Badgr and Canvas (Instructors)

Badgr is an add-on application that allows instructors to design and award digital badges as an indicator of accomplishment or skill that can be earned within a Canvas course. For example, an instructor could design a badge for each Canvas module in the course. If a student satisfactorily completes all the assignments in a Canvas course module, a badge could be awarded to the student. Badgr also works well with gamifying courses. Students can collect and display their earned badges in Canvas and/or via social media sites. Badgr resources available are:

  1. Badgr Support
  2. How to create a badge in Badgr
  3. Checklist for awarding badges in a Canvas course
  4. Sharing earned badges in social media

For instructors:

To activate Badgr in a course follow these steps:

  1. Create a Badgr account
  2. Turn on Badgr in Canvas by enabling the Course Navigation link.


If you have any questions, please contact the Technology Service Desk. To learn more about bading in Canvas courses, partner with your instructional designer.


External Links:

  1. Badgr Support:
  2. How to create a badge in Badgr:
  3. Checklist for awarding badges in a Canvas Course:
  4. Sharing badges in social media:
  5. Create a Badgr account:
  6. Enabling Course Navigation links in Canvas:
  7. Office of Technology Service Desk:
  8. Instructional Design Partners:



Article ID: 72804
Thu 2/28/19 12:02 PM
Wed 5/22/19 12:37 PM