Activities: Custom certificate

mod_customcert
Maintained by Picture of Mark Nelson Mark Nelson
Enables the creation of dynamically generated certificates with complete customisation via the web browser.
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This plugin allows the generation of dynamic PDF certificates with complete customisation of the PDF via the web browser.

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  • Picture of Isaac Pavon
    Tue, 14 Feb 2017, 8:47 PM
    Hello mark!

    In first place, thank you very much for your work and effort.

    I'm creating a course and I have some doubts about using your mod. The course has different groups of users, and I would like to assign as an activity/resource, a specific certificate for each group. It is possible? I can't see the way to choose among the different templates when I'm creating the activity/resource.

    The second question is, in those certificates, I'd need that the different competences adquired during the course were shown as a list. It would be possible to add this feature to your mod? For example: 1) Install wordpress, 2) Create a wordpress site, etc.

    I don't know if these questions had been answered before, and I don't have any knowledge in moddle scripting, so I would be really pleased if you could answer me.

    Thank you very much in advance,

    Best regards
  • Picture of Samuel Diaz Clegg
    Tue, 14 Feb 2017, 9:12 PM
    Hi Mark,

    Quick question regarding your custom certificate module, I am currently designing my certificates for my site and I have a couple of multi line text elements. I have used the center html segment to try and have this text centered on the certificate and this looks correct when "repositioning elements". However, when downloading certificate this does not appear to work and the text is on the left.

    This issue is affecting the course title and cutom text fields when they take up multiple lines.

    Thanks

    Sam
  • Picture of JM Oliveri
    Wed, 15 Feb 2017, 1:27 AM
    MArk, In my case, I have installed the plugin and created a custom certificate from the admin panel but I dont know how to link to it, call it from the template. How do i make it do that a stw the certificate. I am missing the part that connects it to the course or where to find it as a student. I hope that clarifies. I do not see the answer in the document that you linked. I had already seen adn read it prior to posting.. Any help would be great.
  • Picture of Zell1000 Zell1000
    Wed, 15 Feb 2017, 7:47 PM
    Ciao Mark,
    Prima di tutto grazie per questo splendido plug-in.
    Vorrei chiederti se è possibile numerare i certificati rilasciati.

    Quindi come elemento "certificato numero "xx".

    Naturalmente il numero deve essere incrementale relativamente ad ogni corso...
    spero tu possa aiutarmi.

    Grazie

    Hi Mark,
    First of all thank you for this beautiful plug-in.
    I would like to ask you if you can number issued certificates.

    So as an element certificate"number xx".

    Of course, the number must be incremental relative to each course ...
    I hope you can help me.

    Thank you
  • Picture of Mark Nelson
    Tue, 21 Feb 2017, 4:23 PM
    Isaac -

    1. Please have a look at https://docs.moodle.org/32/en/Restrict_access.
    2. A new element would need to be created called 'Competencies' that listed the available competencies in the course, but for now you would have to use the 'Text' element.

    Samuel -

    Sounds like a bug. Can you create an issue at https://github.com/markn86/moodle-mod_customcert/issues with detailed replicated steps?

    JM Oliveri

    You need to turn editing on in your course and add a 'Custom certificate' activity. Once added, click on the custom certificate then click on 'Edit custom certificate' in the activity menu. On this page you can then load the template.

    Zell

    Please create a request for this feature at https://github.com/markn86/moodle-mod_customcert/issues.
  • Picture of JM Oliveri
    Tue, 21 Feb 2017, 8:12 PM
    Mark, It seems part of the problem was that the course was set up as a single activity course and thus the certificate being an activity, wasnt able to be added. I have now added it however I do not have the option visible to load/select a template for it. It downloads blank but I can see my template in the template manager. I have only 1 made.

    Which tab should the template be in in the edit screen? (General,options, common module settings, restrict access, activity completion, tags, competencies)
  • Picture of JM Oliveri
    Tue, 21 Feb 2017, 8:12 PM
    Mark, It seems part of the problem was that the course was set up as a single activity course and thus the certificate being an activity, wasnt able to be added. I have now added it however I do not have the option visible to load/select a template for it. It downloads blank but I can see my template in the template manager. I have only 1 made.

    Which tab should the template be in in the edit screen? (General,options, common module settings, restrict access, activity completion, tags, competencies)
  • Picture of JM Oliveri
    Tue, 21 Feb 2017, 8:18 PM
    nevermind. i found it back in the tab settings. seems to be working now.
  • Picture of Carina Börzel
    Mon, 27 Feb 2017, 10:13 PM
    Hello Mark,

    Thank you very much for programming this plugin.
    We already use your other Plugin (Activities: Certificate). Now we want to switch to this one (Because we want to update our Moodle to version 3.2 and the other plugin is not compatible)
    But we noticed that we have some troubles with this Plugin:
    Is it possible to create multilangual certificates? (with the other Plugin the multilingual content worked fine. But in this plugin we couldn't create multilinugal content. Instead we had to create a certificate for each language. But then we have troubles with the date format, which automatically choose the language from the users language settings.)
    The other problem is that we wrote the Username and the Coursename in capitals with the other plugin. We can't do this with this Plugin because there's no option for that. Is it planed to create more settings for Texts (like Texts in capitals) in the future?

    Greetings,
    Carina
  • Picture of Mark Nelson
    Tue, 28 Feb 2017, 12:50 PM
    JM Oliveri - Glad you were able to sort it out.

    Carina - The other plugin (mod_certificate) should work with 3.2 fine - have you tried it? If you are using that plugin and are having no difficulties then there is no reason to switch. This plugin was designed so that anyone could create a customisable certificate without needing to edit any PHP code. However, if you already have a certificate type for mod_certificate that works for you and does the job then that is perfectly fine. Regarding adding settings - please create an issue at https://github.com/markn86/moodle-mod_customcert/issues. I am open to ideas, especially ways to improve this plugin (I know it isn't perfect!).
  • Picture of Carina Börzel
    Tue, 28 Feb 2017, 5:58 PM
    Hello Mark,

    thank you very much for your fast reply. We will test the plugin on Moodle 3.2. If it works we'll keep using mod_certificate. But we are a bit worried that the mod_certificate plugin won't be compatible with future moodle versions. Will you still update the mod_certificate plugin for newer Moodle versions or do we have to expact that we won't be able to use this plugin in the near future?
  • Picture of Arkadiusz Baryła
    Tue, 28 Feb 2017, 6:52 PM
    Hi,
    How can I add linebreake to text that is added in custom text field displayed on certificate.
    I would like to add text, that has 2 or more lines in text editor, but on certificate it's in single line.
  • Picture of Mark Nelson
    Sun, 5 Mar 2017, 2:04 PM
    Hi Carina,

    If there is significant issue which causes the mod_certificate plugin to become unusable (like a PHP fatal error etc) I will provide a fix. Also, as someone who works at HQ on the new features team I don’t see a severe breakage happening any time soon, and if there was I would be aware of it.

    Hi Arkadiusz,

    Currently you would have to create multiple ‘text’ elements on your customcert. However I created https://github.com/markn86/moodle-mod_customcert/issues/90 to address this.
  • Picture of Carina Börzel
    Mon, 6 Mar 2017, 3:05 PM
    Hello Mark,
    thank you very much for your answer. That's a great relief.
  • Picture of Michal Jess
    Sun, 19 Mar 2017, 5:59 PM
    Hello Mark,

    I tried your version for 3.1 and also for 3.2, but I have problem with categories in grade report. I have course for 4 semesters, so I make catogories:
    2016
    - 2016H1
    - 2016H2
    2017
    -2017H1
    -2017H2

    In version for 3.1 I can choose the right category name, but the grade shown is not good. In new version I cannot see the this option to select category from grade report...

    I need to make certificates for each semester.

    Thank,
    Michal
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