Due to their flexibility and ease of use, digital badges gained popularity in recent years. With digital badges, learners can showcase their achievements and skills online, making them more visible to peers in their field. Certifier makes it easy for you to create and issue digital badges to your learners, simplifying the credentialing process and saving you time and effort.
What is Certifier Free Digital Badge Maker?
Certifier Free Digital Badge maker is an online platform that allows you to easily create and issue digital badges to your learners or event participants. With Certifier, you can design customized badges that represent specific skills or achievements and issue them in bulk to your learners via email.
Certifier simplifies the process of digital badge creation and issuance, making it easy for educators, trainers, and organizations to recognize their learners' accomplishments and enhance their professional development. Whether you run an online school, training program, or webinar, Certifier can help you improve your learners' engagement and motivation by providing them with digital badges that showcase their achievements and skills.
The creating and issuing process includes three easy steps, namely creating a design for your future badge, attaching it to a course, and issuing your badges via email.
Let's dive deeper into these three steps:
3 easy steps to create an endless number of digital badges
Step 1: Design a digital badge template
Once you are signed in, you will be automatically redirected to the Designs tab. The first thing you should do is to click on the Create Design → Badge Design button, which will lead you to our badge design-builder.
Our builder works just like any standard builder. Most of our users prefer to go directly to the Templates tab and choose a pre-made digital badge template that has been professionally designed and prepared for you.
Once you choose a badge template, you will see that each of them includes a generic description that you can adjust to your needs, as well as some words written in square brackets. These are called Attributes.
The possibility to add dynamic attributes is the feature that makes Certifier exceptional among other apps because it enables our customers to send dozens of badges to different recipients in just one click.
To make a long story short, you can think of an attribute as a placeholder for the information that will be derived from a spreadsheet that you will upload during Step 3. This dynamic attribute will get automatically replaced by your data, which will be derived from the aforementioned spreadsheet (we will get to this very soon).
Do not forget to go to our Bases, Ribbons, Icons, and Images tabs if you need to place some element or specific image on your badge, i.e., your logo or signature. Once you are done with a template for your badge, you should name your design using the empty field in the upper right corner of the builder and press the Save Design button.
We recommend naming the designs using the names of a course/webinar/or any other occasion that you want to issue your badges on because, in such a way, it will be easier to link the course and a badge template together during Step 2: Creating a Group.
Important: do not start looking for a Download button, or try downloading your badge template because this is not how Certifier works. A possibility to save your badges will become available only once these very badges are issued. All the designs that you create and save are stored in the Designs tab so that you can reuse your templates in the future.
Step 2: Create a group for digital badge recipients
Once you have successfully created a design, it is high time to create a group corresponding to the name of your event, course, or webinar and link them both together. The Group section is created for you to provide us with information about a specific event/webinar or course on which you want to issue your digital badges.
Important: Keep in mind that you can reuse the same group multiple times. For example, if you have a recurring event every month, you may use the same group setup for all of your event auditions.
The first thing you should do is press the button called Create Group, give your group a name, and fill in the required fields.
Be careful with spelling because the Group name is public. It will be shown on the recipient’s Digital Wallet and on your badges or emails if you use the [group.name] attribute.
In the Badge Design field, you should choose the name of the design that you have just created during the first step. You should also select the email template that will be used to distribute badges.
Remember we recommended that you name the design by the name of the group? It was done for your future comfort so that the process of linking badges and groups together is smooth and easy.
Once the group is named, and the Create Group button is hit, you can go directly to the issuing process by pressing the Issue Badges button. After that, you will be redirected to Step 3 and start issuing the badges.
Step 3: Issue Badges in bulk
This is exactly the moment when Certifier magic begins.
You are now asked to upload a spreadsheet that we have already mentioned earlier in the tutorial. Our helper on the right will suggest you download the template of this spreadsheet to simplify the process.
If you launch webinars using Zoom, WebinarJam, or ClickMeeting, then you can export a list of your attendees directly from the aforementioned platforms. Our spreadsheet template includes two required columns called Recipient Name and Recipient Email.
You may have already guessed that the entities from the Recipient Name column will replace the [recipient.name] attribute, while the emails from the Recipient Email column will be used to send your badges to lots of learners with just one click. You can adjust our spreadsheet template to your needs, for example, by adding the columns that you used as attributes on your design template.
Once a spreadsheet is uploaded, you will be asked to map the columns from your document with the attributes in Certifier.
Once you have mapped the attributes and columns together, you should press the Preview before issuing button, so that our system can check whether everything is alright. Following this, you have two options:
Option 1: Hitting a Save as a draft button and saving your badges for later
Option 2: Pressing the Save and Publish button and the badges you have just created will be sent directly to the emails of your learners in seconds!
So now when your badges are issued, you can manage, resend, or delete them. Be careful: once you delete a badge from the dashboard of Certifier, your learners will not be able to open them through their email anymore!
We outlined the three easy steps for creating an endless number of digital badges using Certifier.
The first step: involves designing the badge using Certifier's design-builder tool. This step includes selecting a template, adding dynamic attributes, and uploading your logo.
The second step: is to create a group in Certifier and link it to the badge design. This step includes naming the group, selecting the badge design, and choosing the email template for distributing the badges.
The final step: is to issue the badges in bulk using Certifier. This step involves uploading a spreadsheet with recipient names and email addresses, mapping the attributes to the columns in the spreadsheet, and validating the information before issuing the badges.
If you have any queries, our team is always available to provide answers. Alternatively, you can register for a free Certifier account and explore its features firsthand. Take advantage of this opportunity and join Certifier for free today. You can begin issuing digital badges and enhancing your online presence.