RMIT Creds are industry backed, skills based learning opportunities on offer to all students of RMIT. These have been built and designed to satisfy the transferable or ‘soft skills’ that employers are seeking in graduates. Skills that are able to be replicated acorss a wide variety of industries, roles and important at all stages of a career.
Embedding a Cred
In 2018 as part of Program Transformation, Digital Credentials were embedded into courses forming parts of the assessment. This meant that upon successful completion of the course, the student would have satisfied the learning outcomes of the course and achieved a digital credential.
This page is a guide to help you through the process in the College of Business. The process is loosely defined in the below graphic, use the tab navigation for a more indepth look at the process to embed a Digital Credential into your course!
Choosing a Cred that works for you and your Course
There are over 60 Digital Credentials available with more being built every day. These have been built to offer skills in Critical Thinking, Communication, Adaptability, Problem Solving, Collaboration and getting Work Ready.
These creds have been developed working closely with industry and employer groups to ensure they are relevant to our students for when they’re going into the workforce.
Things to consider when you’re choosing a Cred.
Relevance – When looking at a Cred there may be some considerations beyond Content. What Generic attributes would you envision a student who’s completed your course having after a successful completion.
Contexulisation – How is this cred relevant to a student of your course? Will an interaction with this Cred assist in your students completing an assessment or achieving a Learning Outcome?
Size of your Cohort – Is the Cred assessement facilitated or automatically marked online? (See below for more information)
Some of the Digital Credentials are not auto-marked but rather are facilitated. This means they require a submission of an assessment that is viewed and marked Based on this, a facilitated Cred would better suit smaller cohorts of students to allow for a more seamless and efficient learning experience. A quick way to identify if a Cred is facilitated is the number of skills points above 15 is likely to be a facilitated Cred.
A quick way to identify if a Cred is facilitated is the number of skills points above 15 is likely to be a facilitated Cred.
Does the Cred fit into your Program?
When picking a cred you may discover that it already exists within your program, in that another course has embedded the credential you’re seeking to embed. In this scenario, you will need to choose a new credential. If you’re are not sure please contact your Program Manager.
As part of the 2019 Area of Focus there is a drive to embed a “Cred Stack” into the programs so upon succesful completion of the program the student is able to display a host of related creds.
Although most of RMIT’s digital credentials are designed to be quick to complete (ranging from 60 minutes to several hours) – they have also been desiged to be stacked with eachother to create an extensive learning experience. Giving students meaningful exposure to the Graduate Attributes.
After you’ve chosen the Cred you’re interested in building into your course it’s important you see the content and assessment that comes with the Digital Credential. To do this you need to ask for observer or demo access. You should recieve a link to the Cred within 7 days.
Mapping your Cred
In order to successfully Map your Digital Credential to your Course, the Course Learning Outcomes (CLOS) need to align with the Learning Outcomes of the Cred.
- Course Coordinator identifies which of their CLO/s align with the chosen Cred Learning Outcomes
- Course Coordinator Determines which of their course assessment would best suit the chosen Cred
- Does the applicable assessment address the identifed CLO/s
- If the answer to 3 is “Yes” – Update Part B of the Course Guide to include mention of the Cred
- If the answer to 3 is “No” – Part A of the course guide must also be updated to demonstrate that the applicable assessment addresses the identies CLO/s*
*This is regarded as a minor change and would need approval from the curriculum committee.