Badges@illinois is an initiative aimed at utilizing digital badges at the University of Illinois.

Who are we?

Starting as a group of individuals representing many different areas of campus, has grown from research of digital badge usage, and implementations across campus, to a fully supported production service hosted by the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL).

What does the system look like? runs on a WordPress network, using an open source plugin for issuing badges.  It is based on the Mozilla Open Badges Infrastructure, allowing uniform issuing procedures, consistent metadata for badges, as well as the ability for the student or earner to take ownership of their badges easily by adding them to their Mozilla backpack.  Email support for is provided here:

We look forward to helping you implement a badge solution!