Badges recognize achievements in professional development.

Before, during, and after I earn an ION badge

When you complete one of the ION eight-week or four-week courses, you will be awarded a digital badge. You will be notified via e-mail of your achievement and provided a link to follow to claim your badge. If you want to, you may copy your badge (and its link) into your e-mail signature, your personal homepage, or faculty webpage. The link information will allow others to authenticate your badge.

In other words:

  1. Complete any badge sequence
  2. Follow the link to claim your badge
  3. Copy the badge icon in a suitable size then paste it to where you wish to show it (i.e. your email signature)
  4. Apply the hyperlink to the icon you pasted

Now, when someone sees your badges, they can verify the authenticity by clicking the link.

ION Badge History

Until the end of 2016, ION awarded digital badges that relied on a cooperative relationship with the Mozilla Backpack/Persona project. Mozilla is withdrawing support for that initiative, and ION is taking a different path. If you claimed and uploaded badges in the past to your Mozilla backpack, they should still be there, but we cannot promise how long they will last. ION badges were hosted on the ION site from 2016 to 2018.

Beginning in 2019, new ION badges are hosted on Acclaim. A badge issued through Acclaim is a digital representation of a learning outcome, experience or competency. Acclaim badges can be shared and verified online in a way that is easy and secure. Acclaim badges link to metadata that provides context and verification. They can be shared across the Internet on social media and in your email for maximum visibility and recognition.