Credential Transparency Description Language Release History

This page displays the release history for the Credential Transparency Description Language schema. Each release contains a set of changes, which are documented below. Each change describes what was changed, why, and links to one or more relevant Github issues.

August 2019 CTDL Release (20190830) (Current Release)

This is the August 2019 CTDL Release.

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ceterms:audienceLevelType View Term History: JSON Turtle

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en-US Extending the usage of this property to include assessments and learning opportunities.
https://github.com/CredentialEngine/vocabularies/issues/598

ceterms:ncesID View Term History: JSON Turtle

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  • schema:domainIncludes: Added ceterms:CredentialOrganization
  • rdfs:label: Added
    en-US NCES ID
  • vs:term_status: Added vs:stable
  • schema:rangeIncludes: Added xsd:string
  • rdfs:comment: Added
    en-US Identifier comprised of a 12 digit code issued by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) for educational institutions where the first 7 digits are the NCES District ID.

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en-US This property enables capturing NCES ID data.
https://github.com/CredentialEngine/vocabularies/issues/601

ceterms:purposeType View Term History: JSON Turtle

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en-US This property is directly tied to the Purpose Type vocabulary that was dropped in the previous release. This property was always vs:unstable, and is thus being dropped as well.
https://github.com/CredentialEngine/vocabularies/issues/602

ceterms:sameAs View Term History: JSON Turtle

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  • dct:description: Added
    en-US Entities that may indicate identity include, but are not limited to, descriptions of entities in open databases such as DBpedia and Wikidata or other platforms.
  • dct:description: Removed
    en-US Entities that may indicate identity include, but are not limited to, descriptions of entities in open databases such as DBpedia and Wikidata or social media accounts such as FaceBook and LinkedIn.

Reason:

en-US Helping distinguish between ceterms:sameAs and ceterms:socialMedia
https://github.com/CredentialEngine/vocabularies/issues/606

ceterms:submissionOf View Term History: JSON Turtle

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Reason:

en-US Aligning this property with other properties in CTDL that feature data in a URL/description pair. Note that this change alters this property from using a language map to using URIs. See github issue for more details.
https://github.com/CredentialEngine/vocabularies/issues/605

ceterms:submissionOfDescription View Term History: JSON Turtle

Change:

  • rdfs:label: Added
    en-US Submission Of Description
  • schema:domainIncludes: Added ceterms:ConditionProfile
  • rdfs:comment: Added
    en-US Name, label, or description of an artifact to be submitted such as a transcript, portfolio, or an affidavit.
  • vs:term_status: Added vs:stable
  • schema:rangeIncludes: Added rdf:langString

Reason:

en-US New property to pair with ceterms:submissionOf. This property should be used instead of ceterms:submissionOf in order to describe language string data. The ceterms:submissionOf property is now used for URIs/URLs. See github issue for more details.
https://github.com/CredentialEngine/vocabularies/issues/605

ceterms:verificationMethodDescription View Term History: JSON Turtle

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en-US Clarifying the use of this property.
https://github.com/CredentialEngine/vocabularies/issues/603

schema:maxValue View Term History: JSON Turtle

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  • vann:usageNote: Added
    en-US For single values, use schema:value. For ranges, use schema:minValue and schema:maxValue.

Reason:

en-US Clarifying the use of the value-related properties.
https://github.com/CredentialEngine/vocabularies/issues/614

schema:minValue View Term History: JSON Turtle

Change:

  • vann:usageNote: Added
    en-US For single values, use schema:value. For ranges, use schema:minValue and schema:maxValue.

Reason:

en-US Clarifying the use of the value-related properties.
https://github.com/CredentialEngine/vocabularies/issues/614

schema:value View Term History: JSON Turtle

Change:

  • vann:usageNote: Added
    en-US For single values, use schema:value. For ranges, use schema:minValue and schema:maxValue.

Reason:

en-US Clarifying the use of the value-related properties.
https://github.com/CredentialEngine/vocabularies/issues/614

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ceterms:ApprenticeshipCertificate

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ceterms:AssessmentProfile

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ceterms:AssociateDegree

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ceterms:BachelorDegree

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ceterms:Badge

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ceterms:Certificate

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ceterms:Certification

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ceterms:ConditionProfile

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ceterms:Credential

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ceterms:CredentialAlignmentObject

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ceterms:CredentialOrganization

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ceterms:Degree

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ceterms:DigitalBadge

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ceterms:Diploma

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ceterms:DoctoralDegree

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ceterms:GeneralEducationDevelopment

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ceterms:JourneymanCertificate

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ceterms:License

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ceterms:MasterCertificate

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ceterms:MasterDegree

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ceterms:MicroCredential

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ceterms:OpenBadge

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ceterms:ProfessionalDoctorate

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ceterms:QualityAssuranceCredential

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ceterms:ResearchDoctorate

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ceterms:SecondarySchoolDiploma

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