Today, we’re interviewing Trivantis® Community Manager, Jennie Valley, on the newest addition to the Community—badges! As you know, this feature recently made its first appearance in the Community. Many members immediately began earning badges. (I definitely did.)
Jennie stopped by the Everything eLearning Blog Headquarters and gave us the inside scoop on badges. Here we go!
- Jennie, what’s your personal favorite badge that members can earn?
My favorite is the Trivantis Community Advocate. It’s a badge that’s awarded by the Community team to recognize a member for being available on the site to answer questions, post content, participate in contests, and just be an all-around great person to have on the Trivantis Community. It’s always great to see people come forward and embrace the benefits of joining.
- How easy is it to earn your first badge?
It’s super easy. You literally just have to log in to earn the Trivantis Community Beginner badge. We wanted to make some of our badges very easy to earn while others may require a bit more time and effort.
- Is there really a PAWSOME Course badge?
I wish! As a dog owner I think it’s a great idea. It was sent out as an April fools’ joke though. Feel free to start a petition in the comments or on social media! #MakeTrivantisPawsome, maybe? How the Community is shaped is largely based on feedback and comments provided to us by members so I’ll fight to make that happen with your support.
- Why did Trivantis want to add badges to the Community?
First and foremost, we appreciate the time people take to visit and participate in activities on the Community. We understand that your day is busy and we might not always be the first thing on your mind when you log in to your computer. So to give back we wanted to award you badges. From simple tasks like logging in to more complex ones like writing a product review, you deserve to get recognition for your efforts.
It was also highly demanded. When I first started as Community Manager I made sure to speak with people to get their opinions on what we were doing right and what we needed to improve on. During multiple conversations the addition of badging came up. Adding badges was also the number one response when we asked Community members in a survey to tell us what new feature should be added.
Not to mention it’s a fun and educational way to interact with our company, products, and other members!
- Will you be adding more badges?
Yes! Throughout the year we want to introduce new badges and even a leaderboard so you can compete with other eLearning professionals. If you have a badge idea we’d love to hear it. Just send us a quick note on social media or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ready to start earning your badges? Log in or register for the Trivantis Community today.