Northern College launches MyCreds™ to issue official documents digitally
Northern College is proud to introduce MyCreds™, the digital credential platform of the Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC) to its daily operations.
Through MyCreds™, students and graduates of Northern College will be able to access transcripts, parchments, graduation letters and badges in their own virtual credential wallet – anytime, anywhere.
MyCreds™ simplifies the process of sharing academic records with potential employers, colleges and universities, and other third parties. By enabling secure and immediate digital access to authentic academic credentials, MyCreds™ eases the application process and provides a one-stop-shop for accessing and sharing one’s skills and academic achievements.
The implementation of MyCreds™ will streamline paper-based processes and daily business practices at Northern College. As the education sector continues to embrace digitization, offering innovative, reliable, and convenient services, such as MyCreds™, has become critical.
“We are thrilled to offer MyCreds™ to Northern College, providing students autonomy and control over their academic records,” says Joanne Duklas, Executive Lead, ARUCC MyCreds™. “We commend Northern as they continue to expand their digital services with cutting-edge technology for their learners.”
Northern College continues to place sincere focus on digital transformation, working in innovative ways to better serve its students.
“This is a logical step for Northern,” stated Dr. Audrey J. Penner, Northern College President & CEO. “Through MyCreds™, our students will have access to their hard-earned credential documentation from anywhere whenever they need it. This will save time, money and of course, some of the inconveniences that can stem from outdated systems.”
The ARUCC MyCreds™ | MesCertif™ National Network is a shared service and platform that provides students and graduates access to a secure, online, password protected learner credential wallet. This virtual wallet allows them to view and share their verified and official transcripts, credentials, and academic documents in a digitized format on a 24/7 basis – anytime, anywhere. Secure, cryptographically signed documents can be sent conveniently and require no further verification. MyCreds™ is the first and only national bilingual system of its kind in Canada. Visit www.mycreds.ca for more details or contact ARUCC’s Executive Lead, Joanne Duklas at email@example.com.
About Northern College
Northern College, established in 1967, serves the educational needs of post-secondary, apprenticeship, and contract training, both on-site and through remote learning, as well as delivering academic upgrading and employment services. Its catchment area covers 160,000 square kilometres, which is roughly the size of France, and includes over 65 communities – 18 of which are First Nations. The College has four main campuses located in Haileybury, Kirkland Lake, Moosonee and Timmins, as well as numerous Access Centres, including along the James Bay coast. Northern College, known as Canada’s Kindest College, is recognized for its warm, welcoming and culturally inclusive environment. It has received the top ranking in the province of Ontario in graduate satisfaction out of all English-speaking colleges (2022). A highly respected community and regional partner with close to 50,000 graduates, including the Haileybury School of Mines (est. 1912), the College plays a critical role in the region’s economic development as well as strong global mining influence.
The Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC) owns MyCreds™. ARUCC provides leadership in the post-secondary education field and service to its member institutions nationally and internationally, helping foster the advancement of registrarial practices and learner focused service delivery in Canada.
Digitary provides the underlying engine powering MyCreds™. Digitary was launched in Dublin, Ireland in 2005, and has grown to become a leading online platform for certifying, sharing, and verifying academic credentials. Learner-centric since the very start, Digitary enables millions of learners to share their verified academic achievements online, securely, quickly and easily. Digitary is now used by organizations in over 135 countries. For further details visit www.digitary.net.