Using HTML certificates as Open edX course staff

NOTE: At the moment, HTML certificates are only available on Appsembler Enterprise Solutions and are not available to Tahoe users. However, we're always bringing new features to Tahoe, so this will likely change in the future!

The first step in using HTML Certificates is to have an engineer install and enable them on your server. At Appsembler, this is handled by one of our software engineers, so you don't need to do anything. This article assumes that this installation process has already taken place, and certificates are live on your Open edX site.

By default, Certificates are already active on all your courses and any new course you create.

Certs are also set up to be generated by learners themselves in a self-paced style course. As long as students reach the passing score for the course you outlined in  your grading policy, they will be able to access their certificates from their Progress page. It's a very hands-free process if you don't need to make any changes to your default certificate configuration.

Click here to read more about Certificates from the student perspective.

To make any changes to your certificates, you can access the certificates menu from Studio. 

From this page you can make any changes from your default certificate setup, from deactivation, editing certificate details and changing signatories

Editing Certificates

When editing certificate details, you can change the default name that is displayed on certificates as well as add/delete/adjust any information for the default signatories. 

 This will make your certificate go from using the Course Title like this: looking this: 

You can also delete existing signatories or add new ones. To delete a signatory, just click the trash can icon next to that signatory. 

To add a new signatory, scroll down to the bottom of this page (while in edit mode), and click Add Additional Signatory. 

Note: Be careful with adding too many signatories. Adding too many can cause a certificate to look bad. Use the Preview button to check.

Editing Signatories

To edit individual signatories, you can simply click the Edit button. 

From here, you can change all the information about a signatory as well as upload a new signature file. Don't forget to save your changes!

Note: Be sure to upload your signature files in PNG format. 

To change the logo or any design aspects of your certificates, please contact Appsembler.

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