Learn More About Digital Badging

Saint Louis University Workforce Center is dedicated to providing our students with the tools you need to achieve your professional goals, and it can be hard to articulate your skills in a series of bullet points on a resume. That's why we partnered with Credly over two years ago to provide you with a web-enabled, verifiable version of your credential through its badging platform. As part of Phase II of our digital badging program, we recently upgraded to a new Credly platform called Acclaim in order to celebrate the accomplishments of our students as they complete Certificate Programs and Certification Bootcamps at the Center. This new platform has a similar look and feel, but offers improved tools to earners for sharing their badges and also showing the alignment between skills earned and market insights and data. You can find more information in the FAQs below. If you have any questions beyond that, please feel free to reach out to us at info@workforcecenter.slu.edu or 314-977-3226. To see the Center's list of digital badges, visit our ACCLAIM SITE.

What is a digital badge?

Digital badges enable the data-rich recognition, communication, and tracking of achievement. The Saint Louis University Workforce Center and Credly have partnered to provide our students the ability to earn a digital badge for any Certificate Program or Certification Bootcamp course that they take at the Center. Organizations use Credly's Acclaim system to issue portable and secure credentials that empower earners, make outcomes and skills more transparent and gain actionable data and insights about how and where those credentials are being used. All Certificates and Certification Bootcamps completed after January 1, 2018 through SLU's Workforce Center, will be issued a digital badge.

How does my credential get displayed as a badge?

We have partnered with Credly to translate the learning outcomes you have demonstrated into a badge, 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 badge?

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 labor market insights, based on your skills.

Who can receive a badge?

Because the Workforce Center is an important contributor to professional development, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to display the skills you learn with us. Currently, students will receive a badge when they complete a Certificate or Certification prep course with the Workforce Center.

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 in your email signature.

Will badges be retroactive?

No, SLU's Workforce Center will not issue badges for Certificates or Certification bootcamps completed before January 1, 2018.

What if I don't want my digital badge to be public?

If you do not want your badge to be visible to the public, you can make them private. In fact, you may simply disregard the digital badge e-mail if you do not wish to participate in the program. The Workforce Center takes very seriously the importance of putting you in control of your badges. All information regarding your badges can be configured within Credly's Acclaim system.

What is happening with my existing badges in Credly?

Your badge(s) is moving from Credly’s classic platform to their enhanced Acclaim platform. This new platform allows earners to see how their course/certificate completion aligns with trending industry skills.

How will I know my badges have migrated to the Acclaim Platform?

You will receive an email from admin@youracclaim.com inviting you to establish a password to claim your account. If you previously accepted a badge from Credly, you’ll only be asked for the password.

Is there a fee for claiming and sharing my badge?

No, there is no fee to use the Credly's new Acclaim Platform. Managing and sharing badges is free, and account set-up is easy.

Can I use any credentials to create my Acclaim account?

No, you must use the email address that the digital badge email was sent to when creating your account on Acclaim.

I have a question about the Acclaim Platform. Where can I find support?

You can find answers to frequently asked questions here: support.youracclaim.com.