Open Badges - Old Help guides - University of Derby

Digital badges

What are open badges

Open or Digital badges are a digital implementation of physical badges, and can be achieved by completing specific tasks and goals set by the issuer, for example the University of Derby. The issuer will create a set of criteria they want the badge earner to complete before the badge is awarded.

The bages can be shared on blogs, online portfolios and CVs.

Why would I use open badges

Badges are an opportunity to gain recognition for aspects of learning that would not have been rewarded or recognised in a formalised manner. For example, this could be acknowledgement of extracurricular activities or CPD.

To find out more

If you are interested in finding out more about Open Badges, please contact the Technology Enhanced Learning team on or ext 1865.


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