Canvas Guides (English)Canvas Badges/CredentialsCanvas Badges/CredentialsPathwaysAdding an external badge to a Canvas Credentials Pathway

Adding an external badge to a Canvas Credentials Pathway

If you're trying to create a pathway and can't find the badge you want to use under your issuer or organization, you may add any Open Badge by importing the badge using the third-party feature in pathways.


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adding an external badge

Badges may originate from any platform as long as they comply with the Open Badges standard. Non-Canvas Credentials badges can only be added as required badges on a pathway.

Adding an external badge

  1. To use the Add external badge feature, click on a step on your pathway and choose Add required badge.
  2. A new sidebar will appear to the right.
  3. To add an external badge, select the third-party tab.
  4. You can add a third-party badge by dragging or uploading a badge image complete with the badge metadata, entering the badge URL or entering the badge JSON into the appropriate field.
  5. Select Add badge to add the badge to the step.
third party badge
third party badge

Users may upload a badge that has not yet been awarded or a badge that has been awarded.