Blocks: Completion Progress

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The Completion Progress block is a time-management tool for students.
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The Completion Progress block is a time-management tool for students.

  • Visual representation of activities to be completed
  • Colour-coded for quick reference
  • Overview for teachers, identify students at risk
  • Combined progress on Dashboard page

The block shows activities with activity completion settings.


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  • My mug
    Wed, 28 Feb 2018, 3:08 AM
    Hi, Asma.

    No, this block displays progress over a series of activities in a course.

  • Picture of Asma MECHERGUI
    Wed, 28 Feb 2018, 4:03 PM
    Hello ,
    Thank you Michael, a course can be a series of videos for example ,( topic 1 contains video 1 , topic 2 contains video 2 ... ) , so how can we control the progress of this course ?
  • My mug
    Fri, 2 Mar 2018, 7:13 AM
    Hi, Asma.

    The progress is controlled by the student as they complete the activity, which could be as simple as viewing something. I suggest you look into Activity Completion.

  • Picture of Asma MECHERGUI
    Fri, 13 Apr 2018, 9:42 PM
    hello, when we add a page, for example to course course and select the first choice (Do not indicate activity completion) on Activity completion, this activity doesn't appear in
    COMPLETION PROGRESS Block and if the course contains only this activity, the block shows: "There are no activities or resources with activity completion set or no activities or resources have been selected. Set activity completion of activities and resources, then configure this block.".
    so please, how can I indicate to Moodle to consider this resource (page, file...) like an activity without allowing learners to mark themselves as complete ?
    In the block settigns we have "activities included " will it help me ?? and how can i select activities to include ?? thank you very much !

  • My mug
    Sat, 14 Apr 2018, 4:22 AM
    Hi, Asma.

    I think you answered your own question, but I can clarify. The block relies on completion settings. If you don't have any activists with completion, it won't show anything to a student and gives a teacher that warning. You can exclude activities through the block's configuration, but they still need to have completion turned on.

  • Picture of Kahraman Bulut
    Tue, 1 May 2018, 2:18 PM
    Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'showInfo' of undefined in HTMLDivElement.onmouseover.

    We have received this JS error for 216 unique students since 06.03.2018.

    It seems the Showinfo is called before initializing the (undefined) element on mouseover.

    Can you please fix it since it affects many users?

    I have created an issue for in JIRA -
  • My mug
    Thu, 3 May 2018, 4:08 PM
    Hi, Kahraman.

    This may be resolved in more recent versions. Let's communicate on the ticket you created.

  • Picture of Karin Brown
    Fri, 4 May 2018, 3:52 PM
    HI Michael! I was really keen to use the previous version of this block in one of my courses, but because it didn't appear to recognise the OU Blog, I couldn't add that to my list of activities for the block manage. Will the OU Blog be compatible with this new version? Cheers, Karin
  • My mug
    Sat, 5 May 2018, 3:09 PM
    Hi, Karin.

    The Progress Bar block had support (database hacks) for a number of modules added to it, including standard and contributed plugins. The Completion Progress block avoids this by relying on the completion system built into Moodle. I think there are some basic completion settings for all activities and some add specific completion settings. Give it a try and let us know how you go.

  • Picture of Mik O'Leary
    Tue, 22 May 2018, 11:47 AM
    Hi Michael,
    We use this block extensively and love it.
    Some of our courses use the Multi-Language Content (v2) When you hover over the boxes, the names of the associated assessment shows the unfiltered text, e.g. {mlang en}Assessments{mlang}{mlang zh_tw}單位評估{mlang}{mlang zh_cn}单位评估{mlang}{mlang ms}Assessments{mlang}. I note on the filter page the author said that
    "this plugin only has a chance to process and filter content that is output to the user by using the Moodle output functions that process filters. As of today, those functions are format_text and format_string (see for the differences).
    In your code you should use something like: echo format_text($SomeCustomField, of parameters here...);"
    Would be great if the assessment names showed as the filtered output.
  • My mug
    Fri, 25 May 2018, 1:18 PM
    Hi, Mik.

    I've put up a new version with a fix. It would be good if you could test that.

  • Picture of Michael Milette
    Fri, 25 May 2018, 8:33 PM
    Hi Michael, appreciate the fix. Working on a new multi-language project right now.
  • My mug
    Mon, 28 May 2018, 4:09 PM
    Sorry. I managed to publish the last version with a bug in the Overview page. You will need to grab the latest to get the fixed version.
  • Picture of Dirceu Duarte
    Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 7:29 PM
    Good Morning,
    I updated the version of Moodle to 3.4 where I used the progress block.
    Does this block replace the old one? Is the information contained in the old block preserved with the installation of this new block?
  • My mug
    Sat, 16 Jun 2018, 3:37 PM
    Hi, Dirceu.

    Yes, this effectively replaces the Progress Bar block, but it is not backwards compatible. In other words, you will have to set this up again.

    In saying that, the purpose for breaking from the previous approach was to simplify the setup; it automatically follows a course's completion settings.

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