How are Credentials Issued Through the Canvas Integration with Accredible?

Once you have the Accredible app installed, it's time to start issuing credentials!

If you have not yet set up the Canvas integration with Accredible yet, here is our guide to getting you up and running: Set up the Canvas Integration with Accredible


Contents

Linking the Course to an Accredible Group
Adding the Accredible Item to the Course Module
Completion Criteria
How Will My Students Recieve their Credential?
Do My Students Need to Leave Canvas?


Linking the Course to an Accredible Group 

Good to Know: You can link more than one Canvas course to a single Accredible group. This way you can issue the same credential for multiple different Canvas courses.

Note: You will need to be an Administrator within your Accredible account to access the Accredible external tool within Canvas.

You must first Create a Group within Accredible in order to issue credentials from Canvas. Once you have a predefined group in Accredible, you are ready to link the group to your course.

  1. Navigate to the course you wish to issue a credential for.
  2. Click on the 'Accredible' hyperlink on the left-hand panel.
  3. Click 'Configure'.
  4. Select a group from the dropdown menu. Narrow down the results by typing in the Group Identifier.
  5. Click 'Save'.

Adding the Accredible Item to the Course Module

  1. Click the '+' icon on the module.
  2. Select ‘External Tool’ from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click ‘Accredible’ to auto-populate the fields.
  4. Click 'Add item'. 
  5. Publish your item when ready.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

  • Credentials will be unapproved if there is no certificate or badge design selected for your Accredible group.


Completion Criteria

You can define the completion criteria for a certificate or badge by changing your course module settings in Canvas. The Accredible item you add is only accessible to students who complete the required steps. 




How Will My Students Recieve their Credential? 


If a student meets the requirements you have set, all they need to do to gain their credential is click the Accredible module item and a credential will be generated:





IMPORTANT NOTE:

When the credential is generated your recipients will receive a credential delivery email unless you chose to disable emails for the group. View this article for instructions on how to do this: Can I Turn Off Emails Being Sent to Recipients



Do My Students Need to Leave Canvas?


The credential view is embedded within Canvas, so there is no need for your students to leave their Canvas instance! However, they can access www.credential.net if they wish, by clicking the 'Accredible' placement on the left-hand side menu. 







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