Digital Badging

Kaplan Professional introduces digital badging

Kaplan Professional understands communicating your credentials in an ever-expanding online marketplace can be challenging. That’s why we’ve partnered with Credly to provide you with a digital portfolio of your credentials to help you standout in an increasingly agile, competitive and dynamic workforce.

Digital badges can be showcased in email signatures or digital résumé, and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. The digital badge contains verified metadata that describes your course or qualifications and the process required to earn them.

Digital badges easily allow you to quickly share verified proof of your studies, wherever and whenever you choose. Kaplan Professional digital badges are represented by a digital image that, once clicked on by a colleague or employer, will display verified information. This includes issue date, what it took to earn the digital badge, and the steps you undertook to earn your skills.

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What’s the value of a digital badge?

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills you’ve gained to achieve your certificate from a respected and credible source
  • Publicise your accomplishments on social and digital channels to promote your personal brand
  • Show your commitment to lifelong learning by displaying the achievement of new skills and up-to-date knowledge

Where can I use a digital badge?

  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Digital résumé
  • Your email signature
  • On a website

Who’ll notice my digital badge?

  • Clients/prospective clients
  • Employers/future employers
  • Your peers
  • Your network

How it works

Kaplan Professional students are eligible to earn a digital badge in participating courses and qualifications*. You can find a list of courses below.

Follow the below steps to start earning and using your digital badge:

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1. Learn it


Enrol and successfully complete an eligible course, qualification, short course or continuing education with Kaplan Professional.

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2. Earn it


On successful completion, you’ll receive a confirmation email from Credly’s digital badge platform with instructions on how to set up your account, then claim and share your digital badge.

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3. Share it


Let potential clients or employers know about your new credential by sharing it. You can share your badge directly to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. Alternatively, embed it in your digital résumé or email signature.

*If your employer is funding your Kaplan Professional studies, please discuss your eligibility for a digital badge at the conclusion of your course/qualification as some employers may not wish to offer this feature to their employees. 

Kaplan Professional digital badges

Kaplan Professional will continue to release digital badges for various courses and qualifications.

FAQ’s

Digital badges, or sometimes called open badges, are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome that can be verified online in real time.

Kaplan Professional has partnered with Credly to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated into a digital badge. The technology Credly uses on its platform is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to manage, share and verify your competencies digitally.

Displaying your skills as a digital badge allows you to share your abilities online in a way that’s simple, trusted and easily verified. Badges provide employers and peers evidence of what you had to do to earn your credential and what you’re now capable of. Credly also offers labour market insights based on your skills. You can search and apply for job opportunities right through the Credly platform.

Credly is a digital badge platform that works with credible organisations to provide digital credentials to individuals worldwide.

You’ll receive an email notification from Credly (admin@credly.com) with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up an account with Credly.

If you don’t want your certification or your profile to be visible to the public, you can make them private. In fact, you may simply discard the digital badge email if you don’t wish to participate in the program.

No. This is a service Kaplan Professional provides to you at no cost.

While badges are simply digital image files, they’re uniquely linked to data hosted on the Credly 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.

You can share your badge directly from the Credly platform to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. You can also embedded it in a website or your email signature.

Labour market insights are pulled from live job requisitions. Based on your skills, you can learn which employers are hiring, what job titles you might be qualified for, salary ranges and more. Search active job listings and even apply for them in just a few clicks through Credly. Access the labour market insights from your badge details page by clicking on ‘Related Jobs’, or by clicking on the skill tags assigned to your badge.

Yes, you can download your badge from the Share Badge page. Your downloaded badge contains Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI) compliant metadata embedded into the image. This allows you to store your badge on other OBI-compliant badge sites such as the Mozilla backpack.