Simple certificate module

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Simple certificate module
Type activity
Maintainer(s) Carlos Alexandre S. da Fonseca


This module is based on certificate module, maintained by Mark Nelson, but simpler to use, no needs to change any code to add a new certificate format, and moodle's administrator don't need to upload image files or change language variables. The certificate text are full customizable, using special text marks that will be replaced by variables (like student name, course name, grade, ...).


Using git repository

If you do not have git installed, please see the below link. Please note, it is not necessary to set up the SSH Keys. This is only needed if you are going to create a repository of your own on

Information on installing git -

Once you have git installed, simply visit the Moodle mod directory and clone git://, remember to rename the folder to certificate if you do not specify this in the clone command

Eg. Linux command line would be as follow -

git clone git:// simplecertificate

Once cloned, checkout the branch that is specific to your Moodle version. eg, MOODLE_22 is for Moodle 2.2, MOODLE_23 is for 2.3, ...

Use git pull to update this branch periodically to ensure you have the latest version.

If you don't want install git you can visit, choose the branch that matches your Moodle version (eg. MOODLE_22 is for Moodle 2.2, MOODLE_23 is for 2.3) and download the zip, uncompress this zip and extract the folder. The folder will have a name similar to bozoh-moodle-mod_simplecertificate-c9fbadb, you MUST rename this to simplecertificate. Place this folder in your mod folder in your Moodle directory.

Using Moodle's plugins database

Download the appropriate version of simple certificate module from, and uncompress in your moodle mod folder

How to report a bug

You can report in:

But until now i not owner of this CONTRIB in moodle tracker site.

Text marks

The text marks can be found on module helps, just click in help icon on "Certificate Text option"

Text Mark Description
{USERNAME} Full user name
{COURSENAME} Full course name (or what is in Alternate course name option)
{GRADE} Formatted Grade
{DATE} Formatted Date
{OUTCOME} Outcomes
{HOURS} Defined hours in course
{TEACHERS} Teachers List

Feature ideas and requests

Enable reCAPTCHA in certificate verification

All issued certificate has a QR code on the second page that redirect to a the certificate verification page, will be useful to activate a reCAPTCHA in this page

See also