Sharing badges on social media

Sharing badges on social media sites, such as LinkedIn, allows users to showcase their learning and/or achievements with a broader audience.

Sharing badges can help people connect their learning with real-world benefits; such as add new skills to a resume or vitae, unlocking new employment or educational opportunities, and recognizing that learning is a lifelong journey.

The Badgr backpack provides additional ways to share badges including URL Link and Embed code. See Sharing badges from Badgr for more information.

Badge recipients can share badges to social media from: 

  • Award notification email
  • Canvas course
  • Badgr backpack


1. Award email: Select any of the social media icons at the bottom of the award email to share your badge.


2. Canvas course: Select the Badges menu option in Canvas, then select the badge you would like to share to view the details. Select the button for the social platform you would like to share your badge on.


3. Badgr Backpack: While in your backpack, select the share link on the bottom of the badge you would like to share. A box will appear with several sharing options. Select the Social tab and the button for the social media account you would like to share your badge to.



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.

Social Media Sites

Sharing badges on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest

  1. Find the badge or collection of badges you wish to share.
  2. Navigate to the Social tab, if one is provided.
  3. Select the social media button you wish to share your badge on.
  4. A dialog box will pop up asking for you to sign in with your credentials.
    1. In addition to a login prompt, Twitter will display a link to the public assertion of the badge. 








Sharing badges on LinkedIn

There are 2 different ways you can share badges to LinkedIn; as a post to your LinkedIn Feed or to the Certifications section of your profile.

Sharing badges to your LinkedIn Feed

  1. From the Award Email, Badgr Backpack, or within a Canvas course, select the badge you wish to share.
  2. Select the LinkedIn button.
  3. If you are not signed in, you will be prompted to enter your LinkedIn credentials.linked
  4. Once signed in (or if already signed in), a dialog box displays the badge image and corresponding information with sharing options.

        a. Share an update - This will post the badge to your LinkedIn feed. You can include optional content with the badge in the form of an update. This might include providing more context around the badge award or personal commentary. You may optionally share your update with the Public or Connections, as well as posting an update to Twitter. 

         b. Send to individuals - A badge image and link to the public badge assertion page is shared as a private message.linkedin0

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.

  1. Sign in to LinkedIn and go to your profile page.
  2. Select the Add profile section button and select Licenses and Certifications.Screen_Shot_2019_11_13_at_12_17_24_PM
  3. A new dialog box will open prompting you to enter information about your badge award
    1. From your Badgr Backpack, copy the share URL of the badge you wish to add.
    2. Paste the badge share URL into the Certification URL field of the LinkedIn certification dialog box.sharebadge-1add licenses-1
    3. Name: Enter the title of the badge.
    4. 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.
    5. Expiration: Check the box if the badge award does not expire
    6. Issue Date and Expiration Date: Enter the date(s) as they appear on the badge.
    7. 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
    8. Credential URL: Paste the share URL of the badge award here.
  4. Click Save.
  5. From your LinkedIn profile, navigate to the Licenses & Certifications section to view your badges.