BadgEd (Open Digital Badges)
BadgEd is the open digital badges service for the University of Edinburgh. Digital badges offer a way to recognise verified extra-curricular skills and achievements and a secure way to share them.
What is an open digital badge?
Open digital badges are digital badges that enable you to securely share a wider range of verifiable learning and professional achievements across different platforms, including social media, employability websites, CVs and portfolios.
A digital badge includes a badge image as well as metadata (information) about:
- the earner
- the organisation issuing the badge
- the criteria for earning the badge
- relevant dates, such as the issue date or an expiry date.
The BadgEd Catalogue
BadgEd (hosted on Canvas Credentials) offers a range of open University of Edinburgh digital badges. Have a look at our catalogue to explore the badges currently on offer.
People and roles within BadgEd
Within the open digital badges service, people play different roles:
Earner The person to whom a badge is awarded (students, staff or external learners)
Issuer The program or department awarding the badge to an earner.
Champion Staff member who provides expertise and support to badge issuers and other University staff interested in digital badges.
Governance Review and approval group for University Open Digital Badge creation requests.
Guidance and Support
Contact us through an online sign language interpreter
British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact the University of Edinburgh via Contact Scotland BSL, the online British Sign Language video relay interpreting service.