Getting started

Welcome to CanCred Passport, a free home to store and share open badges that recognize your achievements and further your career. These tutorials will help you get the most out of your account in CanCred Passport.

What’s an Open Badge?

Open Badges is the world’s leading format for digital badges. Open Badges is a type of digital badge that is verifiable, portable, and packed with information about skills and achievements. It’s a whole new way to recognize learning and achievement. Well over 40 million badges have been issued to date.

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Accept your first badge on CanCred Passport

How to accept a badge in a new CanCred account and make the badge public, so it can be shared on social media.

You may have just received an email telling you that you’ve earned an open badge from CanCred Factory. The email will contain a link that says something like Get your badge. Select the link to go to the badge acceptance badge.

NB: You can also register for a free account on CanCred Passport before you receive a badge. There is an extra step to confirm your email address. Alternatively, you can complete a CanCred Passport Member badge application form (no special requirements) and then just follow this same sequence when you receive the email awarding the badge.

If this is your first badge from this organisation, you’ll be prompted to accept the Privacy policy. Once you accept it, select Continue.

In the page that opens, select the link Create new account. Review the Terms of Use and Privacy and Cookie policy for the CanCred Passport service. Accept these if you agree and select [Continue].

In the registration form that opens, enter the email address where your CanCred message was sent. Enter a strong password and your first and last name. Choose your language and your country. [Select Create new account].

In the Thank you screen that opens, select [Continue].

NB: If you choose to [Register with Facebook] or [Register with LinkedIn], make sure that the social media account uses the same email address where your CanCred message was sent. Otherwise you’ll have trouble accepting the badge until you add that second email in My account (top right of Dashobard) > Email addresses.

Your new CanCred Passport Dashboard opens with your new badge waiting to be accepted under My pending badges.

Select the badge and your Badges page opens with your new badge at the top.

Select [Accept badge] and set badge visibility in the box that opens. By default, CanCred badges are private for your protection. You need to make them public in order to share them. Select [Public] then select [Save].

Your new badge is now available to share in social media, on a web site or by email. Any future badges you earn from CanCred Factory will be waiting in your account for you to accept.

NB: Change the visibility of your badge later by going to Badges > (Select the badge) > (Select the Social tab)

Share a badge on LinkedIn

A quick demonstration showing how to add your badge to your LinkedIn Profile.

NB: These instructions are designed for laptops and desktop computers.

Go to your Badge page and select the badge you want to share

Select the Social tab in the pop-up window that opens. Make sure the badge is set to [PUBLIC] so it can be shared.

Select the LinkedIn icon under the heading Share this badge

A pop-up window appears labeled Share on LinkedIn

NB: Before proceeding, resize your browser window about 50% smaller and move it to the left half of your screen (you’ll see why below..)

Select [Add to profile]

NB: You can also share to your LinkedIn newsfeed. Try this after.

A new small window opens with an empty “Licenses and Certifications” form, ready to complete. At the same time, your original window has been filled with the information you need to copy and paste.

Move the new window to the right half of your computer screen so you can see both.

Use the handy [Copy] buttons to complete the LinkedIn form.

Use the dropdown menus to set the correct dates. For expiry, enter the date or check the box This credential does not expire.

When finished, select [Save]

Your badge is now visible in the “Licenses and Certifications” section of your LinkedIn profile.

Building up your Passport

Having your own badge Passport means more than sharing badges to LinkedIn. It’s like a badge portfolio with benefits.

Build your Passport Profile

Edit your Profile and share it to LinkedIn.

Set your location on the map

Locate your CanCred profile and badges on a global map.

Upload a badge


Upload a badge to your CanCred Passport. This may be all you need..


Covers different file formats, why certain files can’t be uploaded and how to import badges directly from other platforms.

Download and share a PDF badge

Create a Page in your Passport

Coming soon!