Sharing badges on social media sites allow users to showcase their learning and achievements with a broader audience.
The Badgr backpack provides additional ways to share badges including a Public URL Link and Embed code. See Sharing badges from Badgr for more information.
Earned badges can be shared from an award email, from within Canvas, or from a user's Badgr backpack to various social media sites.
Sharing badges on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Pinterest
- From your Badgr backpack, find the badge or collection of badges you wish to share.
- Once you've selected the badge you wish to share navigate to the share button then choose the social tab from the pop-up.
- Before selecting the site you wish to share your badge on, you can optionally choose to include the recipient identifier (email) when you share your badge.
- By including the recipient identifier, the email address associated with the badge will be publically visible where the badge is shared.
- Select the social media button you wish to share your badge on.
- A dialog box will pop up asking for you to sign in if you haven't before.
- For each share option you will be prompted to select how you would like to share your badge.
- In addition to a login prompt, Twitter will display a link to the public assertion of the badge.
- Click the share/post button to share your badge.
If your LinkedIn or other social media account has a different login email than your Badgr account, you may need to add that email to your Badgr account in order to share your badge. Please see Managing your Badgr account for information on adding an additional email.
Adding badges to your LinkedIn Certifications
You can also add badges to the Certification section of your LinkedIn profile. One advantage to using this approach is that the badge is persistently associated with your LinkedIn profile and does not get "lost in the feed". Adding badges to the Certification section requires some manual entry of badge information.
- Sign in to LinkedIn and go to your profile page.
- Select the Add profile section button and select Licenses and Certifications.
- A new dialog box will open prompting you to enter information about your badge award
- From your Badgr Backpack, copy the share URL of the badge you wish to add.
- Paste the badge share URL into the Certification URL field of the LinkedIn certification dialog box.
- Name: Enter the title of the badge.
- Issuing Organization: Enter the name of the badge issuer and/or organization. LinkedIn may suggest an organization with which you may align your badge award. Please note: LinkedIn displays the Organization's logo for this entry. It is not possible to display the badge image here due to LinkedIn's posting restrictions.
- Expiration: Check the box if the badge award does not expire
- Issue Date and Expiration Date: Enter the date(s) as they appear on the badge.
- Credential ID: Leave blank or paste the unique ID string from the badge share URL. It is typically the last string after "/" and looks like this: bcd41b91-a83f-4dae-a51f-cd979a6cc8b8
- Credential URL: Paste the share URL of the badge award here.
- Click Save.
- From your LinkedIn profile, navigate to the Licenses & Certifications section to view your badges.
Please note that LinkedIn may change the image based on what the LinkedIn company/organization image is.