Students can post their course certificates on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter and even share a direct link to a third party to verify their credential!
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Public Facing Certificate Page
Each Thinkific Certificate that is generated has a public facing page that can be accessed by a unique URL. This page can be viewed at any time to see the current certificate details, expiry dates and more! Any manual changes that are made to a certificate after it is issued will automatically be reflected on this public page.
Thinkific Certificates can be shared directly with third parties using the public facing page to verify the current state and information. Students can also share on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter to showcase their certificate!
How to Share a Certificate as a Site Admin or Site Owner
- Go to Support Your Students
- Select Users
- Locate your student and click on their name
- In the Certificate Issued column, select Edit for your desired certificate
- Click View Certificate Page on the top right
How to Share a Certificate as a Student
Students will see their public certificate page as soon as they view their certificate. This can be done directly within the course or from their My Account page, which you can see in detail here.
Once a student views their certificate, they will see the following sharing options at the bottom of the certificate page:
- Share on LinkedIn
- Share on Facebook
- Share on Twitter
- Copy Link
- Download PDF
Students can use the social sharing options to showcase their certificate! In the case that they are unable to share their certificate after completing the course, they may need to disable ad blockers on their browser. They can also download a PDF of their certificate or copy the public facing certificate page to share with third parties.
Customize Your Certificate Page
You have the option to customize sections that appear under the certificate if you'd like to add a call to action or display your courses! Since your students can share this page publicly, it's a great way to encourage visitors to check out your site.
This is available on Site Builder themes 1.16.3 and higher. See how to update your theme version here!
How to Add Additional Sections to Your Certificate Page
- From your Admin Dashboard, select Design Your Site
- In Site Pages, select Filter and click the Default pages checkbox
- Select the Student certificate page to open in Site builder by clicking the pencil icon
- Under Sections, click Add section
- Choose your desired section
- Customize as desired and click Save
Check out Site Builder Sections to see available section options!
When a student's certificate has expired, this is also reflected on the public facing page so third parties can easily see the current status! There will be a Certificate Expired heading on the page and the certificate will be faded:
The Certificates page will have social sharing options (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter) when a student is viewing their certificate while logged in. The icons will not be visible if you view the certificate page as a Site Owner, Site Admin, or 3rd party.