So...how do these things work?
The Faculty Center for Innovation offers a digital badging system to better challenge and acknowledge faculty who engage in continuous learning toward improved teaching practice. The center aims to provide a venue for faculty to apply and share what you learn.
Unlike degrees or certificates, digital badges are used to demonstrate a variety of skills, competencies, and achievements with an individual record of accomplishment that can be displayed and shared electronically. Badges are uniquely validated by linking to the badge issuer, the criteria it was issued under, and evidence verifying the credential.