Verifiable, digital credentials awarded to eligible course participants
Upon successful completion of select NC State Executive Education open enrollment programs, custom programs, and online courses, each program participant will receive a digital badge.
Digital badges are a visual display of the skill you have developed and help you to instantly verify your professional or technical expertise. These images contain granular, verified information that employers can use to evaluate an individual’s skill set or potential.
What is an open, verifiable digital badge?
Open badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online.
How does my digital certification get displayed as a badge?
We have partnered with Credly to translate the learning outcomes you’ve 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 digital 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. You can search and apply for job opportunities right through the Acclaim Platform.
How will I know if I’ve earned a badge?
You will receive an email notification from the Acclaim Platform (firstname.lastname@example.org) with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.
What if I don’t want to make my badge public?
You can easily configure your privacy settings in the Acclaim Platform. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.
What keeps someone else from copying my badge and using it?
While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on Credly’s Acclaim Platform. This link to verified data makes them more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate. It also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your credential and your associated identity.
Where and how can I share my digital badge?
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.