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Moodle Guide

The development of this guide is ongoing; we will continue adding Moodle LMS Tips, Guides, and Instructions. On the left-hand sidebar, you will find a list of Moodle LMS features or options. To learn more about that option or feature, click on the link.

Activity Completion

Required Course Settings

To use Completion Tracking, you first need to enable it under course settings.

1. Click on the Actions Menu and go to Course Settings

2. Go to Completion Tracking settings and Enable Completion Tracking.

Activity completion allows the teacher to set completion criteria in a specific activity's settings. A check (tick) completion-manual-y.svg appears against the activity when the student meets this criterion. The criterion might be viewing, receiving a certain score or a student marking it as complete.

A teacher may mark an activity complete on behalf of a student from the Activity completion report if they have the capability Override activity completion (which is enabled by default.)

Why Use Activity Completion?

  • If this feature is enabled, it is a helpful way for students to be able to track their progress in a course. The student has an easy to see checklist of what they have done so far.

  • It can also be linked to Course completion in order to allow both students and teachers to watch progress through a course. As each activity is checked off as "complete", the student moves further towards final completion of the course.

  • It can also be linked to Restrict access in order to allow the teacher to set criteria upon which a student is allowed to progress through a course and access materials.

  • It is possible to edit default activity completion settings within a course and to bulk update the settings for existing activities. See Activity completion.

Activity completion will allow an instructor to set specific criteria that needs to be met in order for the activity or resources to be marked as completed.

Activity Completion has a variety of different settings.

Type of Activity

Available Completion Criteria

Most Graded Activities

  • view this activity
  • receive a grade to complete this activity.

Forum Activity

  • view this activity
  • post discussions or replies
  • create discussions
  • create replies

Assignment Activity

  • view this activity
  • receive a grade to complete this activity.
  • submit to this activity to complete it.

Quiz Activity

  • view this activity
  • receive a grade to complete this activity (require a passing grade or all attempts).
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View this Example of the Student Online Orientation with Activity Completion and Restrictions set.



Activity Completion for Moodle Assignments:

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Activity Completion for Moodle Page

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Activity Completion Docs

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