Acclaim Badging Kent State University Digital BadgesThe Credly Acclaim badge platform is the digital credential provider of Kent State University.

What is a Digital Badge?

A digital badge is a web-enabled visual representations of your achievements. Each digital badge contains pre-validated metadata which provides concrete evidence of what you did to earn the badge and allows you to easily manage, verify and share them online. Digital badges can be added to social media profiles, such as LinkedIn, resumes, portfolios, email signatures and much more. 

About Acclaim

Kent State is committed to helping learners achieve success by offering digital badges which represent participation, achievements, training, or certifications that are validated through our organization. The Acclaim platform provides a way to manage, share, and verify digital badges. 

View Kent State's current list of badge offerings

What are the benefits of a digital badge on the Acclaim platform?

  • Connections to Labor Market Insights, bringing real jobs data to bear
  • Recommendations for which course or what to learn next
  • Quick and easy way of posting to multiple social media platforms
  • A more efficient way of articulating achievements, skills, and competencies 

Badge Migration

In July 2020, Kent State University digital badging will be migrating from Credly to the Acclaim platform. 

Badge Earners

Badge earners who have accepted and/or claimed badges issued via Credly will automatically have their badges migrated to the Acclaim platform. In order to access badges in the new platform, users will need to create an Acclaim user account. Acclaim badge earner user accounts are FREE, and there is no fee for using this service.

If you have questions about creating a badge earner user account or accessing your existing badges on the Acclaim platform, please submit a request.

Create a Digital Badge 

New digital badges for an event, course, certification, conference, workshop, or training can be created and added to the Acclaim platform. Kent State University departments or units interested in creating a digital badge will need an Acclaim badge issuer user account. Please note that digital badges need to follow Kent State brand standards

To request a badge issuer account or need assistance with digital badges, please submit a request.

Badge Support

For additional help with the Acclaim platform, please view the support videos below or visit the Acclaim Help Center for step-by-step tutorials and user forums.  

Video Resources:

For additional questions on digital badges at Kent State University, please submit a request


How will I know if I’ve earned a badge?

You will receive an email notification from the Acclaim Platform ( with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.

For instructions on setting up your account, click here

I did not yet receive my digital badge notification email. How do I locate this?

If you have not received your badge notification email from Credly's Acclaim platform, please work with your IT department to add as a trusted sender. Additionally, please make sure to check your junk or spam folders. Please know that you are able to accept your digital badge from HFMA outside of an email notification. You may create an account or login directly on the Acclaim platform with the email you have on file with HFMA. After successfully logging in, your badge(s) will be waiting for you in your Dashboard to accept and share.

How do I add my badge to my LinkedIn profile?

To share your badge details to your LinkedIn profile follow these steps. Add to your Profile to make your accomplishment a permanent part of your online resume. Your achievement will populate within the License & Credential section of your profile. You may also share to your Newsfeed, the badge image will appear and your contacts can comment on the post.

What if I do not want my badge to be public?

You can easily configure your privacy settings in Credly’s Acclaim platform. You are in complete control of which information about yourself you make public.

What prevents someone else from copying my badge and using it?

While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to verified data hosted on Credly’s Acclaim platform. This link makes them more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate. It also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your achievement and your associated identity.

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.