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Evidence of Achievement
An evidence of achievement is the confirmation of an efficiency control and can include taken tests or submitted and assessed tasks. If you want OpenOLAT to create such evidences of achievement please activate this option here, or you can enter the assessment tool of the course and navigate to the menu item "Evidence of achievement". Course participants can retrieve their evidences of achievement in their personal menu, section "Evidence of achievement"
, starting with the beginning of the course.
The according link will only appear in your course if there is also an assessable course element, and the course participant has received at least one automatic or manual assessment. This could be, e.g., a test attempt or the assessment of a task. Which information is shown exactly depends on the chosen columns.
If you do not want to offer evidences of achievement anymore you can either deactivate this option via the "Course" drop-down menu or the assessment tool of your course, as described above.
|If you deactivate this feature your participants will no longer see their evidences of achievement. However, they are not lost; those evidences will only no longer be on display.|
Evidences already existing will then no longer be visible. As soon as you offer this option anew your participants can dispose of their evidences along with new data. If you choose to delete a course that contains evidences of achievement your users will still be able to see their own evidences.
Generate PDF certificate
You can additionally determine here if a printable certificate, stating the successful completion of the course, is to be issued to course participants. This can also be issued without the use of the evidence of achievement. The certificate can either be issued automatically after passing the course, or manually by the tutor. This selection allows for the use of certificates in courses without any assessable course elements.
If or when a user passes the tests depends on whether he or she can meet the requirements previously set in the course root node, tab "Score". Coaches can issue the certificate manually in the assessment tool by navigating to the assessment overview of a user.
Users automatically receive an email notification as soon as a certificate has been automtically issued.
By default, certificates for a course are issued once only. If for any reason a certificate needs to be re-issued on a regular basis, e.g. for language certification, re-certification can be allowed. Select a given number of days, weeks, months or years for the period of time required before a new certificate can be issued.
To control the validity of a certificate the attribute certificateVerificationUrl attribute certificateVerificationUrl needs to be added to the template. It allows to generate the certificate again later on, thanks to a QR code. It can then be compared with the already available version. If both versions are consistent, the certificate can be validated. However, the QR code for validation is only possible if you use an HTML form.
Usually, a systemwide PDF template, specified beforehand by an administrator, should be available. If however, you wish to utilize your own individual template, you can upload one in the Certificate template section. A PDF template though is no ordinary PDF file, but has to be either a PDF form created with e.g. Acrobat Pro or LibreOffice, or a HTML form.
|title||A brief instruction on how to create a PDF form with LibreOffice:|
- Select the toolbars Form Design and Controls in the View toolbar
- In the Form Design toolbar, enable Design mode in order to insert text boxes and label fields
- After double clicking a text box, enter in the "Name" field the required variable name from OpenOLAT (see below), such as fullName, and format the box. The vertical alignment might need some patience, though
- Select File → Export as PDF, deselect PDF/A-1a and check the Create PDF Form instead, with the FDF format
You can download an example template in .odt file format here.
The form fields then must contain specific variables, which will be replaced by the system upon certificate creation with the respective values. All attributes can be used as variables. In PDF templates use variable names without a $ prefix, HTML forms use a $ prefix. In order to be able to format date-values there is the"dateFormatter"-object. It offers methods to format the "*Raw" formats. To just format a raw format there is the "formatDate()" function. To add a given period of time there is the formatDateRelative(Date baseLineDate, days, months, years) which adds the period given in days/months/years to the baseLineDate.
|title||Here a list of the most important variables:|
User: fullName, firstName, lastName, birthDay, institutionalName, orgUnit, studySubject
Course: title, externalReference, authors, from (date), fromLong (date), to (date), toLong (date), expenditureofwork, mainlanguage
Performance data: score, status
Certificate data: dateFirstCertification, dateFirstCertificationLong, dateCertification, dateCertificationLong, dateCertificationRaw, dateFirstCertificationRaw, dateNextRecertification, dateNextRecertificationLong, dateNextRecertificationRaw, certificateVerificationUrl
Fields from the course info: $description, $objectives, $requirements, $credits
|If you would like to have such a certificate template, feel free to contact us via email@example.com in order to receive a cost estimate for a template according to your requirements.|
Allow re-certification: This enables the issuing of a new certificate after a specified period.
The course reminder function allows you to create rule sets in order to trigger automated e-mail notifications once all conditions are met. Frequency and the default sending time are determined system wide by your system administrator. Reminders may be send on demand though, depending on the fulfillment of the complete rule set. Detailed information on the course reminder function can be found in the „Course Operation" chapter, section „Course Reminder“.
Learning resources can be copied; therefore it is possible e.g. to use an old course structure for your next course. When copying a course its structure, folder content, its HTML pages and group names (but not the members) will be adopted. User data such as forum entries, group members, etc. not. As owner of a learning resource you can determine (section "Access control") if your learning resource can be copied by other OpenOLAT authors as well.
Export your learning resource as ZIP file. Tests, questionnaires, CP and SCORM learning content can be imported into other LMS supporting the same standard. Courses, Wikis and glossaries can be imported into other OpenOLAT installations. As owner of a learning resource you can determine in the section "Access control" if content may be exported.
Life cycle: finish/delete
A learning resource can only be deleted (by the owner only), but not deactivated. And this only if it is not used within a course at that moment. When deleting embedded learning resources (e.g. in a test) you will get a message indicating the relevant course. First you have to delete the course element "Test" in that course to be able to delete that test in learning resources in the authoring. The data will be deleted definitely and cannot be recovered. Thus a confirmation is necessary before deleting.
This is different in a course. It's distinguished between finish and delete. The life cycle of the course can be found in the course settings under "Life cycle: finish/delete".