Welcome New User!
You now have your own online Transcript to record all of your learning. Blogs, tutorials, books, articles, videos, webinars, seminars, classes, conferences, industry meetings... post them ALL to your Transcript.
So... what do you do next?
First - Get your personal web address!
When logged in, a User can go to 'Settings' (in the top menu under display name) to create their own personal web address for their Transcript (like www.braincredits.com/bc/johnsmith). Get yours setup now, before the name you want is taken.
Post Lessons to your Transcript
After all... that's the reason you're here! There are four ways to post items to your Transcript.
- Find Lessons already indexed on this site, and click to post them to your Transcript.
- From your Transcript, create a 'manual' Transcript entry for a Lesson that no one has indexed yet on our site.
- As you surf the web you'll see this button on any sites that have integrated our one-click post feature. Just click the button to post!
- Attend instructor-led seminars, classes, and conferences, and ask the provider to post your credits and deposit your completion certificate directly onto your Transcript.
Share your Transcript
Share your personal Transcript link with your contacts, and link to your Transcript from your resume and social network profiles.
Give us some feedback!
We have a lot of features we're working on. Help us prioritize by telling us what you want, asking us questions, and answering other users' questions at our user help forum.
BrainCredits is your online Transcript for all learning. It's like a college Transcript, but for anything educational.
Record Your Self-Study Learning
Every day people learn from blogs and tutorials, books and articles, and videos and podcasts. Earn credits by posting all of this self-study learning to your BrainCredits Transcript. It's like a college transcript... only you can post anything educational to this Transcript.
Organize Your Certificates
Stop keeping hardcopy certificates, and stop scouring your email to find the electronic versions. When you complete a class, attend training or a webinar, or participate in a meeting or conference, ask the provider to post your credits and deposit your certificate directly onto your BrainCredits Transcript. If they ignore you and send you the certificate directly, then upload it to your Transcript yourself.
Share Your Transcript
Your Transcript gives you public recognition and measurement of your continued learning. Link to your Transcript from your online profiles like LinkedIn to showcase your skills. Link to your Transcript from your resume to differentiate yourself. Share news of your completed lessons with your social network connections.
You've earned the credits - now use them.
What is BrainCredits?
BrainCredits is an online Transcript to record everything you learn. It's like a college Transcript, but for anything educational.
What can I add to my Transcript?
You can post any instructor-led or self-study learning - webinars, classes, tutorials, books, conferences, blogs, videos... anything educational.
What does a BrainCredits "credit number" represent?
You will see the orange BrainCredits number block (like this one: 12) next to each Lesson - these are the 'credits' you earn, and the longer the activity, the more credits you earn. 24 BrainCredits equals approximately one hour of activity.
How can I add entries to my Transcript?
You can add entries to your Transcript by (1) clicking the button on a Lesson you find indexed on our site, (2) clicking when you find this embedded button on any lessons when surfing the web, (3) clicking the "New Manual Entry" button on your Transcript and filling in the fields to add a new entry, and (4) receiving "Verified" entries directly from a Publisher.
What are "Verified" Transcript entries?
Verified Transcript entries, which can only be posted to your Transcript by a Publisher, are ones where the Publisher has evidence of learning (such as testing or attendance). They are highlighted separately on your Transcript.
How are PDF certificates added to a Transcript?
When Publishers post Verified Transcript entries, they can create and post certificates with the entry. Users can also upload certificates manually to their Transcript (this feature is under development).
Who can see my Transcript?
You can link to your public Transcript via your own unique URL from your resume, website, or social network profile. Since your Transcript is designed to promote you, it is set to be publicly available by default, unless you set it's display status to "private". You can also keep your Transcript public but set certain entries to private if necessary.
How do I link to my Transcript?
You can create your own personal Transcript link in this format: www.braincredits.com/bc/johnsmith. Go to Settings under your display name in the main menu to create your link.
Can BrainCredits be used to earn a degree?
No. It is possible that Lessons you post also count towards a formal degree, but that would depend on the Provider.
What good are BrainCredits if they don't earn me a degree?
BrainCredits provide a way to measure all of your continual formal and informal learning. If you have a degree, then your BrainCredits Transcript supplements your degree. If you don't have a degree, your BrainCredits Transcript provides an alternative measurement of your learning.
Where are the Lessons that offer BrainCredits stored?
BrainCredits does not store any Lessons, we just store information about the Lessons on the BrainCredits site and link you to them.
How can I offer BrainCredits for my Lessons?
If you provide any type of education - blog posts, video tutorials, classes, webinars, training, etc. - you can offer BrainCredits. Just create a Publisher account, index your Lessons, and you're ready to go! (this feature is under development).