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Adding badges to your portfolio using Embedly

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I'm a fan of open badges as a means to identify and articulate learning and I've promoted them and collected them when they've been used in open courses. I wanted to embed them on my Known profile, but Known won't allow you to embed secure content from other sites... so any images with an https:// prefix. I think this may apply to some wordpress sites too, depending on how the site security certificate has been set up.

As a workaround, there's a great tool called embed.ly that let's you paste in a url and returns you some code which gives you a nicely formatted card to embed on your site and a link to the original source of the image for attribution purposes. You can use the tool for free to produce your cards, but they will have a blue side banner and social sharing tools enabled. If you setup an account, you're allowed some more formatting options. You'll see the two examples on my profile of and badges.