Badges are a great way to reward students for activities they evidence on their profile. Here’s how to post a badge for your students to complete.
This tutorial can be split into the following activities:-
- Creating a task on Kloodle
- Marking the task as complete (student’s perspective)
- Assessing the application for a badge (Teacher’s perspective)
- Rejecting an application
- Accepting a badge as complete
- What the awarded badge looks like on a student’s profile
- Archiving a task when it has run its course.
Setting the task
Log in to your admin or teacher profile. On your newsfeed, locate the box titled “Tasks”.
Click the green “Create New Task” button
You will be taken to the following form
Completing the Form
Provide the form with a clear, self explanatory title.
When writing the description, be sure to THOROUGHLY outline everything that’s expected of a student. Explicitly state what you want to see on their profile in order to be able to mark the task as complete. For example: –
For this task, we would like to see a post on your Kloodle profile that evidences “Teamwork”. The post could be: – – Group work at college – Team sports at weekend -Raising money for charity – An example from your work experience – An activity that involves working as part of a group Once you have completed the task, upload a piece of evidence to your Kloodle profile. Then click “Submit” and your task will be submitted for assessment
Once you have written your description, select a badge. If you would like an option that’s different to the ones you see on Kloodle, please: –
- Find the image you do want to use
- Send it to us via Intercom (the speech bubble at the bottom right hand corner of your screen)
We’ll then upload it to our server so it is an option for you to select
The next step of the form is to select the group you wish to serve the task to. This can be “Whole College” or a specific teaching group you own.
Then select a deadline for your task and click “Submit”
Your task will now be available for students to complete.
Logging in as a student
We’ll now log in as a student to mark this task as complete. We’ll assume the student has: –
- Done something interesting to evidence teamwork
- Created a post on Kloodle to evidence this
As you can see, the task is now listed in my “Tasks” section as a student.
I can click on the “Details” button and see exactly what I have to do for this task.
I’ll then click the “Mark as Complete” button, as I have created the necessary posts to evidence this badge.
The task status switches to “Pending” in my newsfeed and is submitted to my teacher to assess.
Assessing and Marking a Task
Let’s log back into my teacher account. I can see that the number of students who have completed this task has changed to 1.
Clicking on the task takes me to the admin panel and the list of students who have completed the task. I can see that Shaban has submitted an application.
I can click on Shaban’s profile to view the work he has done.
Once I have done this, I can select my response.
If Shaban’s profile is inadequate, I might choose to reject his application.
First, I’ll send him a message to let him know by clicking the “Send Message” button
I’ll then click the “Mark Incomplete” button. You’ll see the button’s status change.
Shaban will now receive notification in his profile as thus
He can choose to resubmit.
To accept the application, we simply need to click the “Mark as Complete” button. That changes the status to “Completed”
Once we have marked his badge as complete, the task in Shaban’s newsfeed will change status to “Complete”
We can click through to his profile and see our badge is now on his profile.
If we expand the badge, we can see the details of the task for which he was awarded the badge.
Once a task has run its course, you can archive the task so it no longer appears in students’ task boxes or your own. It will be listed in your archive.
Click on the dropdown menu next to the task
Select “Archive Task”
You will now see the task archived. DO NOT DELETE THE TASK as all students who have been awarded the task will have their badge removed.