Digital badges offer recognition for achievement and can motivate students and teachers to accomplish tasks and complete projects.
No doubt that badges can be a good pedagogical tool and it is something we have had several (quite loud ;-) discussions about in the product department. So far, we have no concrete plans for implementing badges – but that does not mean it will not show up in the future :-). Although we have not implemented a badge feature in itslearning, there is of cause nothing stopping teachers from applying badges and other gamification elements in their teaching. A badge can be a smiley attached to a homework. Happy teaching – with or without badges :-) .