There are a few different places to find Badges. Here are some of the ways to explore (be sure to read the important note at the very bottom):
1. Recommended badges
One way to find badges, is to explore the ones that are recommended to you based off of your activity on the platform. On the main page, go to “Recommendations” then down to “Badges.”
2. Use the search bar
A second way to explore badges is to use the search bar on the main page. Type in a key word related to a badge you’re interested in. This will populate a list of items related to that topic.
To filter your results to show just badges, click on badges at the top. You will now see a list of badges related to that topic.
3. Explore badge courses
You can also explore a complete list of badges by going to the “Recommendations” tab at the top of the home page, and then navigate down to “Badge courses.”
This will show you a comprehensive list of badges on SkillsBuild for Students. It includes details on the amount of time that is required to complete that badges, how many courses or modules are required for each badge, an image of the badge, a list of available languages, and a direct link to the badges learning plan.
4. Use the course catalog
Exploring the course catalog is another way to find badges that might interest you or your students. Click on course catalog on the main page.
Then click on”Technical skills” or “Workplace skills” to see the different topics related to each area.
After clicking on an area that interests you, you will see a list of “Recommended badge” for that topic.
An IMPORTANT tip about finding badges
It’s important to point out that the required activities related to a badge are found in that badge’s learning plan. To find that learning plan and get started earning your badges, use any of the ways above to find a badge and click on it. You will be taken to a page like this with an overview about that badge. Under “Earning criteria” you will find a direct link to that. badges learning plan.
The overview of that learning plan will look similar to the below image. Click on “Go to this activity” to get started learning.
This is also where you can assign the specific learning plans for a badge to your students. You can learn more about this in the section of this Teacher Toolkit under “Admin Capabilities” How to Assign Learning.