You may have already received an email with a new digital badge acknowledging that you are a member of the network and opening up the possibility and your ability to receive digital rewards from Land Surveyors United for participation and help of your fellow surveyors around the world. This post will show you how to accept these awards through Credly and how to set up your account.
That First Badge Looks Like This:
Why Should You Care?
Over the next couple of weeks leading up to International Surveyors Week 2015 and Survey Earth in a Day 4D, we will be awarding digital badges to those surveyors who participate in the celebrations. These digital badges will become very important when we move to our new community platform and will save you money on products and instruments that you purchase in the future.
New Badges to Earn and Claim
Upload your PSA to Receive the PSA Excellence Award [Post]
Participate in Survey Earth in a Day 4D [Post on SEIAD]
Check your email
You will receive an email notification that you have received a digital badge.
Open Credly badge
Click on Save & Share to open Credly badge.
Login to Credly
Once on the Credly site, click on "Login to Save & Share".
Create a Credly account
Click on the Sign up link to create a Credly account.
Enter account details
Enter your account details and click Sign Up Now.
Confirm your email address
You will be prompted to return to your email account to confirm the Credly account you just created.
Confirm Credly account
Click on the link in the confirmation email to confirm your Credly account.
Open Credly Account Settings
Before managing your Credly badge. Click on Account Settings in the upper right-hand corner.
Add services to your Credly Account
Add social settings to your account. This will make it easy for you to share your digital badge with others on your favorite social networks.
Open My Credit
Select My Credit from the dropdown menu in the upper right-hand corner.
View Earned Badge
You will see your Level 1 CAT badge under the "Earned" tab.
Mouse over the badge and click on Manage to view the badge.
View Badge Details
In the expanded view of the badge, you will be able to Make Instructure a Trusted Issuer . Please do this! Click on the share icon  to share your badge with others.
Select Social Network
Select one of the social networks you have already connected to with your Credly account.
Click on the Categories tab.
Add New Category
Click Add Category to create a new category for your badge. You might call it "Education Technology","Training", or "eLearning"
Add Badge to Category
Return to the expanded view of your badge. Now you will be able to add the badge to one of your categories.
Copy Embed Code for a Category of Badges
Return to the Categories tab in My Credit. Click on the </> link. Select the number of badges you would like to display, a tile pattern, and click "Get Embed Code". Copy this embed code into any page that accepts HTML iframes to display the badges you have earned.