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keeping badge criteria specific to one series of quests

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I want to award the Declaration of Independence badge when a student completes at least 8 out of 10 practical life tasks, use the washer, write a letter, etc. I give this series the category independence and the tags independence and home.

I also want to award a Mathemagician badge when a student completes at least 8 out of 10 mental math tasks, two digits complements, difference of squares method, etc. I give this series the category evaluating and the tags math, estimating, mentalMath, and evaluating.

But when I look at the criteria for awarding a badge, I suspect that the number of badges award would look at both sets of quests.

Is it possible to do what I want or would I have to have a different group for each sets of quests? If I have a bunch of separate groups, does that confuse 4th, 5th and 6th graders?
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  • mbsteed- could achievements accomplish what you are looking to do?

    Awards can be created individually by teachers to reward behaviors that they may witness. They can be given without the completion of a quest or in association with one. For example, “I saw you helping another student today, so you get the HELPING HANDS award.”

    Achievements are built around behaviors this system can look for. Complete five quests in five days, rate 20 quests, complete 10 quests, except five quests in one day, etc. This can allow you to promote certain successful behaviors within the class by creating achievements associated with them.

    Badges are more often associated with groups of completed quests. This can be used to promote activities and quests in groupings as well as create a way of tracking certain mandatory course requirements. For example, the winning condition for the class could be 2000 experience points +3 badges. These badges could contain the required activities for the course. We feel that this gives teachers and designers the flexibility to allow for choice but still implement certain fixed deliverables and outcomes.
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