Blackboard partners with Mozilla to support use of digital badges

6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM

Blackboard has partnered with Mozilla to support broader use of digital badges and credentials in education. With the partnership, students and faculty can use Open Badges to promote their achievements within Blackboard Learn courses and across the Web using Mozilla’s Open Badges Infrastructure.

With a new update to Blackboard Learn, students can earn and faculty can assign Open Badges to signal the completion of a course or that key learning milestones have been met. Within a course, students can also view and share earned badges and see how much progress they have made toward requirements for earning new ones. Over half a million teachers and learners using Blackboard’s free, fully hosted CourseSites platform for massive open online courses (MOOCs) also have the ability to share earned badges on the platform.

Because the update is achieved through integration with Mozilla’s Open Badges, students can also display badges on their social networking profiles, job search sites or personal Web pages.

For more information, visit http://www.blackboardlearn.com/new.

 

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