Simple Certificate

Activities ::: mod_simplecertificate
Maintained by Carlos Alexandre Fonseca
This is a new activity module, Simple Certificate,which no needs to change any code to add a new certificate format, and moodle's administrator don't need to upload image files. The certificate text are full customizable, using special text marks that will be replaced by variables (like student name, course name, grade, ...), don't need to change any translation file.

Simple Certificate 2.2.10

Moodle 3.7
Released: Monday, April 13, 2020, 11:04 AM
  • Build Status - Moodle 3.7
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This version of the plugin contains a 'completion_event' branch, on which there is the ability to email the certificate as an attachment automatically apon course completion event.


It's NOT RECOMMENDED to install version below 2.2.6 (MOODLE_31), due a security issues (#178 and #179), but if you choose to install it, apply the patch. I think this patch can be safely applied in any version above 2.2.0 (MOODLE_25), and to do this first download the patch file:
Unzip it and copy bug-178-179.patch file to /mod/simplecertificate

Run this command in simplecertificate folder

patch < bug-178-179.patch

patch command it's part of most linux version and flavors


There are two installation methods that are available. Follow one of these, then log into your Moodle site as an administrator and visit the notifications page to complete the install.


If you do not have git installed, please see the below link. Please note, it is not necessary to set up the SSH Keys. This is only needed if you are going to create a repository of your own on

Information on installing git -

Once you have git installed, simply visit the Moodle mod directory and clone git://, remember to rename the folder to certificate if you do not specify this in the clone command

Eg. Linux command line would be as follow -

git clone git:// simplecertificate

Once cloned, checkout the branch that is specific to your Moodle version. eg, MOODLE_22 is for Moodle 2.2, MOODLE_23 is for 2.3

Use git pull to update this branch periodically to ensure you have the latest version.

Download the simplecertificate module.

Visit, choose the branch that matches your Moodle version (eg. MOODLE_22 is for Moodle 2.2, MOODLE_23 is for 2.3) and download the zip, uncompress this zip and extract the folder. The folder will have a name similar to bozoh-moodle-mod_simplecertificate-c9fbadb, you MUST rename this to simplecertificate. Place this folder in your mod folder in your Moodle directory.

The reason this is not the recommended method is due to the fact you have to over-write the contents of this folder to apply any future updates to the simplecertificate module. In the above method there is a simple command to update the files.

Version information

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2.2.8 (2018082000)
Stable version
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Supported software
Moodle 3.7
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.7

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Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Activities

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the module.
  3. Place the folder (eg "assignment") in the "mod" subdirectory.
  4. Visit to finish the installation