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Micro-credentials: Create Badgr Account

Introduction:

After successfully completing a micro-credential learning experience on Michigan Virtual’s Professional Learning Portal, a digital badge will be awarded to you via Badgr. Badgr is a platform developed and maintained by Concentric Sky to manage digital badges, and allowing you to collect and share your earned badges. The steps below will guide you through the process of creating a Badgr account.

Details:

  1. First, navigate to the Badgr Account Creation page.
  2. Next, choose to either:
    • connect through a social media network account, or
      Badgr account creation page showing the social media options available.
      Note: Depending on the social media account chosen, you might need to allow Badgr to access part of your data and/or confirm Badgr’s Terms and Services.
      Terms of Service Agreement. An arrow points to the Continue button below the checked agreement.
    • Or provide your email address.
      Prompt to insert email is shown with an arrow pointing to the Continue button.
      Note: Badgr will send you an email with a 6-digit verification code, that you have to enter.
      Verification code prompt displays boxes to insert 6 digit verification code. An arrow points to the continue button to press when finished.
      Provide your first and last name, and set a unique password. 
    • Next, agree to the Terms of Service to create your account and to receive email updates about products & services by checking the first boxes and second if desired and then confirm your data by selecting Create Account.
      Complete Setup page is shown prompting for first name. last name, password, confirm password fields. Arrows point to the first checkbox to agree to terms and to the Create Account button.
  3. At this point, Badgr will greet you with a welcome message. Select “Get Started” to move to your Badgr Backpack. This is where all badges you have earned are collected.
    Badgr welcome page displaying available features. An arrow points to the Get Started button.
    Note: Digital badges are awarded to email addresses and can only be added to your Badgr Backpack providing that the email address is one of the verified email addresses on your Badgr account. Please refer to the Check Your Verified Email Address process to learn how you can add and verify additional email addresses. 

Last updated on February 25, 2020

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