Canvas Credentials (formerly known as Badgr)

Duke employees who have attended and successfully completed an L&OD professional or technology development course, completed a Guide to Managing at Duke or Guide to Managing at Duke PLUS program, obtained a Certificate of Excellence, or graduated from a specialized program, such as Front Line Supervisor, Foundational Skills, Duke Management Academy or Duke Leadership Academy can tell their professional story on popular social and professional networking sites, personal websites and in emails with digital badges powered by Canvas Credentials (formerly known as Badgr).

Canvas Credentials is a micro-credentialing software that allows Duke Learning & Organization Development to issue badges to learners who have completed specific courses and programs. This new standard for communicating achievements provides:

  • A web-enabled version of your badge(s)
  • An overview of the skills required to earn your badge(s)
  • A way for leadership to verify your achievement(s)
  • A secure means of storing and publishing your badge(s)
  • A place to manage your badge(s) (issued both internally and externally)

A badge is a digital representation of an achievement or accomplishment that can be showcased publicly or privately. The criteria to earn a badge is set by the issuer, based on the course or program and learners must complete the requirements to earn each badge. Requirements could include attendance, participation, and completion of pre/post coursework. The badges can be shared on social media, popular professional networking sites and other digital platforms, allowing learners to showcase their skills, interests and capabilities.


A pathway is sequence of badges that lead to a master badge of completion. When a learner is accepted into a specialized program, they will be subscribed to a pathway to track progress and look ahead to plan the next steps in the learning journey. Duke Learning & Organization Development offers master badges for the following pathways:

Are You Ready to Badge?

Visit our Digital Badging Site to view the entire badge catalog and currently available learning pathways:

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions about digital badges? Review the L&OD Badge Learner Guide and see the Frequently Asked Questions below:

A badge is a version of your professional development achievement in a digital form that allows you to showcase your earned accomplishment publicly or privately on a variety of platforms. Post your digital badge anywhere – it may be shared as part of your profile on social media sites or embedded in your email signature. Once shared, your digital badge can be clicked, revealing metadata which validates your achievement for peers and leadership.

Badges provide employers and peers with concrete evidence of what you earned, how you earned it, and the value you now bring as a result of the achievement.

A digital badge represents the achievement of completing a course or program and its issuance is triggered by the result of that event. Shortly after receiving official notification of your accomplishment, you will receive an email from Badgr with instructions for claiming your badge.

Duke Learning & Organization Development has partnered with Badgr to translate accomplishments you have demonstrated into a badge that is issued and managed through the company’s platform. The technology that Badgr uses is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to manage, share and verify your competencies digitally.

Yes, we will issue retroactive badges ONLY upon request. Please complete the L&OD: Request a Retro Badge Form to submit a request. Once your request is received, we will confirm your completion and issue your badge.

You can share your badge directly from the Badgr platform to a variety of social media sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook. You can also add it to your email signature, post it on your personal website and download a copy of the badge to use on printed materials.

If you do not want your badge to be visible to the public you can easily configure your privacy settings in the Badgr platform to hide it.

While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on Badgr's platform. This link to verified data makes them more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate. It also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your credential and your associated identity.

Yes, you can import badges from other platforms or issuers into your Badgr account. Your badges contain Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI) compliant metadata embedded into the image. This allows you to store your badge on other OBI-compliant badge sites.