Welcome back to 5DoDL: We are excited to inform you that we have literally hundreds of members of staff across the University signed up to, and engaging with, this course. Well done everybody. This blog will remain open at least until March 2017, people can join in at any point, so please do let other members of staff know about it. They can join by Following this blog, which is discussed in the next paragraph.
Newcomers please read this carefully: Welcome to staff who have recently signed up. You can start here with this latest blog entry, or you can go back to the start, and work your way through. Whatever you do, you must first of all Follow this blog, and then comment in the blog posts to attempt the tasks and, hopefully, gain your digital badge. Click on this link for instructions on how to do that: comment-faq
‘Where is my Badge?’ Well done to those of you who have completed the activities in the first round. We will be sending you your badges very soon. Today’s blog will help you prepare for that.
‘I haven’t done all of the tasks, can I still do them?’ A fair percentage of blog followers have completed 2 or 3 of the activities. You can still go back and do those, please do, as we think you will get much more out of the course, and you’ll receive a digital badge, which provides evidence of your engagement and successful learning.
OK, let’s get on with today’s session – enjoy!
Credly is a platform that enables users to create and receive digital badges, and is the one we will be using to award you your digital badges for 5 Days of Digital Literacy. Credly refers to Digital Badges as ‘Credits’.
Some of you may have already received badges through Credly, after attending workshops and events in and outside of our University. Credly enables you to share your badges with your LinkedIn account, and to share with possible employers, or even via social networks if you wish.
It is not necessary for you to be a member of any online social network, or even to have LinkedIn to receive credits, but you do need a Credly account.
Today we’re asking you to set up a Credly Account in order to receive your digital badge (if you already have a Credly account, you do not need to create another one). Remember, this account may well be useful for future courses and events, not just this one.
PLEASE post a comment in the comment’s section of this blog post to confirm you have set up an account.
Click on the Credly Logo to watch a video tutorial about how to create an account, then set up your account.
At some point in the near future we will be sending badges out to those who have successfully completed the first round of 5DoDL – your acceptance of this badge will form part of the evidence for you to receive the badge for this round. Accepting the badge is very simple, but here’s a video about how you will do that (click image below)
IMPORTANT: No-one on this course has been sent a badge yet, so please hang on, we’ll be getting them to you as soon as we can. Remember, if you wish to receive a badge/credit for this course you need to have successfully completed all of the activities. (there’s lots of you who have only attempted a couple).