Digital Badging

What is Digital Badging? 

Digital badges show evidence of your professional development.

The Graduate School's initiative will provide micro-credentialing opportunities in the form of digital badges. 

How do I earn a digital badge? 

You can earn badges by participating in specific University workshops and trainings. Important benefits to receiving digital badges for specialized training and experience include:

  • Certification: a digital badge shows potential employers that you have up-to-date and relevant skills.
  • Validation:digital badge verifies your participation in a workshop or training on your resume or CV.
  • Transparency: future employers can learn key details about the content of the training and experience.

How are digital badges issued?

  • The University of Minnesota has partnered with Acclaim by Credly to offer digital badges. Credly is a leading digital credential service provider. Digital credentials are hosted by a third party and are verified, secure, portable, and data-rich representations of demonstrated skills and earned certifications.
  • As a Credly Verified Issuer, the Graduate School will publicly issue all earned badges via Credly. When you earn a badge you will receive an email notification of your achievement. If you don’t have a Credly account, you will be prompted to create one after you accept and share or post your digital badge.

Look for "Digital Badge Eligible" workshops

Digital Badges Offered by the Graduate School

Maroon Digital Badge

Maroon Badge

Participation
  • Attend and participate in one 2-hour workshop, or a series of 90-minute workshops.
Assessment 
  • Complete and pass a series of post-workshop assessments, evaluated by the workshop facilitator(s), or
  • Write a 500-1000 word reflection paper evaluated by the workshop facilitators(s).
Gold Digital Badge

Gold Badge

Participation
  • Attend and participate in one 4-hour workshop, or a series of 90-minute workshops.
Assessment
  • Create an outward-facing presentation, video, or document that demonstrates the skills and knowledge acquired from the workshop, evaluated by workshop facilitator(s). 

Upcoming Badge-Eligible Events

Create Your Own Website

Bring your ideas to create your own website, and this workshop will help you realize them. Whether you create a professional portfolio site, a site about some aspect of your research or teaching, or a site about a topic of interest, you’ll develop valuable skills and knowledge for your time at the University and your chosen profession. 

This workshop will consist of three sessions via Zoom meetings. All sessions will take place on Friday mornings. You’ll create your website using WordPress, which powers approximately 33% of the web. Site hosting is provided free of charge through DASH Domains, a partnership between LATIS and the University Libraries.  Registration is required, and the enrollment limit is 20. 

  • Session 1: Friday, September 25, 9am-noon (CST)
  • Session 2: Friday, October 9, 10-11am (CST)
  • Session 3: Friday, October 23, 10-11:30am (CST)

Register here