Student Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are these badges about?

A badge is a symbol or indicator of an accomplishment, skill, competency, or interest. The badges can represent achievements and skills, and communicate successes.

Learning can happen anywhere, in schools and also online. Badges provide a digital proof that this learning has taken place.

Upon completion of one of the Choose Safety programmes, a Digital Badge is awarded to you in recognition of your increased understanding of health and safety at work.

These are digital badges which you can use on your website, CV or collect in an on-line Open Badge Backpack.

How do I earn a badge for the Choose Safety learning?

When you complete any of six HSA Choose Safety units or complete any of the four HSA Choose Safety learning programmes you will earn a digital badge. Your teacher will submit your details to this site https://badges.hsalearning.ie and the site will email you a link to claim your badge.

What can I do with digital badges?

You can collect the badges you earn in your own online backpack so that you can show and share them with your teachers, parents, potential employers and friends. This allows you to store numerous badges from different sources and more easily share them.

How do I create a Backpack?

To create your own backpack, all you need to do is to visit the http://backpack.openbadges.org website and sign up. You will need to use your email address and create a password for the backpack site.

You can now collect badges from a number of sources including the https://badges.hsalearning.ie website. For example, if you are interested in making webpages you can check out the https://learning.mozilla.org/blog/badges to earn more badges.

Open Badges Backpack Setup

If you already have a backpack set up, you will be prompted to sign into your Mozilla Persona Account.

  • Click on the Yup button to accept the badge and add it to your backpack
  • Once added – click on the Open Badge Backpack link to view your backpack. You should be able to see the badge in your backpack along with any others you have already added.

If you do not yet have a backpack set up, you will need to go through the steps to set up a Mozilla Persona account and the badge backpack.

  • Click on the Sign in Link. This will open the Mozilla Persona login - This may open in a new tab, or window.
  • Create a username with the email address that you had your badge issued with
  • Create a password
  • This will launch into your Persona Account Manager where you can update your account settings later if you wish
  • Return to the page with the accept link for your badge (if it opened a new window for Persona, you can close this)
  • Click on the Accept link
  • Click on the Yup button to accept the badge and add it to your backpack
  • Once added – Click on the Open Badge Backpack link to view your backpack. You should be able to see the badges that you have added.
Digital Badges
Last modified: Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 10:03 AM