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How To Create Custom Certificates of Completion For Your Online Courses

Did you know that over 90% of free online courses are not completed? Even when people are paying and investing their money over 50% still don’t complete online courses they have enrolled in.

Part of the problem is online courses take a lot of self-discipline, particularly if they involve learning difficult technical or entrepreneurial skills.

But as an online teacher and educator, there is a lot you can do to create structure and accountability to ensure more of your students get full value from your online courses.

One of the ways you can do that is through regular assessments, accountability systems and action-oriented creative projects throughout the course.

It also really helps to have a valuable certificate of completion at the end of the course that your students can use on their resume, display on their LinkedIn or in their digital portfolio.

But how do you setup a system to issue online certifications of completion when students finish your course?

Creating An Online Course Certification of Completion:

Setting up an certification of completion for your online course is pretty easy. You can use drag-and-drop design tools or use more advanced tools to automate the credential process.

Here’s how to do it:

1. Canva: Design Certifications With An Easy Drag-And-Drop Builder

Canva is a free drag-and-drop tool that allows you to create visually attractive certificates for your online courses in just a few minutes.

Canva Course Certificates

2. Adobe Spark: Create Your Own Certificates From Beautifully Designed Templates

Similar to Canva, Adobe Spark also has beautifully designed templates that you can use to give your students certificates of completion when they finish your online courses.

Adobe Spark Course Certifications

3. Accredible: An Automated System For Issuing Badges and Certificates

As you are scaling your online teaching business, you won’t want to have to produce an individual certificate for every student that finishes your course. That’s when you’re going to want to use a more automated platform like Accredible.


Try out these different online course certification tools and see which one is best for your needs.

If you want to discover more great tools for making online courses and selling them to a wider audience, download my free Edupreneur’s Toolkit.

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