First Time Badging User Guide
1. Go to https://openbadgepassport.com/ and click on the Sign Up button located at the bottom of the page.
2. It will take you to the next page asking for your email and password.
3. Once you've signed in, you will see a dashboard. For now it's empty, but you can easily earn your first Open Badge through completing five online tasks created by Hackasaurus.
4. To earn an Education Pathway or Teacher Track badge (skip to step 6 for Dive into Space badges), you will need to apply for it and submit the necessary evidences that are required by the badge. Please make sure you use the same email as the one used to sign in to the Open Badge Passport (step 2) You can explore and apply for the Education Pathway badges at http://teacherpathway.com/education-pathway or Teacher Track badges at http://teacherpathway.com/teacher-track
5. An email will be sent informing you if your application have been approved. If more evidence is required, an email will be sent with what is needed and you'll need to reapply for the badge.
6. Once approved, you can claim your badge and send it to Open Badge Passport by clicking on the link provided in the email. It will take you to a web page with details about the awarded badge.
7. Congratulations, you've claimed your first badge! The procedure will be similar for the other badges, the differences being the requirements for earning them. Please read the "Sharing Your Badges" below for directions on how to share your accomplishments with your friends, family, and the public.
How to Show Off Your Badges
1. Once you've earned some badges, it's time to show them off! First, you need to log in to openbadgepassport.com. Then click on the "Pages" link located at the top of the home page.
2. Click on "Add Page" and provide a title. Then click on "Add block" button. Select "Badge" from the drop-down menu. Another drop-down menu should appear. Pick a badge you want to show off, then select "Short" or "Long" in the last drop-down menu. Short only has the image of the badge, but people can click on it for more details. Long includes the image of the badge, in addition to the description, criteria, and/or evidence(s). Click on the "Save" button before continuing to the Theme.
3. In the Theme page, you can personalize the look of how your badges are presented. You can customize the background, font, spacing, and border style of your badge page. Click on "Save" whenever you're done with the theme.
4. In the Settings page, select Public for the page visibility and then click on Save. It will take you the preview page.
5. In the preview page, click on the View button in the upper right-hand corner to access social media and print links. In order to get the best print result, you will need to use the Google Chrome browser.
Congratulations, you've just shared your badge(s)!
Open Badge Infrastructure
Open Badges (or micro-credentials) is not proprietary. It’s free software and an open technical standard any organization can use to create, issue and verify digital badges. Collect badges from multiple sources, online and off, into a single backpack. Then display your skills and achievements on social networking profiles, job sites, websites and more. Whether they’re issued by one organization or many, badges can build upon each other and be stacked to tell the full story of your skills and achievements. Open Badges are information-rich. Each badge has important data built in that links back to the issuer, criteria and verifying evidence. Originally developed by Mozilla, IMS is now is in charge of future development and management of Open Badges.
Open Badge passport is a free online storage system for you to collect and manage your Open Badges from different issuers. It supports Facebook login, so you do not need to create another password to remember. In addition, you can use Open Badge Passport to share your achievements on social media, college applications, and job interviews.