What is a badge?
A badge is a digital representations of your achievement with SAS that you can post online to various social media platforms, such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. This digital image contains verified metadata that describes your qualifications and the process required to earn the badge.
What are the benefits of a digital badge?
A digital badge gives you the ability to share your achievement online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified in real time by colleagues and/or employers. Badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of your SAS skills.
Who is Acclaim?
Acclaim, part of Credly, provides a global platform to recognize skills and achievements in professional learning. Acclaim works with credible organizations to provide digital badges to individuals.
How will I know if I have earned a badge?
Digital badges are awarded to students attending instructor-led courses in the US with start dates after March 1, 2018. E-learning students globally will receive badges as well for courses purchased after March 1st. After completing your course, you will receive an email notification from email@example.com with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account for managing, sharing and verifying your badge. If you are taking an e-Learning course, you will receive a prompt in your learning environment before receiving the email.
Is there a fee for using Acclaim?
No. Using Acclaim to manage, share and verify your badge is free.
How can you keep someone else from copying my badge and using it?
While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on the Acclaim platform. The link to verified data makes the badge reliable and secure. It also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your badge and associated identity.
Where and how can I share my badge through Acclaim?
Every badge and profile in Acclaim has a unique URL that can be shared from the platform to LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter via email, embedded in a website, or on a resume. You can also add your badge to an email signature.
What are labor market insights, and how can I access them through Acclaim?
Labor market insights contain information pulled from active requisitions across the US, Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom and are for informational purposes only. Based on your skills, learn which employers are hiring, what job titles you might be qualified for, salary ranges for those jobs and more. To access this information, click on any of the skill tags of badges you've earned. Acclaim is working to provide more information globally in the future.
Can my Acclaim profile include badges that have been issued to me from other platforms/companies?
Acclaim does not support uploading of badges issued by other platforms/companies.
Can I export badges issued from Acclaim to other badge-storing platforms/companies?
Not at this time. The current open badge infrastructure standards do not allow for real-time verification of our badges outside of the Acclaim platform, which is a main priority for ensuring verification. Acclaim is working with the open badge community for future solutions.
Who should I contact if there are issues with my Learn badge?
If you have issues with your badge (e.g., you don't receive a badge or you delete a badge invitation and need to have it reissued), contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions about how to navigate the Acclaim platform, visit support.youracclaim.com
I have a question about the Acclaim platform. Where can I find support?
You can find answers for many frequently asked questions at support.youracclaim.com.
How do I share my badge?
- Log in to your Acclaim account, navigate to your profile, right-click on your badge image, and copy.
- Within your email settings, access your email signature and paste the badge image into your signature.
- Back in Acclaim, copy the badge landing page link.
- In your email signature, highlight your badge and hyperlink with the link you just copied.
Please note: Your email client may require a different process for adding an image to your signature. Please contact your email client administrator with any questions.
LinkedIn requires individuals to enter additional information about their badge to share it on their profile. To share your badge details to your LinkedIn profile, view the detailed instructions listed within Acclaim.
Facebook and Twitter
- Click the sharing icon from Acclaim.
- You will be prompted by Facebook or Twitter to connect your account – this gives Facebook and Twitter permission to share your badge from Acclaim.
- The badge (image and all) will show up in your Twitter timeline or on your Facebook profile.