Badge-It Gadget Lite v0.5.0 - Simple scripted system to award and issue badges into Mozilla Open Badges Infrastructure
Copyright (c) 2012 Kerri Lemoie, Codery - gocodery.com
Licensed under the MIT license: http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
These scripts have been tested on a CentOS server running Apache 2.0 and PHP 5.3.2. Version PHP 5 and up should work fine.
There are three sub-directories of badge-it-gadget-lite: css, digital-badges and process-badges
style.css - Some styles to get started
badge-it-gadget-lite-badge-criteria.html - This is an example of a criteria url. Make it your own.
get-my-badge.php - This php script/ html page used to retrieve/issue a badge.
images/ - This is the directory where you can save your pre-made badges. Remember they need to be PNG files. We made one for you to start. Don't have any badge images yet? Check this site out: http://www.onlineiconmaker.com
issued/json/ - This is the directory where the badge json files will be stored
record-issued-badges.php - This script is called by the OpenBadges.issue callback in get-my-badge.php to record issued badges in badge_records.txt
.htaccess - You want to password protect this directory If you don't, anyone can award badges in your site's name. This file is included as a reminder.
badge_records.txt - Empty text file to which will be written badges that have been awarded and badges that have been issued to the OBI. This is helpful when tracking who got badges and who issued them to their backpacks.
gadget-settings.php - This is where you put in your site and badges settings. Information is provided for each setting.
gadget.php - The script that creates the JSON file, writes to the badge_records.txt file. It's the processing script that awards the badges.
index.php: The badger form to award the badge to your earner. Award a badge one by one. When you submit the form, the request is processed by gadget.php which will return a link for your earner to retrieve the badge.
- Place the badge-it-gadget-lite directory in a public directory on your web host. Ex: www.yourdomain.com/badge-it-gadget-lite
- In www.yourdomain.com/process-badges/gadget-settings.php make your settings changes and add your badges.
- Set permissions for process-badges/badge_records.txt and the digital-badges/issued/json directory to rwxrwxrwx (chmod 777).
- You may need to update your existing .htaccess file in the public root directory of your host (where your index file is) because your host's apache settings may not recognize .json files (your badge assertions). You'll know this to be the case if the issuer api returns a content type error when you issue a badge. In the existing .htaccess file, or create a new one if you don't have one, and add this line:
AddType application/json .json
In a browser window navigate to www.yourdomain.com/badge-it-gadget-lite/process-badges/index.php
Give yourself a badge!! (Really - there's a badge in there for you.)
Open Badges 1.0 launched 3/13/2013!! This version of the gadget uses the assertion structure for the beta backpack. It will work with Open Badges 1.0 and hope to update it soon.
If you download from github as a zip or tar file, it will name the directory as "Codery-badge-it-gadget-lite". Be sure to rename to badge-it-gadget-lite.
Your feedback and questions are welcomed and needed to make this better. Drop an email to email@example.com or submit to the repo issues.
The next version of Badge-It Gadget will be hardier using a db with forms for badge settings and history of badges awarded and issued. ETA TBD.