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At SUU, we believe that learning lives forever. For this to happen, it is important that all members of the SUU community, including faculty and staff, should continue to challenge themselves and learn new skills. The Office of Online Teaching & Learning, in collaboration with various departments across campus, offers digital badging for learning additional skills. A digital badge is a digital acknowledgement that a faculty or staff member has completed a certificate, course, or learning outcome that will benefit the greater SUU community. Through our badging portal, faculty and staff can obtain your digital badge which can be verified in real-time, online, allowing you to quickly demonstrate and validate your accomplishments for tenure or promotion.

Digital badging opportunities are for all faculty, staff, and students at SUU. These badges to not represent academic credit. However, they do require to you to complete trainings, workshops, and demonstrate specific skills associated with each badge.

The Office of Online Teaching & Learning maintains SUU’s Badging Portal. However, any department or group at SUU can reach out to OTL to become an issuer of a badge. In fact, OTL’s team will help you create a custom badge, create content in Canvas, and help out however we can to make your badge successful.

If you are interested in becoming a badge issuer, please contact the Office of Online Teaching & Learning at otladmin@suu.edu or at (435) 865-8555.

You will be able to store all of your earned badges in the SUU Badging Portal powered by Badgr. Once earned, you will receive an email prompting you to claim your digital badge.

Each badge you earn will include:

  • A description of its significance
  • A list of criteria met to earn the badge
  • Standards completed in earning the badge
  • The ability to download and share your badge through your email signature, social media, etc.
  • A printable certificate of completion that can be used during staff evaluations or for Promotion & Tenure documentation.

If you have additional questions, would like to know about future badging opportunities, or would like to become an issuer of a digital badge at SUU, please contact the Office of Online Teaching & Learning at otladmin@suu.edu or at (435) 865-8555.