What is digital badging?
The CSCM is committed to providing you with the tools necessary to achieve your professional goals and we understand that communicating your credentials in an ever-expanding online marketplace can be challenging. That is why we have partnered with Credly’s Acclaim platform to provide you with a digital version of your credentials. Digital badges can be used in email signatures or digital résumés, and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. This digital image contains verified metadata that describes your qualifications and the process required to earn them.
|Examples of CSCM Digital Badges for CCM and CCE Certifications|
Q: What is a digital badge?
A: Digital badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification, or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online.
Q: What are the benefits of a badge?
A: 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.
Q: What badges are currently available through the CSCM?
A: The CSCM will offer badges for the CCM and CCE designations as well as completed Canadian BMI courses for current CSCM members.
Q: How will I know if I’ve earned a badge?
A: 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. It is important that you set up your account using the e-mail address that the notification was sent to.
Q: Where and how can I share my badge through Credly’s Acclaim Platform?
A: 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.
Q: What if I don’t want my badge to be public?
A: 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.
Q: Is there a fee to use Credly’s Acclaim Platform?
A: No. This is a service the CSCM provides to you, at no cost.
Q: What’s to keep someone else from copying my badge and using it?
A: 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.
Q: I have a question about the Acclaim Platform. Where can I find support?
A: You can find answers to frequently asked questions online at support.youracclaim.com.