Want to Display Your Digital Badges? Here are Some Options.

Updated on 4/1/2017

In 2014 I created an article about the services that exist to issue open badges. There are many examples of how groups are issuing badges. There are, however, fewer interesting examples of how people are actually displaying their badges or using badges as part of their online identity. That is the purpose of this article. The only exception is that, instead of my collecting and reviewing the list of display services/options, I thought I would experiment with inviting the larger badge community to share their ideas. As such, the bottom of this article includes a simple form for you to suggest a service to be added. As services are submitted, I will add them to the list below (which starts with none). Let’s see if we can crowdsource a near-exhaustive list. Please note that many of the services mentioned in the badge issuing article also provide a means of displaying badges, but I will hold off on adding those, as it would be great to get a description of each service from people who either run the service or have used it a great deal and know it well.

Scroll down (below the form) to see verified submissions.

Name of the Badge Display Service / Option: Open Badge Factory

Name of the person submitting and connection with the service (founder, user, etc.): Don Presant

Website of the service (if relevant): http://openbadgefactory.com

Description (please consider any description that would help readers understand its role/function/benefits/limitations.): Open Badge Passport is a free, easy to use service, where you can receive and store your Open Badges safely and share them with whomever you like and wherever you like.

Your free Passport account is a secure place for you to:

• Accept and upload Open Badges from any service that supports the Mozilla Open Badge standard

• Store and manage your badges for future use

• Display your badges on Pages, or “micro-portfolios” with other files and multimedia content

• Share your badges on social media such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook

Name of the Badge Display Service / Option: Badgr

Name of the person submitting and connection with the service (founder, user, etc.): Nate Otto (director of this software project at Concentric Sky)

Website of the service (if relevant): https://badgr.io

Description (please consider any description that would help readers understand its role/function/benefits/limitations.): Badgr is a backpack service that allows users to create collections of earned Open Badges issued to any of their verified email addresses. Users may generate a share URL for a collection and use that to spread the word over email, social media, or in job applications. Badgr also provides HTML iFrame embed code for badge earners who wish to embed their collections directly onto their blog or website.

Name of Service: Bestr

Website of the Service (if still active): http://www.bestr.it

Description of Service (or any information about why it is no longer active…if you have that information): Bestr is the first Italian badging platform developed by CINECA, the leading consortium of Univerisities (73) and the Ministry of Education and Research.

It is a portal that connects learners to Employers and Learning providers based on Open Badges

Name of Service: Makeawaves

Website of the Service (if still active): https://www.makewav.es/

Description of Service (or any information about why it is no longer active…if you have that information):

Makewaves is the safe social learning platform for children to share what they make, challenge themselves with Missions and show their achievements with badges. Helping young people realise their full potential, by surfacing, capturing and communicating their growing skills. For Young People (Makers) Young people can take part in fun learning missions created by Teachers and high profile partners and earn rewards for their work. We make it safe to share blogs, videos and photos with friends, family and the Makewaves community. For Teachers (Publishers) Transform your curriculum with Makewaves badges. We give you the control you need to deliver and manage learning online. Track progress, give feedback and support students of all levels. Easily capture learning across formal and informal settings via web, mobile or tablets. Partners (we call you Mission Makers) Organisations can create Missions at a national scale and enable teachers to engage with your topic and issue awards on your behalf. For Parents/Carers Parents/carers can be assured their child is part of a secure moderated community. They can follow their child’s learning journey, provide encouragement and receive updates from the school to their mobile.

Name of Service: Open Badge Academy

Website of the Service (if still active): https://www.openbadgeacademy.com/

Description of Service (or any information about why it is no longer active…if you have that information):

Today, learning happens everywhere. Yet, we still struggle to capture valuable learning that takes place outside of formal settings. We need a new way to help people capture and communicate all of their talents and use them to transition into new opportunities. Open Badge Academy is a complete solution that makes recognising lifelong learning simple. Organisations create academies to launch open badges Use badges to recognise learning, validate skills and build capabilities Track and demonstrate the impact of your programme Learners use badges to build a richer picture of themselves Evidence badges on the move via mobile Share your profile to stand out from the crowd Professionals verify skills using endorsements Experts, educators and peers provide evidence based endorsements of badges Connect with the people who matter to you.

Name of Service: Accredible

Website of the Service (if still active): https://www.accredible.com/

Description of Service (or any information about why it is no longer active…if you have that information):

This platform allows the creation and management of Open Badges and Digital Certificates. Issuers can create, manage and deliver credentials to recipients via email and view detailed reports on recipient engagement, views, shares and website referrals.

Name of Service: CanCred Passport

Website of the Service (if still active): http://www.cancred.ca/

Description of Service (or any information about why it is no longer active…if you have that information):

CanCred Passport is a free, easy to use home in the cloud for Open Badge eCredentials that you earn for yourself. CanCred Passport is the default destination for badges issued by CanCred Factory, but will store and display all Open Badges that comply with the Mozilla standard. Passport is completely open in both directions: users can also export their badges to Mozilla Backpack and display them on social media such as LinkedIn. Another key feature of CanCred Passport is that users can publish their badges on an unlimited number of Pages, complete with additional text, files such as resumes and even embedded video. This means each Page can become its own goal-driven mini-ePortfolio, powered by the authentic evidence of Open Badges.

Name of Service: Open Badge Passport

Website of the Service (if still active): https://openbadgepassport.com/

Description of Service (or any information about why it is no longer active…if you have that information):

Open Badge Passport is a free, easy to use service, where you can receive and store your Open Badges safely and share them with whomever you like and wherever you like. Your free Passport account is a secure place for you to: • Accept and upload Open Badges from any service that supports the Mozilla Open Badge standard • Store and manage your badges for future use • Display your badges on Pages, or “micro-portfolios” with other files and multimedia content • Share your badges on social media such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook

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About Bernard Bull

Dr. Bernard Bull is an author, host of the MoonshotEdu Show, professor of education, AVP of Academics, and Chief Innovation officer. Some of his books include Missional Moonshots: Insights and Inspiration for Educational Innovation, What Really Matters: Ten Critical Issues in Contemporary Education, The Pedagogy of Faith (editor), and Adventures in Self-Directed Learning. He is passionate about futures in education, educational innovation, alternative education, and nurturing agency and curiosity.