Digital Badging

What is a digital badge?

A validated indicator of accomplishments, skills, competencies, quality, or interest that can be earned in a variety of learning environments (i.e. “face-to-face, hybrid/blended courses, and online course”).

What are the benefits of digital badges?

In the context of professional development, digital badges can recognize prior learning and provide evidence throughout the lifelong learning cycle (Diaz & Smith). Digital badges serve a micro-credential(s).

How to earn a digital badge?

All faculty are eligible to participate in any of the professional development workshops offered by the Digital Learning Innovations team to earn a digital badge upon successful completion of required milestones that are in the respective workshops. If you need a hard copy of your certificate, please email

How do I link digital badge(s) to social media platforms such as LinkedIn or personal / professional website?

Credly will be the digital badging platform that is used to store, display, share, and manage digital badges. Credly can be used to share digital badges with individuals and post to your LinkedIn account or personal/professional websites.



Diaz, V. & S. Smith. (2014). Educause 7 things you should know about badging for professional development. Educause