What is it?
Figure: The Available Awards tab for the Learner Awards widget.
Challenge your users to compete against themselves. The Learner Awards widget will show learners the badges they’ve already earned, and, more importantly, the badges that are available that they haven’t earned yet. Users can gauge their progress and push themselves to earn them all.
Use this widget when…
…you have extrinsically motivated users
When your learners are competitors, keeners, motivated by achievement, having a front and center display of their achievements and opportunities for more can help to drive engagement.
…badges are a critical component of your course strategy
If you’ve gamified your course and integrated badges for critical accomplishments, or above and beyond behaviour, the Learner Awards widget is a great way to tie the strategy together by presenting the full badge set up front.
Some more best practices…
- Think carefully about badge descriptions. They’ll appear in the widget, so keep the descriptions brief and clear or they can be a distraction and reduce the impact of the widget.
Get the Widget
This widget is a system widget created by Learning Solutions. To make any of these widgets available on your homepage, browse the Homepage Widget Expansion Pack catalog options. Select the widget(s) that best meet your needs and contact your D2L representative to add a Homepage Widget Expansion Pack.