WSB Credly Information

This article introduces the user to the Credly digital certificate, which is available in several Canvas courses.

This article introduces the user to the Credly Digital Credential (or "badge"), which may be available in Canvas courses. 


This article is divided into several sections:
  1. What is a Digital Credential/Badge?
  2. How can I tell if my Canvas course offers a Credential/Badge?
  3. Creating a Credly account in Canvas 
  4. Earning your Credly Badge
  5. Receiving your Credly Badge
  6. Using your Credly Badge
  7. Additional Support Links

1. What is a Digital Credential?

  • The Credly Digital Credential is a digital badge that allows for verification of evidence of skills and achievements so that employers may make informed hiring decisions.


2. How can I tell if my Canvas course offers a Credential/Badge?

  • You can tell if a Canvas course has a Credly certificate if there is a "My Credentials" menu-link under all of the course options on the course's Canvas homepage.
  • In the "Available" page you will see any available items: Press "view" under a item's image to open it and access all of the information about it.


3. Creating a Credly account in Canvas

  • The first time you click on "My Credentials" menu-link you will be asked to create a Credly account in Canvas: Credly is the provider of the badge and will automatically create an account for you inside of Canvas.
  • Upon opening the certificate, you will log in with your system information, giving you access to the certificate fully and Credly access as well. 

4. Earning your Credly Certificate

  • A Certificate is earned through the completion of whatever the instructor of your course deems necessary. Usually, badges are given out upon the completion of an entire course of material or training. 

5. Receiving/Accepting your Credly Certificate

  • Email notification: You will receive email notification to your linked Wiscmail (or whatever email you use) that a new credit is available for you to accept. 
    • Following the link provided in the email will bring you to the Wisconsin Canvas/Credly homepage, where you will be asked to login with your email. 
    • This gives you access to any new certificates you now have.
  • Receiving your credential/badge on Canvas: Your earned badge may be accepted on Canvas by going to the course where it is being offered. 
    • Select the "My Credentials" menu-link (in the left menu area).
    • Then, simply click "accept" on the badge, and verify the information you want the public to see about the certificate. 
6. Using your Credly Certificate

  • Social Media: The credential may be easily shared to LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. 
  • The embedded link is also available to copy and paste anywhere that accepts HTML to show the credential, such as websites or resumes. 
  • The shareable link is also available to copy and paste, such as websites of resumes. 


  • The certificate is also available to download as a badge or as a printable certificate.


7. Additional Support

Keywords:canvas credly   Doc ID:87852
Owner:Billy K.Group:Wisconsin School of Business
Created:2018-11-19 12:37 CDTUpdated:2018-11-23 11:59 CDT
Sites:Wisconsin School of Business
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