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BusyQA Introduces Digital Badges

Updated: Sep 16, 2021

Display Your Professional Achievements

Why should your knowledge of your professional success be contained between you and your employers? BusyQA introduces a new method to display your achievements across multiple platforms: Digital Badges.



What Are Digital Badges?

We firmly believe in the benefit of providing various tools that enable you to meet and exceed your professional goals. Part of that belief is a firm emphasis on rewarding your achievements.


We want you to be able to communicate just how much you’ve accomplished in an easily and quickly intelligible manner. What better way to achieve this than with badges that can be hosted on your website, email, or social media?


This is why BusyQA partnered with Credly to provide you with a digital version of some of your most impactful credentials. These aren’t just copy and pasted images - instead, each digital image contains verifiable metadata that makes it certifiably “yours” (It’s not too different from an NFT, actually). This metadata also includes a description of your qualifications and how you managed to earn them. We’ll even host the badges on our website for your management until you can find them a suitable home.




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FAQs


What is a Digital Badge?

A Digital Badge is a verifiable representation of your accomplishments complete with a unique metadata that details your skills, abilities, and competency. This image can be used in email signatures, digital resumes, and on social media sites like LinkedIn or Facebook.


How do my qualifications get displayed in a badge?

BusyQA Partnered with Credly due to the technology hosted on their digital badging platform. They use software based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global to manage, share, and verify the credentials of all who use their badge.


What is Credly?

Credly is the end-to-end solution for issuing and managing digital credentials. Credly works with organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals, worldwide.


What are the benefits of a digital badge?

First off – there’s the personal benefit. We firmly believe in the positive impact of recognizing employee achievements, and don’t want you to discount the fact that your work matters. Beyond that, you get a quick and simple way to share your achievements online in a manner that can be verified by third parties. Credly itself also enables you to search and apply for job opportunities directly on its platform.


How will I know if I’ve earned a badge?

You will receive an email notification direct from Credly (look for admin@credly.com) when you’ve earned a badge. The email comes with instructions for claiming your badge and a guide for setting up your account.


Is there a fee to use Credly?

No – BusyQA’s goal is for this to be purely beneficial at no additional cost to you.


What stops someone else from copying my badge and using it?

This is exactly why BusyQA partnered with Credly in the first place. Their software allows them to host unique data on their servers that enables your badge to be verified. It’s more reliable than a paper-based certificate or a simple image - It’s linked directly to you and your achievements.


Where and how can I share my badge through Credly?

You can use Credly itself to share your badge to LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. You can also embed it into your website and/or your email signature.


What are labor market insights and how can I access them through Credly?

Labor market insights are pulled directly from job requisitions. Credly lets you search active job listings and even apply within a few clicks by going on yourBadge Details page and clicking on “Related Jobs”, or by clicking on the skill tags assigned to your unique badge.


Can I export badges issued through Credly to other badge-storing platforms?

Yes – you can download your badge from the Share Badge page. This contains the metadata embedded into the image (the Open Badge Infrastructure or OBI) that can be placed on other OBI-compliant badge sites, such as the Mozilla backpack.


Can I import badges issued from other platforms into Credly?

Not yet, but this feature maybe added in the future.


Where can I ask more questions about Credly?

You can contact them directly with your queries or see their own, more comprehensive FAQ. Visit their support center at support.credly.com.