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: 4

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 4.3
  • Award a Moodle badge on level up (XP+)
  • Display the level in the top navigation bar
  • Congratulation message 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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  • Brittani Weeks
    Fri, 13 Jan 2023, 11:32 PM
    Hi everyone, just added the level up block to one of my courses. Wondering if there is a way for students to view the Level Up block without viewing the Navigation block, too. I have only been able to do all or none through the permissions. Thank you!
  • Frédéric Massart ⭐
    Sun, 15 Jan 2023, 11:10 AM
    Hi @Brittani, we're unsure which "Navigation block" you are referring to.

    If that is the Moodle block that displays the site navigation, you may be able to change the permissions within the block itself to override role permissions.

    If that is the navigation (icons) visible within XP itself, those are visible as per the availability of other pages (leaderboard/info), there aren't any existing permissions that control this.
  • Frédéric Massart ⭐
    Thu, 1 Jun 2023, 2:47 PM
    Hi @Yezi,

    You most likely already have Level Up XP+ installed (local_xp) but an old version. After clicking on the "Settings" tab in the block, there should be a tab "XP+" in which you can find your current version, and how to upgrade to the latest. Please do not hesitate to contact us at support at levelup dot plus if need be.
  • Yezi Yang
    Thu, 1 Jun 2023, 3:20 PM
    Hi, I am using XP+ in Moodle 3.11. I am now using the 'Grade-based rewards' function, so that the Level Up grade is the grades from Quiz activities. However, I want to give some score penalty for students who attempt the Quiz for a second or third time. I know that I can set up a penalty for each incorrect try within a multiple choice question. But it is quite time consuming to set up each question. So I wondered whether Level Up can provide a penalty for for each incorrect try in the activity level?
  • Frédéric Massart ⭐
    Thu, 1 Jun 2023, 4:45 PM
    Hi @Yezi,

    XP will track the grades but not the attempts themselves. So it is currently not possible to impose a penalty for re-attempting a quiz. The student will always give awarded the best grade they achieve.
  • Deb k
    Wed, 8 Nov 2023, 9:31 PM

    We tried to use XP in Moodle 4.1.3+ and we found that when we wanted to open a language package to edit and personalize languages, this plug-in was hindering this possibility. Do you know why and how to avoid this problem?
  • Frédéric Massart ⭐
    Thu, 9 Nov 2023, 10:39 AM
    Hi @Deb K,

    XP should be causing any troubles with the language customisations. Would you please describe the issue in more details? Would you have screenshots to share? You can email use directly at: support at levelup dot plus.
  • Gilbert Walker
    Wed, 29 Nov 2023, 12:25 PM
    Hi there.

    I've found that Level up XP awards points if I simply toggle a label completion on and off repeatedly. Could you make it so that once a label has been marked as complete it can no longer award more points? Or make it so it takes away the points if a student toggles completion off? That way students can't cheat and get bonus points for nothing... Thanks.
  • Frédéric Massart ⭐
    Wed, 29 Nov 2023, 4:31 PM
    Hi Gilbert. Thank you for your feedback. That is true that when students are able to change the completion status of an activity, they could potentially get rewards more than once. This is because the event course_module_completion_updated is triggered and matches the default "update" rule. Turning on the cheat guard in the settings should prevent students from spam clicking the completion button. Alternatively, XP+ has a separate rule for activity completion that checks that the activity is completed, and that completion points were not previously awarded.
  • Beth Benhart
    Thu, 18 Jan 2024, 7:19 AM
    Greetings! Does LevelUp XP allow for awarding different point values based upon scores within a SCORM activity?
  • Frédéric Massart ⭐
    Thu, 18 Jan 2024, 12:54 PM
    Hi @Beth,

    With XP+, you can award points that match exactly the score received for the SCORM activity, that is the default behaviour. To award different point values than the grade itself requires setting up the gradebook differently, that is more advanced but certainly possible.

    Here is our documentation page on the grade-based rules:
  • Jason Saucedo
    Sat, 27 Jan 2024, 12:20 AM
    Hi, is there a way you can take away points for example if you accidentally assigned them?
  • Frédéric Massart ⭐
    Sat, 27 Jan 2024, 12:26 PM
    Hi @Jason, good question. You can manually edit the points of learners to take some away, and with XP+ you can do the same in bulk by importing a CSV. There is no automatic system for taking points away as we believe that a "penalty" in the form of loss of points could lead to a negative experience for individual learners. Note that resetting the points of everyone is also possible (see https://docs.levelup.plus/xp/docs/how-to/reset-learners-points).
  • sadafe
    Thu, 15 Feb 2024, 12:28 AM
    in the past, block xp support in the moodle mobile app. is it work now in the 3.15.2 version of block xp work with moodle mobile 4.3? if no, is there any plan for that?
  • Frédéric Massart ⭐
    Thu, 15 Feb 2024, 12:33 PM
    Hi @Sadaf, XP has never supported the Mobile app out of the box. Mobile support is silently supported in XP+ Multi.
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