Enable Certificates provides functionality to create and design graphically rich certificates for courses.
Certificates are attributed to a learning module and awarded to users upon successful completion of the module.
Certificates are stored in the Learners Awards and can be printed by learners.
Unique IDs ensure certificates issues can be authenticated. Automated version control allows tracking of changes.
- Design, create and edit certificates using ready made templates.
- Including your own branding.
- Manage certificates with the help of advanced filtering.
- Assign certificates to individual courses and re-use many times.
- Certificates can be personalised certificates with logos and branding.
- On completion of a module or evaluation users may download their certificate as a PDF for printing.
- Learners digital certificates are stored in their profile.
Creating a certificate
To create a new certificate, select Create at the top right hand side of the screen.
A light box will appear prompting you to name your new certificate, enter a description (if required), choose the orientation of the certificate and upload an image for your certificate backdrop. The image needs to be a maximum of A4 size, we recommend 1406 pixels by 1988 pixels and the images can only be JPEG, PNG and GIF files with a maximum file size of 500MB. Once you’re happy with the information on the certificate, select Create.
Your image will then be taken into the Certificate Editor, ready for you to edit.
In the Certificate Editor you can:
- Add Content – Clicking this button allows you to add different parts to the certificate, e.g. the learner’s full name, the module they have completed and certificate ID, etc.
- Properties – Allows you to change the details of the certificate you originally entered when creating this certificate
- Preview – Opens up the certificate in a new browser tab as a learner would see it. This is simply a tool for reviewing what the certificate will look like before you publish it.
- Save Draft – This will save the certificate in a draft state, maintaining the first version. You may then come back and amend it when necessary.
- Publish – This will save and publish the certificate so that it can be used within the module editor. Once published the certificate will lose its ‘Draft’ status and will be ‘Version 1’. The next time it is published, it will become ‘Version 2’.
- Exit – This will close the ‘Certificate Editor’ and return back to your list of Certificates.
To add any information to the certificate, you will need to select Add Content will allow you to pick from a series of different options which can be a on a certificate. These options are and will all pull the information from the system apart from Free Text which allows you to add any other relevant information;
- Recipient Name
- Certificate ID
- Parent Module Name
- Group Name
- Recipient Email
- Date Certified
- Group Logo
- Free Text
Once you have selected everything you would like to appear on the certificate, the system will automatically put this into the centre of the image for you. To move this around, select the highlighted box and drag this to a position where you would like it on the certificate.
You can edit the writing in the box by using the tools in the editing box at the right hand side of the screen. You can change the size of the writing, change the font into five different types, format the font, position the writing within the box, layer the position and preview the type.
If you wish to delete a piece of content on your certificate, select the piece of content in question, then the black cross at the top right hand side.
Now that you have published the certificate, this will appear in the certificates section in the ‘Content Creation’ tile.
If you click on the three dots next to any certificate, it will reveal four options: Preview, Versions, Duplicate and Delete.
- Preview – This launches the certificate in a new browser tab/window so that it can be previewed without any data needing to be recorded on a learner record.
- Versions – This opens the ‘Manage Versions’ pop-up box for the specific certificate. Version notes can be viewed here as well as previous versions. If the certificate is newly uploaded, then this will only display the initial version.
- Duplicate – This allows you to duplicate the certificate into a ‘Draft’ state. You can edit it and then save as completely new certificate.
- Delete – This allows you to delete the certificate from the LMS. However, please be aware that certificates cannot be deleted if it is being used within a module.