2016 Level 3 Capstone Projects can now be set by instructors to earn Digital Credentials.
Credentials are a digital certificate of achievement that students can post through social media or add to their resumes to display their mastery of Microsoft Office applications to future employers.These credentials can be used to display general mastery in an application, like Excel, or specific mastery through a Learning Object, like PivotTables.
To enable Digital Credentials in SIMnet, a school administrator should navigate to the Settings section under Administration on the Left Navigation. On the settings page they should select the Enable Credentials On radio button and click the Save button.
Once an administrator enables Digital Credentials for their school’s SIMnet URL, instructors may elect to set a threshold for achieving a Credential between 90% and 100%. If a student achieves the required score, they may then display that information publicly through their Profile page for their classmates or future employers. When they opt-in to sharing that information, the credential earned, and the performance on the individual skills earned may be viewed by the public. Students may also elect to opt-out at any time by Deleting their Credential.
These capstone projects can earn users a Yellow Belt in each Office application, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. We will be releasing additional credentials for students to earn, from additional assignment types. Students will be able to earn and share White Belts, Purple Belts, and Black Belts in coming months.
To view the current list of credentials in SIMnet, go to https://certificates.simnetonline.com/