Kajabi Google Slides Integration

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Google Slides allows you to send personalized certificates of completion to Kajabi customers using Zapier. 

Zapier automatically sends the certificates when a customer completes a course or passes a quiz.

Key Takeaways:

  • Create a certificate in Google Slides and send to your Kajabi customers
  • Google Slides and Kajabi don’t natively integrate, so use Zapier
  • Google Slides aren’t required as Kajabi has built-in personalized certificates of completion  

How Can I Use Google Slides with Kajabi?

How Can I Use Google Slides with Kajabi?

Google Slides can be used to design and create personalized certificates of completion.

You can then use Kajabi Automations and Zapier to automatically send the certificate to customers who complete a course.

The process works as follows:

  1. The customer completes a Kajabi course or quiz.
  2. A tag is added when the customer completes the course or quiz.
  3. The Kajabi tag triggers a Zap.
  4. Google Slides is triggered to create a presentation from the template.
  5. An outbound email is sent from Zapier to the customer, which includes the certificate of completion.

As this is a multi-step zap, a premium Zapier account is required. This costs $19.99 per month for 750 tasks per month.

However, Kajabi now has personalized certificates of completion built-in, so you don’t need to pay for Zapier or design the certificate on Google Slides. 

Kajabi certificates are quicker to set up and far easier to use than the multi-step process of using Google Slides. 

How to Use Google Slides to Send Personalized Certificates in Kajabi  

Sending personalized certificates on Kajabi with Google Slides using Zapier is done in multiple steps:

  • Step 1: Set Up Kajabi Automations
  • Step 2: Create a Certificate of Completion Template with Google Slides
  • Step 3: Make a Zap to Automatically Create a Personalized Certificate
  • Step 4: Add an Additional Step to the Zap to Send the Certificate to Users

Step 1: Set Up Kajabi Automations

  1. Open the course you want to add the certificate of completion to.
Set Up Kajabi Automations
  1. Locate the lesson or quiz you want to trigger sending the certificate.
sending the certificate
  1. Select “+ Add Automation.”
  1. Add your “When” trigger from the dropdown. The trigger will depend on whether you are adding the certificate to a lesson or quiz. The trigger options available are the following:
    1. Lesson is completed.
    2. Quiz is completed.
    3. Quiz is passed.
Quiz is passed
  1. Select “Add a Tag” from the “Then” action dropdown.
Add a Tag
  1. Enter your tag name.
  1. Click “Save.”

Step 2: Create a Certificate of Completion Template with Google Slides

  1. Open the standard Kajabi certificate of completion template.
  1. Click “Use Template.”
How Can I Use Google Slides with Kajabi?
  1. Edit the template to create a certificate that suits your course. You can edit the design, look, and text.

You can add variables to the certificate so that each certificate is personalized for the user.

To do this, wrap the text with two curly brackets. For example, {{name}}.

  1. Rename the certificate by clicking on the existing title. We recommend naming the certificate with something recognizable.
existing title

Step 3: Make a Zap to Automatically Create a Personalized Certificate

  1. Open your Zapier account.
  1. Click “Make a Zap.”
Click “Make a Zap.”
  1. Choose Kajabi as the trigger app.
  2. Select “Tag Added” as the trigger event and click “Continue.”
Tag Added
  1. Select or add your Kajabi account.
  2. Choose the tag name you created with your automation.
  3. Click “Continue.”
Continue
  1. Click “Test and Continue.”
  1. Choose Google Slides for your action app.
  2. Select “Create Presentation from Template” as the action event and click “Continue.”
  3. Select or add your Google Slides account.
  4. Complete the fields. These include the following:
  • Title of New Presentation – This is the title that the user will see. You can add a personalized element to the title by clicking the field and selecting “Contact Name” and then entering the rest of your title. E.g., Contact Name – Certificate
  • Is Shared? – Select “Yes” or “No.” By clicking “Yes,” it will allow users to download the certificate.
  • Template Presentation – This is where you choose the certificate you created.

Once you select the certificate, any variable fields you created using the curly brackets will display. 

In this example, we used the variable {{name}} to personalize the certificate. However, if you added more variables, these will display here.

You need to match each variable so the certificate knows what information needs to be added.

  • Name – Select “Contact Name.”
Select “Contact Name.
  1. Click “Continue.”

A new certificate will appear in your Google Slides account. Zapier does this to test the Zap.

The test certificate will take data from the trigger app test as per your Google Slides setup.

Find and view the test certificate to check it’s correct.

Step 4: Add an Additional Step to the Zap to Send the Certificate to Users

  1. Click the + button underneath the existing Zap.
Add an Additional Step to the Zap
  1. Select “Email by Zapier” as the app.
  2. Choose “Send Outbound Email” as the action event and click “Continue.”
Send Outbound Emai
  1. Complete the fields and create your email template.
The required fields are the following:
  • To – Add the customer’s email from your trigger app.
  • Subject – Enter the subject line you want to use.
  • Body – Add the body of the email. You can use variables to personalize the emails.
  • Attachments – Here, you can add your attachment by adding the following:
  • Export Links Application/PDF.
  • Select the matching file object. This will send a PDF copy of the certificate to your user.
  1. Complete any of the optional fields and click “Create and Continue.”
Create and Continue
  1. Test the Zap:
    1. Create a test account in your Kajabi Contacts tab.
    2. Change the sample data in the trigger app step to receive your test certificate email. This is done by opening the trigger step and clicking the down arrow icon, and expanding the Test section. You can then select a different trigger test record from the left column. There is more information about how to do this in Zapier’s guide.
  1. Once you’ve confirmed the Zap works, use the top right-hand corner button to turn the Zap on.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, although you need to use Zapier to connect Kajabi and Google Slides.

There are three ways to create a personalized certificate of completion on Kajabi.

The first option is as described in this article using Google Slides. You can also use Accredible and Zapier to send personalized certificates.

The third is directly from Kajabi. Kajabi has a tab for certificates in each course product. You can then customize your certificate from here. In our opinion, this is the best and easiest way is to send a certificate of completion.

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