Certificate (of knowledge) vs Certificate of completion
Among these two types of Certificates, the left one is called Certificate of Knowledge (or simply a Certificate). Before allowing your users to issue their Certificate, they first have to pass one final exam specifically created for this purpose and they are then rewarded with this certificate.
The other one is called Certificate of Completion and learners can get it by simply going through your course learning units or getting a passing grade in all your examinations.
Now that you know their main differences, let’s see how you can create a Certificate of Knowledge.
Certificate of Knowledge
1 Go to the course where you want to add the Certificate of knowledge and add a new Certificate unit in the relevant section.
2 Once your new Certificate unit has been created click on the “Settings” button right next to it.
3 In the side-form that shows up, before editing the certificate exam, specify the requirements that learners must meet in order to get the certification (Either by completing the course questionnaires only or all the learning units). If you want to learn more about learning unit completion you can visit this article.
4You can also choose whether or not users will be able to share their certificates on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
5Click the "Add certificate" to upload your pdf certificate and save your changes.
6To edit the questions of the Certificate simply click on “Edit Questions”.
7The first time you get to edit the questionnaire of a new certificate, you will be prompted to choose your desired settings, including the passing grade, test duration, etc.
In particular, you can choose to:
- Set duration if you want a timed test or leave it untimed.
- Specify whether you will offer a random subset of the questions to each learner.
- Set the maximum number of retries. For a formal final exam, this should be set to "1".
- Have "auto-navigation", meaning that when a student provides an answer to a question, they are automatically forwarded to the next question. This mode is a good option for quick and easy tests.
- Set whether users should verify their test submission when clicking on the submit button. The purpose of this is to avoid accidental submission of exams, especially in cases where only one attempt is allowed.
- Configure whether students are allowed to review their answers, after submitting the exam. With this setting on, your students will be able to identify the wrong answers (The correct answer is not shown).
- Set the passing grade for the exam (in %).
- Give your students the option to download a companion file after the success of the exam for which you can set the label of its button and also set the URL of the file.
8In order to add questions to your certificate questionnaire, simply click on the "Add question" button and choose between multiple-choice and true/false questions.
9After inserting and editing your questions don't forget to click on the "Save" button.
Remember you can change the settings of your certificate questionnaire whenever you wish by clicking on "Settings" in the top-bar of the authoring certificate.
That's it! So easy, isn't it? Your learners will see the following screen when they want to get your certificate.