Being rewarded is a powerful extrinsic motivator. One of the best rewards is recognition for a job well done. Providing these opportunities for rewarding students throughout your subject can keep students motivated and create a map of what they can learn. Giving recognition for student achievements is also becoming the new standard for verifying learning.
The Achievements tool allows you to create opportunities for students to earn recognition for their work in the form of digital badges and certificates. You designate criteria for issuing achievements to students and students can see which badges and certificates they have earned and what is required to receive additional recognition, providing insight into learning progression toward defined competencies. Students can publish badges to the Mozilla Open Backpack, transporting evidence of their learning outside of LearnJCU to other tools such a PebblePad ePortfolio. You can easily see which students have reached learning milestones.
Digital Badges webinar recording (JCU, 53 mins)
Achievements (Blackboard Instructor Help)
Mozilla Open Badges (Mozilla)