Digital Badges

EarnComplete Your Online Course Or Workshop To Earn A Kent State University Digital Badge.
ClaimFollow the instructions in your email (sent by to earn your badge.
ShareTell everyone! Share your badge directly to LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, email and more.

Credly Digital Credentialing Platform

What are the benefits of a digital badge on the Credly platform for BADGE EARNERS?

Kent State University is committed to helping learners achieve success by offering digital badges which represent participation, achievements, training, certifications, and credentials that are validated through our organization. The Credly platform provides Kent State University badge issuers an efficient way to issue, manage, verify, and report digital badges.

    • Digital badges provide earners a secure and verifiable method of sharing personal and professional credentials with professional organizations and employers.
    • Digital badges contain rich metadata that more efficiently communicates specific achievements, skills, and competencies earned than paper certificates.
    • Digital badges can be easily posted to multiple social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
    • Links to earned badges can be shared with employers or included in a portfolio, website, resume, and email signature.
    • Badge earners gain real-time insight into employment opportunities based on skills and competencies associated with badges.
    • Badge earners can store any digital badges issued via the Credly platform in their account.
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Acclaim Badging Kent State University Digital Badges

New digital badges for an event, course, certification, conference, workshop, or training can be created and added to the Credly platform. Kent State University units, colleges, or departments interested in issuing digital badges will first need to request a Credly badge issuer user account.

Please note that digital badge images need to follow Kent State brand standards. And there may be some cost to the unit, college, or department issuing badges.

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


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

When Kent State University issues a badge, the badge earner will receive an email notification from the Credly platform with instructions for claiming the earned badge.

Note: Badge earners that do not have an existing Credly account will need to create an account in order to accept or share badges. View instructions for managing your Credly account.

Do I have to pay a fee to get, or use, my Kent State University digital badge?

Badge earners do NOT have to pay a fee to get or use digital badges issued to them on the Credly platform. Badger earners will need to create a FREE Credly account in order to accept or share digital badges.

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

You can easily configure your privacy settings in the Credly 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 the Credly 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.