BadgeOS BadgeStack Add-on

Description

The BadgeStack add-on to BadgeOS plugin automatically sets up achievement types and pages for Levels, Quests, Quest Badges and Community Badges and installs sample content for each.

BadgeStack requires that you first install and activate the free BadgeOS plugin plugin.

BadgeOS turns your WordPress site into an achievement and badging system.

The BadgeStack add-on to BadgeOS automatically creates all the achievement types and pages needed to quickly set up your very own badging system. Levels, Quest Badges, Quests and Community Badges are all ready upon activating the plugin, as are pages with shortcodes for each achievement type. BadgeStack also includes a set of sample achievements and badges. A great way to bring some instant organization to your site and to get started with badging. This add-on is made possible in part due to the generous support of HASTAC, through the DML Badging Competition.

Badges are Mozilla OBI compatible and sharable via Credly, the free web service for recognizing and displaying lifelong achievement.

Get the BadgeOS plugin.

Stay Connected / Helpful Links

BadgeOS BadgeStack Add-On is made available by Credly, LLC. Here are some ways to stay connected and to see what else we are up to:

Acknowledgements

BadgeStack is a proud winner of the “Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition” which is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, as well as the Gates Foundation and Mozilla, and is administered by co-located HASTAC teams based at the University of California Humanities Research Institute and John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University.

License Info

Credly, LLC licenses the BadgeOS BadgeStack Add-On to you under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License, version 3, as published by the Free Software Foundation.

There is NO WARRANTY for this software, express or implied, including the implied warranties of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Affero General Public License, version 3, at http://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.html for more details.

Screenshots

  • Example of multiple methods for awarding and defining achievements with BadgeOS. The BadgeStack add-on installs sample achievements using several of these types.

  • Use BadgeOS to create an unlimited number of achievement types, and easily define how they relate to one another. BadgeStack creates Levels, Quests, Quest Badges and Community Badges for you.

  • Earned badges are "Open Badges" that are sharable via Credly to virtually any social network, site, blog or the Mozilla Backpack.

  • BadgeOS gives you a simple yet powerful admin interface for defining the "Required Steps" for any badge or achievement. Look at the sample badges included with the BadgeStack add-on for ideas.

  • BadgeOS shortcodes make it easy to turn any WordPress page into an achievements page, regardless of the theme you are using. The BadgeStack add-on creates pages with shortcodes to help you get started.

Installation

  1. First get and activate the free BadgeOS plugin.
  2. Then upload the ‘badgestack’ add-on plugin to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Visit the BadgeOS menu to add Badges and set up new Achievement Types.
  5. If you have not done so already, enter Credly credentials for the badge Issuer in the Credly Integration settings to enable badge sharing. (Get free account at Credly.com if you do not have one.)

FAQ

Any ideas for making badge images?

Yes! You can start at Credly.com and use the badge builder there to create beautiful looking badges.

Can you help us design custom badge images?

Yes, our designers are available to create custom badges that represent your brand, the kind of achievements you recognize, and the audience you are reaching. From a single badge to a complete constellation, our team of professional badge designers get to know your needs through a tested Badge Design Process which consistently produces successful and delightful results.

See examples and learn more at: http://badgeos.org/services/badge-design/

Do you offer services to help us design, build or customize our BadgeOS site?

Yes, we do. We especially enjoy working on innovative projects with forward-thinking teams extending achievement recognition into new environments and surfacing achievement in new ways. See examples and learn more at: http://badgeos.org/services/badgeos-customization/.

Where should I report issues or bugs?

The ideal place for bug and issue reporting is on the GitHub site for the BadgeOS project.

Where should I contribute code back to the project?

Thanks for asking! Please do share back code modifications or enhancements you make for inclusion in BadgeOS core or as add-ons. (Functions that are specialized for just some users are likely best as add-on plugins to BadgeOS. We can help figure that out with you.) Visit us on GitHub to share your code with the BadgeOS community.

Credly is really cool. How can I learn more about it?

Credly is the universal way to recognize, store and share life’s achievements. We’ve integrated Credly into BadgeOS because it’s downright the easiest, most fun way to collect evidence of all your achievements in one place and then share them out when and where it matters most. There are a rapidly growing number of platforms and apps that are using the Credly “Open Credit” API to enable sharable badges; the BadgeOS WordPress integration is just one great example! Visit us Credly.com to learn more or contact us for guidance with using the free Open Credit API in your own projects or applications.

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Contributors & Developers

“BadgeOS BadgeStack Add-on” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.0.1

  • Fixed a bug with incorrect badges being sent to Credly

1.0

  • BadgeStack Add-On to BadgeOS says “hello world”, earns “Hello World” badge.