Commencing January 2019, DDLS will be rolling out digital badging for students who have completed a course with us. The first badges to be distributed will be for ITIL courses, and from there, we will gradually continue to roll-out over the first few months of 2019 until we have digital badges for all of our courses.
In order to deliver digital badging, we have partnered with Credly’s Acclaim platform to provide you with a digital version of your credentials. We’re excited to provide our students with tangible, digital recognition that can be identified in an ever-expanding online marketplace. Digital badges can be used in email signatures or digital resumes and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Within the digital image contains verified metadata that describes your qualifications and the process required to earn them.
Once you complete a course with DDLS, you will receive an email from Credly which will lead you to Credly’s Acclaim Platform. From there, it’s up to you how you socialise your credentials.
Example of digital badge design
Q: What are the benefits of a badge?
A: Representing your skills as a badge gives you a way to share your abilities online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified in real time. Badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn your credential and what you’re now capable of. Credly’s Acclaim Platform also offers labour market insights, based on your skills.
Q: Who is Credly?
A: Credly is the end-to-end solution for issuing and managing digital credentials. Credly works with credible organisations to provide digital credentials to individuals, worldwide.
Q: How will I know if I’ve earned a badge?
A: You will receive an email notification from the Acclaim Platform (email@example.com) after the completion of your course with DDLS, with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.
Q: What if I don’t want my badge to be public?
A: You can easily configure your privacy settings in the Acclaim Platform. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.
Q: Is there a fee to use Credly’s Acclaim Platform?
A: No. This is a service we provide to you, at no cost.
Q: What’s to keep someone else from copying my badge and using it?
A: While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on Credly’s Acclaim Platform. This link to verified data makes them more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate. It also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your credential and your associated identity.
Q: Where and how can I share my badge?
A: You can share your badge directly from the Acclaim Platform to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website or in your email signature.
Q: I have a question about the Acclaim Platform. Where can I find support?
A: You can find answers to frequently asked questions here: support.youracclaim.com