Choosing the Digital Credentialing System
The metaphor of a digital credentialing ecosystem indicates that numerous companies and individuals can readily communicate with one another; yet, today’s exchanges are regulated by a variety of technologies, making it even harder to stay updated with the latest advancements. As a result, we believe that management must comprehend how standardization complements their digital credentialing methods in order to provide long-term value to individuals while avoiding quick convergence overheads.
Digital credentials have become the new buzzword in every company. The growth of digital credentials is increasing all the time, thus it’s critical to include them. However, when it comes to digital credentials, corporations and organizations must often choose between purchasing a platform’s built-in digital credential functionality or designing the feature that best meets their needs. To make the best selection in each situation, we must first understand the technical specifications and features to consider.
Users must look for the following specifications whether they are constructing a credential management system from scratch or opting for an in-built management solution:
Users can instantly authenticate and share information digitally using Blockchain-based digital credentials, which are irreversible and interoperable. Digital Credential Management systems that employ blockchain technology make the entire issuing process easier for users while also providing excellent data security. Users do not need to be concerned about their privacy because blockchain ensures data anonymity and stores transaction records in a digital ledger in which anyone can verify the legitimacy of credentials obtained or issued.
Meeting the needs of the Credential:
In a digital management system, shareability and portability are two key features to look for. The digital credential system must have a digital wallet for storing or stacking earned credentials, as well as a personalized learners portal for accessing, managing, and sharing digital credentials across all digital platforms and websites. Because nearly every student will wish to share their digital credentials on digital platforms, make sure the digital management system includes enough tools for learners to quickly share, access, and download their credentials.
When using a built-in digital credential system, there is frequently a lack of control over the platform. Meaning, the system purchased is sold under a different brand name, confusing users or implying a lack of control over the system. When purchasing a digital credential management solution, make sure the platform allows for white-labeling, ability to personalize and control the credential’s overall look and feel, and is compatible with assistive technology.
Bringing Existing Workflows Together:
Workflows change over time, and companies may need to adapt to a range of integrations that work with their current LMS (LMS). Check to see if the digital management system you choose has customized integrations that can adapt to your system’s changes. Integrations like Zapier or REST API can help with no-code integration in only a few clicks, removing any complications associated with connecting an application to the system.