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 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?
  • Picture of Niall Sheehan
    Thu, 16 Aug 2018, 7:19 PM
    Having some problems with this module. There are two issues that are likely related. We have created a certificate template and added a Custom Cert activity module to a test course however the certificate is a blank page. We deleted the template and recreated it, no change. We then duplicated the template however there doesn't appear to be anywhere to select the template you want to use for a specific course.
  • Picture of Anna Krassa
    Wed, 12 Sep 2018, 4:14 PM
    Hello Mark,
    Thank you for your great work in this one, Custom Certificate is for sure one of my favourite plugins. I am just wondering are there any plans to make it compatible with Moodle Mobile app? smile
  • Picture of James Reynolds
    Wed, 19 Sep 2018, 12:39 PM
    This is a fantastic module and a great addition to our platform. Thanks!
  • Picture of Natalie M.
    Wed, 19 Sep 2018, 11:20 PM

    we are using the plugin mod_certificate and wanted to switch to this plugin instead because it provides the possibility to send the pdf certificate to any email adress as a copy.
    But unfortunately, this does not happen automatically when the user accesses it. If I start the scheduled task manually it works.

    What am I missing? Why isn't it sending the mail automatically like the plugin mod_certificate?

    Thanks in advance.
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