ARUCC partners with Digitary to build the Canadian National Network called MyCreds™
Working together to provide post-secondary learners digitized and portable post-secondary transcripts & credentials online – anytime, anywhere.
The Association of the Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC) today announced that it has chosen the international firm, Digitary as the solution provider for the Made for Canada National Network. This initiative means the Canadian higher education community is creating the very first online platform and national credential wallet for post-secondary learners. Once fully operational, the Network will enable 3 million learners across the country to access and share their official digitized post-secondary transcripts and credentials online – anytime, anywhere.
“This partnership with Digitary is incredibly exciting news for learners, the higher education community and our partners,” says Romesh Vadivel, president, ARUCC. “For the first time in Canada’s history, we will be creating a national, secure digital platform for sharing official digitized post-secondary transcripts and credentials. Digitary won a tough competition because their approach and platform are future oriented and learner focused.”
ARUCC, with the help of its partners, PCCAT, CUCCIO, and CanPESC selected Digitary following a competitive international RFP process led by a national evaluation team of close to 30 Canadian higher education leaders. These dedicated professionals with expertise in data systems architecture, privacy, security and learner focused service delivery volunteered thousands of hours to come to this point.
“We at Digitary are delighted to be chosen to support the creation of the ARUCC National Network. As a global leader in the digital credentialing space, Digitary’s technology is used by over 100 postsecondary institutions in Australia, Canada, Europe, India, New Zealand and the United States. Digitary technology enables millions of learners to access and share their verifiable digital credentials with organizations in over 135 countries,” says Andy Dowling, CEO, Digitary. “Leveraging our unique experience with creating national-scale digital transcript solutions, we are looking forward to working with ARUCC, its partners and the Canadian post-secondary institutions, application centres and hubs to build a trusted, innovative solution for Canada that places learners’ needs first.”
Features of the Canadian National Network with the support of Digitary:
- 24/7 access by learners
- Ability for learners to access, view and share their verified and official transcripts, credentials, and documents in a digitized format
- Ability for Canadian post-secondary institutions, application centres and hubs to work in partnership with the National Network to exchange official documents with permission of the learner and support their needs
- Password-encrypted environments for all users including automatic recovery of passwords for learners
- Bilingual service and support (French and English)
- Canadian storage of student data