Product Updates

We're constantly improving our product to ensure that we deliver the world's best digital certificates and open badges.

Measure Marketing Value October 2017


Digital credentials offer more marketing value than traditional, paper based certificates. With our latest update you can easily quantify and review the value you’ve received.

Our update enables you to:

  • See how many impressions your website has gained from your certificates and badges.
  • See how many clicks your website has gained from your certificates and badges.
  • Estimate how much these clicks would have cost via paid marketing channels.
  • View the marketing value of your certificates and badges for all time.

To view the marketing value for your organization visit: the analytics summary page

Better Pricing August 2017


We’re excited to announce that we’re making Accredible cheaper. Instead of paying for every certificate or badge that you publish we’re offering annual plans that are predictable, stable and don’t restrict your usage.

Each pricing plan gives you a credit allowance each year, depending on how many credentials you need to issue – and, it works out cheaper than our old model. For example, if you’re issuing 5000 credentials per year that cost $4,400 on our old pricing model but just $2,040 on the new.

For full pricing information and to find out more visit https://www.accredible.com/pricing/

Search Attributes August 2017


With Accredible it’s easy to provide all the data you need to display on a certificate, badge or blockchain credential. With our latest update it’s easier than ever to search and find what you’re looking for. Our credential search:

  • Enables you to view which credentials have been made public or private by your students.
  • Let’s you choose which custom attribute you’d like to search within.
  • Still makes it easy to quickly locate recipients.

This update makes it easier to work with your any custom data you provide.
Read our help article on searching for more information.

Credential Layout Improvements August 2017


We’re always striving to make sure that our certificates, badges and blockchain credentials are as easy to understand as possible and that our user interfaces communicate in a simple and effective manner.

Our latest update brings improvements to these layouts:

  • Your branding is clearer on the credential.
  • It’s easier to see who the recipient of a credential and who the issuer of a credential is.
  • The sidebar has been redesigned to better communicate the actions a recipient should take.

View our example credential..

Credential Directory Improvements August 2017


The verification directory serves three important roles for your organization:

  1. Provides an easy way for third parties to check whether an individual has a valid certification from your organization – ensuring credibility of your credential holders.
  2. Provides a way for employers or clients to locate qualified individuals.
  3. Showcases your alumni and the size of your certification program.

We’ve released an update with various bug fixes and improvements to the directory. The highlights are:

  • Now viewers can sort by any column that you display.
  • Each row shows one recipient and one credential, making it easier to read than before.
  • Search, pagination and the directory speed has been improved.

Learn more about the verification directory.

Multiple Brands August 2017


We’ve made it easier to work with multiple brands.

If you have more than one in-house brand which should show up on different credentials, an alternate brand is a convenient way for you to change that brand information everywhere it appears – allowing you to use the same certificate and email designs without any extra work.

Now you can:

  • Add new brands to represent different stakeholders.
  • Set a particular brand for a credential group.
  • Better represent your brand and the brand of your partners.

Find out how to use multiple brands in your Accredible account.

v1.20 – Team Member Permissions July 2017


To keep up with compliance, prevent mistakes and get the help you need it’s important to have the right team member permissions set up for your colleagues. We’ve made it easier and simpler to add team members and control what they’re able to do with your credentials.

Now you can:

  • Select which groups a team member has access to.
  • Restrict a colleague’s access to billing, designs, analytics, email, etc.
  • Set team members to ‘view only’ mode.

We’ve also added the ability to log in to more than one organization, enabling you to manage more than one brand and keep different departments’ credentials separate.

Get help understanding and using the new permissions system.

EU Model Clauses – Data Privacy July 2017


We’ve just completed our work on a data privacy agreement based upon the EU Model Clauses and German data privacy law. We’re excited to enter into this agreement with any customer that wants piece of mind that their data is being protected to the highest possible standard.

It sets out the organizational and technical measures we use to protect your data and we’ve written a whitepaper on the agreement. Download the data privacy whitepaper.

v1.18 – Improvements June 2017


We’re always working hard to improve our service and make creation, management and delivery of certificates, badges and Blockchain credentials as easy as possible. A regular part of our work is to spend time fixing small bugs, making improvements and adding small features. In this update we’ve made many such improvements including:

  • You can set a groups credentials to be private by default.
  • You can prevent automatic acceptance of typo name changes.
  • We’ve added a social media button generator to the visual email editor.
  • We’ve updated the appearance of credentials when shared on twitter to be more attractive and flexible.
  • You’re now able to rotate your API keys.

Canvas Integration Update – Final Grade or Score June 2017


We’ve updated the Accredible – Canvas LMS integration so that you can better automate generation of certificates, badges and blockchain credentials.

When you connect Canvas to Accredible we automatically generate Groups for each course. After setting up the integration click onto the settings page for a particular Group. On the settings page choose whether you’d like students to receive a certificate based on their final grade, score or upon course completion. You may also select whether to automatically publish their credentials upon creation.

Click here to learn more about the Canvas LMS integration.

v1.17 – Blockchain Credentials June 2017


We’re excited to announce you can now securely issue your credentials with our pioneering Blockchain technology. When this option is enabled, a permanent record of your credentials is cryptographically sealed into the blockchain. What does this mean? Third parties viewing those credentials can be absolutely certain a record has not been altered, providing an ironclad defense against fraud.

It’s easy to use and is included in your current pricing – it doesn’t incur any additional cost.

What is the Blockchain?
The Blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value. Accredible uses the Bitcoin Blockchain to store an immutable record of credentials. Anything that we write to the Blockchain can’t be altered in the future by any party.

How does the Blockchain prevent fraud?
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 your credentials it won’t verify against the Blockchain record.

Learn more about Blockchain Credentials and see how easy they are to create. View a Blockchain example certificate.

v1.16 – Recertification, Bulk Update & Spreadsheet Upload May 2017


We’ve revamped the credential creation process so that you can:

  • Re-certify recipients via spreadsheet upload. Just update the expiry date and we’ll do the rest.
  • Update existing credentials en-masse. Using your own records or an export from our platform.
  • Upload spreadsheets of any format. There’s no need to use a template or follow our column naming – just upload your data and then tell us what each column represents.

We’ve updated our documentation on creating credentials and updating credentials to walk you through the process.

v1.15 – Security Hardening May 2017


We’ve spent the last couple of weeks making sure our security is bulletproof!

Alongside improving our policies we’ve deprecated some SSL cyphers that drop support for older browsers but ensure that we’re better protected.

v1.14.1 – Japanese Locale May 2017


We’re excited to announce support for Japanese recipients!

Now we support credential delivery to recipients in English, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.

v1.14 – Email Customization and White Labelling April 2017


Take control of your credential communication with our new email editor. Our visual email editor lets you:

  • White label all emails sent to certificate and badge recipients.
  • Customize the content of any email.
  • Customize the call to actions in your email.
  • Specify a particular email template for any course or achievement.
  • Use an email template for multiple groups with just one click.
  • Localize email templates.

We’ve also taken steps to improve email deliverability and have provided more consistent, visually appealing email templates.

Want to learn how to use the new email editor? Click here.

v1.13 – Recipient Verification Directory March 2017


We’re very excited to announce our new recipient verification directory! It offers a complete and flexible solution for certificate verification and finding certified professionals.

The directory enables you to: showcase your alumni and let third parties verify the authenticity of a certified individual without the need to call you.

The directory is completely customizable and easy to use:

  • You can choose whether a search is required before displaying certificate recipients.
  • You can choose which fields are shown in the results table.
  • You can choose which fields are used in the search form.
  • You can choose which groups (courses) are hidden from the directory. 
  • You’re able to easily customize the appearance.
  • It’s easy to embed the directory in your website.

Want to learn how to activate and use your directory? Click here.

v1.12 – LinkedIn Update March 2017


LinkedIn recently announced a change to their Add to Profile feature where certificate recipients are able to add their certificates to their profiles with one click. This announcement removes the feature and requires the recipient to manually enter the certificate information. With their new interface there is no way to auto-fill certificate information. You can find out more here: https://addtoprofile.linkedin.com/

This update has been propagating gradually to LinkedIn users over the past few weeks as they release their new interface.

We’ve released an update to Accredible which helps recipients with this change. We’ve added an easy set of instructions and a simple interface for them to copy and paste their information to LinkedIn. In addition we have one click social sharing on over 200 platforms, including LinkedIn.

Here’s our video guide: https://youtu.be/9nplUsUO0z4

v1.11 – Attributes March 2017


Custom Attributes now have been separated from Certificate Designs. This means that getting data into Accredible and managing your data is much easier.

Previously the Certificate Design dictated the fields available when creating Credentials – So the [attributes] you added to a Certificate Design would then show when creating credentials.

Now all Custom Attributes are available throughout the platform. Regardless of Certificate Design, Group etc. This is much closer to a standard “mail-merge” feature.

You can manage your Custom Attributes on the settings page. For example, you may add the following Attributes to your account:

* Partner Name – text
* Partner Logo – image
* Practical Exam Date – date

These new custom attributes will now be available to you whenever you add Credentials, regardless of the group. They are also available on the Certificate Design in an easy selection interface.

v1.10 – Guides February 2017


We’re excited to announce that Accredible is easier to learn!

We’ve added six walkthrough guides and a new help video to teach you how to get started: creating certificates, making a certificate design, branding an email, customizing your social media settings and using badges. You can access the guides at any time on your dashboard https://dashboard.accredible.com/issuer/dashboard/