LearnWorlds uses PDF templates to create user certificates. Those PDF certificates are PDF Forms with fields corresponding to the data (e.g. user name, course title, etc.) that you need to include in the student certificate. So the first step you need to do is to create/choose the template of your certificate.


Caution:You have to edit the .pdf and insert the appropriate Text Fields with names as shown below . Please make sure to keep the file size of the PDF below 1Mb, preferably below 500Kb. Otherwise the process of issuing a certificate will be very slow leading to students' frustration and potential technical problems.  Also the names are case-sensitive so check twice before uploading the certificate to your course.


Here is how you can add the form fields to your PDF using a free online tool



1)Visit the https://www.pdfescape.com/ website (or similar online PDF editor ) and upload your certificate template as shown below


- Choose the "Create a new PDF document"option.



- Click on the "upload" button on the top of your screen and upload your certificate template.





2) When your file is uploaded click on the “Form Field” tab to insert one.




3 )Select Type as "Text" and click "Select".





4) Choose the area where you would like to insert this Field onto. And give it a proper size to fit your text.





5) Right Click on the object and click on “Object Properties”





6) Give the correct Certificate Field name (as shown by the table below this screenshot) to the object choosing one from the table below. Preferably set the Alignment property to "Center" so that the text flows nicely.




Support Certificate fields

Description

FullName

The name of the student

Class

The course name

Awarded

The date that the certificate was awarded in

Score

The score that the students achieved in the final test, in percentage points

Credits

The course credits points (this can be setup in the course settings)

Id

 A unique identifier (text and numbers) that can be used to identify/track valid certificates

PTIN

A special field that can be used for showing user input, like a professional registration number etc

 Link This link downloads the original certificate locally to their system.



Also it would be good to set the font size to “Auto” on the top text toolbar of your screen.



Repeat steps 2-6 for each Text Field you would like to insert to your certification


These are the text fields that will be used in this template example.




7)When you are finished click on the download icon to save the final .pdf file to your hard disk.


That was easy wasn't it? Well done!!


This is how the certificate will look to your learners




To see how you can insert it to your course, simply follow this link and sroll to the point where the article shows you how to insert the PDF certificate: http://support.learnworlds.com/solution/articles/12000026195-create-your-certificate