How do you motivate students in an asynchronous online course?
Ben Bays, an instructor in the Department of Radio, Television, and Film, talks about engaging students and motivating them to go above and beyond standard course requirements through the use of an online badging application.
In Ben’s case, he’s using an application called Badgr. Badgr integrates seamlessly with Canvas and is easy to set up. There are both free and paid versions. The Faculty Innovation Center has developed a one page resource to help you get started with digital badges. You can also learn how to gamify your course by using open badges with Badgr by taking this Canvas course and find out how to activate Badgr in your Canvas course.
To learn more about how to use tools like Badgr for teaching and learning, explore the resources for technology-enhanced teaching available on the Faculty Innovation Center website and check out upcoming events focused on online or hybrid course design.
Lecturer, Department of Radio, Television, and Film
Ben Bays is an Austin, Texas, native and UT graduate who has produced a broad range of animation, motion graphics, concept art, CG models for a variety of media including television, feature films and video games.