Issuing a Digital Badge

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Now that you have your badge ideas and have created a badge, time to put that badge someplace and award it to people.  This section requires a little bit of technical effort.  Nothing too horrible, but you might have to climb a learning curve a little. Basically we are going upload your badge to a website, where it will live, and then award it to someone.  I always send the first badge to myself first to make sure it is working well before awarding it to a group of students, etc.

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  1. Explore the resources below and decide on which badging platform you would like to use.  Credly is the one I use.
  2. Create your account with your badge issuing platform.
  3. Create at least three different badges.
  4. Upload all of the badges you created earlier to your THI Online Response box.

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This part of the course is likely the most technical.  You are charged with heading to a new site and figuring out how their system works and how you can use it to award badges to groups of people.   I find most of these sites are fairly well put together and after working with them for a while, things usually make sense.  Stay in touch if you need some help though.

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