Badges in higher education have gained currency among early adopters. One such e ort is the award-winning badge system developed at the University of California, Davis. In the interdisciplinary major of sustainable agriculture and food systems, students can complement their coursework with badges for workshops, projects, and internships. Badges also play a part in edX, an online learning e ort sponsored jointly by MIT and Harvard University. Both institutions will o ffer online courses free via edX with “certiﬁcates” (badges) available for a modest fee to those who complete the coursework. This open-source platform will be made available to colleges and universities that want to host it.