Achievements and Certificates in Blackboard Classic

When to Use?

Use achievements and certificates to recognize students for their work in the course. Refer to the instructions below for more information.



Faculty and staff can use Blackboard Achievements to create opportunities for students to earn recognition for their work. You can designate criteria for issuing achievements to students in the form of badges and certificates. Students can see which badges and certificates they have earned and what is required to receive additional recognition.

For more information on achievements visit: Create and Manage Achievements


Faculty and staff can create customized certificates for special occasions, completion of courses, completion of materials, and recognition of accomplishments.

To create a custom certificate:

  1. Download the certificate template or create your own for scratch.
  2. Modify the template to meet your criteria.
  3. Upload your Certificate to Blackboard Classic. 


NOTE: Using Blackboard’s Adaptive Release tool can create a set of rules to control how the certificate is released to students. The rules may be related to availability, date and time, individual usernames, membership in course groups, review status of another item in the course, and Grade Center items such as scores, attempts, and calculated columns.

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