Certifications, Badges and Reports
Certification, badges and reports are extremely important features of your LMS. These features ensure that your learners stay motivated and that their efforts are being recognized which aids better results. At the same time, you are also able to keep track of your own learning processes and make the right decisions and changes to your curriculum.
What will you learn in this section?
- Setting up and using certificates
- Setting up and using badges
- Course level and site-wide reports
Section 1: Certificates
The Certificate module creates PDF certificates/diplomas for students in a course and can be customized by the certificate settings menu. There are several customizations we can make such as adding borders, watermarks, seals, signatures, outcomes, grades and even adding custom text. See an example below.
To create a custom Certificate watch this short video. Users with teacher or administrator access can review a report of all issued certificates within a course by clicking on the View issued certificates link.
Section 2: Badges
Badges are a good way of celebrating an achievement and showcasing progress. Badges may be awarded based on a variety of chosen criteria. They may be displayed on a user’s profile as well.
There are two categories of badges:
Course badges – available to users enrolled in the course and related to the activities that happen inside the course.
Site badges – available to users site-wide and related to the site-wide activities, such as finishing a set of course.
1. Adding a course badge
Step 1. Go to the desired course and click on Badges on the left navigation:
Step 2. Now click on Add new badge button, this will take you to a new page. Fill in Name, Description and put an image/icon of this badge. You can also set an expiry date for this badge, once done click on Save changes button.
Step 3. Create criteria for this badge from the dropdown menu.
2. Adding a site badge
An administrator can add a site badge from Advanced settings->Badges->Add a new badge. All other settings are similar to the course badge.
Section 3: Reports and Logs
ScholarLMS supports several reports and logs to be viewed by administrators, managers, teachers and even students. Some reports are at site level and some are course level.
1. Course level reports:
Currently there are several course level reports.These can be accessed by accessing Course administration link of a course.
a. Activity completion report:
b. Participation report:
c. Logs of course activity:
2. Site level reports:
Site level reports can be accessed from the Reports and Logs left navigation.
These reports consists of both LMS and eCommerce store (if enabled). We keep adding new meaningful reports based on our users’ feedback and demand.