Showing posts with label Certify'em. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Certify'em. Show all posts

Monday, August 24, 2020

Certify'em Introduces New Features

Certify'em is a Google Forms add-on that I've been using and recommending for the last few years. Certify'em makes it quick and easy to send personalized certificates to students who pass a quiz in Google Forms. I've also used Certify'em to distribute certificates to people who participate in my webinars and workshops. Last spring the developer of Certify'em added a couple of new features. And for this fall another batch of features is available in Certify'em.

Certify'em now offers gold and platinum plans to go along with the standard free plan. The free plan will continue to allow you to do everything you've been doing with Certify'em including using custom certificates, use in an unlimited amount of Forms, and set minimum passing scores. The only change to the free plan will be the addition of a small "made with Certify'em" mark in the lower, right corner of the certificate. That marking won't start appearing until October 26th.

The gold and platinum plans for Certify'em will remove the Certify'em watermark and give you access to many new features including the ability to edit responses to Google Forms (helpful if a student makes a typo), save copies of all certificates in Google Drive, customize the certificate ID prefix, and provide direct customer support via email.

To be clear, everything that you currently do with Certify'em is still available for free, but you can do even more with the gold and platinum plans.

Watch my video below to learn how to use Certify'em to send personalized certificates to students.

Monday, October 15, 2018

New Ways to Personalize Certificates in the Certify'em Google Forms Add-on

Certify'em is a Google Forms Add-on that I have been using all year to issue certificates when people complete one of my professional development webinars or courses. Certify'em makes it easy to have certificates automatically emailed to people when they successfully complete a Google Form. Besides using it for professional development certificates Certify'em can be used to issue certificates to students when they pass a quiz in Google Forms. This morning I learned the Certify'em has two new features.

Certify'em now lets you have a follow-up email automatically sent to people who complete your quiz in Google Form but do not pass the quiz. You can customize your automated follow-up email to encourage students to try again. Or you might use the follow-up email to share some additional review materials with your students.

The other new feature in Certify'em lets you use the same merge tags in emails to quiz takers as you use in the certificates that you create. Merge tags are what allow you to personalize certificates and emails. A list of the merge tags that you can use in Certify'em is available here.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Certify'em Has New Options for Automatically Issuing Certificates from Google Forms

Certify'em is one of my favorite Google Forms Add-ons. With Certify'em activated you can automatically issue certificates to students when they get a passing (or better) score on a quiz in Google Forms. You can see a demonstration of how it works right here.

This week the developer of Certify'em, Dave Abouav, added some advanced options to the Add-on. The Add-on now lets you issue certificates as PDFs or as images. More significantly, you can now automatically issue certificates to students even if they don't have email addresses. In the advanced settings in Certify'em you will now see an option to issue certificates via Google Drive instead of via email. This is perfect for students who don't have email addresses but do have Google Drive accounts through your school's G Suite for Education account.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Using Google Forms to Track Professional Development

Last week I had the pleasure of working with teachers at Sigsbee Charter School. In doing so I gained a good idea from their librarian and technology specialist, Jay Schwermer. Jay is using a Google Form with the Certify'em Add-on installed to issue certificates to teachers when they develop skills by completing tasks in a professional development workshop. For example, last week teachers completed a form after they built a Google Site that met defined requirements. They then received a certificate if they answered all of the questions on the form including a couple of quiz questions.

Certify'em is a Google Forms Add-on that makes it possible for you to issue automatically issue certificates to people who successfully complete your Google Form. When you enable Certify'em on a Form it will populate a couple of required fields in your Form and ask you to specify a minimum passing score. Complete those fields then write your quiz and set an answer key just as you would for any other quiz that you build in Google Forms. When students complete the quiz they will automatically receive PDF certificates in their email inboxes if they have passed the quiz. (If you want to use Certify'em to issue certificates without making people complete a quiz, just set one easy question as the only scored question).

Learn more about Google Forms, Certify'em, and other Google Forms Add-ons on Thursday during my Google Forms & Sheets for Beginners webinar. You can get a PD certificate for attending.