How to Enable Course Completion and Set Up Activity Completion

Course completion status blockMoodle 2.0 has an excellent option called Course Completion, which allows both instructor and student to monitor requirements to be completed in the course.

These could be any type of activity or resource interaction. The addition of a Course completion status block quickly helps a student stay on track and allows an instructor to view student progress.

This handy feature is enabled through the Course Settings in the familiar Administration block and then is available as an option when creating an activity or resource.

Following is a tutorial showing you how to enable course completion in your Moodle 2.0 course and then how to set up a completion requirement for viewing a course syllabus.


Why use Course Completion in Moodle?

You might want to make sure students complete certain activities before others. In this example, you will view how to adjust your course settings to include course completion and then how to set a viewing requirement for a resource page.

First, click “Edit settings” in your Course administration section to enable Course Completion.

Edit course settings

Student progress section

Scroll down to the Student progress section and select the option below.

Student progress section

You might also want to click the “Completion tracking begins on enrolment” box.

Student progress section

Click “Save changes.”

Student progress section

Next, you will want to add a “Course Completion Status” block.

Course: Moodle Features Demo
Course: Moodle Features Demo

Editing Page

At the beginning of the semester, you will probably want to make sure students view the course syllabus. In this example, you will have the option when creating or editing your Syllabus Resource Page to enable Completion tracking.

Editing Page

Enable Syllabus Completion

You will need to adjust your items you want tracked for completion in the Completion tracking section of your Course administration block.

Enable Syllabus Completion

In this example, the Page-Syllabus is selected, along with another Workshop activity. Make sure you select “Save changes” at the bottom of the page.

Features Demo

Student View

When a student views the course, this is the view of the Course completion status block, indicating that none of the required completion activities have been started.

Student View

This is what the student sees when (s)he clicks the “More details” link on the Course completion status block.

Student View

Now, the student is viewing the syllabus. After doing so, a checkmark will appear on the course homepage, indicating he has viewed it.

Student Viewing Syllabus

Course completion: Teacher View

This teacher view of the Course completion block helps the teacher quickly see who has completed which of the required completed requirements.

Course completion: Teacher View
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