This article describes how you can use your digital wallet and CLR to add and manage credentials in the mobile app.
1. What is the Digital Wallet
When your institution purchases the CLR product from Territorium, you are provided with access to a Digital Wallet to manage your credentials. The wallet allows you to
- manage your access to different Institutions,
- track progress on learning experiences and related learning outcomes, to earn credentials
- manage your Credentials
2. Access your credentials on the Mobile app
Select the file folder icon
from the bottom of the application.
On this screen, you will be able to see all the badges you have learned for credentials that you have been issued. Select the badge to see the details.
In the wallet, you will have two primary tabs: Open Badges and CLR Credentials.
Open Badges are credentials you have earned for one achievement. CLR Credentials contain multiple achievements, for example in the case of micro-credentials or degrees. In this case, you might see open badges for the credentials you earned in your courses and then a final CLR credential for the degree that required that all of those prior course requirements be completed. Open Badges and CLR Credentials function the same in the wallet.
3. Import your own credentials via the Mobile app
Select the Add Credential button on the Wallet to add a credential you have earned elsewhere to your Wallet.
Select either the File or JSON tab depending upon which type of document you are uploading.
3.1 Uploading a File
Importing your own credentials to the platform will label your credential as “self-asserted.”
When uploading, you need to add the title, also known as the name, of your badge and then a description. These pieces of information help describe the credential if you share it from the wallet.
You can upload any PDF or image file that might contain the image of your completed certificate or credential. Allowed file types include Word, Excel, PDF, PNG, JPG, JPEG, SVG. If you want to upload documents of the type Word, Excel, or PDF, click the Select file button to navigate to the files on your mobile device. If you want to upload a PNG, JPG, JPEG, or SVG click the Select image button and navigate to the photo library on your mobile device.
Select the required item. Then select Save.
3.2 Upload an existing badge
In addition, if you have received an open badge from another digital wallet, you can copy and paste the JSON code from their platform. You might find this code under a button called “View JSON” or “View Code” and the other wallet provider may give you the option to download it to a file or copy it to your clipboard. Paste the code into the “text code” box and click Save.
3.3 Adding a skill
Before saving an uploaded credential, you should also make sure to look up and apply at least one skill to the credential. Adding the skills associated to the credential will help update your opportunity fit score in the CareerBit application so you can track your fit for career pathways and specific job opportunities.
To apply a skill, select the drop-down box labeled Skills. Use the free text search box to type in a related skill and then select the best result from the drop-down list. Select as many skills as you think apply to the topic of your credential.
Click Save when you are done.
3.4 Accessing uploaded credentials
Any credentials that you upload to the wallet will appear in a section called “Self Asserted.”A search box is available for you to search through all of the items that you have uploaded.
The details of the credential will show the information you added and the related skills and show that the origin was “external” to the LifeJourney wallet.
5. Sharing a credential via the mobile app
To share a credential, open the badge on your Wallet and scroll to the bottom. There are several options:
- Share this credential
- Add to Linkedin profile
- Get JSON Url
- Export to another wallet
You will select Share this credential if you wish to post your credential on a social media site, send it to someone in an email, or hyperlink it on your resume. Clicking this link will open your sharing settings on your phone which should allow you to select the relevant application.
If you select Add to Linkedin Profile the application will require you to authenticate your Linkedin account via the mobile app. Then it will post a credential to your profile. The information will automatically populate from the badge details.
Select Get JSON Url when you want to generate a link that needs to be put into a validation tools to verify the credential. You might also use this link if another digital wallet allows you to import credentials by importing the JSON. After clicking this button, a link will appear at the bottom of the screen. Click Copy to add the link to your clipboard so you can use it elsewhere.
Selecting Export to another wallet when you need to move your credential to another vendor’s wallet application or if you want to generate your credential in a different format.
You can export credentials in Open Badge 3.0 or CLR 2.0.
Select a format and then click Apply.
The next screen will allow you to download a PNG file of the badge which will also include metadata about your credential details. This is called a “baked image.” Baked images can also be used in validator tools that support them. You also can copy a JSON link for this format of the badge or simply copy the code.
If you select CHAPI from the prior screen, this will allow you to port your credential to a new wallet. CHAPI, short for Credential Handler API, is a standard that digital wallets can use to allow users to share credentials. Selecting this option will generate an authorization flow for you to select to store the credential in a wallet that supports this standard.