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Library micro-credentials

A guide to the content of the Library's micro-credentials and how teachers and lecturers can embed these creds in courses and programs.

About this cred

The Digital Health and Wellbeing cred is one of 10 Digital Literacy creds that are designed as a tool to support lifelong learning; to prepare students for living, learning and working in a digital society. 

In a world where our personal and professional lives revolve largely around technology, it is not uncommon to become dependent on or even addicted to our gadgets. Our growing and, at times, obsessive connectivity can be detrimental to our physical and mental wellbeing, which can have a negative impact on our work productivity and personal lives. When we engage with digital tools in a thoughtful, controlled and balanced manner, our relationship with technology can be enriching and empowering.

Effort: 2 hours

Mode: Online

Skill points: 5

Access the Digital Health and Wellbeing cred.


Learning Outcomes

This badge demonstrates to future employers that students are able to:

  • identify and participate in digital learning opportunities
  • use digital tools to organise and plan learning activities
  • use digital tools to record learning events for self-analysis, reflection and to showcase achievements
  • monitor learning progress and manage time and tasks
  • participate in digital assessment and receive digital feedback



Final assessment for this cred is a multiple-choice quiz (MCQ). This is auto-marked, with no facilitation involved.

Students will have 60 minutes and two attempts to reach the 80% pass mark.

Short formative exercises enable students to:

  • recognise how participating in a digital environment can have both positive and negative effects on individuals (includes physical and mental)
  • practice how to balance use of digital technologies
  • apply strategies for the healthy and productive use of digital environments

Who should do this cred?

While this cred will benefit anyone who undertakes it, the content is introductory and is most suited to:

  • any student new to RMIT University
  • first year undergraduates
  • Vocational Education students
  • students learning how to manage their time spent online

Student benefits 

After undertaking this cred, students will have a greater understanding of what it means to spend their time on technology well. They'll recognise the key challenges the use of digital technologies brings to their wellbeing, understand the key concepts of privacy, safety, and physical and emotional health in relation to digital technologies. Students will learn strategies to create balance in their personal and professional online lives and have demonstrated planning, organising and decision making skills.

Embedding this cred

Embedding this cred will be useful if you are: 

  • encouraging online discussion in Canvas
  • teaching online and wanting to build online communication between students
  • have students working on group assessments

It is foundational in differentiating between online social interactions and communication in more formal, structured environments with expectations of professional conduct.

How to embed the cred

You can add a link to the cred in Canvas using an existing assignment page or creating a dedicated page.

When embedding a cred in Canvas the following is recommended:

  • Make clear the pass requirements and how many attempts your students can make.
  • Include information on how your students can claim their badge by including the link to this help document.
  • Explain that students can send you their badge to confirm their completion of the cred.

To align this cred with course outcomes you might:

  • use it in conjunction with another piece of assessment where students need to communicate and collaborate online as a part of their assignment
  • set the cred up as an introductory assessment
  • use it as a standalone assessment

Note: Make sure you include your use of the Digital Health and Wellbeing cred in your Course Guide information.