I can't choose to manually control how free certificates are issued
OpenLearning certificates get issued automatically upon completion.
If I want to make sure students pass additional criteria before before they receive a certificate, there is currently no way to do this even if I want to do a manual process. I can't turn off the automatic issuing.
(Note this is for a free OL certificate)
This may not be a bug, but it feels like one (due to the complexity of the certificate system).
To set this up, you can follow these steps:
Go to Certification - Settings - and simply choose No next to Automatically issue certificate on completion of the course as in this screenshot:
when you are ready to issue the certificate to a student, you can go to:
Certification - Issue certificate and click on Issue certificate next to the student's name.
That's it! :)