Back in April, we unveiled the new look for our course certificates and teased a new kind of certificate that has long been an open secret in our discussion forums.
Around the office and in community discussions, we have been calling them “meta-certificates” or “bundled certificates”, but today we introduce them as Saylor Academy Diplomas — and they have already begun rolling out to students’ inboxes. Here is an example of our Diploma in Customer Service (click the image to view the live certificate):
These diplomas are awarded automatically for completing a defined series of courses. By representing several completed courses in one concise digital document, these diplomas help to tell a big story in a small space — very useful when vying for an employer’s limited attention!
As with all certificates from our partner Accredible, you can easily add evidence items to your diplomas, share them with your networks, and display them on LinkedIn. (Need to get a list of your certificates? Here’s how.)
Here are the diplomas that you can earn as of today:
Business Administration Core Program
All of: BUS103, BUS105, ECON101, ECON102, BUS202, BUS203, BUS204, BUS205, BUS206, BUS208, BUS209, BUS210, BUS501
Any 5 of: BUS300, BUS301, BUS303, BUS305, BUS401, BUS402, BUS403
Minor in Computer Science
All of: CS101, CS102, OR CS107; CS201; CS406; MA101
Any 3 (one must be 400-level) of: CS301, CS302, CS303, CS304, CS305, CS401, CS402, CS403, CS404, CS405, CS408, CS409, CS410, CS412
Customer Service Certification Program
All of: PRDV002, PRDV003, PRDV004, CUST104, CUST105
A big thank-you goes out to our student community and to our partner Accredible; together, their persistence and hard work have made these diplomas possible!
We are still tinkering, naturally. In the near future, expect to see linked information pages for the diplomas and additional diploma programs.
We would love to hear your take! What diploma tracks would you like to see? What information should your diploma show to those you share it with?
Images: banner made with Canva; certificate Accredible & Saylor Academy