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How do I issue Awards to students and how do I edit Awards? Administration | Awards

Issue award automatically

It is possible to let Brightspace automatically issue an award to a student if the student has received a certain score or has finished a certain component. To set this up, you have to attach release conditions to the award.

  • Navigate to Administration in the navbar of your course.
  • Click Awards.
  • Click Course Awards.
  • Click Edit Properties.
  1. Select Award hidden until earned if you do not want the students to see the award until they have earned it.
  2. Click Create under Release Conditions to add release conditions. If you add multiple release conditions, you can use the drop-down menu to select whether a student has to meet all release conditions (All conditions must be met) or one of them (Any conditions must be met).
  3. Click Save.

You can also add credits to an award by using Edit Properties. These credits are not related to any credits in Grades and you cannot attach any release conditions to them. That is why you have to leave the field below credits empty.

If you use intelligent agents, you can use the awards as a release condition. For example, this would allow a student to receive an e-mail if they have earned an award. You cannot use intelligent agents to initiate automatic issuing of awards, however.

Issue award manually

  • Navigate to Administration in the navbar of your course.
  • Click Awards.
  1. Select the students you want to assign the award to.
  2. Click Issue.
  1. Use the drop-down menu to choose which award you want to issue.
  2. Enter the reason for issuing the award.
  3. You can see which students you have selected under Selected users.
  4. Click Issue. You will now return to the overview.

The overview will now show the award you have issued to the selected students.

Revoke awards

  • Navigate to Administration in the navbar of your course.
  • Click Awards.
  1. If you want to revoke an award for one student, click the award you want to revoke. A new window will open; click Revoke.
  2. If you want to revoke the same award for multiple students, select the students.
  3. Click Revoke.
  1. Use the drop-down menu to select which award you want to revoke.
  2. Enter the reason.
  3. Click Revoke.

Edit awards

  • Navigate to Administration in the navbar of your course.
  • Click Awards.
  • Click Course Awards.
  • Click Edit Award. You will navigate to the Edit Award page, where you will find the same options you have when you create an award. Note that you can only edit awards that you have created yourself.

When you edit an award, the changes you make will be visible everywhere you use the award. The changes that you have made will also be visible in the awards you have already issued.

Remove awards from the course

You can use Remove Award to remove an award from your course.

You have two options to remove an award: Remove Award or Delete Award. Please note that these are two different functionalities!

  • Remove Award only removes the award from the course. If you or other teachers are using the award it another course, it will not be removed from that course. Only when the award has been deleted from the system you will receive a notification saying you can no longer use the award in the future.
  • Delete Award can be used to remove the award from the entire system, i.e. remove it from Brightspace completely. The award will remain in the courses it is currently used it, but you or other teacher can no longer re-add the award to this or another course.
  • Navigate to Administration in the navbar of your course.
  • Click Awards.
  • Click Course Awards.
  • Click Remove Award to remove the award from your course. Note that this will not remove the award from Brightspace. You can add the award to your course again by using  Add Award To Course.

When you remove an award, the award will remain visible for the students it has been issued to. If you also want to delete the already issued awards, you have to revoke them first.

Awards and ePortfolio

If you issue an award to a student, they will receive a notification when they open Brightspace (this can take a couple of minutes). Student can then add the award to their ePortfolio.

  1. Students can see which awards they have earned under My Awards.
  2. By clicking Share, they can add the award to their ePortfolio. They can also use Share to remove the award from their ePortfolio. Note that there will appear an icon of  a red bag in the award if a the student has added it to their ePortfolio.
  3. Students can see which awards they can achieve and what they have to do to get them under View Available Awards

When a student has added an award to their ePortfolio, they can edit it in the ePortfolio. The changes are only visible for themselves.