MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: stable
Implementation MyWiki , API
Description Allow the wiki to become an OpenBadges issuer
Maintainer(s) Tom Fellows
Latest version 0.3.0
MediaWiki >= 1.33.0
Database changes Yes
Tables openbadges_class
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later

  • $wgOpenBadgesThumb
  • $wgOpenBadgesRequireEmail
  • $wgOpenBadgesRequireEmailConfirmation

  • createbadge
  • issuebadge
  • viewbadge
Quarterly downloads 4 (Ranked 159th)
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Vagrant role openbadges
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The OpenBadges extension allows for Open Badges to be issued through MediaWiki.

  • A badge can be created on the wiki, by anyone with the createbadge right, using a png or svg image as an illustration through Special:BadgeCreate.
  • A badge can be awarded, by anyone with the issuebadge right, to other users on the wiki which fulfil the e-mail requirements, either through Special:BadgeIssue or api.php?action=openbadgesissue.
  • Any user can view their awarded badges through Special:BadgeView.
  • Anyone can use api.php?action=openbadges to access a hosted assertion (that is, an awarded badge), in accordance with the Open Badges specification: 1.1, if the recipient user on the wiki still fulfills the e-mail requirements.

Installation edit

  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called OpenBadges in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'OpenBadges' );
  • Run the update script which will automatically create the necessary database tables that this extension needs.
  • Configure as required
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Configuration edit

Require recipients to have set an e-mail address (enabled by default)
$wgOpenBadgesRequireEmail = true;
Require recipients to have confirmed their e-mail address (disabled by default)
$wgOpenBadgesRequireEmailConfirmation = true;
Set the width (in px) of png thumbnails for svg badge illustrations delivered in badge assertion (400 by default)
$wgOpenBadgesThumb = 400;

See also edit