Activities: Certificate

mod_certificate
Maintained by Picture of Mark Nelson Mark Nelson
This module allows for the dynamic generation of certificates based on predefined conditions set by the teacher.
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NOTE: This plugin is no longer receiving any new features. Only bug fixes are being applied. I have been working on a new plugin which can be located at https://moodle.org/plugins/mod_customcert which allows complete customisation of the PDF via the browser, whereas this plugin requires FTP and PHP knowledge. Both plugins can be installed on a site at once with no issues.

See the certificate docs for information on how to customise your certificate and for additional help please visit the certificate forums.

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  • Picture of Josiah Carberry
    Fri, 17 Jun 2016, 6:48 PM
    I have been trying to use the certificate plugin, which with a little customization meets my needs. However, with the latest update of the plugin I realize that the effort to put back my customizations could become very great. So, what I would really like to see is the ability to customize the position, the style and the content of EVERY element on the certificate. While the plugin does allow a very limited number of customizations, they are simply not sufficient. Any chance of adding such changes?
  • Lina
    Tue, 28 Jun 2016, 3:54 PM
    Hi Mark. Thanks a lot for developing the certificate plugin. We've used this plugin for many years. As we've communicated in the custom certificate forum about the support for the global search, would you please also help to support the global search for the certificate plugin too? Details please regarding to the information I've post in the custom certificate plugin comments: https://moodle.org/plugins/mod_customcert
    Many thanks.
    Best wishes,
    Lina
  • Picture of Mark Nelson
    Wed, 29 Jun 2016, 12:19 PM
    Josiah - you may want to have a look at https://moodle.org/plugins/mod_customcert.

    Lina - most of my free development time (not working on core) is spent on the new custom certificate module (mod_customcert). I will be working on adding global search support to that plugin first, and if it is easy to port to this (old) module then I will do it, otherwise I am happy to accept a patch with the needed changes.
  • Lina
    Fri, 1 Jul 2016, 10:36 AM
    Hi Mark,
    Many thanks for your prompt response and kind reply. I understand your priorities. We will be looking forward to the new releases.
    Best wishes,
    Lina
  • Picture of ADAMS YANG
    Fri, 8 Jul 2016, 11:21 AM
    Hi, Mark:
    I love your "certificate" plugin for moodle 3.1, yet only if rendered in English.
    Will you tell me how to print out the certificate in Chinese?
    I googled a lot for the solution, only in frustration.
    Best wishes,
    Adams
  • Picture of Mark Nelson
    Mon, 11 Jul 2016, 11:30 AM
    Hey Adams,

    You need to change the font you are using on your certificate to one that supports UTF-8.
  • Picture of Susan Vinovrski
    Wed, 27 Jul 2016, 9:52 PM
    Hi Mark:
    I installed the certificate plugin, and added a certificate with restricted access to my course. But, when I try to click on the certificate to preview it, I get redirected to my dashboard. Any idea why?
    Thanks,
    Susan
  • Picture of Susan Vinovrski
    Wed, 27 Jul 2016, 10:46 PM
    Hi Mark:
    A bit more info, even when I log in as a student and complete the required activities so the certificate is available, clicking on it still brings me to my dashboard.
  • Manuel
    Sun, 31 Jul 2016, 10:55 AM
    Hi Mark,

    I am the pro Bono administrator of http://encuentra.com, a catholic site with more that 250+ courses and more than 80,000 users. We still use Moodle 1.9.19 and your Certificate v.2009080900.

    Will a newer version of your plugin work with our system?

    Thanks,

    Manuel.
  • Picture of Mark Nelson
    Mon, 1 Aug 2016, 1:02 PM
    Hi Manuel,

    Sorry to say but it won't work. There are significant changes between 1.9 and 2.x, one being the database abstraction layer. A new database API was introduced in 2.x, which this plugin makes use of, so it will break completely in 1.9 as the API does not exist.
  • Picture of Shalimar Anderson-Bailes
    Tue, 9 Aug 2016, 6:52 AM
    Hello Mark,

    I am wondering a bit about the "Email Teacher: Y/N" setting in certificate. It seems that selecting "yes" sends an email to anyone in a custom role built on the editingteacher archetype who is assigned to the course category (or parent course category) for the course the cert is in.
    There doesn't seem to be a capability/permission to override this in the roles. My workaround so far has been:
    1. Flip Issue option Notify Teachers to "no"
    2. Enter the email addresses of the course instructors to the "notify others" field.
    3. Save changes.

    This definitely stops the emails going to our instructional designers and course reviewers, but it's time consuming. Is there a way to limit the context where "email teachers" is taking those users from?

    Smiles,
    Shalimar
  • Picture of lokesh nayyar
    Tue, 23 Aug 2016, 2:53 AM
    Dear Mark,

    Hope you doing great. I am stuck with one issue which happens to be at the certificate report page. In the certificate settings, we do have the option of save certificates under Issue option. This has been set as yes.

    Now in the certificate report the pdf format is not getting generated. The certificate has been generated for almost 57 users and in the certificate report none of them has pdf generated. The file comes without the certificate name and it comes as file type (not the pdf) but a dot (.). The same certificate is working fine for the other courses. We do have customized the certificate as per the clients need. If required I can send you the screenshots if you can provide me your email address.

    Can you please let is know what can be the issue..

    Regards
    Lokesh
  • Picture of Javier Flaqué
    Tue, 13 Sep 2016, 11:33 PM
    Hi.

    I want to change some of the text of the certificate configuration. I will use the Spanish language. I have been changed from the front-end moodle. But what I want is that when you install the certificate change the value of that text without using the front-end of moodle.

    I created the folder "es" in "lang" but does not work. I deleted the cache, but it still does not work.

    How can I do it?

    Thanks!
  • Picture of C G
    Thu, 17 Nov 2016, 12:06 PM
    Hi there,
    My course issues two sizes of certificates upon completion. How can I get the SAME random print code to appear on both certificates? Right now, two different codes are being issued for the certificates which confuses many. Thank you!
  • Picture of Marie Autefort
    Mon, 5 Dec 2016, 11:07 PM
    Hello everyone,

    I did last week the upgrade for the 2.9 version and since then my students can see this message when they try to print their own certificate :

    "Internal Server Error

    The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

    Please contact the server administrator at webmaster@cursodefrancesonline.com.br to inform them of the time this error occurred, and the actions you performed just before this error.

    More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

    Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request."

    It's not the first time it happens unfortunately. Is there's something I can do to avoid this problem ?

    Thank you !
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