Micro-credentialing is a way to recognize competencies or skills acquired through a variety of learning experiences or at a more granular level than is captured by transcripts or degrees. Micro-credentialing also allows academic staff, graduate students, and staff to document their professional development.
UCalgary Badges is a platform to issue digital badges with embedded information about micro-credentials; when, where. and how they were earned. Digital badges provide a visual record of achievement, and can be combined with a portfolio to allow users to demonstrate their learning in ways other than traditional credit course work.