Quick Start Guide

Follow these steps to get started quickly!

Step One: Customize Achievement Types

Your site comes pre-loaded with two achievement types: badges & levels. Some people prefer to edit these types or add additional types to help organize the learning opportunities on your site. To do so:

  1. Login on your website (yoursite.eduquest.ca), go to the Dashboard and find Achievement Types link in the BadgeOS section:
    Screen Shot 2015-11-03 at 8.59.55 PM
  2. The Achievement Type page shows you the types that already exist. If you hover over them, you’ll see options to edit or trash them. At the top of the page, you’ll see the “Add New” button to create more types:
    Screen Shot 2015-11-03 at 9.07.24 PM
  3. If adding new types, here’s what the screen will look like. Add a title and┬ácheck off all the checkboxes. Optionally, you may also add a default achievement image. Hit the blue Publish button in the upper right when you’re done.
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  4. New achievement types won’t automatically show up on your website for students to find. You will need to add a link to them in your menu by going to the Appearance section of the dashboard, then Menus:
    Editing Menus


Step Two: Add Badges

  1. In the BadgeOS section of the dashboard, there will now be a link for each of the achievement types you added above. Click on the type in which you wish to add a badge. You will see a summary of the badges that currently exist in this type (it will be empty if it is a brand new type). As with the achievement types, from this screen you can hover over the existing entries to edit or trash them, or hit the “add new” button at the top to create a new one:
    Screen Shot 2015-11-03 at 9.18.04 PM
  2. Add all the information, criteria, images, etc., to setup your new badge:
    Add New Badge 1
    Add New Badge 2
    To learn more about the “Earned By” setting and the various options available, please read this blog post.

Step Three: Create Student Accounts

  1. In the dashboard, find the Add Users section (Note: The AMU label as shown in the screenshot below was changed to “Add Users” to make its function more obvious. None of the rest of the steps below have changed.):
    Screen Shot 2015-11-03 at 9.47.43 PM
  2. If you have your class list(s) saved as a spreadsheet or can export this information from your school’s student information system, using the “Import CSV Data” option can be the quickest way to create student accounts. Make sure you save your spreadsheet with the .csv file extension. Clicking the “Import CSV Data” link will guide you through the process┬ástep by step.
  3. If you don’t have an importable file or perhaps just need to add a small quantity of accounts, use the “manual entry” option. It will ask how many accounts you’d like to create, then will show you a form to fill out:
    Keep in mind that usernames will show up on your website so using students’ full names as their username is not recommended.


That’s it, you’re ready to roll!

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