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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

Repurposing and Sharing Digital Content 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.

This course helps students manage and curate digital content, giving them ideas and tools to repurpose the content they've already created into different formats – whether it’s a blog post, image, or infographic. They’ll also develop techniques for storing and organising content, and learn effective ways to share content with their personal and professional online networks to boost their online presence and get themselves noticed by employers.

Effort: 4 hours

Mode: Online

Skil points: 10

Access the Repurposing and Sharing Digital Content cred.

Learning outcomes

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

  • curate, organise, repurpose and store digital content
  • recognise the legal and ethical issues in repurposing and sharing digital content
  • ​share and communicate digital content to others in a personal or professional network


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.

There are short formative activities which extend students' knowledge of content curation and creative commons licenses, and assist students' to develop strategies for repurposing content and properly attributing digital resources. 

Who should do this cred?

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

  • undergraduates
  • Vocational Education students
  • postgraduate students
  • students who will be reusing and repurposing digital media in their assignments, including images, video, audio and text, and need to understand the ethical and legal obligations around its use

Student benefits

On completion of this cred, students will have acquired valuable skills necessary for effective and professional digital communication. They will be able to:

  • differentiate between content curation and content creation
  • find and make sense of digital media
  • assess the credibility and relevance of digital messages
  • repurpose digital media content and understand copyright obligations
  • incorporate digital media into professional communications

Embedding this cred

The use and re-use of digital content is prevalent and common-place, with the creation, curation and distribution of content across various digital channels and platforms.  This Cred provides guidance on the use and re-purposing of digital content, and in particular the distinction between the use of digital content within a social setting compared to an academic or professional one.  Students will learn their obligations and responsibilities when repurposing and sharing content, including copyright restrictions and use of creative commons licenses. 

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. Include 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 are accessing and incorporating the digital media of others in their assignment
  • set the cred up as an introductory assessment if they will be reusing digital content
  • use it as a standalone assessment.

Note: Make sure you include your use of the Repurposing and Sharing Digital Content cred in your Course Guide information.