teacher/instructor, the Issuers and badges you create at will be available in your courses.

See How do I create an issuer profile in Badgr? and How do I create a badge in Badgr (to award)?

An issuer can be just about anything; an organization, institution, program, department, classroom, person, etc.. Issuing entities that can be defined with a name, description, URL, image, email address and entities that are relevant to the badges issued, are all good candidates.

Create an Issuer for your Canvas course

  1. If you do not have access to any Issuers, you may create one. Select ADD ISSUER.
  2. Define your Issuer with a name, description, image, URL and contact email (typically yours).
  3. Select New Issuer


Create badges within your Canvas Course

  1. Once you've defined an Issuer, you will be taken to the Objectives tab of the badges menu.
  2. Select the arrow that corresponds to the module you wish to add a badge.
  3. Select Create New Badge.
  4. Provide the badge name, description, criteria and image, then select Create.
    1. We recommend you upload your own badge images that align with your content or brand. 
    2. Alternatively, you may use the Badge Studio to create simple badge designs with different shapes, clipart and color options.
  5. The badge is assigned to the module you initially selected by default. However, you can assign and unassign the badge in any module.



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