How Do I Configure the “Certificate Designer” Settings?

IN THIS ARTICLE:
Learn how to upload and use a custom background image for the Skill Certificate generated when a student passes a Skill Level.

What can be customized on the Skill Certificate?

You will be able to upload a custom background image, choose a font color, and determine the placement of the student name and date fields.

NOTES:

  • If a custom image IS NOT uploaded, the system will continue to use the default certificate options.
  • If a custom background image IS uploaded, the custom background image will completely replace the background that the system uses by default.
    • This means that the custom background image needs to contain your logo, the Skill Level Name, and any other associated graphics.
      • The system will generate the student’s name and date the Skill Level was passed using 43 pt Arial or Helvetica font. The placement of graphics and labels in the custom background image will need to account for this.

How do I configure the "Certificate Designer" Settings?

  1. Navigate to SETTINGS>SKILLS.
  2. Click on a Discipline name to expand the Levels under it.
  3. Click on the Level for which you wish to customize the Skill Certificate.
  4. In the right-hand column, click on the “Certificate Designer” tab (to the right of the Description tab).
  5. If this is the first time this tab has been edited, you will see a single checkbox option labeled "Use Custom Background image."
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  6. Enable this option to customize the Skill certificate.
  7. Once this option is enabled, the system will display a “Certificate Image” field. This is where you can upload your custom background image.
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  8. Drag and drop your image to upload your custom background image, or use the “Browse files” option to select the image from your computer.
    • NOTE: The recommended image size for the background image is 3300 X 2550 pixels.
  9. Your custom image will replace the placeholder image and display a preview name and date.
  10. Below the preview image, there will also be options to choose the Text Color and placement of the Name and Date components.
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  11. Use the color picker to select the font color to be used for the student’s name and date passed.
  12. In the "Name Placement" section, select a placement option for the student’s name field.
    • NOTE: to disable the Name field completely, click the checkmark icon in the placement field to disable that option from being added to the Skill Certificate.
  13. In the "Date Placement" section, select a placement option for the date passed field.
    • NOTE: to disable the Date field completely, click the checkmark icon in the placement field to disable that option from being added to the Skill Certificate.
  14. Click UPDATE LEVEL to save your changes.

NOTE: Due to space limitations, Name and Date are not allowed beside each other in the same row. Conflicting selections (gray text color) will automatically be deselected.

How do I edit a customized Skill Certificate?

  1. Navigate to SETTINGS>SKILLS.
  2. Click on the Discipline name to expand the Levels under it.
  3. Click on the Level for which you wish to make changes to the customized Skill Certificate.
  4. In the right-hand column, click on the “Certificate Designer” tab (to the right of the Description tab).
  5. Make any desired edits, then click UPDATE LEVEL to save your changes.

 

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