Setting Up Your Badge Backpack

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explainThe digital backpack is where badges are stored.  This service is offered by Mozilla for free and is, really, the heart of the entire program.  In the old days, badges were awarded as physical objects.  Today they can be awarded as digital objects.  However, if you have multiple digital awards from multiple awarding agencies, it is a pain to tie them all together. The digital backpack changes all that! The Mozilla OpenBadges Backpack stores your badges all in one easy to use location.  From there,  individuals choose where they would like to display the badges.  They can also decide to display some, none or all of their badges. This is really handy and helpful to all of us. For example, a grade five student likely wants to display every badge they earn.  But a high school student applying for university, may want to be more selective.

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Complete the assignments below based on the credit provider you selected

Graduate Credit

The Heritage Institute (THI)

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  1. Create a Persona account from Persona.org. 
  2. Setup your digital badge backpack by going here.  You will use the Persona ID you just setup.
  3. In your  THI Online Response Box leave a response with your early thoughts about a digital badge program.  For example, what sorts of ideas do you have for the program? How will you use it?  What types of badges might you create?
  4. If you have not done so already, consider getting your own Gravatar. This will enable a picture of some sort to be next to any comment you make on this website and many, many others around the web.  Interested?  Try it out here.
  1. Create a Persona account from Persona.org. 
  2. Leave a comment below with your early thoughts about a digital badge program.  For example, what sorts of ideas do you have for the program? How will you use it?  What types of badges might you create?
  3. Leave a comment below with your early thoughts about creating badges.  What are your initial impressions?  Good, bad, awesome?
  4. If you have not done so already, consider getting your own Gravatar. This will enable a picture of some sort to be next to any comment you make on this website and many, many others around the web.  Interested?  Try it out here.
  5. Upload your file

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