How To Get Started

First, read our About EBB page to find out what we’re all about.

Still not sure about digital badging? Check out our Resources page for quick articles and videos all about digital badging.

Second, check out our Digital Badges page to find a learning pathway (or multiple) that interests you!

Each learning pathway has a badge image on our Digital Badges page, along with a brief summary of the pathway.  Click on the image or pathway name that interests you to see all of the badges (Levels 1, 2, 3, Meta) for this pathway and their requirements.

Once you’ve picked the pathway you want to start working on, create your free account on Credly using your University ( email.

Need help setting up your account? Visit our Resources page for instructions and FAQs.

Now, simply start completing the requirements for your selected Level 1 badge!

I’ve finished the Level 1 requirements…now what do I do?

Submit your reflection (see the Level 1 requirements for your selected pathway for further instructions).

At this point, your pathway’s Authorized Issuer (a UMaine faculty/staff member) will review your submitted evidence and, if it meets the requirements, will issue you the Level 1 badge. If they have any questions, they will contact you.

You should now receive an email from Credly notifying you that you have been issued a badge; just log in to Credly and accept it! You’re done!

What about for Levels 2 and 3, or the Meta Badge?

In order to earn a higher level badge, you must have completed all prior levels (i.e., complete Level 1 badge to earn Level 2 badge).

Review the requirements for the next badge level, and start completing the requirements!

Once you’ve completed all of the requirements, log into Credly, click “Claim” on the appropriate badge and submit your evidence.