Backpack accounts are free for Openbadges.me users and gives you a space where you can upload, store and share your Open Badges.
As a badge recipient, when you are issued a badge, you will receive an email with the badge inside. From here you can download the badge and share the badge. Having an Openbadges.me user account, however, gives you a place where you can store all of your badges in one place.
If you register with the same email address where you have been issued a badge from Openbadges.me, your badges will automatically fall into your backpack for you to interact with.
You can however manually upload badges into your backpack as well. To do this, make sure you're in the "Badges" section of your backpack and click the "Add Badges" button in the top right corner.
After clicking the button, a popup will appear giving you the option to upload your badges from your computer or elsewhere.
Select the badges you want to upload and they will then appear in your backpack. The badges you are uploading must be valid Open Badges and not just images or badges that do not adhere to the IMS Global Standards.