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Overview of the program

Who's eligible?

Anyone can browse and try these activities. However, badges and certificates are only available to Notre Dame grad students, postdocs, faculty, and staff.

How do I enroll?

Get logged in at ND and complete the online form.
Then complete the orientation badge to get started.

Why badges?

We use badges to represent manageable chunks of the program and to recognize your learning quickly. They also help personalize the program. Follow your interests and earn the badges you want in the order you choose.

How do I earn badges?

  1. Complete the requirements: create a digital artifact, write a reflection, and save the work on a page in your ePortfolio (est. 3-5 hours of work).
  2. Submit the ePortfolio page as evidence of your learning.
  3. After verifying that you did what was required, we'll send instructions for claiming the badge.

What can I do with the badges?

Claiming a badge adds your name to the official list of badge earners. This lets you display the badge online with a link to a page that shows potential employers and others what you did to earn it. You can share your badge on LinkedIn, in a personal website or blog, on a professional web page, or in an ePortfolio.

Here's a video that explains the general idea of digital badges.

How do I earn a certificate?

  1. Earn one badge from each module. Go in any order (we suggest pedagogy first and project last).
  2. Final steps: in your ePortfolio...
    • Write a final reflection,
    • Personalize your Welcome page, and
    • Submit the "final reflection" assignment
  3. After verifying that you did what was required, we will issue your certificate.

Railway Company share certificate Flickr image by William Creswell