Step 1 – Accept your badge
Soon after your course ends, you will receive an email invitation from “Syba Academy via Credly” to accept your badge (subject line = “You’ve been given credit”).
Click the “Save and Share” button in your invitation. You will be automatically directed to the Credly website, where you will create an account.
Step 2 – Create a Credly account (or sign-in if your are an existing user)
The key to making the Credly award/acceptance process work is your email address. By default, Syba Academy will use whatever email address is currently in our database.
The first time you set up your Credly account, use the email address that Syba Academy used to award your badge(s). Then, if you prefer to use a different email address for your Credly account, follow the instructions in this article by Credly: What happens if I receive credit at an email address but want to associate it with another email address I own?
Step 3 – View your badges
Login to your Credly account and click the “Save and Share” button.
The first time you accept an Open Badge from Syba Academy, you are required to accept the badge through the Credly website. Check the box for “Trust Issuer.” This will set up an automatic process so that future badges awarded to you by Syba Academy are automatically accepted and displayed in your Credly account.
Now you will see the badges you have been awarded on the “Earned” tab. (Credly automatically awards you a Credly badge for creating an account.)
Because you checked the box for “Trust Issuer,” your Syba Academy Open Badge will display a letter “T” on a green shield.
Step 4 – Manage, share and display your Open Badges
Hover over a badge and click on the “Manage” button to reveal badge details and management features.
Step 5 – Visit the Syba Academy Open Badges website
Notice that the title of your Open Badge (e.g., Guided Inquiry Design Practitioner) appears on the badge itself and also in blue lettering at the bottom of your badge, above the name of the issuer (Syba Academy).
Click on the blue title to navigate to the Syba Academy Open Badges website. Your badge will open in a webpage titled Certificate of Authenticity.
The Syba Academy Certificate of Authenticity
The Certificate of Authenticity webpage provides visitors with important links to information about Syba Academy Open Badges, the work required to receive an Open Badge from Syba Academy, and the Syba Academy organization (the badge issuer).
When you share your badges through social media and someone clicks on a Syba Academy badge you’ve shared, the badge will open in the Certificate of Authenticity webpage at the Syba Academy website. Viewed in this context, the visitor will understand that the badge you’ve shared is an authenticate credential.
Remember, when you accept your first Open Badge from Syba Academy checking the box for “Trust Issuer” means that all future badges issued to you by Syba Academy will automatically open in the Certificate of Authenticity webpage and will be automatically accepted and displayed in your Credly account. You only need to visit your Credly account when you want to manage your badges.
Questions? Open Badges are an emerging technology. Please let us know how we can help you track your professional development. firstname.lastname@example.org