How can I add a certificate to the CCX course? Can a CCX course have a certificate?
Online I was able to find the next article concerning the certificates in EDX: What types of certificates does edX offer?
- I think that a CCX course can’t be configured to get a separate certificate because such courses do not have a page on the Studio (CMS) side.
- I think that in case it was able to get a certificate of parent course for the CCX course it means that the same certificate will be received for the different learned sections of the course → students with the same certificate will have a different knowledge after the different CCX courses of the same parent course.
Because of both previous points, it’s not allowed to add (receive) a certificate for a CCX course.
I need confirmation or a refutation of my assumption. Someone?
It is possible that certificate generation was not considered thoroughly when building the CCX feature.
I tested on my end and managed for the learner in the CCX course to get the certificate request button in the progress page:
but when clicked, the button will make an http request to:
and this will not create any certificate.
The only idea I can suggest is for you to fake the certificate inside the CCX course by rendering a page inside a unit in the course with the same information the certificate would have, and allow the learners to download this as a pdf.
In case you figure it out in a different way, let us know
Sorry to say, but we (MIT Open Learning and edX) initially developed the CCX feature, we deliberately avoided certificates. There were too many unanswered questions about the integrity of a certificate that might be based on only a portion of a course.
If a CCX certificate would be valuable to you, I’d encourage you to write up a complete set of user stories.
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