How To Earn Badges

Members earn badges in several ways. First, you earn badges by creating questions and groups. As your questions are used in other members' tests and voted up, you earn more badges. You also earn additional badges by editing other members' questions and improving site content.

Here's a list of all the badges you can earn, along with the amount of reputation each badge is worth.

Badges
Name Reputation Description
Basic Subscriber 5 Purchase a 1-year subscription to Help Teaching Basic.
Content Area Expert 20 Create 20 questions in a single content area, all of which have a non negative vote score and are used in at least 5 tests each.
Content Moderator 5 Assigned responsibility for moderating site content.
Editor 2 Edit a question.
Good Group 5 Create a group that has been added to 5 tests.
Good Question 10 Create a question with a vote score of 5 that has been added to 25 tests.
Great Group 10 Create a group that has been added to 10 tests.
Great Question 15 Create a question with a vote score of 10 that has been added to 50 tests.
Group Creator 3 Create a group.
Pro Subscriber 5 Purchase a 1-year subscription to Help Teaching Pro.
Question Creator 2 Create five questions with a non-negative vote score.

Each badge is associated with a certain amount of reputation points. When you have accumulated enough reputation, you will be given a star. This star will appear next to your member name throughout the site.

5 reputation points =
15 reputation points =
25 reputation points =

Members with blue, green or orange stars can vote questions down. These members can help improve the Help Teaching site. We will be adding more functionality based on badges in the next few months so stay tuned!