What are issuer "Categories" and why should I use them when creating or editing badges?

"Categories" help you organise your available badges. They communicate how the credentials you create relate to each other and to broader topics, themes or skill areas.

When creating or editing a badge, click "add more detail" to see the "Categories" field. As you type in a Category, the autocomplete menu that appears lets you choose from pre-existing Digitalme.Credly site wide Categories or from your own previously created Categories. To add a new Category, simply type your Category and select it from the top of the drop down menu that appears as you type. That Category will be added to your badge upon saving it, and it will be available to you when categorising other badges as well.

  

After issuing badges or credentials, you'll see the badges you issue organised by Categories and Tags you used on your public Digitalme.Credly profiles Given tab.

If you are an Enterprise level issuer, your badges are visible by Categories on the main issuer page of your Enterprise site. Just click the "Categories" checkbox on the Available tab. You need to create your own categories by clicking "add category" in order to organise them.

  

This is a perfect way for your users to see all of the credentials you offer in one place, organised in a way that makes the most sense to your organisation.

Categories automatically get added to issued badges as Tags, providing additional data and context about each achievement and helping to organise credentials on Digitalme.Credly, Enterprise sites, and via the Open Credit API.

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