How to create and send personalized certificates in Google Workspace

As we approach the end of the school year, you may feel the need to create and distribute student certificates. These can be for recognition of anything from honor roll to volunteer work. It was necessary to purchase rims of pre-printed certificates from a catalog to issue certificates for these events and then manually enter the names of the students. Today, there are some easy ways to create customized and personalized certificates In fact, you can do this with Google Workspace tools that you are already using regularly. In the video below I show you how you can design your own customized certificate with Google Slides. In the video I used Pixabay to find boundaries to use in my certificate. This is not the only source you can use. Any site that offers public domain imagery can be used in a similar way to design your own certificate.

Use Certify’em to issue personalized certificates on an as-needed basis.
Here’s how to use it if you don’t have a pre-existing list of students who need a certificate or if you want to be able to issue certificates on demand. Certify’em is a Google Forms add-on that lets you automatically issue a certificate to students when you pass a quiz on Google Forms with a minimum score of your choice. I use Certify’em to issue certificates to those who complete my professional development webinars and courses. Watch this video to learn how to use Certify’em.

Use autoCrat to create bulk personalized certificates.
To use this method if you already have a list of students who should get a certificate for something like Honor Roll or Perfect Attendance. To use this method you need to create a Google Sheet or create a list of student names. Once you have that list, you can run a Google Sheet add-on called AutoCAD to automatically personalize certificates for each student on the list. Certificate template must be created on Google Slides. Watch my video to learn how to use AutoCAD and Google Slides to create bulk personalized testimonials.

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