Sign and Send Certificates Electronically
Heidi M., Canada
For Foundation certificates while still in lockdown mode- I am hoping there could be some way (through an app or software) to sign the certificate electronically and then just email the signed certificate to the student who has completed the level… has anyone done this, and how? (perhaps I should also ask if this would be OK in terms of SM policy)?
Stephen R., California
I have actually printed the certificates and sent through the post office during this time! Basic rigid envelopes were about $2 each plus shipping. I wanted students to still get an actual certificate.
I’ve been printing on 110 lb index cardstock at Fed Ex which I like.
Deonna L., California
Adobe allows you to sign digitally
Joan H., Canada
I decided a few years to distribute all certificates from Sept to June at the end of year piano party in June – having said that, I expect that will be online! I’ll probs drive around and deliver them or invite parents to come by and pick them up – most of my 39 students live within a 10-15 minuted drive
Shyrl K., Washington
You could do it through the “sign now” app or something similar.
Jacqui G., Canada
I frequently need to sign and email .pdf documents. I like the PDF Expert app. You do need to subscribe (the “free” version is read-only) but it has a lot of other useful features such as annotating, editing, and sharing documents.
Mark M., New York
I 1) bring the PDFs into Microsoft Word as images, 2) bring in a graphic of my signature and put it on top in the right spot, 3) add text boxes in the right spots to fill in the rest by typing. Then I just “print to PDF” and email it to the student. They are welcome to print it on whatever they want, including card stock.
Original discussion started May 4, 2020