So, Digital Open Badges - What are they? For those not in the know, a badge is a symbol or indicator of an accomplishment, skill, quality or interest. Digital Open Badges are an online standard for recognizing and verifying learning. They allow recipients to use an image to quickly show off their skills and achievements.
At Accredible we are output agnostic, meaning that you can display your recipients credentials in a number of formats. So you can choose to display a certificate, a badge or both on the credential page.
Here’s an example:
Designing your badge
We have our own Badge Builder studio which can be found on the Accredible dashboard of your account under "Certificate designs." Then, click on "create badge design" and your browser will redirect you to a new window/tab for the design studio.
After you complete your design, you will need to download and save the badge to your computer by sending yourself your design. Then, you can upload the badge to your desired group (see below for more info on uploading your badge).
This can be done by clicking on download badge as SVG or download badge as PNG and entering your email address.
The badge image must be a PNG file, square, and at least 256x256 pixels in size.
This help page talks your through the specifications and offers some hi-resolution files you can use for your badge: https://help.accredible.com/hc/en-us/articles/212797289-Designing-a-badge
Upload your badge
Once you have the image prepared and ready to go just follow these steps to add the badge to your chosen group:
- Select ‘Groups’ from the top menu
- Select the group you want to add the badge for
- Under "Information and Appearance," head to Badge Design.
- Select ‘Upload New Badge Image’ and then select the image you want to upload.
- Then click ‘Save Badge Design’ in the bottom left hand corner and you're done!