Digital credentials now available at uOttawa via MyCreds

Information Technology
MyCreds logo displayed on laptop
Since the spring of 2023, uOttawa students have been able to order digital versions of their diploma.

The implementation of Digital Credentials using MyCredsTM was initially launched in November 2022, with the offering of digital official transcripts and enrollment verification documents. Now, both current students and alumni can obtain and share digital versions of these official documents. 

MyCredsTM is a document exchange platform and website that has been implemented by the Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC) to provide Digital Credential services. This cloud solution, deployed across Canada and other countries, is supported by Registrar associations and working groups interested in its evolution and standardization.   

It facilitates the document transfer process and interactions with third party such as other schools and employers allowing students to manage and share their credentials more easily. Digital official documents ordering is done through the existing Purchase Official Documents application, where students can continue to order paper versions as well.   

As per Josée Néron (Applications Manager), “This implementation was not without challenges due to the short timeline, but the team rose to the challenge.” The execution of this project included many internal resources across multiple University departments and sectors to ensure cohesion and integration. Thanks to the flexibility of the project team and the responsiveness of all parties involved, this project was launched on time. 

Gaining in popularity since its launch  

MyCredsTM was adopted by the University community rapidly. In fact, digital documents were ordered on launch day! By mid-May 2023, 70% of all requests for official transcript and enrollment verification documents were for a digital version.  

Moving forward, the platform could also support other certifications or recognition, as well as being used to receive similar information from other sources. These features will need to be explored in the future.