I guess I'm still not clear:
What QUIZ activity completion criteria is used by badges if a passing grade is set in the gradebook?
If the latter, it could save a bit of arm waiving. Right now (2.6,0), I use activity completion on a Certificate "activity" and use viewing that as the criterion for badges
If I could use the quiz directly as the criterion, users could view their badge immediately after passing the quiz and not have to view their certificates. I fear 100 "where's my badge?" calls every month.
Also, I plan to use a course as a template about 100 others. Is this gradebook passing grade going to be inherited with the course? Or is it set in the each new instance?