How do I achieve a badge for this course?
Getting your badge is straightforward! Here’s what you have to do:
- read each week of the course
- participate in a minimum of three of the course forum activities
- score 50% or more in the two ‘badged’ quizzes in Week 2 and Week 5.
For all the quizzes,you can have three attempts at most of the questions (for true or false questions you will get only one attempt). If you get the answer right first time you will get more marks than for a correct answer the second or third time. If one of your answers is incorrect you will receive helpful feedback and suggestions about how to work out the correct answer.
If you’re not successful in getting 50% the first time you can re-attempt the quiz after 24 hours, and you can come back to it as many times as you like.
We hope that as many people as possible will gain an Open University badge. We recommend seeing getting a badge as an opportunity to reflect on what you have learned, rather than as a test.
If you need more guidance on getting a badge and what you can do with it, take a look at the My OpenLearn within 24 hours of completing the criteria to gain a badge.. When you gain your badge you will receive an email to notify you and you will be able to view and manage all your badges in