Printing badges in certificate format

Badge recipients and issuers may print awarded badges in a certificate format.

The badge issuer is the only one who can change or update the information on a certificate because only they can confirm that the criteria to earn the badge was fulfilled. If badge earners need information changed, they should contact the issuer. 

Issuers who have a Badgr Pro subscription may customize the certificate with colors, fonts, and additional badge metadata.

For Badge Earners 

Only the Isser can change the formatting and information displayed on the certificate.

  1. Sign in to your Badgr account.
  2. From the Backpack menu, select one of your badges. 
  3. From the badge detail page, select Print Certificate.

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  4. The certificate displays the Open Badges metadata including the badge name, image,  issuer name, recipient information, expiration, and date of the award.
    1. Scanning the QR code will open a URL of the public badge award information.

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            5. Select Print Certificate.
            6. A new window will open containing your certificate. To print, press ctrl + p in Windows, or CMD + p on Mac.
            7. The print page dialogue window will open. From here, you can adjust your settings and select your printer, or print to PDF.

    For Badge Issuers

    Issuers with a Badgr Pro subscription may further customize the information, colors, and fonts used in the certificate. If you are interested in learning more, contact support@badgr.com.

    1. Sign in to your Badgr account.
    2. From the Issuer menu, select one of your Issuers to view the Issuer detail page.
    3. Select one of your issuer's badges and open the badge detail page.
    4. Find the badge award you wish to print by searching for the recipient.
    5. Select the ellipse associated with the recipient you wish to print a certificate for.
    6. Select Print Certificate from the menu. 

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    7. The certificate displays the Open Badges metadata including the badge name, image,  issuer name, recipient information, expiration, and date of the award.
      1. Issuers may use the default name or manually update a name to include it on the certificate.
      2. Scanning the QR code will open a URL of the public badge award information.
    8. Select Print Certificate to send it to your printer or to save it as a pdf.


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    Adding a Recipient's Name to a Certificate

    We are excited to offer Issuers an easier way to add the recipient's name to certificates and improve certificate configuration. However, because Open Badges have strict standards that ensure the validity of badge awards, there are still some restrictions.  We take the effort that issuers and recipients put into their badge achievements very seriously, and these standards help prevent plagiarism and maintain a standard that allows badges to be used in a professional and educational setting. 

    • Recipients will not be able to customize the certificate formatting. They must use the format provided by the issuer or organization.
    • Issuers will be able to include a trusted name, such as from a CSV upload of students or a group subscribed to a pathway. This can be done using the CSV bulk award feature, and including the optional recipient name option.
    • In specific cases, an issuer may be able to include a name from the recipient's Badgr account if they do not have a provided name.
    • The recipient's ability to view their name on their certificate may vary depending on their individual settings.