General plugins (Local): Open Badge Factory

Maintained by Picture of Jouni SuorsaJouni Suorsa, Picture of Heidi WikmanHeidi Wikman, Picture of Mika VeljoMika Veljo
Issue Open Badges created in Open Badge Factory from Moodle, and display badges issued to users.

Open Badge Factory 0.2.13

Release notes

Changes in this release

  • Added Profile completion awarding criteria
  • Added a setting to control badge assertion event retrieval (Get badges issued from moodle via OBF or all issue-events )

Open Badge Factory -plugin

Open Badge Factory is a cloud platform that provides the tools your organization needs to implement a meaningful and sustainable Open Badges system.

With the local_obf plugin you can issue Open Badges created in Open Badge Factory. To use the plugin, you need an account on (You can register for free, see for details about different service levels).

How to install

Moodle 2.7, 2.9, 3.0, 3.1 and up:

  1. Install the zip via Moodle's plugin page. Select "local" as the type of the plugin. (alternative: unzip to moodle's local subdirectory)
  2. Update the database using the notifications page
  3. Complete the Post install steps

Post install

To connect to Open Badge Factory, the plugin needs a request token or API key.

To generate the required API key, log in to Open Badge Factory. When logged in, navigate to Admin tools > API key. On the API key -page click on Generate certificate signing request token.

Copy the generated token into OBF Moodle plugin settings, in Site administration > Open Badges > Settings.

Moodle 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Version information

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Supported software
Moodle 2.7, Moodle 2.8, Moodle 2.9, Moodle 3.0, Moodle 3.1, Moodle 3.2, Moodle 3.3

Version control information

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Default installation instructions for plugins of the type General plugins (Local)

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the module.
  3. Place the folder in the "local" subdirectory.
  4. Visit to finish the installation.