Non-Traditional Educator

Using LearnCard to supercharge your museum, library, workshop, online class, or custom learning experience!

If you're a non-traditional educator, and are interested in understanding how LearnCard can augment your teaching and facilitationโ€”you've come to the right place! ๐ŸŽ‰

This guide will walk you through everything you need to get started. No prior experience required.

First things first: you need to identify your use case. Why are you interested in using LearnCard in the first place?

Some common use cases:

  • ๐ŸŽ“ Credentials: you want to issue skills, learning certificates, achievements, and more when members of your community progress through your curriculum. Start here.

  • ๐Ÿฆ– Museums & Workshops: you want to issue or verify learning credentials in your exhibits to increase engagement and collaborate with partners in a wider ecosystem. Start here.

  • ๐Ÿ“š Library: you want to help learners and employees understand how they can leverage LearnCard to carry and use their IDs and credentials toward their own goals. Start here.

  • ๐ŸŽธ Music Teacher: you want to issue credentials for your 1-on-1 tutoring sessions. Start here.

  • ๐ŸŒŽ Online Learning: you want to issue skills, learning certificates, achievements, and more when members of your community progress through your curriculum. Start here.

Are you using LearnCard?

We'd love to hear to hear from you! Share your story in our Github Discussions, or send us an email at community@learningeconomy.ioโ€”we'd love to feature your work ๐Ÿ™Œ.

Quick Start

These are some of the most common and quickest ways to get started.

#1โ€”Issue Credentials

To issue credentials to your learners this, you can either setup your own, interoperable Issuer by following these steps, or you can reach out to us for support and custom development to help connect your processes.

๐ŸคฝpageCreating an Interop Issuer๐Ÿ’…pageCustom Development

#2โ€”Verify Credentials

๐Ÿšง Coming soon


Sometimes you need more than the basic, out-of-the-box flows because you have a complex community or use case. That's great! All of our tooling is fully pluggable and open-source, so with a little elbow grease and developer time, you should be able to accomplish your goals.

Don't have your own developers? We're here to help.

Build Your Own Bot

Does your community use a platform not yet supported? Let's change that:

Build Your Own Plugin

Do you have a unique requirement, such as supporting a specific DID method, protocol, or system? You might need to build your own plugin:

pageWriting Plugins

Coming Soon

These features aren't yet available, but they are coming soon on our roadmapโ€”never too early to get excited!


  • ๐Ÿ’ธ Microscholarships: you want to enable learners in your school to claim micro-scholarships to solve last-mile equity gaps.


  • ๐Ÿฅพ Pathways: offer ways for your learners to visualize and navigate learning, skills, and jobs progressions based on their holistic goals.

  • ๐Ÿ“ข Publish Skills Frameworks: publish your skills frameworks to increase the value of your credentials for your learners.

  • ๐Ÿ“Š Learning Dashboards: visualize skills, achievements, and opportunities data to enhance learning outcomes for your learners in a safe, trusted, and private environment.

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