NASHVILLE, Tenn. — May 30, 2023 — Watershed, the leader in Learning Analytics Platforms, is announcing its partnership with the digital credentialing network Credly by Pearson to provide enhanced insights into how people develop knowledge, skills, and abilities.

“Skill data has never been more critical—which is why we’re excited to partner with Credly,” said Bill Conran, Head of Sales, Business Development & Strategy at Watershed. “By integrating Watershed and Credly, users gain insights into how their people develop knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as analyze their recognized competencies and credentials.”

With Credly data in Watershed, users can track their people’s skills and credentials, identify trending skills, map out the distribution of skills across the organization, and pinpoint gaps. They can also use reporting in Watershed to celebrate accomplishments and ensure all parts of the organization use Credly.

“According to a recent report from Pearson, 76% of U.S. workers agree the world is shifting to a model where people participate in learning and education over their lifetime,” said Pat Leonard, VP Strategic Alliances and Partnerships, Pearson Workforce Skills. “Our partnership with Watershed ensures skills data is accessible and actionable to create greater opportunities for professionals engaged in upskilling efforts and the organizations that employ them.”

By connecting Credly to Watershed, users can:

    • Identify trending and emerging skills
    • Visualize existing skills in the organization
    • Highlight skills gaps
    • Celebrate individual and team achievements
    • Evaluate digital credentials for impact on job performance
    • Ensure high uptake of Credly digital credentials across the organization

Track in-demand skills, celebrate learners’ training accomplishments, and ensure Credly utilization.

Watershed lets users combine their Credly data with HRIS data and any other data sources they may already be using. As a result, users can spot trends across their entire learning ecosystem.

But this integration goes beyond just reporting on Credly data inside Watershed—it allows users to issue credentials based on Watershed’s data. This bi-directional integration enables users to create sets of rules inside Watershed—and when a learner’s data matches these rules, the credential is automatically awarded.

This process allows for awarding credentials based on very complex criteria from any systems data connected to Watershed rather than just when completing a course from the LMS or LXP.

What does Credly data look like in Watershed?
Watershed’s reusable Credly connector pulls data from Credly and presents it in flexible dashboards and reports. You can report on digital badges and credentials as learners earn them and keep up with the accredited skills in your organization.

You can report on Credly data in Watershed alongside data from all your other learning platforms to see the learning activities that contributed to earning digital credentials.

How does the integration work?
Watershed’s Credly connector connects to Credly’s APIs to pull data about credentials and award them. Users can contact their Watershed or Credly account manager to find out how to get started.

To learn more about this partnership, visit:

About Watershed
Founded in Nashville, Tenn., in 2016, Watershed is dedicated to changing the world of learning by helping corporate L&D departments get more from their initiatives. This includes a customizable SaaS-based learning analytics platform that assesses the impact and effectiveness of corporate learning programs and helps maximize investments in learning. Made possible by xAPI, Watershed enables users to explore their learning data in one place and measure how L&D programs impact their organizations. This high-growth organization has developed a portfolio of Fortune 500 global clients—such as Visa, Verizon, Danone, and Caterpillar.

Watershed is part of Learning Technologies Group plc’s award-winning group of specialist learning technology businesses.

About Credly by Pearson
Credly is helping the world speak a common language about people’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. Thousands of employers, training organizations, associations, certification programs, and workforce development initiatives use Credly to help individuals translate their learning experiences into professional opportunities using trusted, portable, digital credentials. Credly empowers organizations to attract, engage, develop, and retain talent with enterprise-class tools that generate data-driven insights to address skills gaps and highlight opportunities through an unmatched global network of credential issuers. Visit to learn more.