The University of Alabama’s College of Continuing Studies has partnered with digital
badging provider Credly and their badging platform, Acclaim, to provide you with digital
credentials upon completion of select faculty and staff professional development opportunities.
A digital badge can be used in email signatures, on personal web sites, on social
media accounts, and on electronic versions of your resume or CV to convey the skills
you have acquired to earn a credential.

What is a Digital Badge?

A digital badge is an image that is linked to personalized metadata, which provide
specific information about your achievement.

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One-Click Verification

A digital badge is an online representation of an achievement, with distinct advantages
over a printed certificate. It allows interested parties to view, with a single click,
the metadata that is attached to your badge. This metadata provides detailed information
on your skills and qualifications, including the activities you completed to earn
the credential. This is useful when trying to demonstrate the value of your capabilities,
and serves as verified proof that you have earned the credential.

When someone clicks the link that corresponds to your digital badge, they will see
a badge overview page on the Acclaim website.

Why Should I Participate in the Digital Badge Program?

Digital badges are a transparent, portable, and verifiable way to demonstrate your
skills and recognize your achievements. They clearly represent to external viewers
the criteria, assessment requirements, and rigor of the professional development programs
you have completed.