Configuring course certificates

Created by Ekaterina Zayats, Modified on Mon, 19 Sep 2022 at 03:40 PM by Boyko Cholakov

To enable issuing certificates that learners can obtain upon a course completion, you need to perform these steps:


  1. Add to the course a mode (track) that supports issuing certificates.
  2. Add a certificate template for this course.


Adding a course mode for a course


To enable adding a certificate to a course, you need to configure the course mode as follows:


  1. Log in to the SIT Open edX LMS Administration panel (Site administration).
  2. In the Course Modes section, click Course modes
    (located at https://{tenant}.alemira.com/admin/course_modes/coursemode/).
  3. Click Add course mode + and specify the following parameters:



  • Course — the course you need.
    Use the course identifier to find the course. ID can be found, for example, in the course settings in Alemira Studio, in Settings > Schedule and Details, Basic Information:
    https://{tenant}.alemira.com/courses/{course_ID}/about

  • Mode — the course mode (enrollment track). To enable issuing certificates it must be one of the following:


    • honor — an obsolete track, it offers an honor code certificate to learners who pass the course. This track does not require identity verification and a fee.
      IMPORTANT: Currently issuing certificates in edX is supported only for the honor mode. Student identification is not required.


  • Display name — the course name.

  • Price — if applicable, the course price.


Note: If a course is paid, it also must be configured in the e-commerce settings.



  • Currency — if applicable, the course currency.

  • Upgrade Deadline — if applicable, the due date until which students need to upgrade the course if they want to obtain a certificate.

  • Verification Deadline — if applicable, the due date until which students need to provide means of their identity verification.

  • SKU — if applicable, the stock keeping unit number for the course. The value is filled in automatically.

  • Bulk SKU — if applicable, the stock keeping unit for services sold in bulk. The value is filled in automatically.


  1. Click Save.


Adding a certificate template for a course


Certificates are generated based on pre-configured templates. To create a certificate template and link it to a course:


  1. Log in to the LMS Administration panel (Site administration).
  2. In the Certificates section, click Certificate templates
    (located at https://{tenant}.alemira.com/admin/certificates/certificatetemplate/).
  3. Click Add certificate template + and specify the following parameters:



  • Name — enter a descriptive name of the template.

  • Description — enter a short description of the template.

  • Template — enter the contents of the template HTML file (you can copy if from an existing template, for example, “Acronis service provider” or "Acronis internal").

  • Organization id — select from the list the organization that holds the course.

  • Course key — enter the identifier of the course for which you are adding the template. You can find the course identifier, for example, in the course settings in Alemira Studio, in Settings > Schedule and Details, Basic Information:
    https://{tenant}.alemira.com/courses/{course_ID}/about

  • Mode — specify the course mode. To enable issuing certificates, it must be honor.

  • Is active — select the check box to enable the template usage.

  • Language — specify the course language.


  1. Click Save.
    Now instructors can set up certificates for the respective course in SIT Alemira studio. See Configuring course certificates.

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