E-badge help

Below are answers to some of the questions we are asked about the Wheels of Time E-badge scheme.

What is the E-badge scheme?

The Wheels of Time E-badge scheme is an opportunity for you to explore Kent’s heritage online and earn virtual badges while doing so.

How can I collect E-badges?

  • Visit our E-badge scheme page and click on any active (full colour) badge to be taken to a page that includes or has a link to one or more Wheels of Time E-badge activities (some sites may have more than one E-badge activity and some may have other activities not recognised as Wheels of Time E-badge activities).
  • Complete one activity.
  • Make a note of the code given during or on completion of the activity or emailed to you following completion.
  • Register for or login to your E-badge Membership.
  • On your My E-badges page enter the code you were given.
  • The E-badge for the site that provided the activity will be added to your list.

Who can collect e-badges

Anybody, of any age, from anywhere, can collect E-badges.

Does having an E-badge entitle me to a real (physical) badge for that site

No, the e-badge scheme is entirely on-line.

Children aged 5-11 can collect a physical badge for any of our sites by visiting the site. See our Wheels of Time Help page for more details.

Can I earn more than one e-badge for a Wheels of Time site?

No, although some sites have more than one activity, only one e-badge can be earned for each site.

Are there award badges for the E-badge scheme?

We are not giving E-award badges but you will achieve levels, shown at the top of your My E-badges page by earning e-badges:

  • Level 1 for 5 e-badges
  • Level 2 for 10
  • Level 3 for 20
  • Level 4 for 30
  • Level 5 for 40

At the end of the Wheels of Time year (March 2022) we may give some recognition to those virtual heritage explorers that earn all of the available e-badges.

Can each of my children have separate E-badge accounts

You will need a different e-mail address for each e-badge account.

If your e-mail service supports sub-addressing (also referred to as plus addressing, tagged addressing or mail extensions)* you can use a different sub-address for each child, e.g.: john.smith+jack@gmail.com and john.smith+jill@gmail.com. Sub-addressed emails will be sent to the inbox of the base address, in our example john.smith@gmail.com.

*We know that Google (gmail) and hotmail allow sub-addressing and understand that Yahoo Mail and outlook.com do. Check the documentation for other e-mail sevices.