Awards are gamification tools used to motivate, recognize, and celebrate Learner progress through the LMS. Award types include:
- Badges - validate; an award that is displayed on the Learner's profile
- Certificates - certify; a physical award that can be downloaded and printed for a Learner's personal records or an accreditation body
- Milestones - progress; an award that used to move users to new User Gropus, opening new content (not available for the user view)
Awards (and other gamification tools such as Points) also allow Administrators to authenticate learning experiences in the LMS.
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Go to Learning > Click Awards > Click New
In the Award Type field, select from the following:
If Badges is selected, select an image to represent this badge.
If a Certificate is selected, select from existing Certificate Designs.
For either Badges or Certificates, select if the Share Award Page is enabled.
If Milestone is selected, only Expiration Date settings (see below) are displayed.
Award Expiration Dates
Selecting any of the three award types also brings up Expiration Date options.
Select “Fixed Date,” “Dynamic (Time Passed),” or “None” in the Expiration Type field.
If Fixed is selected, select the date from the Calendar Selector. Fixed Expiration Dates are often used for accreditation certificates that expire on a specific date.
If Dynamic is selected, select the time interval (days, weeks, months, or years) and the number. The inputted time interval represents the time passed from the Award issue date.
When a user’s award expires, Requirements and Actions remain earned by the user. They are not removed from any User Groups or lose access to “earned” content.
In the Requirements tab, select the “trigger” for this Award.
In the Requirement Type field, "Conditional" signifies that the following requirements are required to earn the Award. "Assigned" means a list of selected users receives the Award automatically.
In the Requirements Must All Be Achieved field, select “Yes” if Learners must complete all requirements or “No” if a single requirement triggers the Award. Also, select if the user can lose this Award if requirements are no longer met.
For “Conditional” Requirement Types, click the green “plus” icon (1) to add a requirement.
Select the Requirement Type (2). Requirement types include:
- Category - when a Learner completes all Courses of a Course Category
- Course - when a Learner completes a Course
- Lesson - when a Learner completes a Lesson
- Quiz - when a Learner passes a Quiz
- User Group - when a Learner is assigned a particular User Group
- Access Level - when a Learner is assigned a particular Access Level
- Event - when a Learner registers or checks in to an Event
- Checklist - when a Learner completes all items in a Checklist
Select the Completion Type (3). The “Any” option means that if any one of the selections below fulfills the requirement. The “All” option requires that all selections be completed.
Select the required items in the Required Item (4) field.
Awards are often used to move users from one User Group to another; opening up new content, courses, and lessons.
In the Actions tab, select if the recipient is added or removed from certain User Groups.
Select which user groups the user is added to and which user groups the user is removed from.
Removing a Learner from a User Group removes their access to the associated permissioned items of that User Group.
Select if this Award will issue Points to the Learner. Select the Points Category and set the amount of points.
In the Multilingual Override tab, provide localized content for viewing the Learner Portal in a different language.
The following fields are supported with Multilingual Overrides: Title, Description, and Hover Text.
Duplicate an Award
Duplicating awards can make quick work of creating a new award with only slight differences from a previous award. Duplicated awards retain the Basic Info, Requirements, and Actions of the original.
Check the box of the award(s) to be copied > click Duplicate Award(s) > the new award will appear marked as (copy)