Hyland Credentials for Higher Ed

Create efficiencies, increase security and empower students with digital credentials

Diplomas, certificates, badges and transcripts all contribute to a lifelong record of learning and achievement. However, these records are often still paper-based documents that are slow to issue, easy to fake and expensive to verify. That’s why many higher education organizations are now looking for alternative ways to issue credentials.

Hyland Credentials for Higher Ed provides the ability to issue digital credentials in a blockchain-secured format that is shareable and instantly verifiable anywhere in the world. This approach enables schools and universities to create and issue official records faster in a digital format and manage credentials that your institution and the recipient co-own. Credentials can be  viewed, shared and verified independently of any vendor network or proprietary software.  

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Benefits of Digital Credentials for Higher Education

Improve efficiency and increase security

Official records are often still paper-based, with the average print time for diplomas from four-to-six weeks. This results in a high-cost approach that lacks security and is inconvenient for everyone involved.

Hyland Credentials for Higher Ed enables digital credentialing from issuance to verification. Removing paper from the process, the solution helps prevent fraud and reduce risk by using the Blockcerts open standard — the most secure digital document format available today.

Empower students

Credentials provide recognition of the academic achievements that students have earned at your institution. But, when credentials are still given out strictly in a physical format, it results in a lack of recipient ownership — creating verification delays for your students and alumni.

Hyland Credentials for Higher Ed provides digital, secure and verifiable credentials that a student can take with them anywhere. Empower your alumni with the ability to quickly provide other institutions or employers their credentials for faster enrollment, degree or hiring decisions. And, as businesses increasingly prefer digital credentials for evaluating candidates, this approach can also help strengthen relationships between employers and your institution.

Enhance brand visibility and reputation

In today’s digital-first mindset, Hyland Credentials for Higher Ed enables graduates to instantly share credentials on social media, broadening your market reach and reputation as a forward-thinking, innovative institution. Records are both human- and machine-readable with the ability for your institution to recreate the paper or PDF-based design in a digital format for brand continuity and recognition.


Interested in learning more about the Hyland Credentials for Higher Ed solution? Find out how digital diplomas can help with virtual graduations.