Your achievements appear in a content area and in the achievements tool.
An achievement is not presented to students in the student view of the achievements tool until you define a trigger rule and select a reward
For an achievement, you can define one or more rules that trigger the release of the reward. You must define at least one rule.
The achievements tool uses the content adaptive release technology of Blackboard Learn, including the following items:
Starting date for earning an achievement
Setting a Display After date means that students cannot earn the reward before that date, even if they have already met the criteria. Display After is not the same as an end date and is not a deadline.
To create a rule, name it and set each criterion necessary for fulfilling the requirements of the achievement. Use the add functions to create additional criteria for grade and review status.
If students must complete four exams in your course and have a final grade of 70%, you will create the following:
In circumstances where different criteria are possible, click Add Another Rule to create another rule. For example, you have a group of learners who need accommodation and have different performance requirements to receive the reward.
To manually award an achievement, use the membership criteria options to select the recipients. For example, you can award a mayor badge for leading discussions.
Click Select Reward to continue.
On the final page, choose the reward. Depending on the achievement type, you can choose from the following options:
You can preview how a certificate will appear to students. It includes the issuing institution as specified by the administrator, the user’s name, the course name, and the date the criteria of the achievement were met.
For badges, you can select an image from the catalog or upload a custom image. An uploaded badge image is available for reuse within your course. If you uploaded an image and need to remove it, you can delete the file from Course Files in the achievements directory. Uploaded images are automatically resized.
The issuer name is prepopulated based on the administrator’s settings. If appropriate and allowed, you can modify the issuer name. You can also specify an expiry date for the badge. If allowed, you can make badges available for publishing to recipients’ Mozilla Badge Backpacks.
Click Submit to issue the achievement.
Access an achievement's contextual menu and click Delete.
If you choose to delete an achievement which has already been earned by a student, the associated reward will also be deleted.
In the achievements tool, you can see all of the achievements defined in your course, as well as a count of recipients for each of the achievements.
Click the Recipients link for details about those students who earned each of the achievements. Click a student's name for that student's view of the My Achievements page.
The Date Received lets you know when your students saw the notification of their earning of the achievement. Typically, this is immediately upon earning, but in cases where instructor grading or manual awarding was involved, the date received is when students were shown their achievement rewards.
Students can access the achievements tool on the Tools page, from a tool link on the course menu, or from a link in a content area.
You can see a student's My Achievements view by clicking a student's name in the Recipients pane. The page will appear exactly as it will to that student.
Goals and Goal Alignment
You can align goals to the content items created with the achievements tool. These appear in the Goal Coverage reports.
In the content area, access an achievement's contextual menu and click Add Alignments.
Achievements are not handled by these processes as a distinct object. They are dependent on both content and adaptive release rules. If only content is copied between courses, the trigger rules are lost. If content is not included in a copy or export/import, achievements are not captured. As long as both content and adaptive release rules are selected in the process, achievements will be handled properly.
To learn more about how students use this tool, see Achievements for Students.