Take a look at our offerings page to see what we currently offer. Be sure to check back often, as new programs are added each semester.
All program and enrollment questions should be directed to the contact person listed on the individual program page. More information for each program can also be found by clicking on the "For More Information and to Register" button on each program page.
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Enrollment processes vary by program. To enroll in your desired program visit the program's page, where you will find full enrollment directions. If academic courses are part of the program, you will need to register for* and successfully complete each course. If you have already completed one or more of the required courses, you may be able to complete the remaining requirements to earn the micro-credential.
Credly is the platform used by UB for issuing and earning digital badges. Once you complete a program, you will be awarded a digital badge through Credly (if your program was credit-bearing, you will also receive academic transcript notation). You will be notified via email (to your @buffalo account) that your badge is available. The email will prompt you to log in to Credly. You should log in using your UBITName and password and then follow the next step to submit evidence for your badge.
Digital badges provided a unique opportunity to attach real evidence of the achievement or competency that you have gained. That evidence also becomes part of the metadata that is embedded in your badge. Adding evidence can enhance the value of your badge by showing an artifact of learning or documentation of the skillset that you acquired through your experience in a micro-credential program. You must attach the required evidence in order to claim your badge (a description of the required evidence will be listed).
You may attach evidence in the form of an image, URL, document (PDF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint), video file, audio file and/or by typing in a text box. You may attach multiple files if necessary.
Keep in mind that your evidence will be public.
Once you have submitted your evidence and clicked on "claim badge" please allow up to four weeks for the evidence to be reviewed and approved by the program coordinator. Once approved, you will receive an email stating that there is a badge waiting for you. Continue on to Step 5 to learn how to show off your badge.
Please contact the program coordinator if you have not received your badge within four weeks of submitting your evidence.
Congratulations, you have earned a digital badge from the University at Buffalo! Digital badges are credentials that you own, so you can decide how you want to share them.
After your evidence has been approved, you will receive an email stating that there is a badge waiting for you.
To immediately share your badge, click on "get started" within that email. You will be directed to UB's Credly website. If you are prompted to log in, do so by using your UBITName and password.
Once logged in, you will see your badge and the evidence for which you earned it. To share on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, click on the "share" button and select the social media platform(s) of your choice. You will be prompted to allow Credly access to your social media account(s) to post your badge.
If you choose not to immediately share your badge, you can log in to your Credly account at any time to access and share your badges. To do so you must log in to Credly, click on the badge that you are ready to share and then click "share".
There are several ways you can share your Credly badge.
For more information on ways to share your digital badges, please visit the Credly Knowledge Base.
By default, your earned badge(s) will be publicly displayed on your Credly account. To adjust the visibility settings for a badge, click on the "eye" icon that appears when you mouse over any earned badge or visit the "manage" controls for any badge in your "my credentials" area of Credly.
To easily see what is marked as "public," click on the "public" tab in the "earned" section of your "my credentials" page. Alternatively, private badges are seen in the "hidden" section of your "my credentials" page.