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Digital Badge Sharing Guide

Sharing Your Badge

There are a number of ways to share your custom URL via email and social networking tools. Examples shown include:

Sharing in your LinkedIn profile

  1.  Move your cursor over Profile at the top of your LinkedIn homepage and select Edit Profile.
  2.  Click Edit Contact Info near the bottom right of the Profile Overview section. The Profile Overview section has your photo in it. 
  3.  Click the Edit icon next to Websites.
  4.  Choose Other from the dropdown list and type in the title “Digital Badge Portfolio.”
  5.  Copy and paste your unique URL into the URL field. This URL can be obtained by emailing the badge to yourself through the MyNBCOT portal, as shown in the image below.

  6.  Click Save. Your Digital Badge Portfolio will be saved in the contact link of your LinkedIn portfolio.

Including in your LinkedIn certifications

  1.  Log into MyNBCOT and click on Digital Badges.
  2.  Click on the badge you wish to share and select the blue  button, as shown in the image below.

  3.  Follow the prompts to log into your LinkedIn Profile and save the badge into your certifications.


You can display your Digital Badges on your Facebook page from the Timeline tab in two ways – either as a Life Event or as a Photo.

Option 1: Post as a Life Event

  1.  From your URL link, right click on the badge image and choose Save as a. Save the image as a  .png on your computer. Make sure you name it "badge.png."
  2.  Log into your Facebook account and from Timeline, click on Life Event, as shown in the picture below.

  3.  From Life Event, click on Work & Education and choose Create Your Own... tab at the bottom of the menu, as shown in the picture above.
  4.  Add a title on the Create Your Own... page, as shown below. Be sure to add a title that tells your friends about your new accomplishment, such as "I earned a new digital badge from NBCOT."

  5.  On the right side of the page, click on Upload Photos and choose the .png badge image that you saved from step 1.
  6.  Under the Story tab, add your URL link to your badge.
  7.  Choose the people you would like to share your accomplishment with (public, friends, only me) and click Save.
  8.  Once saved, your badge will appear on your homepage for all your friends to "Like!"

Option 2: Share on Your Timeline

  1.  Log into MyNBCOT and click on Digital Badges.
  2.  Click on the badge you wish to share, then click the blue  button, as shown below.

  3.  Follow the prompts to log into your Facebook profile to share.


  1.  Log into MyNBCOT and click on Digital Badges.
  2.  Click on the badge you wish to share and select the blue  button, as shown below.

  3.  Follow the prompts to compose a Tweet and log into Twitter to share.

Outlook email signature

You can create personalized signatures for your email messages that include an icon for viewers to see your Digital Badges. When an email recipient clicks on your badge image, a new browser window will open and your portfolio will appear.

  1.  To include your badge image in your Outlook email signature, first share your badge via email. Click on the link included in the body for the email. Right click on the badge image and click Save picture as. Save the image to your computer.
  2.  Save the URL address from the badge.
  3.  On the Message tab, in the Include group, click Signature and then Signatures.

  4.  As shown below, click the Picture  icon and browse for the badge image that you saved to your computer. Then click the Insert Hyperlink  icon to include the URL address you saved.