Showcase your accomplishments
The Graduate School at CU Boulder is offering digital credential badges that may be earned by current graduate students and postdocs participating in our professional development opportunities. These digital credential badges are not for academic credit.
What are digital credentials?
These digital badges are online microcredentials that allow you to showcase skills, competencies or achievements that you have gained through learning experiences. A digital badge is a visual token that when clicked into shows information such as: the issuing institution; the date earned; the criteria required to earn the badge; and the evidence that shows that you have met the required criteria. Digital badges are dynamic credentials that you own and can be used on social media sites, such as LinkedIn, or added as a link on your digital resume and embedded in your e-portfolio.
How can I learn more?
Check out the following additional information on digital credentials:
- 7 things you should know about digital badges: the who, what, where, when, why, and how of digital badges.
- How open e-credentials will transform higher education
- Giving students a leg up with job skills a resume won’t show
- Survey on the use and value of educational credentials in hiring
What digital credentials does the Graduate School offer?
How do I apply?
First, complete the requirements for one of the badges listed above. Second, fill out the application. The Graduate Program Manager will verify the completion of the requirements and then will assign your badge through CU Boulder's Acclaim platform, a third-party credential body.
For more information, contact the program manager for Graduate Professional Development.