The awards tool can create Certificates that show achievement within your course for customized criteria. MyCourses provides a library of certificates that you can use when creating certificates, as well as allows you to use your own certificates. These are downloadable PDF certificates. 


  1. Click on Reports
  2. Click on Awards
  3. Click on Course Awards
  4. Click on Add Award to Course
  5. Click on Create
  6. Enter a Name and Description for your badge  
  7. Click on the drop-down arrow next to Award Type award type badge.png
  8. Click on Certificate
  9. Under Availability, you have the following options: (Recommend, default Make this award available to all of my courses)

    Make availible to all.png

  10. Under Expiry, decide if you would like the certificate to expire at a certain date.  (Not very common)
  11. Under Choose Award Image, you have the following options: From Existing Library, Upload a New Icon, or Create your own award image using the built-in badge builder.
    create award option.png
  12. Under Choose Certificate Template, you have the following options: From Existing Library or Upload New Template. (For help on personalizing your certificates, contact us at 

    Certificate template selection.png
  13. Under Issuer Information, you can personalize this information with your Name, URL and Contact information
    issuer information.png
  14. Click on Save and Close
  15. You will now see your Certificate, click on Edit Properties
    edit properties.png

  16. If you are issuing Credits, enter the number of credits (Not very common) issuing credits field.png

  17. Decide if you want the Award hidden until earned

    • Hidden- Can't see the certificate until earned

    • Not Hidden - Certificate greyed out until earned
  18. Under Release Conditions, click on Create. (This is where you are going to decide how a student is going to earn this badge. You can add several conditions for each badge.) 
  19. Click on Save, when all your conditions have been added  

Questions? Contact the MyCourses Support Team by email at 
or by phone at 727-341-3500 (Hours: Mon.- Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST).

For after hours or weekend assistance, contact the SPC Helpdesk at 727-791-2795 or 

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