What is an Optimizely digital badge? 

Optimizely has partnered with Credly to provide a digital version of your hard-earned credentials. Digital badges can be used in email signatures, digital resumes and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Badge images contain verified metadata that describes your qualifications and the process you took to earn them. 

Frequently asked questions

Open badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online. Representing your skills as a badge gives you a way to share your abilities online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified in real time. Badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn your credential and what you’re capable of. 

We have partnered with Credly’s digital badge platform to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated into a badge. The technology Credly uses is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to manage, share and verify your competencies digitally.

After you receive an email notification from Credly (admin@credly.com) with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account, you can share your badge directly from the Credly platform to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, over email, embedded in a website or in your email signature.

You can easily configure your privacy settings in Credly. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.

No. This is a service we provide to you, at no cost. 

Nope! While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on the Credly platform. This link to verified data makes them more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate.

You can download badges from the "Share Badge" page. Downloaded badges contain Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI) compliant metadata embedded into their images. This allows you to store your badge on other OBI-compliant badge sites, such as the Mozilla backpack.   

You are not able to import badges from other platforms at this time. 

Labor market insights are pulled from live job requisitions. Based on your skills you can learn which employers are hiring, what job titles you might be qualified for, salary ranges and more. Search active job listings and even apply for them with just a few clicks through Credly. Access the labor market insights from your badge details page by clicking on Related Jobs, or by clicking on the skill tags assigned to your badge. 

Organization Earner Guide

Badge Earner Guide

Help & support

For questions related to your digital credential, please contact Optimizely Education. For questions related to the Credly platform see the Credly Help Center