Adding the Certificate to the Course
To add a certificate to a course, turn on editing and under a topic, click Add an activity or resource.
Turning editing on
Adding an activity or resource
Select Certificate from the activity menu and click Add.
Once you have added the certificate activity into the course, add a name and click the save and display button. Clicking Save and return to course, will save the changes, but will then exit to the certificate main page instead of return to the certificate page.
Click Save and display button
Editing the Certificate
To edit the certificate design, click the cog icon once back on the certificate page, and select Edit certificate.
Editing a certificate
Adding a border image
Since the drop down defaults to background image, simply select Add element to enter the settings page for adding a background image.
Main certificate page
Once in the settings, upload an image via the File Picker or drag the image into the empty space. Note: You won't be able to select your image from the drop down until you save the settings first.
Image settings page.
After you save the settings, go back into the element and you can select the image from the drop down.
You are now able to select the image from the drop down.
IMAGE ELEMENT MUST BE ON TOP OF THE LIST TO AVOID IT OVERLAYERING OTHER ELEMENTS
Once on the edit certificate page, from the drop down menu, select and element and click Add element and configure the element and save the changes to return to the certificate page. The element should appear on the screen.
Drop down menu with element options
Background Image: An image to use as the certificate background (MUST be placed first, as it will overlayer every other element.
Border: A border around the certificate
Category Name: Name of the course category
Code: Certificate code
Course Name: Name of the completed course
Date: The date the course was completed
Digital Signature: A digitally applied signature
Grade: Grade student achieved
Grade item name: The name of the item that was graded
Image: An image can be uploaded onto the certificate
Student Name: The name of the student awarded the certificate
Teacher Name: The name of the teacher awarding the certificate
Text: Custom text
User Field: A user's profile field (Address, email, etc.)
User Picture: The user's profile picture
Created element on the main certificate page, with the option to edit or delete the element
Once all the elements are placed on the certificate, they will need to be moved, as they appear on the certificate on the top left corner.
To move the elements, click the Reposition elements link above the element drop down.
Elements are repositioned by clicking on them and dragging them around the certificate to the position you would like them in.
Element editing screen
Click Save and Close to save changes.
Adding a template
The certificates also have the option of having a template created, allowing you to only need to create a design once, and then through a drop down box, apply that design to multiple courses.
To create a template, click Manage templates on the certificate page to go to the templates page and then click Add template.
You will be taken to a page similar to the main certificate page. You create a template the same way you would create a certificate.