What is a Certificate?
A Digital Certificate is simply the digital version of a full page certificate. They are similar in appearance to their physical, paper counterpart and are generally used for formal and difficult to accomplish milestones. By being easily shareable, digital certificates are more effective and reach a much wider audience than their paper predecessors.
What is a Badge?
Digital Badges are a representation of an accomplishment, they are smaller then certificates and used in less formal situations. Badges act like a portable currency for skills, and developing a badging program that works for your organization gives the recipients assets that are carried throughout life. While digital badges are often used as rewards, their full potential is unlocked when contributing towards goal setting, affirming someone's status, or for identifying members of a group.
Both Badges and Certificates issued on Dock are easily shared anywhere an image file goes - through email, in a resume, on LinkedIn or Facebook, etc.