Level up! - Gamification 🏅

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Maintained by Frédéric Massart ⭐
🔥 🤩 The easiest way to add gamification to your Moodle site! Engage your students! Gamify their learning experience by allowing them to level up in their courses. #gamification #game
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Current versions available: 2

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Visit our website at levelup.plus.

Please support this plugin: add it to your favourites, star it on GitHub, or purchase the add-on!

What's new?

With a focus on UX, here are some of the highlights of our recent releases.

  • Revamp user interface to setup the levels
  • Redesigned rule picker to include rule description
  • New rule to target an activity by name (Level up! Plus add-on required)
  • Downloadable logs (Level up! Plus add-on required)
  • See the latest release notes

Feature request and bug reports

Please report the issues you find, problems you experience or any feature request on the issue tracker. Thanks!


  • Automatically attributes points to students for their actions
  • Block that displays current level and progress towards next level
  • Report for teachers to get an overview of their students' levels
  • Notifications to congratulate students as they level up
  • A leaderboard to display the ranking of the students
  • Ability to customise the number of levels, the points they require and their appearance
  • Total control over the points earned per action
  • Unlock content when a certain level is reached
  • Experience points earned per course, or for the entire site
  • Support for shortcodes to include in content
  • GDPR compliant

Level up ! Plus add-on features

Purchasing the Level up! Plus add-on unlocks these features:

  • Target an activity by name
  • Grade-based rewards
  • Team leaderboards
  • Activity completion support
  • Course completion support
  • Individual rewards
  • Mobile app support
  • Course selection rule
  • Resilient cheat guard
  • Limit learners rewards in time frame
  • Progress bar can display progress towards next or ultimate level
  • Additional default level badges
  • Substitute experience points for other symbols
  • Viewing the block on someone's profile displays their level
  • Import points from a CSV file
  • IOMAD support for the leaderboard and team leaderboard
  • Download the report
  • Download the logs
  • Email support

Visit our website for more information on Level up! Plus.

How to use one block for all courses?

In order to gather experience points from all the courses a student is participating in, you have to set the admin setting Where are experience points used? to 'For the whole site'. This setting is located under "Site administration > Plugins > Blocks > Level up! > General settings". Once set, any block newly or previously added will display the total experience points of your students.

How are experience points calculated?

Please refer to the Level up! documentation.

How to unlock content at a certain level?

Please refer to the Level up! documentation.

How to unlock a course at a certain level?

Please refer to the Level up! documentation.

Shortcodes supported

What are those? Shortcodes can be used in text editors throughout Moodle to include or modify the content. The plugin Shortcodes must be installed to enable them.

Level up! comes with shortcodes to display the learner's level badge, their progress bar, or even the leaderboard anywhere you like. Shortcodes can also be used to conditionally display content according to a learner's current level. For a list of available shortcodes and their documentation, please refer to Level up! documentation.

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This plugin is part of sets Experience Points (XP), Gamification.


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  • Mon, Dec 21, 2020, 7:13 PM
    Hi Mami, this is probably because a permission issue within Moodle. Please check your permissions within the problematic courses with your Moodle administrator.
  • Mon, Dec 21, 2020, 7:21 PM
    Hi Frédéric ,

    Thanks for the quick reply!
    I am the Moodle Administrator on this moodle.
    I have checked the permissions and they are fine.
    All the other blocks on a problematic course has geared, only LevelUp block is not.
    Why is that?

  • Tue, Dec 22, 2020, 10:51 AM
    Hi Mami, we cannot thinkg of any reason why. Level up! is not doing anything different to other blocks. Perhaps this issue is related to your theme.
  • Tue, Dec 22, 2020, 11:48 AM
    Hi Frédéric ,
    Thanks for your comment. I'm going to try different challenges.
  • Tue, Dec 22, 2020, 1:49 PM
    Hi Frédéric ,
    I would like to report that I have solved the problem.
    I found that the gears are just hidden (I don't know why), I can find the URL for the block operation in the source code and click on it to operate it. Thank you very much.
  • Tue, Dec 22, 2020, 2:02 PM
    Hi Mami, that's great news, thank you for the update!
  • Tue, Jan 5, 2021, 1:44 AM
    Hi Frederic, i have a question. Is it possibly that i create an rule than have two or more activity is necessary completed for grate points. For example the user is necessary that view two PDF.
  • Tue, Jan 5, 2021, 10:29 AM
    Hi Luis, I'm afraid not. Events are observed as they occur, and thus they cannot be combined together. A workaround to this would be to use the "Restrict access" features of Moodle to hide an activity until the others have been completed, and then to award points for completing this activity. The latter would only serve the purpose of receiving the points, e.g. a Page activity with a congratulations message, that is completed when viewed.
  • Fri, Jan 22, 2021, 4:54 PM
    J'ai fait l'installation de ce plugin dans moodle.
    Alors j'ai une question svp
    le plugin permette de faire la compétition avec un collègue, voir si on est le meilleur de l'équipe par exemple?
    Aussi 😁, peut on utiliser le classement pour tirer parti de la compétitivité tout en le gardant convivial et motivant?
  • Mon, Jan 25, 2021, 7:28 PM
    Hi Marwa, yes, you can organise students in teams and see the ranking within the teams, and of each team. Competitiveness can lead to increased motivation, but we recommend that you implement it and see how your students respond to those, especially those who end-up lower in the rankings.
  • Mon, Jan 25, 2021, 9:27 PM
    Salut Frédéric ,
    L'organisation en équipe et voir si on est le meilleur de l'équipe par exemple peut on les faire dans la partie gratuite ou payante s'il vous plait ?
  • Tue, Jan 26, 2021, 11:53 AM
    Bonjour Marwa, oui, vous pouvez organiser les gens en équipe en utilisant les groupes de cours dans la version gratuite.
    Yes, you can group people together using course groups in the free version.
  • Sun, Jan 31, 2021, 12:13 AM
  • Mon, Feb 15, 2021, 11:12 PM
    Je voudrais savoir si on peut insérer des questions de la banque de questions de moodle dans ce plugin ou s'il faut refaire des questions spécifiquement. J'ai cherché dans la doc mais ce n'est pas précisé. Je vous remercie
  • Tue, Feb 16, 2021, 10:25 AM
    Bonjour Christine. Level up! ne présente pas de questions, il ne fait que récolter les événements rapportés par Moodle et leur attribués des points. Si vous souhaitez attribuez des points via des questions, nous recommandons d'utiliser un plugin qui utilise les questions et y associent des événements (events). Malheureusement, nous n'avons pas connaissance de plugin qui permettent ceci par question.
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