Open badges are able to be awarded by Totara for the achievement of defined skills at a course and site levels. Badges are able to be displayed publicly displaying the details of the criteria and evidence they were awarded for and organisation who awarded the badge.
There are two categories of badges:
- Site badges: Available to users site-wide and related to the site wide activities, like finishing a set of courses
- Course badges: Available to users enrolled in the course and related to the activities that happen inside of this course
The main differences between badge types are the available criteria and the location within the navigation menus.
Badges functionality can be completely disabled or enabled under Site administration > Advanced features. This feature is enabled by default.