6.7 Issuing certificates (Statement of Participation) on OpenLearn Create

Another way of recognising informal learning on your course is to provide learners with a certificate at the end of the course to show their participation. Like digital badges, this ‘certificate’ does not carry any formal credit as it is not subject to the same rigour as formal assessment.  

On OpenLearn and OpenLearn Create this certificate is called a ‘Statement of Participation’ to distinguish it from OU certificates for formal study. Course completion criteria have to be set up first then the Statement of Participation is set up. On OpenLearn Create the Statement of Participation can include the logo of the organisation or individual who authored the course and also all the badges which the learner may have achieved while studying the course. For OpenLearn Create you can find the guidelines on how to do this on the Moodle tools on OpenLearn Works page [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

6.6 Issuing open badges