ELIS 1.9 Manual

Curriculum

Certificates

The following steps will demonstrate how to setup a curriculum where users can receive a certificate:

1. Make sure certificates are enabled on the configuration screen. Go to the Program Administration block > Admin > Configuration > Certificates (see below).

2. The curriculum will need a course assigned to it.

3. When users complete the credit and/or courses for a curriculum, the certificate will become available to the student. If a curriculum does not have required credits, then students can complete it simply by completing the courses assigned to the curricula.

Certificate Configuration:
Certificates need to be enabled at the site level for them to be available to your users. 
Certificate Access
  1. To enable certificates, go to the Admin menu
  2. and click the Configuration link
  3. Make sure "Disable Certificates" is unchecked.
  4. As of ELIS 1.9, site admins can configure the certificate image - you can choose from a set of standard images, or create your own and upload them.
  5. You can also add a custom seal image - choose from the default list or create and upload your own.

The student can access the curriculum certificate by going to the Progress Reports block > Curriculum > Certificate List and then link to certificate that are available.

User certfificate list

The certificate will be printed out with the user's name, curriculum name, and date of completion. If Curriculum Expiration is used, the expiration date for the certificate will also be displayed.

Curriculum certificate

Default custom images:
In the example below, the site admin has chosen the "Fancy1-blue" border and the "logo" seal image.
custom image selection

When the student views their certificate with these settings they will see the selected border and logo. These changes are immediate, if you select new files in the Certificate Configuration, all students who view their certificates online from that point forward will see the new images.

An example certificate

Adding your own images:

The new certificate functionality in ELIS 1.9 enables you to customize your certificate by adding your own images for borders and seals. You can add more border images by uploading them to your moodledata directory under the directory curriculum/pix/certificate/borders/, and add seal images by uploading them to your moodledata directory under the directory curriculum/pix/certificate/seals/.

The images need to be same size as the default images to render correctly in the pdf, so it is a good idea to download an existing image for border or seal, and then use that as a template.