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Microcredentialing, Digital Credentials, Digital Badging, and Digital Certificates at Rutgers University

Why are Digital Credentials Good for You?

Educators, staff, and administrators across Rutgers should consider the inclusion of Digital Badges and Digital Certificates in expanding their learning and outreach opportunities for the ability of badges and certificates to document a baseline of learning that earners can share with those who recognize the importance of this level of comprehension.  The spectrum of possible digital credentials at Rutgers is limitless and bridges the credit/degree, co-curricular, lifelong learning, and workforce development areas across the University.

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Digital Credential Creation Process

The Digital Badging and Digital Certificate process at Rutgers University currently utilizes the web-based Accredible platform for digital badge and digital certificate development, use, and distribution, enabling all academic and administrative units to explore, develop, issue, and maintain digital credentials.  An account is available for each of the following areas, with an identified account approver and digital credential coordinator:

Digital Credential Visual Identity

Universitywide templates for digital badges and digital certificates have been created by University Communications and Marketing (UCM) to align with the University’s Visual Identity System that is simple, clear, and adaptable for use by any Rutgers unit.  UCM’s templates have also been migrated into the Accredible platform for the creation of digital badges.

The Digital Credential Design Guide provides tips for creating a digital badge using the Accredible platform.

Digital Credential Development and Assessment Support

The Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies (DoCS) and its constituent parts, including the Office of Teaching Evaluation and Assessment Research (OTEAR), will provide training and support for the digital badge and digital certificate components and assessment, including workshops and other forms of technical support to assist units as they create new badges and certificates that will be consistent with and worthy of the Rutgers brand.

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