Polk State’s faculty and staff take pride in being dynamic leaders on the forefront of technology. A badge is a distinctive emblem worn as a mark of office, proof of skills, membership, or achievement, and is also a visual representation of a learning experience, outcome, competency or affiliation. The Instructional Technology department implemented a badging program. Credential badges are an enhanced feature that showcase faculty and staff accomplishments.  The badges are located on the faculty/staff members’ People profiles.

Please click on the credentials below to view the badge requirements, and for more information contact your campus Instructional Technologist.

  1. Canvas Pioneer Credential

    • Attend a preview/training session
    • Attend a train the trainer session
    • Present at least two trainings
    • Work with colleagues as courses are designed
  2. Classroom Technology Credential

    Implement two of the following in-class technologies:

    • Lecture Capture
    • Games in the Classroom
    • Student Response
    • Leveraged Mobile Technology (i.e. Digital Storytelling)
  3. Innovation Research Credential

    Complete an Innov8 Academy cohort, from institute to poster presentation on Professional Development Day.

  4. Instructional Technology Advocate Credential

    Present at two professional conferences on instructional technology.

  5. PAL Certification Credential

    Complete PAL Certification: Levels 1, 2, and 3

  6. PIE Technical Liaison


    Complete the following PIE trainings:

    • PIE Basics Training (Phase 1)
    • PIE Technical Liaison Training (Phase 2)
    • Designing your PIE site: Owner/Technical Liaison Workshop (Phase 3)
    • PIE Train the Trainer

    And present a PIE Basics Training

  7. Quality Instructional Design Credential

    Complete a QM-managed review with course meeting required expectations.

  8. Quality Instructional Design Leadership Credential

    Complete at least two QM-managed reviews with courses meeting required expectations. Conduct at least three reviews for peers progressing through QM.

  9. Technology Advisor Credential

    Partner one-on-one with a faculty member in at least one of the following modalities for at least one academic year:

    • Innov8 Academy Mentor
    • Technology Tool Mentor (i.e. Publisher Integration Guidance)
  10. Technology Attendance Credential

    Attended four or more trainings on Instructional Technology Tools at Polk State College.

  11. Technology Trainer Credential

    Deliver at least two technology-related training’s for peers.

    Sample topics:

    • Turnitin
    • GradeMark/PeerMark
    • Remote Proctor NOW
    • PAL Tools (i.e. Rubric, Quiz, etc.)
    • Communication
    • BB Collaborate
    • D2L Capture
    • Digital Storytelling
    • Poll Everywhere
    • PAL Tools (i.e. Intelligent Agent, Discussions Tool, etc.)
    • Atomic Learning
    • External Learning Tools (i.e. SmarThinking, Publisher Integration)
    • Other Technology Tools