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Digital Badges

Welcome to a new way to share your skills, knowledge and accomplishments!

Bradley University is proud to offer digital badges - a new way for our learners to communicate their accomplishments, demonstrate their credentials, and highlight their skills. Through our partnership with Credly, a digital badge credentialing system, learners can also discover labor market insights based on their new skills.

What Are Digital Badges?

A digital badge is a visual representation of an accomplishment, skill, achievement, or other experience you can display online. Digital badges differ from traditional paper credentials in that you can take your achievements with you, wherever you go. A digital badge is a web-enabled acknowledgement of those activities, and are much more powerful than paper certificates because they can be easily shared and contain rich metadata. This metadata includes basic information such as who issued the badge, name of the earner, date issued and if appropriate the expiration date. Digital badges also identify the skills Bradley University verifies the earner has learned, or the requirements needed to be completed to earn that badge.

Why Digital Badges for Learners?

Badges are unique to you and are easily shared online across your social media platforms. With badges, you can build your digital profile and tell your professional story. Badges will transform your digital presence, and help you easily communicate and promote newly acquired skills and accomplishments to potential employers. This makes it easier for employers to understand these skills, and know they have been verified by Bradley University. And because the badges are easily shared in professional networking platforms such as LinkedIn, it helps learners tell their stories of their accomplishments. Bradley University also issues badges when individuals from business or the community participate in non-credit learning activities such as those offered by the university’s Continuing Education and Professional Development, the Center for Professional Excellence, and the Turner Center for Entrepreneurship. Earning these digital badges helps ensure you can share the impact of your experiences at Bradley.

Translate Your Badge into Career Success

Digital badges help to build your personal brand, grow your social network, and demonstrate your skills and achievement. To support your career success, Bradley University leverages our partnership with Credly, so badge earners can see jobs where employers are seeking the skills and achievements associated with a badge. This can help further your career by seeing how to support your career growth through earning digital badges.

Why Digital Badges for Learners?

Badges differ from traditional paper credentials in that you can take your achievements with you, wherever you go. Badges are unique to you and are easily shared online across your social media platforms to communicate your accomplishments. The following sharing avenues are available through our badging partner, Credly:

  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Via email
  • Embedded in a website
  • Place the badge on an electronic resume

Earning Digital Badges at Bradley University

Once you have successfully completed your program at Bradley University, you will receive an email notification with instructions for claiming and sharing your badge. Find out more by contacting one of our badge issuers:

The Center for Professional Excellence

The Center for Professional Excellence exists to improve individual, team, and organizational performance by developing skills in business and leadership. Our talent development solutions include custom corporate training, professional coaching and assessment services, public programs, and needs analysis. When you partner with us, the concepts you learn today will change the way you do business tomorrow.

The Center for Professional Excellence is a network affiliate of the Center for Creative Leadership, which is ranked top ten worldwide in leadership development. The affiliation allows us access to the latest research, tools and managerial best practices. When you partner with us, you are tapping into the resources of a global leader in professional development.

Continuing Education and Professional Development

For more than 60 years, Continuing Education has connected Bradley University with the community through non-credit-bearing educational and enrichment programs and services for youth, professionals, and lifelong learners. Through Continuing Education, people of all ages can be Bradley students and are empowered to achieve immediate and sustained success in their personal and professional endeavors.

The Turner Center for Entrepreneurship

The Turner Center for Entrepreneurship helps businesses start, grow, and prosper. The center includes the services of the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Illinois SBDC International Trade Center, and the Illinois Procurement and Technical Assistance Center. Our services are offered at no cost and support business success in a range of areas including strategic planning, financial planning, marketing, business valuation, export development, technology commercialization, and assistance in selling to federal, state, and local governments.

Foster College of Business Office of International Programs

Students majoring in the Foster College of Business may receive the FCB Global Scholars badge by completing the requirements. Badges are issued upon graduation.