Activities: Custom certificate

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 via the web browser.

Currently supported versions: 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5.

GDPR Compliant.

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This plugin is part of set MoodleCloud.


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  • Picture of Mark Nelson
    Wed, 27 Jun 2018, 4:24 PM
    Hi Paul, this is due to the font you are using and is out of my control. You will have to make sure the font you decide to use is UTF-8 compatible.
  • Picture of Jenny Harrison
    Wed, 4 Jul 2018, 6:52 PM
    Hi Mark, I'm having an issue with my background image moving every time I go to 'Reposition elements'. The whole image moves off center each time I view it - is there anything I can do to fix this?
  • Picture of Mark Nelson
    Thu, 5 Jul 2018, 3:46 PM
    Hi Jenny, please create an issue at with replication steps (the problem image as an attachment would be a bonus).
  • Picture of Jenny Harrison
    Thu, 5 Jul 2018, 6:10 PM
    Hi Mark, issue raised with images included. Thanks for your help.
  • Picture of Austin Powell
    Tue, 10 Jul 2018, 3:31 AM
    Not sure if I'm just missing this someplace or if it isn't a feature yet.
    Is it possible to export/import a template between sites or will I need to manually recreate the template on each of our sites?
  • Picture of Mark Nelson
    Tue, 10 Jul 2018, 10:09 AM
    Hi Austin,

    It's currently not possible to do that, sorry. However, it has been reported before (see and hopefully will get done in the future.
  • Picture of John Alexander Ramirez Rodriguez
    Sat, 14 Jul 2018, 12:57 AM
    Hi there

    Someone knows how I can add a QR Code in the certificates?
  • Picture of Mark Nelson
    Sat, 14 Jul 2018, 11:38 AM
    Hi John,

    This has not been implemented yet, but is a much asked for feature request. I hope to get onto it shortly.

    Please see
  • Picture of Filippo Caburlotto
    Mon, 23 Jul 2018, 6:59 PM
    Everything works perfectly but the retrieving of the grade scale. I created a letter (hybrid) scale for language levels (i.e. A1, A2... C1). I chose to use letter scale, but when I print the certificate it appears only the letter part of the value, for example C instead of C1. how can I solve it?
    Thank you in advance
    p.s.: I'm using Moodle 3.5.1 and the 3.5.4 release of Custom certificate
  • Picture of Mark Nelson
    Tue, 24 Jul 2018, 11:32 AM
    Hi Filippo,

    Can you please create an issue on with replication steps (assume I have just installed the plugin and have a vanilla Moodle site, eg. create a course, then create a grade item with the name XYZ etc etc).

  • Picture of Jayden Tyronian
    Sun, 29 Jul 2018, 1:42 PM
    Hi Mark, just a second query to my last, I've also just noticed the list within the 'Teachers' element only populates based on the teaching staff enrolled i the course vs in the various teacher permission lists as it once used to. Does the teacher have to be enrolled now or can it be based on the permission list?
  • Picture of Tim Bahula
    Tue, 31 Jul 2018, 2:04 AM
    @Jayden, with respect to Jul 29, 2018 1:42 AM, see This change requires Teachers to be enrolled.
  • Picture of Jayden Tyronian
    Tue, 31 Jul 2018, 7:45 AM
    Thanks @Tim

    Because I’ll becasked, is there anyway to change this so it looks at the permission list at the category level (like it used to)? If not that’s fine, but I’m asking just in case. We don’t email teachers via the custom certificate so it’s less of an issue.
  • Picture of Jayden Tyronian
    Tue, 31 Jul 2018, 2:33 PM
    Hi Mark

    I’ve just noticed that if a user un-enrols from a course they have earn't a certificate, if they go to download it from their profile, the grade on the certificate disappears.

    If they re-enrol and re-download the certificate it reappears.

    All other elements seem to stick either way.

    Is there a way to keep the grade on the certificate when or if they unenroll?

    Moodle settings are set to retain the grading.
  • Picture of Matthew DiSano
    Fri, 3 Aug 2018, 1:01 AM
    Hi Mark
    I am running Moodle 3.5.1 and when I installed your plugin ( in mod folder ) and after adding to course I go into the custom cert and select the cog wheel to edit custom cert. The problem is I do not see any of the standard elements and can not add them or others. What am I missing?
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