Using Badges OnYour SitePrepared by Sanam ZamanApril 12th, 2013                          EbizON
UnderstandingBadging SystemIssuerBackpackDisplayer                 EbizON
Who is Issuer?Whoever issues a badge becomes an issuer.                                                                   ...
BackpackA Backpack is the central repository system where the badges are stored when user claims thebadges. From the Backp...
DisplayerDisplayer is any site where the badge is being displayed. If you want the users to display theirbadges on your si...
Different approach ofimplementing badgingsystem                  EbizON
Approach 1: Using Mozilla Backpack•   An issuer and displayer plugin for your site.•   Mozilla Backpack.•   Each user will...
PROS & CONS Of Approach 1Pros•   Easiest to implement•   Mozilla takes care of API upgrades etc.Cons•   We need to have us...
Approach 2 – Using a local instance ofMozilla Backpack•   An issuer and displayer plugin for your site.•   An instance of ...
PROS & CONS of Approach 2Pros•    Your website’s branding can also be implemented on manage backpack.•    Here you can als...
Approach 3 – Drupal BackpackImplementation•    Run the Drupal backpack implementation            (https://github.com/ebizo...
PROS & CONS of Approach 3Pros•    Already existing out of the box system.•    Fastest to use.•    Would have to implement ...
If you want to integrate badging with your site          using any of these above,     Contact : priyanka@ebizontek.com13 ...
For Any Query or Installation of    Open Badges, contact:            Priyanka Jhamnani      Sr. Drupal Consultant/Manager ...
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  1. 1. Using Badges OnYour SitePrepared by Sanam ZamanApril 12th, 2013 EbizON
  2. 2. UnderstandingBadging SystemIssuerBackpackDisplayer EbizON
  3. 3. Who is Issuer?Whoever issues a badge becomes an issuer. An issuer is one who issues badges to users Badge Earner Issuer [Schools, Institutes, Organizations, Jon Training, Gaming sites, Online learning]3 EbizON
  4. 4. BackpackA Backpack is the central repository system where the badges are stored when user claims thebadges. From the Backpack, user can manage the badges, group them, set privacy level and shareit on various displayer sites. Group badges Set Privacy Share Backpack EbizON 4
  5. 5. DisplayerDisplayer is any site where the badge is being displayed. If you want the users to display theirbadges on your site as well, you can also become a displayer. It can be multiple sites. Thebackpack is used to share the badges on various displayers. Your website Social networking sites Backpack Job Portals Displayer 5 EbizON
  6. 6. Different approach ofimplementing badgingsystem EbizON
  7. 7. Approach 1: Using Mozilla Backpack• An issuer and displayer plugin for your site.• Mozilla Backpack.• Each user will use Mozilla Persona to claim their badges.• Mozilla Displayer API can be used to embed Javascript widgets. Issuer Plugin Mozilla Displayer Claimed badges Backpack Plugin A central repository to Push to To issue badges keep and manage all the display To display badges badges from various issuers Mozilla Persona7 EbizON
  8. 8. PROS & CONS Of Approach 1Pros• Easiest to implement• Mozilla takes care of API upgrades etc.Cons• We need to have users sign up on Persona.• Branding of your site is not controlled.8 EbizON
  9. 9. Approach 2 – Using a local instance ofMozilla Backpack• An issuer and displayer plugin for your site.• An instance of Mozilla Backpack on your server https://github.com/mozilla/openbadges• The backpack instance would be meant to bypass Persona and integrate with your website’s SSO implementation A local Issuer Plugin instance of Displayer Claimed badges Mozilla Plugin Backpack Push to SSO A central repository to To issue badges display To display badges keep and manage all the badges9 EbizON
  10. 10. PROS & CONS of Approach 2Pros• Your website’s branding can also be implemented on manage backpack.• Here you can also control that only your badges are shown on your site.Cons• Slightly difficult to implement, since you’ll need to by-pass Persona, Integrate the manage backup interface with your user page etc.• Here the local instance of backpack needs to be upgraded regularly as Mozilla upgrades the backpack code.10 EbizON
  11. 11. Approach 3 – Drupal BackpackImplementation• Run the Drupal backpack implementation (https://github.com/ebizon/openbadging-profile) on your local server• Also includes issuer backpack implementation.• Displayer API would integrate with external forums/blogs etc.• These badges are OBI Compliant and can be pushed to Mozilla Displayer Issuer Claimed badges Custom Backpack Subdomain Push to [www.badging.example.com] A central repository to www.example.com manage and group the display SSO earned badges Badges will be issued here to the users. www.example1.com Your Site [www.example.com]11 EbizON
  12. 12. PROS & CONS of Approach 3Pros• Already existing out of the box system.• Fastest to use.• Would have to implement SSO with existing system.• Branding can also be controlled.Cons-Backpack is custom written in Drupal and therefore, needs to be updated whenever OBIspecifications are changed.12 EbizON
  13. 13. If you want to integrate badging with your site using any of these above, Contact : priyanka@ebizontek.com13 EbizON
  14. 14. For Any Query or Installation of Open Badges, contact: Priyanka Jhamnani Sr. Drupal Consultant/Manager Email: priyanka@ebizontek.com Skype: priyanka.jhamnani Drupal.org http://drupal.org/node/1962434 id: Website: http://ebizontek.com EbizON

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