How it Works

On this page:

Step 1: Find your perfect program

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.

Find your perfect program on our offerings page now.

Step 2: Enroll in your program

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.

*You will enroll in classes via the HUB Student Center, which is available in MyUB. Information about HUB, including how-to videos, is available at www.buffalo.edu/hub.

Step 3: Claim your badge through Credly

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 steps to claim your badge.

Step 4: Show off your badge!

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.

Access and Share Your Badges at Any Time

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".

Sharing Options

There are several ways you can share your Credly badge.

  1. Social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn). Select one of these social media platforms and allow Credly to access your account when you are prompted to do so.
  2. Link. From the "copy" tab, under "share a link," click the "create link" button. Copy the link and paste it where you wish to share (e.g., resume, email, etc.).
  3. Embed code. From the "copy" tab, under "embed," click "copy". Paste the HTML code wherever you wish to share (e.g., website, blog, etc.).
  4. Download. Click the "download" tab to download your badge to your computer or other device, or to download a printable certificate that showcases your badge.

For more information on ways to share your digital badges, please visit the Credly Knowledge Base.

Public vs. Private Badges

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.