Creating a badge is a simple process:
- Select the 'Create badge' button
- Work through the tabbed areas ('Details', 'Graphics', 'Criteria' and 'Badge attribute') defining and describing your badge
- At any point you can save the badge as a 'draft' and return at a later date to continue working on it
- When you are happy with your badge definition, select the 'Publish' button. Once published, your badge becomes available to issue to deserving recipients.
Published badges can be withdrawn at any time. Withdrawing a badge makes it unavailable for issuing to any further recipients. A withdrawn badge can be republished, allowing it to be awarded to recipients.
Each badge requires a name, description, language choice and issuer. Optionally, you can choose to add an expiry period to the badge. The period is added to the batch issued date to determine the actual expiry date of the badge when issued to a recipient.
The badge criteria details why the badge was issued, the reason why the recipient received that badge and what they did to achieve it. This criteria can either be set upon your own website and a link provided or you can define this within openbadges.me.
You can set up your own attributes associated with your badges. These attributes will be included within your badge and can be accessed and displayed by the openbadges.me backpack.