Digital Badges

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’.

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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.  

Activity:

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.

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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)

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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).

101 thoughts on “Digital Badges

  1. Chris Rowell IELTS November 7, 2016 / 2:12 pm

    I don’t see any videos when I follow the link… There is a suspicious big white space where a video should be and instructions on how to embed it, but no video.

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    • Ian Tindal November 7, 2016 / 2:34 pm

      I waited a while then clicked on the white space and it sort of flashed the video on and off, it played better after hitting the full screen toggle.

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  2. Verity Allen November 7, 2016 / 2:50 pm

    Account set up.

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  3. Rebecca Braun November 7, 2016 / 3:07 pm

    Account set up

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  4. Catherine Foottit November 7, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    Account set up

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  5. Bettina Beinhoff November 7, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    Account set up and ready to go – awaiting the first badges.

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  6. Kemoh Rogers November 7, 2016 / 4:35 pm

    wish to begin watching the new videos

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  7. Emily Millar November 7, 2016 / 4:59 pm

    Account set up.

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  8. Peter Crabtree November 7, 2016 / 6:21 pm

    Easy to set up an account

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  9. Felicity Savage November 7, 2016 / 6:45 pm

    Set up the account from watching the video easily. The first time I tried to watch the receiving badge video it didn’t work but having closed down the how to set up an account video and started the receive badges again, it worked fine.

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  10. Mark Kerrigan November 7, 2016 / 7:14 pm

    All done – I really like digital badges 🙂

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  11. Kemoh Rogers November 7, 2016 / 10:27 pm

    I set up my account much earlier today. Why cant I view my comment?

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  12. Kemoh Rogers November 7, 2016 / 10:29 pm

    Oh sorry. I scrolled down too fast. I now see my earlier comment

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  13. Christopher O'Kane November 7, 2016 / 11:01 pm

    Account set up

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  14. Sally-Anne Francis November 8, 2016 / 8:42 am

    All set-up thank you.

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  15. Penny Screech November 8, 2016 / 12:27 pm

    Credly account set up.

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  16. wendy finch November 8, 2016 / 12:44 pm

    Managed to follow the video and now my Credly account is all set up

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  17. kateouthwaite November 8, 2016 / 1:14 pm

    Credly account setup – ready to receive (once I finish the rest of the activities!)

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  18. Laura November 8, 2016 / 1:31 pm

    Account set up

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  19. Maria Mansfield November 8, 2016 / 2:23 pm

    Account set up

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  20. Sandra Cross November 8, 2016 / 2:40 pm

    That was pretty straight forward – not sure how it will be useful yet!

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  21. Carol McMaster November 8, 2016 / 2:43 pm

    Credly account created and message sent to Angela Ruskin via SfB

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  22. Steph November 8, 2016 / 5:08 pm

    Account set up

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  23. Nicole November 9, 2016 / 10:10 am

    Ditto! Account set up

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  24. Nicky Milner November 9, 2016 / 11:43 am

    I have successfully signed into my account (set up previously).

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  25. margaret meredith November 9, 2016 / 11:55 am

    account set up

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  26. Danielle Hooker November 10, 2016 / 10:42 am

    Account set up

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  27. Amy Myatt November 11, 2016 / 10:21 am

    account set up

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  28. Amanda Remmington November 11, 2016 / 4:01 pm

    Account set up

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  29. Rachael November 14, 2016 / 2:11 pm

    Account set up

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  30. lindseygoldsbrough November 16, 2016 / 8:45 am

    Account set up

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  31. Sarah Packard November 16, 2016 / 12:25 pm

    account set up

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  32. Linda Collett November 17, 2016 / 4:04 pm

    I cannot see any videos in the how to set up Credly account or accepting a digital badge

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  33. Nina Whittle December 1, 2016 / 3:11 pm

    It seems like quite a nice online “certificate” but its not clear to me how I might show such a thing to others to prove my learning if the occasion arose. Any suggestions?

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    • jasonwilliamsangliaruskin December 2, 2016 / 11:43 am

      Hi Nina, there’s instructions on this blog on how to add the credits to your LinkedIn account if you have one, and if you go to your Credly account and hover over a badge that you have earned, there’s a share option that gives you a number of options for showing/sharing etc. hope that helps.

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  34. Kirstie Smith December 8, 2016 / 10:27 am

    All set up

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  35. Adam Olivant December 9, 2016 / 5:32 pm

    Set up account.

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  36. didem.gundogdu@anglia.ac.uk December 13, 2016 / 1:42 pm

    All set up, thank you Jason.

    Best wishes,
    Didem

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  37. Natalie January 23, 2017 / 2:10 pm

    My account is set up!

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  38. Susan January 27, 2017 / 11:37 am

    Have created my account without linking to my Face Book or LinkedIn account as suggested. Thank you for my badge.
    Susan Ludlow

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  39. Theresa Crawforth January 27, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    Account created

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  40. Iain Brett February 6, 2017 / 2:41 pm

    Account set up.

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  41. Rebecca Lee February 7, 2017 / 12:52 pm

    I have set up my account.

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  42. Hannah March 9, 2017 / 2:42 pm

    Account set up!

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  43. Judith March 22, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    Now a Credly account holder!

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  44. markellisangliaruskin March 24, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    Credly account set up!

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  45. Liz Harrison May 22, 2017 / 3:19 pm

    Account set up!

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  46. sara donner-langstone June 6, 2017 / 12:15 pm

    I have set up a Credly account

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  47. Nermin Minter June 8, 2017 / 8:13 am

    I have set up my account.

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