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Brightspace Awards - Creating and Adding Awards to Your Course (for Instructors)

Learn how to create, import and activate an award for your D2L course

Create a new award

You can create awards that can be shared with other users in other courses, or restricted to the course you are working in. If you restrict the award, it can only be added to the course offering in which you create the award.

  1. Within the course, do one of the following:
    1. Click Awards on the navbar.
    2. Click Edit Course, and from the Assessments area, select Awards.
  2. Click Add Award to Course.
  3. Click Create Award.
  4. Enter a name and description for the new award.
  5. Select an award type from the drop-down list.
  6. Select the appropriate check boxes to indicate if you want the award to be available to other award managers, and whether it is shared with other courses.
  7. Select the expiry options:
    1. If the award will not expire, select Never. Examples of awards that never expire are certificates of merit for passing a course, or badges for perfect attendance.
    2. If the award will expire on a specific date, select Fixed date. Examples of awards that will expire on a specific date are certifications for a skill that must be renewed, such as first aid training.
    3. If the award will expire on a day relative to the day the award was granted, select Relative Day of the Month. Examples of awards that expire on a relative date are badges for Student of the Week or for having achieved 100% on a test or assignment.
  8. If you want to notify the award recipient before an award expires, select the check box and indicate the number of days of lead time, if necessary.
  9. In the Choose Award Image area, do one of the following:
    1. If the image already exists in the image library, click From Existing Library.
    2. If you want to add a new icon to the image library, click Upload New Icon.
    3. To launch the OpenBadges website, click Create your own award image. OpenBadges is a free website that allows you to create custom icons.
  10. If you are creating a new certificate, in the Choose Certificate Template area, do one of the following:
    1. If the PDF template already exists in the image library, click From Existing Library.
    2. If you want to add a new template to the image library, click Upload New Template.
  11. Verify that the Issuer Information is correct.
  12. Ensure that the Associate this award to the <current course> on creation check box is correctly set.
  13. Click Save.

Add an existing award to a course

When certificates and badges are available to a course, they are visible on the Add an Award page. You can click the Badges, Certificates or All buttons to filter the list of available awards. If you are searching for a specific award, use the Search awards function.

  1. Within the course, click Awards on the navbar.
  2. Click Add Award to Course.
  3. If you want to filter the list to your own awards, click Show only Awards I Created.
  4. Select the awards you want to add from the list.
  5. Click Add Award to Course.




Keywords:d2l, d2l@uwm, brightspace, award, awards, badge, badges, certs, certificates, create, add, install, instructor, professor, teacher   Doc ID:66294
Owner:David D.Group:UW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Created:2016-08-19 11:11 CSTUpdated:2016-08-19 11:11 CST
Sites:UW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
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