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Digital Badges Showcase Verifiable Credentials
.Acuity Institute is committed to providing the tools you need to achieve your professional goals, and we understand the challenge of communicating your credentials in an ever-expanding online marketplace. That is why we’ve partnered with Credly’s Acclaim Platform to provide you with a digital version of your credentials. Digital badges can be used in email signatures or digital resumes, and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. This digital image contains verified metadata that describes your qualifications and the process required to earn the credentials. The badge program is provided to you at no additional cost, and acceptance of badges is totally up to you.
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Badge Benefits for Job Seekers and Employers
Acuity’s digital badge program goes beyond easing the process of sharing verified credentials. While managing your badges on the Acclaim Platform, you’ll find support for finding your next job as well. The many benefits of claiming your digital badges include:
- Share a web-enabled graphic or a link to your certification through LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, email, documents, and web
- Offer employers a trusted method for real-time, one-click verification
- Access labor market insights that relate your skills to jobs on the Acclaim Platform
Labor market insights are pulled from live job requisitions
Based on your skills, learn which employers are hiring, what job titles you might be qualified for, salary ranges, and more
Search active job listings and apply with just a few clicks
If you’re not in the market for a new job, sharing your credentials through badges will boost your profile and showcase your hard work.
Receive and Share a Badge in Seconds
Once you earn a certificate from Acuity Institute, you’re three steps away from sharing your new credentials! You’ll receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to get started.
- Click the link in the email.
- Create an account on the YourAcclaim site.
- Accept your badge and start sharing.
You’ll receive both a web-enabled image and a link to share. Again, there is no fee for this service and acceptance is totally up to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an open badge?
Open badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification, or learning outcome that can be verified online in real time.
How does my certification get displayed as a badge?
We have partnered with Credly to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated into a badge that is issued and managed through the company’s Acclaim Platform. The technology Credly uses on its Acclaim Platform is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to manage, share, and verify your competencies digitally.
What are the benefits of a digital badge?
A badge gives you a way to share your skills online in a way that is simple, trusted, and easily verified in real time. Badges provide employers and peers with concrete evidence of what did to earn your credential and what you’re now capable of. Credly’s Acclaim Platform also offers labor market insights, based on your skills. You can search and apply for job opportunities right through the Acclaim Platform.
Who is Credly?
Credly is the end-to-end solution for issuing and managing digital credentials. Credly works with credible organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals, worldwide. In 2018, Credly acquired Pearson’s Acclaim, and together, the Credly Acclaim platform is the most comprehensive global solution for recognizing skills, capabilities, and achievements, reaching everywhere learning takes place and skills are assessed.
How will I know if I’ve earned a badge?
You will receive an email notification with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.
What if I don’t want my badge to be public?
You can easily configure your privacy settings in the Acclaim Platform. You’re in complete control of any information about yourself that is made public.
Is there a fee to use Credly’s Acclaim Platform?
No. This is a service we provide to you at no cost.
What’s to keep someone else from copying my badge and using it?
Each badge’s digital image file is uniquely linked to data hosted on Credly’s Acclaim Platform. This link to verified data makes the digital badge more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate. It also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your credential and your associated identity.
Where and how can I share my badge through Credly’s Acclaim Platform?
You can share your badge directly from the Acclaim Platform to LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, over email, embedded in a website, or added to your email signature.
What are labor market insights and how can I access them through Credly’s Acclaim Platform?
Labor market insights are pulled from live job requisitions. Based on your skills, you can learn which employers are hiring, what job titles you might be qualified for, salary ranges, and more. Search active job listings and even apply for them with just a few clicks through the Acclaim Platform. Access the labor market insights from your Badge Details page by clicking Related Jobs, or by clicking the skill tags assigned to your badge.
Can I export badges issued through Credly’s Acclaim Platform to other badge-storing platforms?
Yes, you can download your badge from the Share Badge page. Your downloaded badge contains Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI)-compliant metadata embedded into the image. This allows you to store your badge on other OBI-compliant badge sites, such as the Mozilla Backpack.
Can I import badges issued from other platforms into Credly’s Acclaim Platform?
Not at this time.
I have a question about the Acclaim Platform. Where can I find support?
You can find answers to frequently asked questions about the Acclaim Platform at support.youracclaim.com.
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