The second prototype of the badging platform built on experience described last week; namely that peer-review will need to take place in advance of assignment submission, and that a tutor should look at submissions to make sure they are what they say they are before a badge is issued.
With that in mind, a new prototype involves:
- Students watching and clicking to confirm that they have watched the exemplar video.
- Students uploading their video to obtain a particular badge.
- Tutors reviewing video and awarding a score. It is possible to set a minimum score necessary before badge is issued.
So what does this look like? We will look at the tutor view as well as what the student sees.
As a tutor, I can add the exemplar videos and create an assignment dropbox for each technique. Then, as outlined in the last post, I can use the achievement tool to create triggers that (1) require that students review a video (and click to say they have reviewed); (2) to upload an assignment file; and (3) to have the file reviewed by tutor before badge is issued. In the case of the latter, a minimum mark can be set which the student has to receive before the badge issue is triggered. As a rough outline, the screen below shows the rudiments of this from the student view:
Trialling the process
I logged in as a student, watched the video (or at least clicked to say I watched it) and uploaded a file. The good news is that a video file upload is possible, although whether this is what is done is going to be the subject of another post. As a student, I have done all that is required of me.
Back in tutor view, I see in the gradebook that there is an assignment that needs marking.
I can view this and award a grade (100/100 – I am a great student!). This was the final trigger for badge issue, and so the badge is issued for this student. We can see the number of recipients for this achievement increases to ‘1’ in the Achievement control area (number on the right).
The student view, and exploring Mozilla Backpack
Back as a student, I now see that I have one new achievement in the Achievements area.
There is an option now to publish to Mozilla Backpack, so that I can share my badge with the world. Clicking on the option connects me with Mozilla – this first time I need to sign up. After confirming, my “Badge Issue Trial” badge is now in my Backpack. This tells me the name of the issuer, and details of what was required to get the badge. I can add this badge to my “collections”, and after making it public, share via social media and other channels.