Before you begin issuing your Open Badges, you need to prepare some of the metadata that goes inside them. The first step is to create your badge issuer as this will show who issued the Open Badge, making it verifiable. This will usually be the same as the organisation that you setup earlier. To create your issuer, use the left-hand menu to find “Preparing badges > badge issuers”. When creating your issuer, you will need to enter a name (Org name or an individual if you prefer), an Organisation (select the one you created earlier), a website address, a description, and then your company logo. All this information will appear within the metadata on an Open Badge so make sure everything is correct as once a badge is issued, the data cannot be changed.