Digital Badge Anatomy

Digital badges

Digital badges recognise skills, participation, awards or workplace achievement and are flexible and easily shared.

Learners retain management and control over their digital badges after they complete their learning and can continue to add credentials to their digital backpack as they engage in lifelong learning.

Multiple badge agents

Using the Open Badges standard, multiple badge agents or issuers can be configured, allowing for flexible options when it comes to issuing digital credentials.

Credential templates can be tied to specific issuers – e.g., all credentials for the School of Medicine can be tied to the School of Medicine issuer account.

Or transition to a new badge agent, while retaining management and control of badges you’ve already issued through a legacy badge agent.

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Multiple evidence sources

Rather than being restricted to recognising achievements for credentials using assessment items from a single course, you can recognise achievements and show proof of learning using assessment items drawn from multiple courses in a single credential.

This gives the learner broader and deeper evidence of their skills. This is especially useful when recognising 21st century skills, or durable skills, which are usually developed across multiple areas of study.

Evidence matrix builder

The Evidence Matrix Builder provides a flexible yet robust framework from which digital credentials can be created without the need for an existing rubric.

Instead, map the elements of the competency to assessment and evidence, with or independent of the learning management system (LMS).

Credentialate artefacts are embedded within the personal evidence record


Credentialate is expanding the scope of evidence beyond quantitative and qualitative feedback to dramatically enrich evidence with Artefacts. With Credentialate, you can upload and store personal artefacts for learners in the form of files such as videos, images and documents, to use as customised evidence of skills for a credential. Additionally, text – such as individual feedback – can be embedded in the record.

Artefacts can be uploaded and stored in Credentialate using the Credentialate API, and displayed as links in a new Artefacts section on the Personal Evidence Record where they can be shared and downloaded.

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Personal Evidence

Visibility and recognition of skills

Provisional Evidence

Recognise progression of learning

Templates Library

Maintain consistency and scale faster

Create, Store & Share Evidence

Award badges and embed evidence

Learner Dashboard

24/7 visibility of learner progress

Learner Passport

Next generation learning credentials

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Digital Badges

Digital badges recognise skills or workplace achievement and are flexible and easily shared. Manage complex awarding criteria


Make learners' skills visible and show proof of what they can do through quantitative and qualitative data and artefacts of learning

Skills Data

Create order from data chaos. Unleash skills data from disparate systems. Surface insights for the institution, learner and employers


Enable comptency-based education (CBE), mastery-based and other types of learning models. Recognise progression of learning

Learner Dashboard

Dynamic 24/7 display of provisional and earned badges, cohort comparison and feedback accessible by the learning community

Learner Passport

Provide a holistic portrait of a learner that supports employability in their current learning journey and throughout their lifelong learning
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