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Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is dedicated to your success, providing you with the tools not only to achieve your professional goals but to share them with the world, especially the digital realm. As part of our commitment, Saint Mary’s offers you the opportunity to earn digital badges. These badges visually verify your achievements after completing specific online courses or programs.

Digital badges represent skills, competencies, and achievements earned through various learning experiences. They serve as portable, verifiable credentials that allow you to showcase your accomplishments to employers, colleagues, and peers.

The benefits of digital badging

  • Recognition and Validation: Gain recognition for your skills and achievements from a respected institution.
  • Portable and Shareable: Share your digital badges on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and more.
  • Verification and Trust: Employers can instantly verify your credentials, ensuring the authenticity of your achievements.
  • Continuous Learning Pathways: Access a diverse range of courses and experiences to expand your knowledge and earn more badges.
  • Explore Careers: Once you earn your badge you’ll have access to market insights.  Credly allows you to see what jobs you might qualify for, which employers are hiring, salary ranges offered, and more. You can even search active job listings and apply directly.

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  • Begin earning badges immediately upon successful course completion. Once verified, continue accumulating badges to showcase your growing skill set throughout the program.

  • Upon badge award, follow instructions to claim it and set up your Acclaim Platform account for seamless integration.

  • Amplify your achievements by sharing badges on social media, updating your online resume, portfolio, website, and adding them to your email signature for maximum visibility and recognition.

    Credly is the vendor partnership for managing digital credentials. For technical questions and to learn more, click here.

Recognition through Badges and Skills

Meet Marissa, a dedicated professional on a journey of growth and recognition. As she navigates her master’s program, her colleagues are aware of her commitment, but it’s the revelation of badges that adds a fascinating layer to her narrative. Each badge on her LinkedIn profile represents a unique skill set acquired through her studies, catching the eye of her assistant manager.


Accounting Leadership, Artificial Intelligence, Business Analytics, Critical, Creative and Design Thinking, Culturally Responsive Teaching Data Engineering, Finance, Geographic Information Science, Healthcare Administration, Healthcare Analytics, Human Resource Management, Mental Health in Education, Project Management, and Teaching, Training and Leading with Technology

Open badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification, or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online.

A badge represents your skills and gives you the opportunity to share your accomplishments online. Potential employers and colleagues can see your badge and know you successfully completed the work necessary to earn a badge. Credly’s Acclaim Platform also allows you to search and apply for jobs directly through the Acclaim Platform.

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

Digital badges are securely linked to data hosted on the Acclaim Platform. This also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your badge and identity.

Yes, you can download your badge from the Share Badge page.

Credly is the vendor partnership for managing digital credentials. For technical questions and to learn more, click here.

Saint Mary’s has partnered with Credly to translate the learning outcomes you have demonstrated into a digital badge. A badge is issued and managed through Credly’s Acclaim Platform.

You can easily configure your privacy setting in the Acclaim Platform to make your badge private. You are in control of your badge at all times.

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 apply directly from the Acclaim Platform. Access the labor market insights from your badge details under Related Jobs or on the skill tags assigned to your badge.

Share your badge directly from the Acclaim Platform to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website or in your email signature.

Not at this time.