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Are PDF Credentials Secure?

PDF, meaning portable document format, is a filetype primarily intended for sharing. Designed to preserve document formatting, PDFs are commonly used for distributing official forms and certificates. While convenient, the biggest downside of using PDFs is the lack of trusted security. 

How does PDF security work?

The most common method of securing PDFs is to use a password which protects the document using the AES algorithm with Cipher Block Chaining encryption. This is the most basic type of encryption, translating the plain text content into unreadable ‘ciphertext’ requiring a special key – the password – to translate back. This level of encryption is intended for limiting access or restricting features such as modification and printing. However certified or signed PDF documents, commonly used for delivering membership documents and certifications, cannot be encrypted in this way. 

How is PDF security flawed?

PDF encryption is insecure – an online search for ‘PDF security’ returns at least 3 results on ‘bypassing PDF security’. Whether dropped into a browser based security remover or opening and renaming a PDF via Mac’s preview application, passwords don’t prevent unauthorised access.

Beyond breaking passwords, even ‘secured’ PDFs can be easily edited by anyone with experience in photoshop or other image editing software. That means PDFs are vulnerable to any graphic design enthusiast, or even a school-aged child with an understanding of basic design editing. This creates additional work for teams that need to monitor for falsified or reproduced documents circling the web. 

How can PDF credentials be secured?

PDF security does not meet the expectations that official documents require. To create digital certificates that are protected against unauthorized editing, organizations need to find an alternative solution. A dedicated digital credentialing platform like Accredible can take the stress out of creating secured digital certificates and badges.

A quality digital credentialing platform allows organizations to generate secure, verifiable credentials that can be distributed in PDF format. Enabling candidates to receive a downloadable copy of their PDF that can be printed and hung on the wall. PDF copies are verified using QR codes which provide a scannable link to the live credential including expiry date and issuer details. 

Validity is important for credential verification. Take for example annual inspection or recertification certificates that are typically delivered as a printable PDF. These types of certificates are commonly spoofed by simply scanning the original and editing in a more recent date. Not only do verifiable credentials ensure certificates are valid but they make it much harder to create and distribute fake certificates. 

Consider the next time you need to ride an elevator or book a qualified technician – is it easy for you to check if safety and inspection documentation is available and valid? A presentable certificate with scannable QR code provides peace of mind within seconds. 

PDF Credentials vs Accredible Digital Credentials

PDF Digital
Encryption Relies on weak password protection that can be easily bypassed Uses bank-level security and blockchain recording on the platform to protect credentials
Verification Difficult to verify and easy to spoof dates of issue and expiry Can be easily verified in one click or by scanning the QR code
Presentation Restricted presentation space for information and supporting details A dedicated credential page provides room for issuer details, evidence, and transcripts

Key Takeaways

In summary, PDF credentials may be easy to produce but suffer poor security against preventing unauthorised modification and false reproductions. Additionally, PDF credentials aren’t easily shareable. This restricts several key (and low-cost) marketing channels;

  • Recipients sharing achievements to social media platforms
  • Organic growth of brand presence online

 

Digital credentials are easy to produce, fully verifiable, and provide an improved experience for recipients. Rather than being lost in a drawer or somewhere on a forgotten hard drive, digital credentials are hosted online and fully accessible across all devices. With a few taps, digital credentials can be shared to social media platforms or uploaded to devices for on-the-job skill verification. 

Accredible’s platform simplifies the process of issuing digital credentials for organizations while providing high levels of security against unauthorized modifications and spoofing. 

Already issuing credentials via Accredible? Read our help article for how to create and send digital certificates in PDF.

Further Reading

Learn more about replacing PDF certificates with digital credentials using Accredible in our comprehensive ‘Features and Services Guide’. This guide details exactly what the Accredible Credential Management System can do to help organizations undergoing digital transformation.

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What Are Stacked Credentials?

Stacked credentials are individual achievements that are combined over time to improve a learner’s employability or skill set. Stackable credentials aren’t a type of credential themselves but are simply a framework for accumulating knowledge. Using the framework, candidates build personal portfolios of knowledge and collect micro-credentials towards larger certifications.

How do stacked credentials work?

Consider the traditional degree; Over a period of two to four years a series of modules, lectures, exams, and coursework combine into a recognizable achievement. 

Stacked credentials are similar in that they can be stacked towards a greater achievement, but differ in that each completed credential is a recognizable reward. 

The Microsoft Excel course offered through McGraw-Hill is a good example of stacked credentials. Learners can progress through four levels of knowledge to gain the highest award – the black belt in Microsoft Excel. For each completed level of the course, the learner receives a digital badge to represent their new achievement. Adding the digital badges to a digital wallet card or badge backpack provides on-the-go proof of knowledge to prospective employers. 

In simpler terms, think of a stackable credential like a singular Lego brick. A box set of Lego bricks build a specific model, but builders aren’t restricted to simply one design. Lego bricks can be combined in a variety of ways to create a world of different models. 

Stackable credentials are the same. Learners can choose a ‘box-set’ of smaller courses to build towards an intended skill or design a personal portfolio of individual courses, relevant to their needs.

How are credentials stacked?

There are three ways in which credentials can be stacked:

  • Vertically
  • Horizontally
  • Hybrid

 

Vertical stacking is the most common in which a single topic is explored in advancing detail. For example, Microsoft Excel level 1, level 2, and level 3.

Horizontal stacking is the acquirement of knowledge across several topics. For example, marketing, data handling, Microsoft products.

Hybrid stacking is a combination of both vertical and horizontal stacking, where learners explore multiple topics in increasing levels of difficulty. For example, marketing level 1 and level 2 and Microsoft Excel level 1 and level 2.

With various ways of stacking available, learners have the freedom and accessibility to build their portfolio around their interests and personal ability.

What are the benefits of stacked credentials?

Recognizing efforts of pre-graduates

Students looking for work in their chosen field prior to graduation have little to show for their efforts. Stackable credentials solve this by providing an accredited reward for each completed module. Learners can now provide proof of their acquired knowledge rather than simply offering an expected graduation date.

Faster rewards motivate learners

All learners respond well to faster and incremental rewards when learning. Awarded digital credentials replace the traditional written grade providing learners with:

  • Easy to share achievements
  • Evidence of learning and skills
  • Recognisable awards for building resumes

Increased accessibility in learning

A side effect of the 2020 pandemic was a huge loss of jobs and closure of certain industries. Those out-of-work seek retraining and skills programs to improve their employability, but cannot wait to complete a classic two or four year degree – or sometimes, even the 16 weeks to finish a full term (semester). Stackable micro-credentials enable learners to gain relevant, up-to-date knowledge fast and at a more affordable cost. 

Key Takeaways

For learners old and young, stackable credentials offer:

  • A framework for accumulating knowledge over time
  • Cost-effective methods for acquiring new skills
  • Assistance for professionals looking to fill skill gaps
  • Motivation for continuous learning through faster reward
  • Accessibility for gaining knowledge around busy lifestyles
  • Incremental awards that greatly reduce course drop-offs
  • Shareable accomplishments that encourage course completion

 

Awards for stackable credentials are usually presented as digital certificates and digital badges. Using the Accredible platform, organizations can create and issue digital credentials to represent all levels of accomplishment.

Further Information

Learn more about issuing digital credentials using the Accredible platform by watching our webinar Introduction to Digital Credentials, covering:

  • What Digital Credentials Are
  • The Recipient Experience
  • How to Design, Issue, and Manage Credentials
  • Credential Branding and White Labeling
  • Standard Credential Analytics
  • The Benefits of Implementing Digital Credentials

 

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What Are Micro-Credentials?

Micro-credentials are bitesize chunks of knowledge studied within a short time frame. This blog will help readers to understand how micro-credentials support professionals.

What is a micro-credential?

Commonly known as micro-credentials, although also known as nano-degrees, micro-credentials enable accessible learning around the availability of the learner. The qualifications are intended to be:

  • Fast
  • Accessible
  • Reputable
  • Specialized
  • Global
  • Competitively Priced

 

Whether researching a topic during a coffee-break or watching a lecture over dinner, micro-credentials exist to help learners fill the gaps in their skill set. 

How do micro-credentials work?

The demand for up-to-date knowledge within the workforce is growing. In contrast, professionals are struggling with a lack of time. 

Enter micro-credentials. 

Micro-credentials enable learners to make efficient use of their time to expand their skill set and increase their employability. 

Micro-credentials support professionals by making digital credentials accessible as manageable modules of knowledge. The smaller courses are often undertaken online, rather than in-person and usually last weeks, rather than the years required for a full degree. 

Take Sam for example, he’s been in his role for a while but would like to advance professionally. He has experience with Microsoft Excel but has little to show for his knowledge. By taking a micro-credential focused on Excel, he can:

  • Easily train around his work-life balance
  • Show proof of his knowledge
  • Achieve a verifiable skill within a few weeks

 

Not only has Sam shown initiative to his employer, he’s gained some additional knowledge along the way. In addition to winning the promotion, Sam feels empowered to further his learning with additional micro-credentials. 

What are stackable micro-credentials?

Stackable micro-credentials are bitesize courses that can be combined to cover a topic in advancing detail. Just like a box of Lego bricks can be used to create many different models; stackable micro-credentials can be combined in a variety of ways to create a personal portfolio of knowledge. 

Read more about stackable credentials in our blog post: What Are Stacked Credentials?

Key Takeaways

In summary, micro-credentials are smaller courses of a larger achievement, skill, or topic, and improve employability by:

  • Enabling learners to gain knowledge fast
  • Helping professionals fill the gaps in their skillset
  • Offering a cost-effective method of learning
  • Making learning accessible to busy lifestyles
  • Stacking towards a complete qualification
  • Combining to expand knowledge across a variety of topics

 

Start the micro-credential journey today and build a portable knowledge portfolio with digital badges and digital certificates delivered by Accredible. 

Further Reading

Micro-credential achievements are commonly awarded as digital badges. To learn more about digital badges, download our Guide to Digital Badges by following the link below.

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Why White Label Digital Credentialing?

White labeling is the term given to products and services produced by one company and branded under another business for the businesses’ end users. 

White labeling allows businesses to expand their offering with a faster time to market than building from scratch. It also supports brand awareness by maintaining consistent branding. White label digital credentials delivered by Accredible provide recipients with a quality end-product that is authentic to the issuing brand.

The aim of white labeling is to:

  • Get new services or products to customers faster than a bespoke solution
  • Reduce set-up, production, and ongoing maintenance costs
  • Maintain control over the relationship between a brand and their customers

 

This enables small businesses and start-ups to focus on development while offering a quality service or product.

What are white label digital credentials?

White label digital credentials are digital certificates and badges issued by a dedicated credentialing platform under the branding of another company. The benefit is full customization from design through to delivery. White label credentials through Accredible are supported by:

  • Full control over the credential page including custom CSS. This allows companies to design credential pages in line with their own website
  • Dedicated credential subdomain that sits on the company’s own domain. For example www.award.bigboxcompany.com 
  • Full control over email branding including header, footer, and internal links

 

Standard digital credential example – click to see live demo
White label digital credential example – click to see live demo

Accredible is the only digital credentialing platform within the competitive space that offers this level of customization for white label credentials. 

Why use white label digital credentials?

The most important part of white labeling across any product or service is consistent branding. Through consistent branding companies grow awareness, establish authority, and build trust. 

Further benefits of white label digital credentials include:

  • Greater control over budgets. Building anything from scratch can be expensive, especially if not planned in full. Choosing a white label solution rather than building one eliminates unexpected costs and reduces the cost of staying secure and competitive.
  • Use the strength of your brand. When recipients receive white label digital credentials they associate them with the quality of the brand. This encourages loyalty and establishes trust.
  • Taking advantage of a quality product. There is a learning curve to producing a stable, dependable product. White label digital credentials allow businesses to use an established and trusted software.
  • Get started faster. When introducing a new product or service, most businesses want to hit the ground running. White labeling skips the testing and fine tuning needed for a quality service, enabling businesses to offer new services faster.
  • Reduced responsibility. Choosing a dependable white label service with excellent support reduces the stress felt in-house when things don’t go to plan. Get fixes implemented fast and have more time to focus on customers. 
  • Improve team productivity. A simple app takes at least 500-700 hours to develop from scratch, not counting ongoing maintenance. The opportunity cost of building bespoke is the loss of this time that can be used more effectively for integrations and support solutions.


Choosing white label digital credentials

To find the right white label digital credentialing service, check what level of control you need.

Does the business need to:

  • Add their logo to the credential page
  • Use their logo within the email header
  • Take full control over email branding
  • Style the credential page in line with the businesses’ own website
  • Host credentials on the businesses’ own domain
  • Provide a sense of security to recipients through consistent branding

 

Accredible not only provides white label services to meet these needs, but we are the only digital credentialing platform to offer full control over branding from design to delivery. We deliver white label digital credentials with an excellent recipient experience.

Further Reading

Consistent branding helps with growing awareness, but businesses still need to be in the right places to be seen. In the age of social media and sharing, digital certificates and badges let recipients show off their branded achievements with ease. 

Download the report on ‘How Digital Badges Drive Brand Awareness and Referrals’ to learn more. 

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What Are Digital Credentials?

Digital badges and digital certificates all fall under the umbrella of digital credentials. The solution for paper based certificates, badges, and awards in the online world. Digital credentials are simple to award, manage, and verify. 

What are digital badges and digital certificates?

Simply put, these are the awards gained through achievement or learning. The most common examples include:

  • Degrees issued by education providers
  • Recognition for understanding a complex topic
  • Awards for gaining a personal or professional skill


Electronic credentials such as digital certificates and digital badges are also used for:

  • Proof of association membership
  • Rewards for achievement, behaviour, and effort


What are the differences between digital badges and digital certificates?

Digital Badges

  • Commonly used for low-stakes credentials, i.e. modules of a qualification or attending a conference
  • Uses shapes, colors, and symbols to represent levels of achievement
  • Designed to be easy to embed across different types of platforms

 

Digital badges can represent any type of credential. We often see organizations use digital badges to represent individual modules but some use them across all credentials, including high-stakes ones. Some companies use only digital badges, some only issue digital certificates, and some choose to use both. Accredible gives organizations the flexibility to decide how to use credentials. Including full control over the look and feel, depending on the strategy and what credentials need to communicate.

Digital Certificates

  • The digital representation of a paper certificate awarded for achievement or education
  • Awarded for high-stakes credentials, i.e. completing an online degree or membership of a professional association
  • Accompanied by work samples or references

 

Another commonly seen phrase is Open Badges. Open Badges are the technical standard developed by the Mozilla Foundation in 2011. The standard is used to maintain the quality of digital badges by ensuring consistent and relevant information is displayed.

What are the benefits of digital credentials?

Making the switch to digital credentials saves businesses time and money. By freeing up resources, staff can develop skills outside their area that:

  • Support other departments
  • Help to grow the company
  • Improve customer support


Take this example
case study from the Digital Marketing Institute. They approached Accredible with a problem, – ‘how can we reduce the time spent issuing credentials?’. At the time, the monthly workload of issuing certificates took at least 8 hours to complete. The Accredible Credential Management System cut this time by 93.75%, reducing the monthly workload to half hour and improving team productivity.

Further benefits of digital credentials include:

Verifiable

Verifying qualifications is a difficult and time-consuming process. Paper certificates are easy to misplace or become damaged over time. Often, employers need to rely on the candidate to provide proof of their achievement. Digital certificates and badges simplify the process by:

  • Offering one-click verification
  • Saving time for HR departments
  • Being near-impossible to fake


In a
study by Zippia, 1,000 US professionals were surveyed about the truthfulness of their resume. Of which, 30% said they had ‘bent the truth’ or lied on their resume about their skills or experience. 

Automated

Issuing digital certificates and badges through an automated system is simple and efficient. Save hours of admin time by integrating digital credentialing software into existing workflows, or batch upload via spreadsheet. Supported by a robust API and Zapier, integrations can be made across many of the leading LMS’. Get the job done easily with Accredible, offering basic integrations as standard across all our plans.

Incorrect spellings and design mistakes create extra cost when issuing physical credentials. One certificate is a simple fix but amending hundreds, if not thousands, is expensive. By automating the process, businesses can benefit from:

Automated typo correction

Recipients notice a spelling mistake of one or two characters in their name and submit a correction request. Rather than requiring a team member to manually review requests, these small typos are automatically corrected by the platform.

Retroactive design amendments

Amend an existing design and update all digital certificates in a single click. In an example from McGraw-Hill, they created a set of excellent digital badges influenced by the belts used in karate. After publishing the first batch, they added L1, L2, L3 and L4 to represent levels and circled the relevant value on each badge. Using Accredible’s platform, they were able to make the change and roll it out to all their previously issued digital badges with ease. Read more about McGraw-Hill’s implementation of digital badges in their Q&A.

The benefits of digital credentials for recipients

Portable

Digital badges compliant with the Open Badge standard can be added to existing badge backpacks. Backpacks serve as a central place to manage, display, and organize digital badges. For convenient verification on the go, recipients upload their digital badges to digital wallets (Apple Wallet and Google Pay). These features are native to Accredible’s digital badges making it easy to provide credentials on demand or proof of association membership.

For example, Samantha is attending an interview for a new job. The interviewer reviewing her resume requests details about modules for a listed qualification. Sam refers to her digital wallet containing her digital badges. In this simple exchange, Sam has:

  • Provided proof of her qualification
  • Informed the interviewer about the depth of her knowledge
  • Opened up a conversation topic around the other digital badges Sam holds


Shareable 

Learners work hard to achieve their qualifications. Once they’ve reached a goal, they excitedly share their news with friends and family. Digital certificates are easy to share to social media platforms, embed in an email or on a webpage. 

This offers several advantages over the use of traditional paper certificates:

  • Track real-time engagement and views of digital badges and digital certificates
  • Grow awareness for the program or course, and the business, with branded digital credentials
  • Improve recipient employability by adding digital credentials to LinkedIn profiles or online resumes


Meet Mark and Matthew, they’ve both completed a course in Microsoft Excel and want to share their achievement. Mark tells three of his friends while Matthew shares his digital credential on social media platforms to over 300 engaged followers. Not only has Matthew had a broader reach but several recruiters saw his announcement and have dropped him a message. Some of Matthew’s followers are also interested in gaining their own credential and inquire with the company that issued his.

Make the change with Accredible

Digital credentials support businesses and associations looking to undergo digital transformation.

If the goal of the business is to:

  • Save time for administration when issuing and verifying digital certificates and badges
  • Cut the costs of materials, packaging, and postage
  • Grow the awareness of digital credentials, courses, and the company online
  • Provide a convenient, portable method of verification for recipients
  • Protect the integrity of qualifications by preventing fraudulent claims


Accredible achieves all this and more. Start the digital transformation today and give teams the tools to do more with their time.

Further Reading

Eager to learn more about how digital credentials will benefit your business? We’ve got a guide for that. 

Click the link to download our comprehensive ‘Features and Services Guide’. This guide details exactly what the Accredible Credential Management System can do. Helping businesses of all sizes to make an informed decision when choosing digital credentials.

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What are Blockchain Credentials?

What are Blockchain Credentials?

Blockchain Credentials are credentials that have been recorded against the blockchain to establish a heightened level of security and fraud prevention. Blockchain credentials are effectively impossible to forge or alter, and easy to verify.

What is the Blockchain?

The Blockchain is an incorruptible, decentralized digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record virtually any transaction of value – not just financial transactions. Anything written to the Blockchain can’t be altered in the future by any party. Accredible uses the Bitcoin Blockchain to store an immutable record of credentials, giving issuers the ability to verify credentials on the blockchain to help prevent fraud.

How Does the Blockchain Prevent Credential Fraud?

Different types of credentials have vastly different barriers to fraud. For paper credentials (certificates, diplomas), the barrier to fraud is understanding how to use Photoshop and printing tools. Secure digital credentials have a higher barrier to fraud, but require that the issuer has provided proper cybersecurity. For instance, Accredible offers bank-level digital security measures by default – it is as hard to hack Accredible’s digital credential security as it would be to hack a national bank.

With Blockchain security, the barrier to fraud is simultaneously hacking 51% of all global blockchain records. What that means is that credential records recorded to the blockchain are effectively impossible to change. Blockchain-recorded credentials cannot be altered, faked, nor spoofed. If someone does attempt to forge a credential, it won’t verify against the Blockchain record. With Blockchain security in place, third parties can be absolutely certain that a record hasn’t been altered since being issued. This dramatically improves fraud protection for any organization.

How Does it Work?

When you create a Blockchain-enabled credential, Accredible uses the information provided to create a series of numbers that represent that information. Accredible sends this information to the Blockchain and store it there. Whenever someone goes to verify a credential, Accredible checks the stored series of numbers against what the credential information generates today and make sure they’re the same.

Is Private Information Available on the Blockchain?

No private or personal information is stored on the Blockchain. The only thing stored on the Blockchain is a series of numbers mathematically derived from the credential information. Accredible can use this series of numbers to verify that the content displayed matches the original record.

A Model for Membership Organizations to use Both Digital Badges and Certificates

The question of where to use badges and where to use certificates can be challenging. Should an organization use just one, in which case which one, or should they use both? In our recent webinar with The International Association of Privacy Professionals, this very question came up, and they have developed a great model that we think is worthy of consideration by all membership organizations.

First of all, let’s recap on the two credential types.

Digital Badges

A digital badge is really a digital representation of a physical badge. It enjoys all the benefits of being digital, such as being sharable, verifiable, trackable, and having embedded metadata. Badges issued with Accredible are also compliant with the OpenBadge 2.0 standard, so they can be ported easily between platforms.

Designs typically resemble physical badges, as in the following example (although they do not have to):

Digital Certificates

Digital certificates are similar to paper certificates and usually look visually the same. They are available online and can be downloaded and printed, as well as enjoying the digital benefits described above for badges. Unique information (such as the recipient name, course details, etc) is usually visible on the certificate, unlike a badge. Additional information such as a transcript, work samples or references can also be attached.

iapp example certificate

How to use Both

To answer this question, let’s look at The IAPP again. In common with many membership organizations, the IAPP offers a range of formal training and certifications to its membership. An example is their “Certified Information Privacy Professional” certification. Before switching to Accredible, paper certificates were issued. It makes sense to use certificates (rather than badges) to recognize member achievement because:

  • Achieving the certification requires considerable effort over a period of time, and for the majority of users, a certificate with their name on it is perceived as more appropriate recognition than a badge
  • Traditionally this kind of achievement would have been recognized with a paper certificate and so there is better continuity when switching to this format
  • Many members wish to download and print their certificate for display, or to show to clients as evidence of their qualifications
  • Additional evidence such as work samples, transcripts, references etc can be attached
  • Details of the recipient, the course, the dates, etc can be displayed on the certificate

 

So how about badges? Most membership organizations engage with a variety of other people, be they members or not. They could be volunteers, employees, presidents, people who develop exam material, or volunteer board members. In other words they are people engaged in more specific service roles. For these people, badges makes more sense because:

  • They are a great way to recognize the contribution of these individuals
  • There is unlikely to have been anything in place beforehand, so there are no expectations to be maintained
  • They are less formal than a certificate

 

In using both, the distinction between the formal training and certification programs, and the less formal (but still important) recognition of contributions is maintained.

Accredible allows both certificates and badges to be designed, issued and managed from a single platform, so the above model can easily be adopted.

Our favorite five new features for November 2018

We’ve added a lot of new features and functionality to Accredible in our latest release. Here are our top five!

1. New Credential Page Layout

The new credential page is cleaner and easier to read:

We’ve introduced screen areas for new information to be added, such as other courses. You can also provide your own custom call to action and link, as shown middle right below:

2. Credential Privacy Indicator

Sometimes its the little things that make the biggest difference, and this much asked for feature will allow issuers to see the privacy status of their issued credentials, in the credentials list.

3. Contract Details View

Now you can see detailed information on your subscriptions and your entitlements, including your monthly cost, any adjustments, next month’s charges, and your balance.

4.Kryterion Webassessor Integration

Webassessor logo

Kryterion Webassessor is a leading testing platform used by some of the biggest names in education and technology.

We’ve built an integration to deliver world-leading certificates, badges and blockchain credentials from their platform. Automatically issue credentials for successful test takers and enable automated lifecycle management to handle recertification.

If you’d like to know more about the integration please contact us at support@accredible.com.

5. Additional Language Support

We’ve added support for: Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Romanian, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese (TW) and Turkish. We already had support for English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese.

Next on our localization list is the addition of Arabic, Hebrew and Malay.

If you’d like to request support for a new language then please just let us know via support@accredible.com.

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Case Study – Scality

Scality Paper Certificates Transition

Accredible enabled Scality to implement a digital credentialing solution that not only automated a cumbersome manual issuing process, but allowed them to come across professionally and live up to the high standards their students were accustomed to.

Before Accredible:
Scality’s small Strategic Alliances team was being bogged down by the logistics of issuing paper certificates while trying to focus on growing their training programs. The 30-day lag time between course completion and receiving your certificate was not conveying the professionalism of their high-stakes professional training.

After Accredible:
In just one afternoon, Scality was set up issuing digital certificates to their trainees, which have become very popular with their training partners, and most importantly, has their process “running on auto-pilot”.

Download the case study to learn more about how Scality was able to automate a cumbersome manual process with Accredible: Accredible Case Study – Scality

 

Guide to Digital Badges

Everything you need to know about digital badges.

An in-depth guide to what they are and how they’re used.

This is the digital badges overview you’ve been looking for. In this guide we go into detail on what they are, how they fall into the greater category of digital credentials, their history, how they are used, how they are aggregated, issued, and verified, as well as review common criticisms.

Chapters In Our Digital Badges Guide:

  • An Introduction to Digital and Open Badges
  • A Brief History
  • The Anatomy
  • The Many Functions
  • How To Issue Badges Digitally
  • Common Criticisms
  • The Future

 

Get the Guide: A Comprehensive Guide to Digital Badges – Accredible