OpenWHO offers certificates of completion for some courses. In these courses, those who register for study can receive a Record of Achievement or a Confirmation of Participation if the certificate's eligibility criteria are met. Whether a course offers a certificate and, if so, the eligibility criteria for that certificate is indicated on the course-specific landing page, under the ‘Course Details’ tab.

1 Record of Achievement

To be eligible for a Record of Achievement, a course participant must score a certain percentage of the points available on all course assessments. For more information, visit the Course Details page to find out what threshold you must pass in order to be awarded the certificate.

2 Confirmation of Participation

To be eligible for a Confirmation of Participation, course participants must visit a certain percentage of the items within a course. For more information, visit the Course Details page to find out what threshold you must pass in order to be awarded the certificate.

We recommend that course participants take part in all of the course modules and check their knowledge by means of the self-tests; self-tests are not graded. Active participation in the discussion forums and learning groups provides further deepening of the acquired knowledge but is not necessary to become eligible for the Confirmation of Participation.

3 Requirements for Record of Achievement

  1. A Record of Achievement is awarded to those who have earned a certain percentage of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments in a course. Participants can find out the exact percentage they must score to be eligible for the certificate within a particular course on that course's Course Details page.

  2. Graded assignments usually take the form of multiple-choice tests, multiple-answer tests or peer assessments - sometimes, essay or free text answer questions may also be included. In order to participate in a quiz, participants must be logged in on OpenWHO with their username and password and must have enrolled in the course.

  3. Participants can check their progress and points they have achieved in the quizzes in the Progress tab on the course navigation toolbar.

  4. The course assignments will be in the language in which the course is offered. We have courses available in different languages, all of which can be found on the Courses page.

4 Evaluation of Assignments Performance

  1. Exercises and assignments consist of multiple-choice tasks (with one correct answer), multiple-answer tasks (with multiple correct solutions), free text or essay tasks, peer assessment or a combination of the above. There is a clearly defined number of points for every task that can be earned with the correct solution.

  2. With multiple-answer tasks, the number of points achieved for a partially correct solution is calculated in the following way. The maximum number of points is divided by the number of correct alternatives and this value is used as the base. For every right alternative that has been correctly selected, the base value will be given. For every false alternative, the base value will be subtracted. If the total result is negative, then 0 points are given. For example, a maximum of 3 points is possible for one task. Three out of five answers are correct. The participant has marked two correct and one false. For both of the correct answers, the participant will receive one point each (3 divided by 3), for a false answer, one point is subtracted. The participant, therefore, receives one point for the task.

  3. The peer assessment consists of different phases. To learn more about the process and the grading in the peer assessment, click here.

  4. For most OpenWHO courses, participants can take the same assessment as many times as they want, and there is no time limit to complete the assessments. However, some assignments may have time limits and may limit the number of times you can retake the quiz - this information will be clearly stated before you begin the quiz.

5 Issuing the Certificate

  1. After successfully completing all of the course requirements, the Record of Achievement or Confirmation of Participation will be made available through the Progress tab on the course navigation toolbar. Participants must make sure to have met the course requirements in order to download the available certificate; participants can check the specific course requirements under the Course Details tab on the course navigation toolbar.

  2. Once the participants have met the course requirements to download a certificate, the certificate can be downloaded under the Progress tab of the course navigation toolbar. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the button which reads Record of Achievement or Confirmation of Participation.

  3. If the button is not activated, this means that the participant has not fulfilled the requirements to be eligible for the certificate. If the course offers a Record of Achievement, the participant can check his progress and the points achieved in the quizzes in the Progress tab. The participant should return to the course material and retake the quizzes to attempt to become eligible for the certificate. In order to obtain the Confirmation of Participation, if the button is inactivated, the participant should check his progress in the Progress tab on the course navigation toolbar - green items represent those that you have visited, while orange items represent those that you have not yet visited. You should return to the course material to attempt to become eligible for the certificate.

  4. As the participant, your name will be listed on both the Record of Achievement and Confirmation of Participation. If you’d like to change the name which appears on your certificate, you must first edit the name associated with your OpenWHO account. Once you change your name in your account, certificates obtained previously will automatically update.

  5. You can not change the language of your certificate. Certificates are generated in the language of the course.

  6. Please note that the issue date on the Record of Achievement is automatically the date on which you completed the course assessments. However, please note that the issue date on the Confirmation of Participation is the date that you download the Confirmation of Participation certificate. Therefore, it may be the case that the date on your certificate does not reflect the date on which you completed the course material.

  7. Participants can access all of the certificates they have been rewarded on OpenWHO in their profile via the following link: https://openwho.org/dashboard/documents

This page was last changed at Mon, 15 Jun 2020 17:16:10 +0000.

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