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, here is our guide to getting you up and running: Set up the Canvas Integration with Accredible


Create the Group for the Canvas Course 
Adding the Accredible Item to the Course Module and Selecting Group
Completion Criteria
How Will My Students Receive Their Credential?
Do My Students Need to Leave Canvas?

Create the Group for the Canvas Course 

Good to Know: You can link multiple Accredible groups to one Canvas Course.

Note: You must 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. If you do not yet have an Accredible Group created, you can follow the below steps to create one within Canvas:

  1. Navigate to the course for which you wish to issue a credential.
  2. Click on the Accredible hyperlink on the left-hand panel.
  3. Your Accredible Dashboard will display
  4. Select Groups from the menu. 
  5. Click Create Group.
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Adding the Accredible Item to the Course Module and Selecting Group

  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. Once added, Select the Accredible tool in the Module
  6. You will then have the option to choose an existing Group set up or Select a new Group.
  7. Click Continue to Save.
  8. Please go ahead and Publish your item when ready.

Ensure the URL is

create module


  • Credentials will be unapproved if no certificate or badge design is 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 Receive Their Credentials? 

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:


When the credential is generated, your recipients will receive a credential delivery email unless you choose 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 by clicking the Accredible placement on the left-hand side menu. 

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