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ACE, Credly Launch New Digital Credential Program to Recognize Workforce Training

Collaboration makes digital badges available to working professionals
January 30, 2017 – The American Council on Education (ACE) and Credly announced that participants in ACE’s College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT®) will now be able to issue digital credentials through Credly, making it easier for working professionals to request academic credit for workplace training and to share evidence of their achievements online. Read more.

Canvas LMS Integrates with Credly Rules Engine For Automated Issuing

Beyond Grades: New Partnership Enables Colleges and Universities to Create and Award Digital Badges that Recognize Skills and Competencies
January 9, 2017 – Digital credential pioneer Credly, in partnership with Canvas, the learning management system (LMS) by Instructure, today announced the launch of a powerful new application that enables education providers to award digital badges to students as they master critical skills or competencies within courses or training programs. Read more.

Credly partners with Lumina Foundation, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the American Council on Education (ACE) to close the skills gap using digital credentials

National Higher Education Organizations, Association Executives Launch Crowdsourced Competition with Digital Credential Pioneer to Close the Skills Gap
November 10, 2016 – Digital credential platform, Credly, with support from Lumina Foundation, is teaming up with the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the American Council on Education (ACE) to launch a crowdsourcing challenge, open to the public, designed to generate new ideas and engage education and industry association leaders in breakthrough thinking to help close the skills gap. Read more.

Credly, Wonderlic Offer Digital Work-Ready Credentials to Healthcare Students & Graduates

Nationally recognized hiring expert, Wonderlic, Inc., and Credly join forces to deliver digital credentials to qualified individuals seeking healthcare jobs.
July 13, 2016 – Recognizing the ongoing dedication and growing importance of skilled healthcare workers, Wonderlic and Credly are helping the job seekers, educational/training providers, and employers most dedicated to providing high quality healthcare. In particular, this effort will highlight the talents and competencies of allied healthcare workers just completing their programs of study. Read more.

Destiny Solutions Selects Credly as Digital Credential Service Partner

Destiny Solutions to Extend Engagement With Learners by Integrating Credly Digital Credentials Into Destiny One Platform
June 8, 2016 – Destiny Solutions announced plans to create a powerful integration with Credly, adding digital credentials to the offerings available at some of North America's top colleges and universities. The seamless connection will allow education institutions using the Destiny One platform to validate the skills, competencies and achievements of their students. Read more.

Learning Machine and Credly Team Up For Competency-Based College Admissions

Applicants can now add digital credentials to their college and scholarship applications
May 2, 2016 – Learning Machine announced the integration of Credly digital credentials across their enrollment management and portfolio platforms, currently in use by hundreds of colleges and universities, including The Common Application member schools. Read more.

Wiley and Credly Announce Partnership to Strengthen Education-to-Employment Pipeline with Digital Credentials

Wiley to integrate Credly digital credentials into learning and talent development solutions
April 12, 2016 – Credly announced a partnership with John Wiley & Sons, Inc. to validate skills, competencies, and achievements of students and professionals across Wiley’s learning and talent development businesses. Read more.

Credly Raises Seed Financing to Build on its Leadership in Digital Credentials

Digital Credential Service Provider Partners with Leading Education and Workforce Investors and Organizations
March 15, 2016 – Credly announced the closing of a seed financing round led by University Ventures and New Markets Venture Partners with participation from Lumina Foundation Venture Fund, the London-based City & Guilds Group and Lion Brothers Company. The investment is part of the first round of investments of City & Guilds Group’s New Venture Fund, and is the first-ever direct investment by Lumina Foundation. Read more.

Credly Featured in 2016 U.S. Department of Education National Education Technology Plan

December 16, 2015 – Credly is featured in the recently released 2016 U.S. Department of Education National Education Technology Plan, the flagship educational technology policy document of the United States. Read more.

ACORD Offers Digital Credentials for Insurance Industry

November 3, 2015 – ACORD, the insurance industry’s global data standards and services association, announced it will begin using Credly Enterprise to offer digital credentials to organizations which can demonstrate ACORD compliance and the ability to exchange data accurately with other organizations. Read more.

DeakinDigital Announces International Partnership with Credly to Offer Digital Credentials for Highly Valued Professional Skills

August 17, 2015 – DeakinDigital, a wholly owned subsidiary of Deakin University, announced its appointment of Credly as a strategic partner in the delivery of its pioneering new credentialing program; a world-first alternative to traditional education models. Read more.

Digication Brings Verified Digital Badges and Credentials into Learner ePortfolios through Powerful Integration with Credly

Inclusion of Certified Evidence of Skills and Achievements Enhances Learners’ Ability to Showcase Capabilities and Connect with New Opportunities
May 13, 2015 – Digication, a leading provider of ePortfolios, announced the availability of an integration with Credly which allows a learner to showcase digital badges representing verified achievements in their ePortfolio, which can be shared with instructors, admissions offices and prospective employers.
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United Nations Staff Recognized with Digital Badge for Advancing UN Work through Social Media

U.N. Social 500 Recognizes, Amplifies and Encourages UN Staff to Harness the Power of Social Media
April 21, 2015 – A new social media ranking leaderboard and digital badge helps people worldwide discover the leading influencers promoting, discussing and describing the work of the United Nations (UN) via their own social media channels. The UN Social 500 rankings are generated by Rise which integrates with Credly to automatically distribute official digital badges to top-ranked individuals. Read more.

In the News: Credly Supports Unique Design Challenge to Address 21st Century Skills Gap

Education Design Lab Selects Seven Universities in the Washington D.C. Region for Diverse Pilot
March 2, 2015 – Credly will be supporting the Education Design Lab, seven major private and public universities, and regional Washington, DC employers and employment groups in a unique design challenge and partnership to address the “21st century skills” gap. Read more.

Brandman University Teams Up with Credly to Issue Digital Badges as Part of Competency-Based Education Degrees

Brandman Students will Earn Digital Badges to Certify Competencies Required for Employment and Success in Today’s Workforce
January 7, 2015 – Brandman University has teamed up with Credly in a groundbreaking effort to enable learners to attain, manage, and share portable digital badges and credentials earned through Brandman’s online competency-based degree programs. Brandman is just the fourth institution in the nation to be approved by the U.S. Department of Education to award financial aid to competency-based students using direct assessment, and the first of all CBE programs to issue digital badges. The university will be using Credly Enterprise edition. Read more.

Credly Teams Up with LinkedIn to Make it Easy to Add Verified Achievements to LinkedIn Profiles

November 11, 2014 – Credly has teamed up with LinkedIn to help credential earners easily add verified achievements to their LinkedIn profile and to share them with their LinkedIn network. Read more.

Credly Launches App for Issuing Digital Badges on Salesforce AppExchange, the World's Leading Business Apps Marketplace

New Application Automates the Issuing of Official Digital Badges and Credentials, Enabling Customers, Contacts and Leads to Effortlessly Promote Their Achievements
October 13, 2014 – Credly announced the availability of a new app, Credly for Salesforce, on Salesforce AppExchange, empowering businesses to connect with customers, partners and employees in a whole new way. The new app enables Salesforce users to certify and reward achievement by issuing official digital badges based on Salesforce data. Read more.

Leaderboarded Integrates Credly to Reward Employee Performance, Influence and Industry Leadership

Leading Scorekeeping Engine and Digital Credential Platform Team Up to Help Organizations Honor and Publicize Achievements
September 23, 2014 – Credly announced a partnership with Leaderboarded, a universal scorekeeping service. The partnership enables organizations to recognize employees, event participants, brand ambassadors and industry peers with official digital awards when specified performance metrics are met or exceeded. Read more.

Credly Announces Integration With MailChimp for Issuing, Marketing and Tracking Digital Badges and Credentials

Integration Helps Recipients Deepen and Promote Their Relationship with Organizations Who Recognize and Honor Their Skills and Achievements
September 9, 2014 – Credly announced a new integration with MailChimp, which is used by more than 6 million people to design and send email marketing campaigns, to empower organizations to send and track email messages featuring official digital badges certifying and rewarding achievement. Read more.

Credly and Pathbrite Partner to Bring Verified Digital Badges and Credentials to Academic and Professional Portfolios

Learners Easily Add Badges and Achievements to their Portfolios, Giving Educators and Employers a Holistic View of Students and Job Applicants
August 19, 2014 – Credly announced a partnership with Pathbrite, the world's leading Portfolio Learning Platform. The partnership enables learners to easily add badges they earn, share and store on Credly to their academic and professional Pathbrite portfolios. Read more.

Credly and Eventbrite Partner to Help Event Organizers Simply and Easily Certify Attendee Participation

Integration Automates the Issuing of Official Digital Badges, Enabling Event Participants to Effortlessly Promote their Involvement
June 18, 2014 – Credly announced a partnership with Eventbrite, the largest marketplace for live experiences. Through the new Credly and Eventbrite integration, organizers certify and reward participation in events with official digital badges. Read more.

Inside Higher Ed: "A Course Badging Case Study" at Dartmouth

June 1, 2014 – Insider Higher Ed featured an interview with a Dartmouth College professor and instructional designer who collaborated to integrate digital badges into a course at the college. Said the team: “Credly offered the simplest and most portable badges for students.” Read more.

TESL-EJ Journal: “Open Digital Badges for the Uninitiated”

May 2014 – TESL-EJ, the Electronic Journal for English as a Second Language, has published an article entitled “Open Digital Badges for the Uninitiated” in which Credly is prominently featured as a suggested means to implement an open badge system. Read more.

Campus Technology: “A Digital Badge Initiative in First-Year Writing Courses”

April 17, 2014 – An article in Campus Technology describes how Coastal Carolina University will be "rolling out a unique curricular initiative throughout its English Department that administers digital badges to students who demonstrate mastery in the critical skills outlined in first-year writing courses." The program is built with Credly and BadgeOS, free tools for implementing badge systems. Read more.

EdSurge: "Charting the PD Waters With Badges"

How one educator built her own badging system:
April 9, 2014 – EdSurge features an article by educator Laura Fleming who details her efforts to create and then share a badge system for professional learning using Credly and BadgeOS. Read more.

U.S. Secretary of State Introduces the “Diplomacy in Action” Digital Badge for Educators and Students

February 12, 2014 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry today introduced a new digital badge on "Diplomacy" available to those who participate in a series of activities exploring digitized objects, important places, and primary sources from the U.S. Department of State, the National Park Service, and the Smithsonian Institution. Read more.

Event Leadership Institute Launches Digital Credentials

Taps ‘Open Badge’ Technology to Enable Verification and Social Sharing of Skills:
February 12, 2014 – The Event Leadership Institute announced the launch of a series of Digital Credentials to acknowledge, verify and make visible the skills of event management professionals.
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Create and Publish Apps Featuring Digital Badges and Credentials

Latest Release of the Leading API for Digital Badges, New Developer Portal Unveiled:
January 15, 2014 – Credly announces the latest release of Open Credit, the world’s leading API for digital credentials and badges. Also available is a new developers’ resource portal for creating and managing Open Credit apps and unleashing the potential for digital credentials. Read more.

In the News: "Digital Badges Might be the Next Frontier in Association Education"

Signs of Change: American Alliance of Museums Digital Badges:
November 15, 2013 – The digital badge initiatives of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and EDUCAUSE, Credly partners and verified issuers, are featured in the cover story ASAE’s “Associations Now” magazine. Read more.

Credly Founder Co-Authors US Department of Education Report on the Value of Digital Badges

Report Examines the Potential and Value of Using Digital Badges for Adult Learners:
November 7, 2013 – A new report entitled The Potential and Value of Using Digital Badges for Adult Learners examines the nature, value, and potential impact of digital badges, an emerging electronic form of recognition of an individual’s knowledge and skills. Read more.

Haiku Learning Makes Achievement More Visible through Integration with Credly

Popular Cloud-based Haiku Learning Adds Badging Tools and Seamless Connection to Credly: October 21, 2013 – Credly, the leading platform for managing digital badges and credentials, today announced that leading cloud-based learning management system provider Haiku Learning has integrated Credly into their latest release.  Haiku Learning is used by over one million users in schools and districts all over the world. Read more.

MoMA to Use Credly to Issue Digital Badges for Online Course Completion

Leading Digital Badge and Credential Provider Teams Up with Museum of Modern Art, Offers Scholarships for Upcoming Course: September 30, 2013 – Credly, the leading platform for managing digital badges and credentials, announced that The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York will issue its first digital badge for successful online course completion using the Credly system. Read more.

BadgeOS Version 1.2 Released and Extension Library Unveiled by Credly

Leading Digital Badge and Achievement System Grows with Nine New Extensions: September 30, 2013 – Credly released BadgeOS 1.2, the newest version of the free and open source digital badge and achievement system. Nine extensions were also released as part of a new Extension Library, which allow the badge earning experience to be customized to any context. Read more.

In the News: "Edvance360 LMS-SN Gets Support for Digital Badges"

THE Journal Reports on Integration of Credly "Open Credit" API by Edvance360 Learning Management System: September 10, 2013 – "Edvance360 LMS-SN has added support for digital badges through integration with Credly, a credentialing and badging service." Read more.

Credly™ BadgeOS Platform Surpasses 3,000 Installations

Open Source System for Acknowledging Lifelong Achievement Sees Rapid Adoption from Wide Range of Organizations: August 20, 2013 – Credly announced that BadgeOS, the open source framework for recognizing achievement, rewarding community engagement, and issuing digital badges, has been installed well over 3,000 times. Read more.

NMC and ISTE Launch Free Social Media Training for Teachers — in Facebook

HP Catalyst Academy is a Credly Verified Issuer of Digital Badges: June 24, 2013 – The New Media Consortium and ISTE partner with HP to provide free, online professional development for busy STEMx educators, and issue verified digital credentials using Credly platforms. Read more.

Deakin University MOOCs to Issue Credit Using Credly Digital Badges

DeakinConnect Integrates “Open Credit” API, Offers MOOC on ‘Humanitarian Responses to Disasters’: June 17, 2013 – A new massive open online course (MOOC) exploring the humanitarian sector and its role in disaster and emergency response will offer digital badges through integration of the Credly Open Credit API. Read more.

Credly Empowers Recognition of Online Community Engagement

BadgeOS™ Community Add-On Rewards Online Community Participation Using BuddyPress:
May 2, 2013 – Credly, the universal way to recognize, store, and manage evidence of lifelong achievement, announced the availability of the BadgeOS Community Add-on, a free plugin that allows online community members to earn recognition and badges for their participation in BuddyPress-enabled WordPress sites. Read more.

Credly Mobile App for iOS Available on App Store

Design Badges, Give Credit, Share Evidence of Achievement in Any Setting: April 8, 2013 – Credly announced the availability of a free mobile app. The Credly app makes it possible to give credit, and display and share badges -- all from one’s iPhone or other iOS device. Read more.

WordPress Plugin Rewards Achievement, Issues Badges

BadgeOS™ turns any WordPress Site into a Badging System: April 3, 2013 – Credly announced the availability of BadgeOS, a powerful free plugin to WordPress to easily create achievements and issue digital badges as users complete steps, and demonstrate skills and knowledge. Read more.

NYC Teens Volunteer, Earn Credit for Hurricane Sandy Relief

'Daily News' Features Probation Department Youth Program: March 10, 2013 – The NY Daily News featured the heartwarming story of teens on probation in New York City giving back to beleaguered residents of Gerritsen Beach, a Brooklyn community devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Credly is being used to acknowledge the achievements of these volunteers at relief sites and in their local communities.
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Credly Shares Insights with Association of Test Publishers

Presentation at “Innovations in Testing 2013” Explores Digital Credentials: February 5, 2013 – Credly helped facilitate a workshop at the “Innovations in Testing 2013” conference produced by The Association of Test Publishers (ATS), a non-profit organization that represents providers of tests and assessment tools and/or services related to assessment, selection, screening, certification, licensing, educational or clinical uses. Read more.

EDUCAUSE Recognizes Professional Achievement Using Credly

Foremost Association of IT Leaders in Higher Education Initiates Badge-Issuing: January 30, 2013 – EDUCAUSE, the foremost association for information technology in higher education, is using Credly to recognize professional achievement beginning at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual Meeting. Read more.

Credly Integrates The Noun Project Icon Library

Globally Recognized Images Give Digital Badges Universal Meaning: January 29, 2013 – Credly, the leader in digital credential and badge services for recognizing lifelong achievement, today announced it has worked with The Noun Project to integrate its thousands of globally identifiable icons into the free Credly badge-building system. Read more.