← Back to Event List

Gamify Your Blackboard Course With Badgr Achievements

Award badges to students in Original and Ultra courses



Date & Time

September 15, 2021, 12:00 pm1:00 pm


Gamification provides creative opportunities for instructors to design classroom environments that enhance student involvement, learning, motivation, and recognition. New to Blackboard, the Badgr integration can be used in both the Original and Ultra course view as a way for instructors to gamify their course, award badges, and display a leader board to engage students in friendly competition. This session will review how to set up the integration in your Blackboard course and review potential use-cases to award various achievements in your course. 

During this session, we will:
  • Create a Badgr account via UMBC Google sign-in 
  • Add an award in a Blackboard course that is tied to a learning assessment
  • Define objectives and criteria for badges in a course 
  • Discuss how to implement the leader board to encourage student engagement
  • Determine use-cases for badging
To RSVP for the event, please click “Going” below and be sure to add the event to your calendar!

This webinar will take place in a Blackboard Collaborate virtual conference room. Enter the webinar up to 15 minutes before the start time. Use the "Join Online Event" link above to join the session.

Prior to the event

  1. For the best viewing experience, we recommend using Chrome or Firefox, preferably the most recent updates to those browsers. Closing any unnecessary browser tabs will help conserve your bandwidth.   

  2. If this is your first time joining one of our webinars, please review the Bb Getting Started Guide or our Quick Start Guide for All Users. You will also find additional helpful information for using Blackboard Collaborate at our extensive FAQs.

  3. After joining the session, please configure your audio. Having trouble accessing Collaborate? Please see our Troubleshooting Audio Problems or Networking Issues for Collaborate guides.

At least 5 registrations are needed for this session to proceed as scheduled.