Achievements

Achievements








ACHIEVEMENTS
Achievements is a tool that recognizes student accomplishments. Achievements can be
provided for the completion of the course, a milestone accomplishment, or another custom
event. This may be particularly useful for certificate based programs as students can print
out the certificates.

How to Create an Achievement Certificate for Course
Completion
1. Begin with the Edit Mode ON

2. In the Course Tools menu click Achievements

3. Click on Create Achievement
4. Choose Course Completion

5. Name the Achievement (this is a mandatory step)

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6. Browse and select an Achievement Location where you want students to see the
certificate/award when they have accomplished the course
Choose if you want the award to be visible to students prior to receiving it by selecting
Yes or No
7. Provide a Description of award/steps that need to be accomplished to get the award if
desired

8. Define Triggers (without this step the achievement will not be created)

a. Rule Name: Provide a name for rule 1 (you can leave it as Rule 1). Note: More
than one rule can be added but students only need to meet all criteria in one rule to
complete the achievement.
b. Date: Decide if you want to force a completion date or if this is something that
can be done at anytime
c. Membership: If this rule is for the entire class, skip this. If you want a specific
group to accomplish this task, then identify the particular users or groups

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d. Grade: Choose a grade column to connect the certificate/award with such as
Total and then define the parameters. For instance, if you want to provide a
certificate for anyone who passes your course at 78% or greater, select
percentage, then select “greater than or equal to” and finally type in the third box
“78”.
e. Review Status: Review status is optional. If you want the student to review an
item, before getting the award, select that option.
f. Select Reward: Select the award

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9. Complete Reward Details

10. Select a certificate and if desired an optional badge

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11. Click Submit
12. When recipients meet this requirement, it will flash when they are in the class on Black
Board. Instructors will be able to see the number of students who qualified for the
certificate on the Achievements page. (i.e. Course Completion Recipients (26))

A Milestone (i.e. Assignment completion)
1. Create the assignment, test or other activity that you want to connect the recognition
badge to the activity. (Please note that you cannot link the activity to a certificate only a
recognition badge
2. In the Course Tools click on Achievements
3. Select Milestone
4. Name the Achievement (this is a mandatory step)
5. Browse and select a location where you want students to see the certificate/award
when they have accomplished the course
6. Choose if you want the award to be visible to students prior to receiving it by selecting
Yes or No
7. Provide a description of award/steps that need to be accomplished to get the award if
desired
8. Define Triggers (without this step the achievement will not be created)
a. Rule Name: Provide a name for rule 1 (you can leave it as Rule 1). Note: More
than one rule can be added but students only need to meet all criteria in one rule to
complete the achievement.
b. Date: Decide if you want to force a completion date or if this is something that
can be done at anytime
c. Membership: If this rule is for the entire class, skip this. If you want a specific
group to accomplish this task, then identify the particular users or groups

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d. Grade Choose a grade column to connect the award (i.e. homework assignment)
and then establish the conditions for the student to get the award. For instance,
if you want the student to have an 80% or higher, then “greater than or equal to”
and type in the third box “80”.
e. Review Status: Review status is optional. If you want the student to review an
item, before getting the award, select that option.
f. Select Reward: Select the award and identify if you want to identify expiration
date with it
9. Click Submit
10. When recipients meet this requirement, it will flash when they are in the Black Board
class. Instructors will be able to see the number of students who are awarded the
badge on the Achievements page. (i.e. “Name of the Activity” Completion Recipients
(26))

Example Certificate in Content Area

Additional Resources: Blackboard Help https://help.blackboard.com

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