Progress Bar

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Maintained by My mugMichael de Raadt
A time management tool for you and your students
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Please use the Completion Progress block instead if this.

  • Faster and more efficient
  • Easier to use
  • More compatible with additional plugins

The Progress Bar block will no longer be developed and is kept here for historical reasons.

  • A time-management tool for students
    • Shows progress in activities/resources of a course
    • Colour coded to quickly see completed/viewed
  • Teachers select which pre-existing activities/resources are to be included
  • Order by times/deadlines or course order
  • Overview page for teachers showing progress of all students
    • Identify and contact at-risk students
  • Combined progress on Dashboard page


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  • My mug
    Wed, Apr 6, 2016, 7:48 AM
    Hi, Rob.

    Thanks for the suggestion.

    I think that indicating when something is late would duplicate the function of the NOW indicator and probably be less clear. I also think it would be hard to translate, if it relies on a single letter.

    There is not a universal concept of dates in Moodle. The closest we have at the moment is the "expected by" setting in activity completion. It's therefore hard to judge, generally, when something is late.
  • Wed, Apr 6, 2016, 10:48 AM

    I've mentioned the same thing. My parents get confused without a late indication. They contact me saying that the don't understand why something isn't in the school gradebook, because the progress bar shows green. I am constantly explaining that the bar doesn't show whether something was turned in on time, rather just whether or not it was done. It is a feature I constantly get requests for from parents and other teachers.
  • Wed, Apr 6, 2016, 1:57 PM
    Fantastic. It works. Thank you very much for fast and effective support Michael.

    Best wishes
  • Wed, Apr 6, 2016, 6:25 PM
    I am using version 2016031101.
    In my case progress bar is same for all users. When a student performs an activity, immediately progress bars of all students are affected (although they did not perform that activity) which results into same progress bar for all.
    Please advise.
  • My mug
    Thu, Apr 7, 2016, 7:06 AM
    Hi, Nazmus.

    Yes, that is consistent with the bug that others have experienced. You should try the test version in the issue...

  • Thu, Apr 7, 2016, 12:54 PM
    Hi Michael,
    Thanks for your response. It worked like a chram. Thanks again.
  • Fri, Apr 8, 2016, 11:18 AM
    This looks like a great plugin which would be handy for us at our College. I do have a couple of questions though:

    - Can this be enabled only for a particular course and not Moodle-wide, for testing purposes?
    - What would the progress bar look like if a student had up to 30-40 assessments that needed to be tracked?
    - What other statuses are available apart from the Completed with a pass mark, completed with a fail mark and upcoming?

    Thank you, look forward to hearing from you.

  • Mon, Apr 11, 2016, 9:14 PM
    Hi. Excuse my english. When I put a file pdf to be monitored, immediately it's show like completed to everybody. Why?
  • My mug
    Tue, Apr 12, 2016, 6:09 AM
    Mile: Some answers for you.
    - The plugin is usually used within courses. It can be added to the Dashboard page, but this is not essential.
    - For 30-40 items, the Progress Bar can be a bit squashed. You can have multiple blocks and split up your course content. I'm working on a new version that includes options to wrap or scroll the bar.
    - The actions differ for each activity/resource, depending on what is possible with that activity.

    Sebastian: There is a bug in recent versions. Grab the version from the following issue...

    I hope to release that as the normal version soon.
  • Tue, Apr 12, 2016, 10:18 AM
    Hi Michael, thanks for getting back to me.

    - Ideally we'd then need to pick and choose what activities we need monitored to eliminate the bar from being squashed.
    - I'm currently using Moodle 2.6, do you foresee any issues with installing your current version of the progress bar on my platform?
    - Once i install it, can i pick and choose which course it is visible for?

    Sorry about the questions, just want to make sure it doesn't automatically go live without configuring it first.

    Thanks again, look forward to your response.


  • My mug
    Tue, Apr 12, 2016, 10:47 AM
    Hi, Mile.

    The block is designed to work with versions from Moodle 2.0 onwards. When it is installed you will need to add it to courses like other blocks. When you add the block to a course you will need to select which activities are included in the bar.

    I recommend you set up a test server to try things out.
  • Tue, Apr 12, 2016, 10:36 PM
    Thanks Michael! Great job!
  • Fri, Apr 15, 2016, 5:00 PM
    Sorry if already answered but re the Overview of Students, is it feasible to be able to display this to all students in a course as a leader board type of thing? or is it just part of the design to have this side as teacher only. I'm probably missing something vital here - it is late on friday and i need to go home smile
  • Mon, Apr 18, 2016, 5:00 PM
    Hi Michael,

    Nice series of upgrades, many thanks. Scrolling the long bars is a great idea but, for us, wrapping doesn't work. (version 2016041500 - Moodle 2.9.3)

    When clicking on the help icons the language help comments appear in a new page.

    The configuration drop-down menu remains inside the block and therefore inaccessible. Image -



  • My mug
    Tue, Apr 19, 2016, 8:15 AM
    Mike: Access to the Overview page is controlled by capabilities, so you could give students the permission to see it through a local override or role permission change in the course/block. If that doesn't work, let me know.

    Dave: I assume you mean the help icons on the block instance configuration page. When the page is not fully loaded, it will show help pop-ups as pages. The configuration page for the Progress Bar can take a while to load because of the calendar icons.

    I wonder if what you are seeing in relation to the wrapping and drop-down could be related to your theme. Are you using a custom/non-standard theme? If so, could you try a standard theme and see if that changes? If you are seeing a problem with a standard theme, could you please report that in the Tracker.
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