Credly vs. Canvas Credentials

    Which Digital Credentialing Platform Is Best For You?

    Discover why customers choose Credly over Canvas Credentials (Also previously known as Badgr).

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    Features Comparison




    Canvas Credentials

    Credentials Verification

    Verify identity and badge status in real-time with our 'Verify' button for accurate and up-to-date credentials.


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    Authorized Issuing for Partners & Affiliates

    Allow trusted partners and affiliates to contribute to the distribution of organizational credentials for higher efficiency. 


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    Largest Platform Integration Selection

    Manage and scale your programs easily with 29 industry-leading software and custom apps.

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    Direct Connection to Employers

    Earners can connect directly with employers to share skills and credentials with managers and corporate L&D teams.

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    Smart Badge Creation Assistance

    Issuers can utilize our suggested relevant skills based on comprehensive data to streamline the badge creation process.

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    Comprehensive Training Hub

    Issuers can access our exclusive Online Credentialing Academy, which features a variety of courses and live training sessions.

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    Labour Market Insights

    Helps earners understand how skills acquired improve their career and advancement potential.

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    Talent Directory

    Recruiters and hiring managers can find professionals with specific credentials or skills and connect for job opportunities.

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    Secure Amazon Web Service (AWS)

    Credly’s infrastructure is hosted and managed by AWS, which have achieved a wide variety of security certifications and commitments.

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    Multiple Issuing Options (Single, CSV, API)

    Issue badges individually, in bulk, or through API integration. 

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    Utilize our analytics tools to understand how your digital credentials are used, engage earners, and impact your program.

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    Social Sharing

    Badge earners can quickly share and validate their credentials across various platforms, boosting your organization's brand visibility.

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    Why Organizations Trust Credly

    Credly Acclaim has been a pioneer in the digital credentialing movement since 2012 and is a cornerstone in the skills-based ecosystem.

    Proven Track Record

    We prioritize continuous innovation and putting people-powered growth at our core. Since Credly's establishment, we have celebrated hundreds of millions of achievements worldwide.
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    Credentials earned and managed on Credly

    22.3 M +

    Registered and Verified users on Credly

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    Digital credentials shared from Credly every month

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    #1 Ranked Digital Credential Management Platform

    We are the leader in digital credential management software on G2, helping many organizations to reach their goals.
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    Unmatched Customer Support

    We have a dedicated team of credentialing professionals prepared to help our customers with customized onboarding packages. Every customer benefits from standard continuous support and access to exclusive online learning resources.

    I like that Credly is easy to use. The dashboards that are created are great for quick overviews. Pulling reports is quick and simple. Navigating through the site is very user friendly and it's easy to figure how to do actions or find information.

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    I like Credly for its intuitive and user-friendly interface, making it easy for me to create, issue, and manage digital badges and credentials. Furthermore, it's an extremely flexible platform that provides a range of customization options for badge design.

    Pawel F
    Director of Professional Services, EMEA

    It´s straightforward to use and intuitive. You can integrate it with other applications via Zapier or if needed, API is also present. Besides, Credly is well known in IT community as it used now by many vendors

    Yuriy A.
    CEO, Computer Networking

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    10 Features That Make Credly Unique

    While Credly and Canvas Credentials share some common features, here are ten capabilities exclusive to Credly that Canvas Credentials lacks.

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    Real-time Verification

    Credentials issued on Credly allow real-time verification of the earner's identity and badge status, ensuring current and accurate credentials. In contrast, Canvas Credentials lacks robust verification, making it susceptible to misrepresentation.
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    Supporting Diverse Industries

    Unlike Canvas Credentials, which confines its support to higher education and schools, Credly stands out as a versatile platform, extending support to a diverse range of industries. From higher education, corporate enterprises, associations, training providers to product certification providers.
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    Network Impact

    Credly is the network of choice where over 3,500+ certification, assessment, training providers and employers issue their credentials. Reach a broader audience, enhancing brand visibility and engagement while connecting earners to learning and career advancement opportunities.
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    Unlike Canvas Credentials, Credly ensures your badges are easily discovered by earners and organizations. Our approach prioritizes comprehensive exploration, ensuring a richer, more diverse learning journey.
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    Enterprise Functionality

    As your program grows, you can scale easily with enterprise-class features and functionality, like authorized issuing, comprehensive APIs, and single sign-on (SSO) using SAML to support even the most complex programs.
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    World-Class Customer Support

    You can access a dedicated support team with world-class digital credentialing expertise throughout your journey. Pick from our onboarding packages that suit your budget and preferences - from self-serve to white glove.
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    Integrations & APIs

    Seamlessly integrate with 29 leading learning management systems, assessment platforms, and information systems, or use our API extensive support to ensure your program is set for success.
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    Enterprise-Class Data Security

    We comply with US, EU and other global data security, privacy and accessibility best practices. We hold ISO 27001 and ISO 27701 certifications and maintain a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template.
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    Foster Genuine Recognition Culture

    In contrast to competitive, gamified badges where learners may lose sight of long-term impacts, Credly issues badges only to celebrate genuine knowledge and skill transformations.
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    Pioneer In The Industry

    At Credly by Pearson, we prioritize digital credentials as the heart of our platform and are the pioneer in the industry. Our continuous and dedicated focus ensures a robust set of features designed for versatile enterprise solutions.

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