What is an electronic badge?
An electronic badge is a validated digital indicator of a learning outcome, competency, skill or accomplishment that can be accessed, displayed, shared, and verified online. Badges are linked to metadata that provide context and verification. Santa Ana College uses Acclaim electronic badges to verify completion of certain online workshops.
How can I earn an electronic badge?
Santa Ana College awards electronic badges as verification of completion for certain online workshops. Each eligible workshop will have information about the specific requirements or components that must be completed in order to earn the electronic badge (certificate). For example, you may be asked to take quizzes or submit an assignment. If you have any questions about whether or not you have earned a badge, check the gradebook to ensure that you have completed all of the requirements. If all the requirements have been completed, contact the instructor of the workshop.
While electronic badges do auto-award based on the completion of the requirements, it is not instantaneous. It is a process that may take up to 48 hours or more. Earners will be notified via Email as soon as the badge has awarded.
How to claim an electronic badge
Once the requirements for a badge have been successfully met, an electronic badge will be awarded. Earners will receive an Email from
firstname.lastname@example.org to notify them when a badge has been issued.
Claim Badge button located towards the bottom of the Email. Earners will be directed to
www.youracclaim.com. First time recipients will need to create an account by clicking the
Create Account link at the bottom of the sign in page. Follow the on screen prompts to create your Acclaim account.
On the Badge detail page, click the
Accept Badge button, located in the upper right corner of the page, to claim the badge.
The following short video will explain how to claim and manage your digital badges:
How to Manage Your Digital Badge from
For more information on creating an Acclaim account and accepting badges:
How to print a badge
Badges (Certificates) can be printed to PDF from the Acclaim dashboard.
Log into your account on
Click on the badge to be printed to select it.
- Click the
Share button located at the top right of the page.
- On the
Share Badge page use the top tool bar and click the
Print icon represented by a printer, located towards the right of the tool bar. Click the Download PDF button located towards the bottom right of the page.
The following short video demonstrates how to print a badge (certificate):
Printing a Certificate from Credly on Vimeo.
For more information on badge printing:
How to share an electronic badge
Electronic badges can easily be shared electronically to social media sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. To share a badge:
Log into your account on www.youracclaim.com.
Click on the badge to be shared to select it.
Click the Share button located at the top right of the page.
On the Share Badge page, use the tabs on the top tool bar to select how the badge will be shared. Once the method of sharing is selected,click the Share button located towards the bottom right of the page.
The following short video provides an overview of how to share a badge on LinkedIn:
Sharing your badge on LinkedIn from Credly on Vimeo.
For more information on badge sharing:
Acclaim Technical Support
For technical support or help with Acclaim, submit an electronic Help Request.
FAQ's: Electronic Badges
Q: How do I know if I have earned a badge?
A: Badges are earned by completing all of the requirements in the workshop. Check the workshop to review what requirements are necessary, then check your grade book to ensure that you have completed them.
Q: What if I completed all of the requirements, but I haven't received the badge?
A: Badges do not award instantly, it is a process that can take up to 48 hours or more. If it has been more than 48 hours, check your Junk folder in your Email. You can also go directly to the Acclaim website to check for and accept badges there.
Q: I didn't receive any Emails from email@example.com, what should I do?
A: Check your spam folder. For more information, see How can I be sure I receive my badge notification Email? You can also log onto Acclaim to accept your badges.
Q: What happened to my Credly badges that I earned prior to May 31, 2020?
A: The Credly badges have migrated to Acclaim. You can access them directly on the Acclaim website.
Q: How will I know my Credly badge has moved to Acclaim?
A: You will receive an Email from firstname.lastname@example.org intiviting you to create an Acclaim account.
Q: What if I received a badge prior to May 31, 2020 but did not claim it?
A: You will receive an Email from email@example.com intiviting you to create an Acclaim account, and you can claim your badge there.
Q: What if I shared my badge to LinkedIn or in an Email? Do I need to reshare it?
A: If you previously shared any of your badges, the badge URL will automatically redirect viewers to the badge in Acclaim. You do not need to re-share, change any of your links, or take any actions.
Q: What if I don't want my badge to be public?
A: You can easily configure your privcy settings in the Acclaim platform. You're in complete control of the information about yourself and what is made public.
Q: Is there a fee to use Acclaim?
A: No, this is a service Santa Ana College provides to you at no cost.
Q: I have a question about Acclaim, where can I find answers?
A: You can find answers to frequently asked questions at support.youracclaim.com.