FAQ

Who is Credly?

Credly is the end-to-end solution for issuing and managing digital credentials. The University of Vermont Continuing and Distance Education is working with Credly to provide digital credentials.

How will I know if I’ve earned a badge?

You will receive an email notification from the Acclaim Platform with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.

What if I don’t want my badge to be public?

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.

Am I required to sign up?

The University of Vermont Continuing and Distance Education’s new digital badge credentialing system is completely voluntary.

Is there a fee to use the Acclaim Platform?

No. This is a service The University of Vermont Continuing and Distance Education provides to you, at no cost.

What’s to keep someone else from copying my badge and using it?

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.

Where and how can I share my badge through Credly’s Acclaim Platform?

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.

What are labor market insights and how can I access them through Credly’s Acclaim Platform?

Labor 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 with just a few clicks through the Acclaim Platform. Access the labor market insights from your badge details page by clicking on Related Jobs, or by clicking on the skill tags assigned to your badge.

Can I export badges issued through Credly’s Acclaim Platform to other badge-storing platforms?

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.

Can I import badges issued from other platforms into Credly’s Acclaim Platform?

Not at this time.

I have a question about the Acclaim Platform. Where can I find support?

You can find answers to frequently asked questions at support.youracclaim.com

Will I still receive a certificate for my Certificate program?

Yes.  The certificate is available for download and print on Credly’s Acclaim platform from the Share your badge page.