Product Updates

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

Better Badges & Certificates June 2018


Example Badge

We’ve improved the experience of your certificate & badge recipients.

It’s now easier (and more attractive) for your recipients to share their collection of credentials. If you’re issuing more than one certificate or badge to the same person, they can now easily share a glance-able page with all of their achievements.
A recipient of a credential can now set a password for return visits for easier login. Recipients of certificates and badges are still automatically logged in to the credential and don’t get prompted to create a password. They will only see the option in the dropdown from their account name. This makes re-logging in much smoother (and equally secure option) for many recipients who have found the security-code process difficult in the past.
We now indicate to certificate and badge viewers that they can ‘Verify a Credential’. We want your recipients to benefit from increased trust in their credentials.
– We’ve updated the display of the credential page to put more emphasis on the requirements and status of a credential.
Sharing is easier. We’ve reworked the actions on the credential view to ensure that the key options are easier to access.
– Certificates & Badges load much faster and have a reduced file size.
– We now support the French language. We’re always adding new languages.

Take a look at our badge example: https://www.credential.net/badge111

WordPress Badges & Certificates June 2018


Certificates & Badges on WordPress just got a lot easier! We’re excited to release the new version of our WordPress plugin which adds:

– A shortcode to let you show badges & certificates belonging to the currently signed in user to any page or post. You can customize the display and limit the number shown.
– A widget to let you list certificates & badges belonging to the currently signed in user.

Read more about the plugin and see the documentation: https://wordpress.org/plugins/accredible-certificates/

Customize your Achievement List May 2018


We’ve made it easy to customize the appearance of your brand listing page. You’re able to:

– Upload a banner image.
– Write an organization description.
– Add your logo.
– Choose which certificates and badges are displayed.
– Include links to your website and social profiles.

Here’s an example brand listing page: https://www.credential.net/issuer/3044/brand/2770

Head over to Branding Settings to customize yours: https://dashboard.accredible.com/issuer/dashboard/settings/branding

Open Badges 2.0 May 2018


We’re Open Badges 2.0 compliant!

All the badges you create and deliver via Accredible are compatible with platforms that are compliant with the Open Badge 1.0 or Open Badges 2.0 specification.

Open Badges 2.0 greatly surpasses the previous badge specification by ensuring recipient control of credentials, demonstrating rigor of achievement, and guaranteeing that learners are able to display their badges on and share their badges from any compatible platform.

Data Privacy, Security & GDPR May 2018


We’ve been spending the past six months ensuring that Accredible is ready for the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We offer a Data Processing Agreement that you can opt into. DPAs include standard contractual clauses (“Model Clauses”) that are the mechanism for GDPR-compliant data transfer. The DPA includes all the information on:
– What we do to protect your data.
– What we’re allowed to do with your data.
– Who we share your data with to provide our service (e.g. our hosting provider).

Read the DPA here: https://dashboard.accredible.com/dpa
Agree to the DPA here: https://dashboard.accredible.com/issuer/dashboard/settings/account

We’ve appointed a Data Protection Officer, who can be reached at privacy@accredible.com.

Read our Help section on GDPR for more information: https://help.accredible.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005680809

Please direct any questions to support@accredible.com.

Copy Group & Default Designs May 2018


We are still improving the Accredible platform to ease your workflow:

1. You can Clone a Group to save time setting up a new badge or certificate.

2. Setting a default certificate or badge design means that you can add new Groups via Canvas, Moodle, Brightspace or your own integration and start delivering credentials with no setup.

Visit Groups to try out the clone feature and Default Group Settings to choose a default certificate and badge design for newly created Groups.

Easier Workflow: Default Group Settings April 2018


We are constantly improving the Accredible platform to ease your workflow. Today we’re excited to announce our latest feature: Default Group Settings.

Head over to Groups and click Default Group Settings to set the defaults you’d like for any new Groups that are created, including:

– Language
– Credential privacy
– Brand
– Email options and Templates
– and more!

Now, when creating a New Group, all these settings are already in place!

Brightspace & Accredible Integration April 2018


Over 15,000,000 students use D2Ls Brightspace LMS in higher education, K-12 and the enterprise sector (including the Fortune 1000).

We’re excited to announce our integration with Brightspace. Our integration will:
– Let you add a module or submodule to any course where Brightspace students can receive and view their badge or certificate.
– Teachers within a course may click the module to update the badge or certificate settings.
– Automatically sync your Brightspace course information when the item has been added with Accredible.
– Automatically create certificates or badges when a student clicks the module.
– Automatically authorize your Brightspace students to update and interact with their certificates and badges.

View the Brightspace Certificates & Badges integration on AppFinder.

Branded Issuer Pages April 2018


We’re always working to improve your brand exposure and referrals. Our latest update creates a page for each of the brands you have in Accredible where we provide links to your social and web profiles alongside your achievements.

Take a look at our example issuer page.

Spotlight March 2018


We’re excited to announce the launch of our new product – Spotlight. Spotlight makes it easy for your create a data rich, searchable directory of all your alumni; like your own, branded LinkedIn.

  • Own and brand the professional hub for your industry.
  • Increase the employment rates of your alumni.
  • Gain insights on your alumni and what happens to them after your program.

“We’re on a mission to educate the next generation of social media pros with Hootsuite Academy. As a key pillar of our Academy strategy, The Hootsuite Certified Professionals Directory gives organizations large and small a powerful tool to find the right people.” – Hootsuite

To learn more about Spotlight head over to: https://www.accredible.com/spotlight/

Book a demo with our team and purchase before the end of March to receive a 20% discount.

Better Value Pricing February 2018


What is the pricing change?
We’re offering more for your money by switching our per-credential pricing to be per-recipient instead. That means you can issue as many certificates and badges to each of your individual participants as you’d like without having to pay more. We charge based on the number of unique recipients you issue to.

Why are you making a pricing change?
By charging per credential we were limiting how you were able to use badges and certificates. We want to support micro-credentialing and provide more freedom in how you use our platform.

Give me an example
Sure! Let’s say you’re on our smallest plan and had an allowance of 200 credentials per year. Previously you could only issue 200 certificates and badges. Now you may issue as many certificates or badges as you like to 200 unique people per year. You may issue those 200 recipients two badges/certificates (or more) giving you 400 credentials without having to upgrade your plan.

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

Public Wallets February 2018


Recipients of certificates and badges can now showcase their learning using our public view of their profile.

We’ll be adding more functionality to this in the future so that it’s easier to collect badges, certificates and blockchain credentials.

Badge Designer February 2018


Creating beautiful open badges has never been easier thanks to our new, free to use badge designer!

Use dynamic templates, upload images, add text and export to the format of your choice.

Head over to https://badge.design/ to try it out.

Canvas Micro Credentials Have Arrived January 2018


You’ve been asking for micro-credentials in Canvas and you’ve got them!

This update:

  • Let’s you add multiple badges or certificates to each course in Canvas.
  • Enables you to use Canvas modules to specify when and how someone should qualify for a badge or certificate.
  • Makes it easier to setup and use the Canvas integration.

Read our updated Canvas integrated information here: https://www.eduappcenter.com/apps/652#.WmCUqpOFi88

Watch the Canvas integration setup here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU_EU0gwXHI

Watch the student badge and certificate experience here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DM32gRevgA

If you’re using our existing Canvas integration with the Course placement then don’t worry! Everything will keep working and you can make this update whenever you’re ready. To use the new functionality you’ll need to reinstall the application.

More Certificate Design Templates January 2018


We’re always adding new designs and resources to make sure that designing, creating, issuing and delivering certificates and badges is as easy as possible.

Signup to use and customize these templates.

Certificate and Badge Embed December 2017


It’s never been easier for recipients to embed your certificates and badges in their emails, websites and social media profiles!

Our new embed function guides recipients through the process of adding your certificate or badge. Embedded badges and certificates are now stateful. If you delete or expire the credential we make sure that the embedded image is updated.

Click here for a run down of the certificate and badge embed options.

Microsoft Azure Active Directory Integration December 2017


We’re excited to announce a new integration with Microsoft Azure Active Directory!

Use Azure AD to manage user access and enable single sign-on with Accredible to create, manage and deliver certificates, badges and blockchain credentials to your AD users.

  • Enterprise Single Sign-On – Azure Active Directory supports rich enterprise-class single sign-on with Accredible out of the box. Users sign in using their organizational accounts hosted in Active Directory.
  • Easy Configuration – Azure Active Directory provides a simple step-by-step user interface for connecting Accredible to Azure AD.

Click here for the Application overview.

Click here for a full tutorial on setting up Accredible on Azure Active Directory.

Credential & Wallet Redesign December 2017



Your Certificates & Badges just got better!

The Credential view, wallet view and user settings, have all been restyled and harmonized to provide a clearer, easier to use experience. You can view an example digital credential here.

    • Credential and wallet have a recipient header that shows an avatar and the name of the recipient.
    • The experience is fully responsive working from mobile phone up to 4K screen sizes.
    • Our responsive menu is easier to use, smaller and less impactful.
    • The wallet view can be viewed by issuer or year of issue.
    • Transcripts are easier to print.

Over the coming months we’ll continue work on improving the experience for your customers.

Bridge LMS Integration November 2017


We’re excited to announce the launch of our new Bridge LMS integration!

Together, Bridge and Accredible let you automatically create and send digital credentials to your Learners who complete Bridge Programs.

Learners have access to their Accredible credentials – and all of their functionality like printing a PDF copy, adding to their email signatures or sharing – entirely inside their Bridge experience.

All of the heavy lifting of creating credentials, with learner data is fully automated, saving you considerable time and money over traditional alternatives. You have complete control over the nuances of security and options and Accredible’s advanced account settings like whitelabelling, certificate design, and email settings on your Accredible account.

  • Set your program completion criteria, and automatically generate full-featured digital credentials.
  • Your Bridge learners are able to share and interact with all of the credential features from inside their Bridge experience.
  • Easily view and edit your settings for each program with convenient links to your Accredible dashboard with admin SSO – your Bridge administrators log in once, and can easily open the necessary settings in Accredible.

Infrastructure Update November 2017


We’re always working hard to ensure that our service is a secure and performant as possible. In the past three months we’ve released over 100 updates to our product.

Most of our upgrades are like changing tires on a moving car: we rarely pull over to stop, because your credentials, your alumni tracking, and shares never stop. But on Sunday 12th November we performed an upgrade more like swapping out our engine (and adding in 4 turbochargers, plus a larger trunk). This update provides enhanced security and performance.