Earn Your First Badge

Preview

explainExplanation

IPD is happy to give you a badge for the work you have done so far.  We are that nice.  Really, this is just another chance to test the badge earning process using another site called Credly. I want you to interact with that site and see if it meets  your own badging needs. Credly has free and paid options.  The free option works just great.

assignment_iconAssignment

Complete the assignments below based on the credit provider you selected

Graduate Credit

The Heritage Institute (THI)

[table id=7 /]

    1. Head to the Credly website and sign up for an account. I used my Linked In account to do it, but that is a personal decision.
    2. Update the settings portion as much as possible. This includes an image, Twitter account, Mozilla account (you opened that up in an earlier lesson), etc.
    3. Confirm any emails that Credly sends to you.
    4. Request your guilt free, totally easy to earn badge by filling out this quick request form.
    5. Wait for Michael to send you the badge. I should be quick, but might take up 24 hours or so. We will do more with it in the next lesson.
    6.  Upload a screenshot of your Credly            account  to your THI online response box.
    7. Leave some thoughts in the comments section about Credly and how the process worked.  Was it easy?  Was there a lot of friction (difficulty) with the process?
      1. If you have note done so already, consider getting your own Gravatar. This will enable a picture of some sort to be next to any comment you make on this website and many, many others around the web.  Interested?  Try it out here.
  1. Head to the Credly website and sign up for an account. I used my Linked In account to do it, but that is a personal decision.
  2. Update the settings portion as much as possible. This includes an image, Twitter account, Mozilla account (you opened that up in an earlier lesson), etc.
  3. Confirm any emails that Credly sends to you.
  4. Request your guilt free, totally easy to earn badge by filling out this quick request form.
  5. Wait for Michael to send you the badge. I should be quick, but might take up 24 hours or so. We will do more with it in the next lesson.
  6. Upload a screenshot of your Credly account.
  7. Leave some thoughts in the comments section about Credly and how the process worked.  Was it easy?  Was there a lot of friction (difficulty) with the process?
    1. If you have note done so already, consider getting your own Gravatar. This will enable a picture of some sort to be next to any comment you make on this website and many, many others around the web.  Interested?  Try it out here.

[vfb id=6]

frustrated frustrationFrustration Alert

There are lots of hosting services out there right now such as Credly,  Badgelist,  Openbadgefactory and more.  New ones are coming online too.   You may have to consider your situation and explore a few different models until you decide what works best for you.  It is possible to host the badges yourself on your own servers and the Mozilla API does support that.  If you have no idea what my last sentence meant, then don’t worry about hosting it on your own without help. 😉

Lesson tags: badges, credly, micro credential, mozilla
Back to: Bringing Digital Badges and Micro-credentialing to Your Classsroom

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *