Level Up XP - Gamification 🏅

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Maintained by Frédéric Massart ⭐
🔥 🤩 The easiest way to add gamification to your Moodle site! Engage your learners! Gamify their learning experience to increase participation and completion rates. #gamification #engagement
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Current versions available: 5

Level Up XP

Gamify your Courses.
Engage Learners.
Increase Course Completion.


About XP

XP adds gamification to your Moodle courses. Learners receive points for their actions, visualise their progress, compete with others through a leaderboard, and unlock content based on their individual needs and experiences. Retain learners, increase completion, and provide a stimulating education experience!

25,000 websites and 8 million learners use the plugin! *

Why XP?

XP is the most popular gamification offer on Moodle with around 25,000 sites and 8 million learners using the plugin. Whether you are in charge of continuous training at your company, a university instructor looking to decrease drop-out rates, or a teacher who wants to provide a more engaging, fun learning environment, XP has you covered.

With XP you have complete control of your learners' pathways: decide what content they can access and which courses use gamification elements.

Built-in Features

Try XP and increase learning outcomes with the following features:

Motivate learners through experience points and individual leaderboards

  • Automatically attribute points to learners for their actions
  • Block that displays current level and progress towards next level
  • A leaderboard to show the ranking of the learners
  • Notifications to congratulate learners as they level up

Keep track of progress and steer their learning experience

  • Report for instructors to get an overview of their learners' levels
  • Ability to customise the number of levels, the points they require, and their appearance
  • Total control over the points earned per action
  • Experience points earned per course, or for the entire site
  • Support for shortcodes to include in content
  • Unlock content when a certain level is reached

XP is fully GDPR compliant and has been certified as a privacy-friendly plugin.

92% of our surveyed customers would recommend XP to their colleagues!

XP+ Features

Get serious about creating a fun learning environment! XP+ comes with even more personalisation options, the inclusion of team leaderboards, and more data evaluation possibilities. In addition to all XP features, XP+ allows you to:

Use the full potential of the Leaderboard

  • Create team leaderboards to increase team cohesion or competitiveness
  • Export leaderboards for data analytics

Award points for

  • Course behaviour
  • Learning activities
  • Course completion

Create an Individual Learner Pathway

  • Drops: award points by placing code snippets anywhere in your course
  • Award a badge on level up
  • Grade-based rewards
  • Individual rewards (e.g. for punctuality) and personalised notes
  • Limit learners' rewards (e.g. limit points for repeated actions)
  • Progress bar can display progress toward the next or ultimate level
  • Additional default-level badges

Implement New Design Features for an Engaging Learning Experience

  • Substitute experience points for other symbols
  • Viewing the block on someone's profile displays their level

Do even more…

  • Implement resilient cheat guard
  • Course selection, and activity name, rules
  • Import points from a CSV file
  • Export logs and reports for easy data evaluation
  • Receive email support

Still curious? Visit our website for more information on XP+.

Join thousands of educators,
and gamify your courses today!

What's new?

We constantly add new features and updates to our plugins. Here are some of the highlights of our recent releases:

  • Compatibility with Moodle 4.4
  • New and improved way to set completion rules (XP+)
  • Admins can reset levels in courses to the defaults
  • Award badge on level up (XP+)
  • For more, see the latest release notes

How are experience points calculated? How do I unlock new courses? How do I use shortcodes? Deep dive into XP's offers and learn how to use our features here.

Please report any issues, problems, or feature requests on the issue tracker. Thanks!

* based on our own usage statistics.


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  • Frédéric Massart ⭐
    dj., 15 de febr. 2024, 12:33
    Hi @Sadaf, XP has never supported the Mobile app out of the box. Mobile support is silently supported in XP+ Multi.
  • Carex Tilia
    dc., 28 de febr. 2024, 16:45
    May I suggest if it is possible for LevelUP to provide a feature that gives students the option to disable it during a course? Or is this feature already available?
    Such a feature would allow users to tailor their learning experience according to their preferences and needs, e.g., turn it off if "competition" feels too exhausting.
  • Frédéric Massart ⭐
    dc., 28 de febr. 2024, 18:31
    Hi @Carex. Thank you for your suggestion. That's an interesting idea. We'll definitely make a note of it, and consider this in future release.
  • Khoirul Umam
    dt., 12 de març 2024, 17:16
    Hi, I'm using Moodle 4.0.1 and Level Up 3.15.2. I want when someone has done a quiz, they don't get points when they do the next quiz. Then I tried setting the Time required between identical actions to 360 minutes. But it turned out that when the experiment was carried out again, users who had already done the quiz still got points when they did the same quiz again. Please explain whether there are settings that are not appropriate?

    Thank You
  • Scott Wilson
    dc., 13 de març 2024, 01:12
    Hi folks,

    Just wondering, can a student opt out of Level up. I am about to run a course with the level up plugin but if a student decided they didn't want to partake, can they be removed from level up?
  • Frédéric Massart ⭐
    dc., 13 de març 2024, 01:28
    Hi @Khoirul Umam, in some cases, it is possible for students to circumvent the cheat guard with the free version of XP. For a more robust approach we recommend using XP+.

    Hi @Scott Wilson, this is definitely possible. The best option to "hide" XP from an individual is to take away their permission to view the block, and earn XP. This can be done by creating a custom role and assigning it t the person who requests to opt out. More information about the permissions can be found here: https://docs.levelup.plus/xp/docs/getting-started/permissions
  • Khoirul Umam
    dc., 13 de març 2024, 07:02
    Hi @Frédéric Massart, thank you for your explanation. But why doesn't Time required between identical actions work for repeated quiz activities? Can you explain?
  • Frédéric Massart ⭐
    dc., 13 de març 2024, 18:22
    @Khoirul Umam, yes the setting works for all types of activities, including quizzes. However, students can find ways to bypass the cheat guard, so with XP (free) we cannot guarantee that the action will not be repeated within a short time.
  • Mayara Zanetti Carlini
    dt., 23 d’abr. 2024, 05:34
    Hello @Frédéric Massart, I'm developing a local plugin that is basically a dashboard for students, and I want to display the XP block inside my plugin. Is that possible? Btw, my plugin is configured with the $PAGE API.
    So my question is: can I add your block into a page that it's not a course? If yes, is there a specific function or method for that?
    I'm waiting for your anwser, thanks!
  • Frédéric Massart ⭐
    dt., 23 d’abr. 2024, 10:44
    Hi @Mayara, there is no specific way to obtain the content displayed in the block. You probably want to render it as it would normally, or look into mobile support for blocks which is capable of rendering the blocks for the mobile app as far as I'm aware. Good luck!
  • Mayara Zanetti Carlini
    dt., 23 d’abr. 2024, 22:59
    Oh ok, thanks @Frédéric Massart ! But can you explain what do you mean by render the block normally?
  • Frédéric Massart ⭐
    dc., 24 d’abr. 2024, 07:23
    I meant using the same APIs as Moodle does for its normal rendering. I am not familiar with them, but I imagine you could make use of them.
  • We are a Moodle Premium Partner in Japan and Singapore.
    dv., 17 de maig 2024, 16:07
    Hi, I want to send points to other users. Is there any way we can devise a way to do this? Ideas are fine, even if they don't have a function. thanks!
  • Frédéric Massart ⭐
    dv., 17 de maig 2024, 16:13
    Hi @Chihiro, there is no built-in system to take points from one user and give them to the next. You can add points to anybody by editing their points, or importing points with XP+. However, as we do not have any system for substracting points, it would still require manual intervention to take away the points from other users. I hope this helps.
  • We are a Moodle Premium Partner in Japan and Singapore.
    dv., 17 de maig 2024, 16:46
    Thank you! We were wondering if we could award points to each other as part of the communication between users, as in the case of "Hey Taco!"(https://heytaco.com/). We wondered if we could replicate this with some activity to do something similar, but found it difficult.
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