Accredible - Certificates and Badges

Accredible Gains Gold Award for Best Innovation in Blockchain Technology

Best Innovation in Blockchain Technology Award - Winner Badge

We were delighted to be awarded first place in the category Best Innovation in Blockchain Technology at the Reimagine Education Conference in San Francisco on 30 November 2018.

Gold award trophy and certificate

Reimagine Education is an international competition rewarding innovative initiatives aimed at enhancing student learning outcomes and employability. It’s aim is to reward those most successful in creating transformational educational initiatives, enhancing student learning outcomes and/or employability.

Awareness of blockchain technologies and the exciting possibilities created by them, has grown in recent years. As a consequence, experts in an increasing number of sectors are seeking to examine how blockchain might spark innovation in their own industry.

Reimagine Education introduced the Best Innovation in Blockchain Technology Award this year. The award is given to the startup, company, individual, school, or university that can prove that they’ve incorporated blockchain into an educational setting in an effective, and sustainable, way.

Danny King, CEO of Accredible, commented “We are absolutely delighted to receive this award. It is testament to the innovative use of technologies such as Blockchain within our digital credentialing platform, and our use of those technologies to deliver improved educational initiatives, learning outcomes, and employability.”

To try Accredible for free, sign up today and see how easy it is to issue digital badges and certificates online.

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

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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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Accredible is Shortlisted for the Reimagine Education Awards

Reimagine Education Awards – Best Innovation in Blockchain Technology

Accredible is thrilled to announce that its flagship product has been shortlisted by Reimagine Education for their Best Innovation in Blockchain Technology award.

Blockchain provides a perfect mechanism to add security to credentials and build lasting trust in the qualifications that are essential to careers. Accredible uses the blockchain to cryptographically seal a record of a certificate or badge when it’s created so that third parties can be certain that a record hasn’t been altered since being issued. Once we’ve recorded a credential on the Blockchain it cannot be altered, faked or spoofed. If someone attempts to create a credential that looks like an existing credential it won’t verify against the Blockchain record.

ABOUT ACCREDIBLE

Accredible is an industry-leading digital credentialing platform which allows users to securely issue, manage, track, and verify their certificates and badges. Its platform is used by over 400 organizations worldwide, including Google, UC Berkeley, and IEEE. More than 1,500,000 students have received certificates, badges or blockchain credentials through their platform.

ABOUT REIMAGINE EDUCATION

Reimagine Education is an international competition rewarding innovative initiatives aimed at enhancing student learning outcomes & employability with $50,000 and 17 ‘Oscars’ of Education. It culminates in a global conference for all those seeking to shape the future of education.

The NCHERM Group & Accredible

The NCHERM Group, LLC (PRNewsfoto/The NCHERM Group)

Legal Consulting for Safer Schools & Campuses

The NCHERM Group and its affiliated organizations, NaBITA and ATIXA have trained over 12,500 education-focused professionals since 2012. NCHERM Group was founded in 2000 with the goal of identifying, developing and delivering best practices for school and campus health and safety. They’re a leader in campus risk management and preventative law efforts, emphasizing best practices for policy, training, and prevention as proactive risk management for the organizations that they work with.

In September 2018, The NCHERM Group adopted Accredible to add digital badging to its programs. Digital badges offer a visual, public, portable and sharable credential upon completion of their training. They enable third party employers, colleges and students to recognize and verify an individuals training and professional development in a secure, convenient manner.

“Accredible makes it possible for The NCHERM Group to deliver digital, portable badges to our certification trainees. Attendees put a lot of time and energy into our trainings, and we want to reward them with something tangible to show for it. A certificate on a wall is great, but badging is next-level recognition. ATIXA, NaBITA, and TNG certifications are commonly listed as preferred or required qualifications for job postings in the education field, and we understand how imperative it is to showcase your commitment to professional development and learning with us.” – Brett A. Sokolow, Esq., President & CEO of The NCHERM Group.

“”We’re very excited to be entrusted by The NCHERM Group to help issue their digital credentials. We strongly believe in their mission to help bring safety to school and college campuses all across America. Education should be a fundamental right and all should be guaranteed a safe environment, which is why we couldn’t be more proud to have been chosen as the credentialing partner for these projects.”
Danny King, CEO of Accredible.

 

ABOUT ACCREDIBLE

Accredible is an industry-leading digital credentialing platform which allows users to securely issue, manage, track, and verify their certificates and badges. Its platform is used by over 400 organizations worldwide, including Google, UC Berkeley, and IEEE. More than 1,500,000 students have received certificates, badges or blockchain credentials through their platform.

ABOUT THE NCHERM GROUP

The NCHERM Group is a law and consulting firm that offers systems-level solutions for safer schools and campuses. The NCHERM Group is a repository for models that enhance and advance risk management and preventive law efforts. The NCHERM Group emphasizes best practices for policy, training, and prevention as proactive risk management. The NCHERM Group specializes in advancing culture change strategies and problem-solving for the tough wellness, compliance, and liability issues colleges and universities face today. The NCHERM Way has become the risk management touchstone for schools, colleges, and universities across the country. It has provided services to more than 3,000 colleges and schools. It represents more than 75 colleges and universities as outside counsel, and has represented more than 200 over the years, making The NCHERM Group one of the largest specialized higher education law practices in the country. It also serves a growing number of preK-12 school districts and independent schools. Every day, more schools and colleges enhance the health and safety of their communities The NCHERM Way.

Accredible Joins ICE!

Accredible joins the Institute for Credentialing Excellence

Mountain View, CA – Accredible, an industry-leading credentialing platform which allows users to securely issue, manage, track, and verify their certificates, badges and Blockchain Credentials announced today that it has joined ICE as a sustaining member.

The Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) is a leading developer of certification standards and a provider of information and trends in: certification, test delivery, assessment and other credentialing topics. ICE enabled networking, education and sharing of resources to their members who work in and serve the credentialing industry.

“Accredible is extremely proud to be a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence in show of our support of the credentialing community and our commitment to strive for excellence.” – Alan Heppenstall, CTO at Accredible.

 

ABOUT ACCREDIBLE

Accredible is an industry-leading digital credentialing platform which allows users to securely issue, manage, track, and verify their certificates and badges. Its platform is used by over 400 organizations worldwide, including Google, UC Berkeley, and IEEE. More than 1,500,000 students have received certificates, badges or blockchain credentials through their platform.

Accredible is EdTechXGlobal Startup Awards Finalist!

2018 EdTechXGlobal All Stars Startup Awards

Europe’s largest summit on the future of learning and work, EdTechXEurope, announced the finalists and winners of its sixth annual EdTechXGlobal All Stars startup awards on the 19th of June at the Brewery in London. Accredible has been chosen as a finalist for the Awards and attended the conference in London.

The EdTechXGlobal All Stars Awards is determined by a global panel of judges, evaluating various factors including revenue growth, scale, innovation and market impact.

“We’re extremely honoured to have been chosen as a finalist in the prestigious EdTechXGlobal Startup Awards!” – Alan Heppenstall, CTO at Accredible.

Accredible Earns Open Badges 2.0 Certification

Accredible – Open Badges 2.0 Certification

Mountain View, CA – Accredible, an industry-leading digital credentialing platform which allows users to securely issue, manage, track, and verify their certificates and badges announced today that it has achieved IMS Global Learning Consortium certification for Open Badges 2.0.

IMS Global is a community of education and technology leaders from around the world working together to advance an open architecture that supports learning in the digital age. IMS certification is a way to ensure interoperability with the growing digital credentials ecosystem, enabling learners to share information-rich, portable, and verifiable Open Badges across any certified platform. Accredible joins other IMS members in signaling it’s commitment to the Open Badges standard and rapidly growing ecosystem by adopting the newest version of their standard.

“Open Badges 2.0 provides rigorous standards for interoperability that ensure earners can trust and make full use of the credentials they earn online,” said Mark Leuba, vice president of product management, IMS Global Learning Consortium. “We applaud Accredible for achieving IMS conformance certification for Open Badges 2.0.”

“We’re very proud to have achieved Open Badges certification for our platform. Accredible’s platform has been Open Badges compliant for a number of years and we’re excited to receive the formal certification. We strongly believe that open, interoperable standards are the basis from which education can continue to improve.” – Alan Heppenstall, CTO at Accredible.

 

ABOUT ACCREDIBLE

Accredible is an industry-leading digital credentialing platform which allows users to securely issue, manage, track, and verify their certificates and badges. Its platform is used by over 400 organizations worldwide, including Google, UC Berkeley, and IEEE. More than 1,000,000 students have received certificates, badges or blockchain credentials through their platform.

 

Associated General Contractors of America & Accredible

Leading Construction in America

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is a trade association in the US construction industry, founded in 1918 to address problems in construction identified during World War I. Today, AGC represents over 26,000 firms and is associated with over 10,500 service providers. It provides advocacy, guidance, training and many other services to support the construction sector.

AGC of America develops and delivers a number of educational & training programs that address key issues throughout the construction industry. Their training covers Building Information Modeling, Lean Construction, Supervisory Training, Project Management, Safety Management and is an authorized provider of Continuing Education Units.

In 2018, AGC of America adopted Accredible to deliver certificates and badges for completion of its training programs. Digital credentials help AGC to manage their renewal process, streamline their delivery and provide an easy way for learners to share and showcase their achievements.

“AGC implemented digital badges in Spring 2018 and the response rate and feedback from our members has been great. We love that the earners are sharing their badges in so many ways and our learners are loving how easy it is to let people know about their accomplishments.” – Meredith Woods, Senior Director, Education Advancement and Credentialing at Associated General Contractors of America.

“As a well respected leader in construction we’re honoured that AGC of America has chosen Accredible to deliver certificates and badges for their programs. It’s clear that they’re committed to innovation; adopting new standards and providing the best training for their members.” – Alan Heppenstall, CTO of Accredible.

 

ABOUT ACCREDIBLE

Accredible is an industry-leading digital credentialing platform which allows users to securely issue, manage, track, and verify their certificates and badges. Its platform is used by over 400 organizations worldwide, including Google, UC Berkeley, and IEEE. More than 1,000,000 students have received certificates, badges or blockchain credentials through their platform.

ABOUT AGC OF AMERICA

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. AGC represents more than 26,000 firms, including over 6,500 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 9,000 specialty-contracting firms. More than 10,500 service providers and suppliers are also associated with AGC, all through a nationwide network of chapters. AGC has a strong education foundation with two national credential programs and a collection of training programs on safety, project management, lean, BIM and other topics. Learn more about AGC at www.agc.org.

Accredible Joins IMS

Accredible joins the Digital Credentials and Badging Alliance

Established at the request of IMS members, the Digital Credentials and Badging Alliance supports the creation, maintenance and adoption of standards related to badges and digital credentials. These standards help to avoid the need for every organization to reinvest in the tools, processes, and interactions to integrate with every platform. In particular, IMS maintains the industry leading Open Badges standard.

Accredible has been following the work of IMS for some time and the Accredible platform has been Open Badges compliant for many years. Joining the alliance provides the opportunity to be certified and to participate in the work that shapes future versions of the standard.

“The mission of the IMS Global Learning Consortium as a whole is to advance technology that can affordably scale and improve educational participation and attainment. We’re very excited to be working with IMS and to help with the adoption of standards that help learners above all.” – Alan Heppenstall, CTO of Accredible.

 

ABOUT ACCREDIBLE

Accredible is an industry-leading digital credentialing platform which allows users to securely issue, manage, track, and verify their certificates and badges. Its platform is used by over 400 organizations worldwide, including Google, UC Berkeley, and IEEE. More than 1,000,000 students have received certificates, badges or blockchain credentials through their platform.

ABOUT IMS GLOBAL

IMS Global is a nonprofit organization that advances technology that can affordably scale and improve educational participation and attainment. IMS members are leading suppliers, institutions and government organizations that are enabling the future of education by collaborating on interoperability and adoption initiatives. IMS sponsors the Learning Impact Leadership Institute, a global program focused on recognizing the impact of innovative technology on educational access, affordability, and quality while developing the people and ideas that are going to help shape the future of educational technology. For more information visit http://www.imsglobal.org.

 

Treehouse & Accredible

Teaching the World to Code

The Treehouse mission is to bring affordable technology education to people everywhere in order to help them achieve their dreams and change the world. They’re committed to the democratization of education; making education accessible to students of all races, genders, sexual orientations, and socio-economic backgrounds.

It’s clear that Treehouse are well on their way to seeing their mission become a reality with over 180,000 active students in over 190 countries learning in-demand skills through incremental, small steps. Their incremental, project based and enjoyable courses have proved a phenomenal success with individuals as well as companies such as Mailchimp, Nike, and Instacart.

Treehouse started providing digital certificates via Accredible for their courses in 2016 to continue their focus on job readiness. Since the skills that students build are designed to be incredibly impactful for careers, it’s important that there’s a quick, easy way to prove that training has been completed and for students to showcase their learning on their personal and professional profiles.

“Accredible makes it easy for us to deliver beautiful digital certificates to our students. We’re really happy with how they look and the ease at which they can be shared and embedded by our Techdegree students. Digital certificates make it easy to celebrate the learning achievements of our community.” – Londa Quisling, Chief Product Officer at Treehouse.

“We’re enormous fans of the work Treehouse are doing! We believe wholeheartedly in the democratization of education and are extremely honoured that one of the leaders in online education trusts Accredible to be part of their experience.” – Alan Heppenstall, CTO of Accredible.

 

ABOUT ACCREDIBLE

Accredible is an industry-leading digital credentialing platform which allows users to securely issue, manage, track, and verify their certificates and badges. Its platform is used by over 400 organizations worldwide, including Google, UC Berkeley, and IEEE. More than 1,000,000 students have received certificates, badges or blockchain credentials through their platform.

ABOUT TREEHOUSE

At Treehouse, we believe that understanding, communicating with and controlling technology is a fundamental skill that everyone should have the opportunity to learn. With this in mind, we offer our community of over 163k+ students across the world a comprehensive resource that helps them to learn the necessary skills to be part of the technology evolution. We also believe in offering each of our students the opportunity to learn the skills they need — whether they have existing, little or no previous experience — to be job ready for the tech industry.

Our team works to fulfill our mission by providing the best technology education online to our students of all ages and backgrounds, in over 190 countries. Furthermore, we don’t just educate our students, but also ensure that we provide a learning environment that is consistently valuable, interactive, engaging, and most importantly fun.