After the workshop, I create a certificate that shows participation or completion of the training. I use Google Docs to create my document and insert tags. Tags are place holders. For example if I were going to insert a name I would use the tag <<Your Name>>. Once my certificate is complete, I export my results to Google Sheets. Once in Google Sheets, I get the add-on Autocrat. Autocrat is a script that will run based on the tags that I have inserted. The best part about Autocrat is that will email out the certificates to all of my participants.
Remember, PearDeck collected the names and emails of each person as they logged into the program. Talk about saving time. Plus, it gave me the correct email address not a missed typed in email address, which happens a lot when humans type in their email addresses.
That's it! The participants get a certificate of completion, and I spent two minutes running the merge. That means, now I have more time to write in my Blog! Watch the video below for more information and step by step guide.