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  1. Click the Turn editing on button in the top-right of your page.
  2. In the topic where you want the certificate to appear, click on the Add an activity or resource drop down link and select Custom Certificate.
  3. Provide a meaningful certificate Name, as this is what students will click on to view it.
  4. The Description will be displayed to users when they click on the certificate link. This should clearly describe the requirements that will make the certificate available to students. e.g. You need to achieve at least 50% on all quizzes to receive a certificate.
  5. Select the Options you want. Note. You can use the question mark icon to view a description of each option.
  6. There is a Group mode and Grouping option (click on the Show Advanced button if it is not visible) to release the certificate to specific Moodle groups. Information on how to do this is given in M13- Groups and groupings.
  7. You can also choose to apply date and grade conditions to your certificate. Information on how to do this is given in M35 - Activity completion and Conditional Release
  8. Click Save and Display
  9. In the Administration block, click Edit certificate.
  10. This page allows you to customise the name and size of your certificate. You can also add elements to your certificate, such as images, background images, borders, the student's name, grade, grade item name etc. Alternatively, you can load a template certificate, which you can then customise. Note. contact digi-ed@ucl.ac.uk to request a discuss template options


    If you add an image based element, such as the background image, you will have the option to upload your own image. Once you have uploaded the image, click save, you will then need to edit the element again to select the image you've just uploaded.

  11. When you have added all your elements, click Reposition elements to arrange your elements. You can either drag and drop an element, or click an element to open up a menu of options, including to re-size text or to enter specific X and Y coordinates for elements.


    Elements can appear outside of the certificate frame on the Reposition elements page. We recommend you set X and Y values to make sure your certificate elements are well presented. If you use the standard A4 sizing of 210mm height and 297mm width, you can centre an element by setting its X position to 105mm or its Y position to 148mm. You should always view your certificate in pdf format to make sure your certificate looks as desired.

  12. When you have finalised the layout of your certificate, click Save and close.
  13. Finally, to preview your certificate as a pdf, click Save changes and preview.