In a separate post, Dan explained he used ForAllBadges to issue OBI-complaint badges within the Oncourse course management system. This post explains how these badges earners can "push" their badges out of the class and into their open badges backpack and beyond to Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.
This post is intended to be a very concise explanation for using backpacks when using the ForAllBadges platform. In particular it highlights the fact that badge earners must have an open badges backpack before they can push their badges to it.
For more general guidelines, check out Mozilla's wiki on badges, information for badge issuers and the open badges FAQs. P2PU's Open Badges 101 sprint and Mozilla Open Badges google group are also very helpful. If the terms like "issuer" and "earner" are confusing, check out Carla Casilli's blog on the open badges lexicon
|Open Badge Backpack Login|
|Mozilla's Persona Identity Verification System|
Persona then sends verification to the email address. Clicking on that address verifies the users identity and leaves them in the Persona account manager. This step is a little confusing, because from there the users need to go back to http://beta.openbadges.org/
|Accepting a Badge from ForAllBadges into Backback|
|Prompt to Create a Backpack|
|Badge Added to Backpack|
|Badges and Groups in Backpack|
|The Information in the a Badge|
|Badge Pushed to Facebook|
Once the badge is pushed, anybody who gets the tweet or is friended in Facebook or Google+ can simply click on the link and see the same info like the one in in the picture above. They can in turn click on the links to see more information. Users can add additional comments and others can comment as well. While the Facebook post can be deleted, a tweet obviously cannot be taken back. However, the user can go back to the backpack and “disown” the badge and the link will be killed.
Hopefully we have brought some clarity to the world of badge accepting; now go to the open badges homepage and actually earn a badge yourself by taking the Badges 101 Quiz!