How do I set up a certificate for my course?


For your OpenLearning course you can set up two kinds of certificates:

i. a free certificate awarded upon completion of the course

ii. a paid certificate students can opt for once they complete the course

This section will help you set up certification of both types.


This certificate is awarded either:

  • Automatically to all students once they complete the course (attain 100% progress)
  • Or when the course admin chooses to issue the certificate to a student manually.

To set it up:

Make sure Certification is turned on in your course by checking the option under Course Setup > Advanced.

 

  

You should be able to see the Certification tab in your course navigation. Go to this tab and click on Settings.

 

 

Select Certificate Available from the dropdown menu on the page.

 

Step 4

Under Price, choose Free.

Then choose whether or not you would like the certificate automatically distributed upon completion of the course.

 

  • If you chose to manually distribute certificates, you have the option to add a pending message under Certification Pending Message in order to let students know that the certificate will be sent out by you upon completion of the course.
  • You may also add a message for students to see once their certificate has been awarded to them under Certification Awarded Message.

Be sure to click Save when you're done.

Go to Certification > Appearance to customise the design of the certificate including its background, your institution logo (if any) and teacher details.

If you chose to manually distribute certificates, you can do so by going to Certification > Issue Certificates and ticking Issue Certificate next to the chosen student.

 


Make sure Certification is turned on in your course by checking the option under Course Setup > Advanced.

 

  

Go to the Certification tab in your course navigation and click on Settings.

 

 

Select Certificate Available from the dropdown menu on the page.

Step 4

Under Price, choose Paid. A new section will appear prompting you to add more information such as the price of your course and the name of your institution. Fill out these sections.

Then choose whether or not you would like the certificate automatically distributed upon completion of the course.

 

  • If you chose to manually distribute certificates, you have the option to add a pending message under Certification Pending Message in order to let students know that the certificate will be sent out by you upon completion of the course.
  • You may also add a message for students to see once their certificate has been awarded to them under Certification Awarded Message.
  • If you chose to manually distribute certificates, you can do so by going to Certification > Issue Certificates and ticking Issue Certificate next to the chosen student.

Step 6

Once you've got a paid certificate set up, students will be able to pay at any time by clicking the Get Certified tab

 

When clicked, the following pop up will appear for the student

  

If they choose to continue, they will be redirected to another page in order to enter their payment information and finalize their purchase

  


 

You can create a custom certificate that includes your institution's branding or logos by following these steps:

Going to Institution Settings > Appearance

  

Scroll down to the section titled Certificate Background

 

Click Change Certificate Background and upload your own design

 

The size of your design should be as follows:

3508px by 2480px

11.693inch by 8.267inch

 

The file type should be PNG or JPG

If you would like to remove the OpenLearning logo in the lower right corner, untick the box next to Include OpenLearning logo on certificates.

 

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