We worked with Michael Amigot at IBL Studios in a previous project to launch the first instance of open badges in Open edX in Lorena Barba's Python MOOC at George Washington University. The code to issues badges is now available at GitHub as an open source tool for those interested in issuing their own Open Badges Infrastructure (OBI)-compliant badges. IBL designed this to be "[a] platform to award your own institution's badges. The badges you create and earn with this server are compatible with the specifications of the OpenBadges project."
The open badges community continues to grow through the development and implementation of open source software. What distinguishes IBL's platform is that it is a fully-functioning, badge-issuing open source code that will work with multiple providers, including learning management systems.
Spanish government. Cross-links are provided for Mozilla Open Badges Backpack and the Open Badges Technical Specification.
|Mozilla Open Badges Backpack|
Launched in mid-June, this badge server is fully open source so that any site administrator may implement the coding for free. The server is operable with Open edX or other providers so long as the following requirements are met:
At the Open Badges in Higher Education project, we are happy to see these resources going forward for Open edX. We are continuing to work with IBL and the Open edX community to help instructors and organizations issue open badges that are compliant with the Open Badge Infrastructure standards.
This posting is cross-referenced at the IBL Studios blog: http://iblstudios.com/ibl-studios-issues-an-open-source-badging-platform/