Customizing Certificates

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If you plan to issue a certificate to students who have completed your course, there are several ways to customize the certificate to meet your preferences and needs.

To get started:

  1. Navigate to Course Management
  2. Select a course, or create a new one
  3. Expand Settings 
  4. Scroll down to "Certificate" and click "New"

You will find the following fields at the top of the page:

  • Certificate settings name: The name of these certificate settings in the dashboard. This is for admin purposes only, and will not be displayed to students.
  • LinkedIn Certification Link: Allows students to easily add your certificate to their LinkedIn profile. Click here for instructions on enabling this option. 
  • Background image: Uploading a custom background image for your certificate. This is optional; if you do nothing our default background image will display.
    • PNG file format
    • Recommended image size: 1650 pixels x 1275 pixels

Below that, you can expand the Certificate text section to customize the text:

  • By default, each field is pre-populated with our default certificate settings.
  • In each of the six text fields:
    • You have the option of entering any text of your choice.
    • You have the option of entering a data field like {{ organization_name }}.
    • You Have the option of choosing not to utilize that field, leaving it blank.
  • We support the following data fields:
    • {{ student_name }}
    • {{ course_title }}
    • {{ organization_name }}
    • {{ completed_at }}
  • For each text field, you have the option of selecting a font. We currently support the following fonts: Script, Genitum Plus, and Arial.
  • You can also specify the text size for each field. (Size ranges from 1 to 72.)

The next section, Certificate information, offers additional customization options:

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  • Show QR code: Displays a QR code linking to the certificate verification page. 
  • Show credits and/or score: Displays the credits and score for the course if applicable.
  • Show issue at date and/or expiration date: Displays the issued at date and/or expiration date if applicable.
  • Show certificate number: Displays the unique certificate number.
  • Show verify URL: Displays the url that links to the verification page (e.g.  http://verify.skilljar.com/c/CERT_NUMBER.)
  • Show signup fields: Displays selected signup fields from your registration process. Select from available signup fields.

The image below shows the default placement for text and certificate information:

  • Field 1 displays at the top of the page and offers a point of reference for the other five fields which display in a centered vertical stack directly below it. 
  • By adjusting the size of the text and/or leaving some fields blank, you have the ability to adjust the placement of text fields on your certificate template.

As part of our recent update to this feature, we no longer support the following fields:

  • Seal image 
  • Signature text
  • Signature image

If you edit a certificate template with one of these deprecated fields, the following warning will display:

To preview your customized certificate, click the "Preview certificate (save changes first)" link at the bottom of the page:

 

 

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