Level up! - Gamification 🏅

Blocks ::: block_xp
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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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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  • Thu, Feb 26, 2015, 8:20 PM
    Hello Frédéric! Nice job man awesome Plugin! But one suggestion : In the next update , if possible, there could be a notification to the student when it is near the first place in the ranking, type: There are a few points for you to reach the first place! encourage even more students to devote to travel and expand the possibilities of motivation! Thanks and keep up the excellent work.
  • Fri, Feb 27, 2015, 3:16 AM
    This is a nice block!!! I'm trying to adapt it in my project and I have a question. Is there a way to include level up! as part of course completion?

    One of the rules for student to complete their course is gain level 3 at least.

    Thank you in advance!

    Kind regards
  • Fri, Feb 27, 2015, 5:05 PM
    Thanks Thiago, I will think of it. Mean time feel free to raise an issue on the Github repository of this plugin, it is easier to identify feature requests and have other users comment on them.

    Hi Lizet, at the moment I don't think there is, however you might be able to 'trick' it by using the other plugin: https://moodle.org/plugins/view/availability_xp which allows you to hide/lock an activity until a certain level is reached. So you could hide an activity until level 3 and ask your students to visit it. In the course completion you would then check if they visited or. I have not tried, but maybe you can get something like that working.

  • Thu, Jun 4, 2015, 12:01 AM
    Is there a possibility to change the name of the levels? I would like to start at level 0, some kind of a introduction level. So I would like to change 1 to 0, 2 to 1, 3 to 2, etc.
  • Thu, Jun 4, 2015, 11:15 AM

    You can add a description for the level, but not change its name. That is an interesting request, can I ask you to suggest the issue here: https://github.com/FMCorz/moodle-block_xp/issues

    Meantime, maybe you can find a workaround by uploading your own images for the levels.

  • Sun, Jun 7, 2015, 2:37 AM
    Frédéric Massart,

    First off, I'd like to congratulate you about your work. Fantastic!

    Second, it'd be great to have an option to trade the points collected. This is related to the virtual money/market mechanics of gamification. Have you ever thought about it? Points could be used to join a VIP group, give them to a friend, add a distinctive mark to the avatar, level-up in the profile's role/permissions to help the teacher, etc...

  • Mon, Jun 8, 2015, 10:47 AM
    Thanks Andoni,

    I'm glad you are enjoying the plugin.

    May I suggest you to file this request on the tracker? I'm afraid feature requests I get would get lost if not file here: https://github.com/FMCorz/moodle-block_xp/issues

  • Thu, Jun 11, 2015, 12:11 AM
    Hi Frédéric, that's a really cool plugin that you've done.

    I'm trying to use it now in our corporate system, with the assessment based on quizzes, but I found that gaining XP does not relate to the grades of a student gained in the assignment. Are you planning to connect XP to the actual students' performance further?

    Thank you,

  • Thu, Jun 11, 2015, 11:21 AM
    Hi Maxim,

    not presently. The experience points are given based on a what a student does, not on how they do it. Participating in a quiz is what block_xp is rewarding for, it is not rewarding them for passing or not. If there was an 'event' that was triggered when a student 'passes' an activity, then a teacher could add a rule based on it, but I don't think it exists at the moment.

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Please raise an issue here if you think this feature request should definitely be part of the plugin:

  • Thu, Jun 11, 2015, 6:10 PM
    After installing the plugin I can only see the block as adimistrator, not as student. Any idea what am I doing wrong?
  • Fri, Jun 12, 2015, 10:50 AM
    Did you enable it? Have you checked the permissions?
  • Sun, Jun 14, 2015, 4:25 AM
    I know i keep saying it, but this plugin is fantastic!
    The only conceptual problem i have is that it implies there can only be one winner!
    It would be great if there were different kinds of experience, with multiple ladders. This way students can be recognised as the leader in different fields/abilities within the same course.
  • Mon, Jun 15, 2015, 11:11 AM
    Thanks Jesse,

    do you think allowing multiple blocks in the same course would solve this? Please report that feature request at: https://github.com/FMCorz/moodle-block_xp/issues

  • Yo
    Tue, Jul 14, 2015, 7:41 AM
    Hi Level up is great. Thank you very much. Question: you can assign points to each Assignment

    First the plugin is wonderful
  • Tue, Jul 14, 2015, 10:07 AM
    Hi, thanks for the feedback.

    At the moment you cannot selectively give experience points depending on a specific activity. An issue was raised here: https://github.com/FMCorz/moodle-block_xp/issues/11

    However, if you want all the assignment events to give the same amount of experience points you could add a rule based on the event name containing 'mod_assign'.

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