If you teach a self-paced course, the course completion settings will help you assess student learning and motivate students to complete the course by awarding them a badge or a certificate. This article shows you the steps to set up course completion settings.
In order to access course completion settings, course instructors need to click "Course Completion Settings" on the course settings dropdown.
STEP 1: set course completion requirements (required)
The first step is to set the course completion requirements. Click the blue "Set Completion Requirements" button to get started.
Then, add requirements one by one. Each activity type can be used multiple times.
After adding all of the requirements, remember to Save.
STEP 2: Set course completion rewards (optional but recommended)
After setting course completion requirements, you may move on to set up course completion rewards--a badge, course completion certificate, or both. Click the blue "Set Completion Rewards" button to get started.
In order to award the course completion badge, check the "Award badge..." box. Then select a badge. You don't have to use the default Course Completion badge.
Note: If you need to add another badge to this list, go to the Badges page from the left course menu and create a new badge.
In order to award the course completion certificate, check the "Award Course Completion Certificate..." box. You could also compose a short message to specify key course information, such as hours required for completion. This message will be displayed on the certificate.
1. The course completion certificate is only available to institution courses, not personal courses.
2. Institution admins must first set up the course completion certificate template in CN Channel. The place to set up the template is CN Channel>Badges, Certificates, & Transcripts>Certificates>Manage Auto-Awarded Certificates>Pencil icon under ACTIONS (see screenshot below). For details, please read Course Completion Certificate (Admin and Instructor Guide)
STEP 3: Set custom message and course completion email (optional)
If you need to add a custom message to the course completion congratulations pop-up window and/or send out a follow-up email to the students who have completed the course, you can leverage the settings in this section. Click the blue "Set Custom Message and Email" button to get started.
Note: this part of the settings is only available to institution courses, not personal courses.
Check one or both of the boxes and provide the messages. You may use this opportunity to promote the next course. Remember to Save after finish the settings.
This is how the entire course completion settings look like after everything is set up. You can always come back to make changes.
Note: the best time to set this up is after creating course content and before offering the course to students.
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