What is a Digital Badge?
MAS Management Systems is committed to providing you with the tools necessary to achieve your professional goals. We also understand that 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 version of your training information.
You can use your digital badge in email signatures or digital resumes, and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. This digital image contains verified metadata that describes the training course you’ve undertaken and information on what you learned.
Q: What is a digital badge?
A: This is a web-enabled version of a credential, certification or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online.
Q: How does my training course get displayed?
A: MAS Management Systems has partnered with Credly to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated into a badge, issued, and managed through the company digital badging platform. The technology Credly uses is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to manage, share and verify your competencies digitally.
Q: What are the benefits of displaying this digitally?
A: Representing your skills in this way allows you to share your abilities online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified in real time. In addition, badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of the training course you completed and what you’re now capable of doing. Credly also offers labour market insights, based on your skills.
Q: Who is Credly?
A: Credly is the end-to-end solution for issuing and managing digital credentials. Credly works with credible organisations to provide digital credentials to individuals, worldwide.
Q: How will I know if I’ve earned a badge?
A: You will receive an email notification from MAS Management Systems with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.
Q: What if I don’t want my badge to be public?
A: You can easily configure your privacy settings in Credly. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that you make public.
Q: Is there a fee to use Credly?
A: No. It’s our pleasure to provide this as a service to you at no cost.
Q: What’s to keep someone else from copying my information and using it?
A: While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on Credly. 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: Where can I share my badge through Credly?
A: You can share it directly from Credly to LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. You can also email it, embed it in a website or add it to your email signature.
Q: What are labour market insights and how can I access them through Credly?
A: Credly pull labour market insights from live job requisitions. This means that you can learn which employers are hiring, what job titles you might be qualified for, salary ranges and more. You can search active job listings and even apply for them with just a few clicks. Access the labour market insights from your badge details page by clicking on Related Jobs, click on the skill tags assigned to your badge.
Q: Can I export badges issued through Credly to other badge-storing platforms?
A: Yes, you can download it 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.
Q: Can I import badges issued from other platforms into Credly?
A: Unfortunately, that’s not an option at this time.
Q: I have a question about Credly. Where can I find support?
A: You can find answers to frequently asked questions here: www.support.credly.com
Q: Where do I go to find information about the training courses you offer?
A: Our courses are listed on our website and they are all eligible for a digital credential. You can view them here.