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Canvas Credentials logoCanvas Credentials is a digital badging platform that awards badges based on predefined earning criteria. Badges are earned and awarded when specified requirements are met at the course, department, or school/college/unit level. Canvas Credentials is a stand-alone instance. Badges may be awarded within Canvas courses or externally.

Badges can be awarded for a variety of purposes, including:

  • interest and engagement
  • participation or attendance
  • knowledge or dispositions
  • certificates
  • proficiency, competency, or skill

Within a Canvas Course

View the Student Flowchart for an overview of the digital badging process.

If your course is using digital badges (Credentials) these will be accessed in the Canvas course by clicking on “Credentials” on the course navigation menu.

From the Credentials menu in Canvas, students may see up to two tabs:

  • Progress: To view the digital badges earned in the course, along with the digital badges that have not yet been earned. Students can click on a digital badge they've earned to download and/or share on social media.
  • Leaderboard (optional): Students can view digital badge progress for all the students enrolled in the course (please note the leaderboard must be enabled in the course).

Outside of Canvas

Go to https://uab.badgr.com and enter your BlazerID and password to log in to Canvas Credentials.

Once in Canvas Credentials, you can:

  • Click on “My Record” to view your history and achievements
  • Click on “My Badges” to view your earned digital badges. On the “Other” tab, you can view digital badges earned through other organizations
  • Click on “My Pathways” tab to view progress toward earning digital certificates and other pathway opportunities (if applicable)
  • Click on “Resources” to view available resources for digital badges


View the Faculty Flowchart for an overview of the digital badging process.

To get started with issuing digital badges into your Canvas course, you must first request to utilize badging and receive approval. To do so, follow the steps below:

  1. Fill out the Canvas Digital Badge Request Form. A member of the eLearning team will be in touch regarding next steps.

    Canvas Digital Badge Request Form
  2. Start working on the digital badge information sheet (downloadable worksheet template). This will provide the eLearning team with the information needed to setup the badge.
  3. A member of the UAB eLearning team will schedule a meeting with you to discuss the badge proposal.

Once approval has been granted and eLearning has installed Canvas Credentials in your course, follow the steps below to enable Canvas Credentials in your Canvas course:

  1. On the course navigation menu in Canvas, select Credentials.
  2. Click “Accept” for the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy to authorize Credentials.
  3. Once you have authorized Credentials, you will be asked to reload the page.
  4. Now you will be able to assign badges to desired modules. The badges will be awarded when module completion requirements are met.

To request digital badges (Credentials) training, contact eLearning.

Support for Canvas Credentials is available for instructors and students Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Pacific Time (11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Central Time). For assistance, email Canvas Credentials Support.

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