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
Latest release:
8348 sites
497 fans
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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  • Anthony Borrow
    Wed, Mar 26, 2014, 12:56 PM
    Frédéric - Many thanks for sharing this plugin with the Moodle community.

    In order to review this plugin, the version(s) of Moodle for which it is intended needs to be specified. You can find this by navigating to the plugin, going to the Download versions tab, and clicking on the Edit details link for the most recent version. Under the Supported and/or required software section, select the Moodle versions for which that particular version of the plugin is designed to work with and then Save changes.

    Please provide a documentation URL. You are welcome to create your documentation in Moodle Docs, See http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Plugin_documentation for more information.

    For now, I am going to mark this plugin as needing more work until we get these issues resolved. Thanks for your patience with the review and approval process.

    Peace - Anthony
  • Mon, Apr 21, 2014, 5:37 PM
    Thanks Anthony,

    I have updated the plugin to use the beta version of 2.7. I do not wish to use Moodle Docs at the moment so I linked to the readme file on Github which has a bit of information.

  • Anthony Borrow
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014, 12:40 PM

    I was successfully able to install the plugin and it appears to function as expected although I did not have enough sample data to do any serious testing.

    Code checking shows:

    Files found: 20
    blocks/xp/log.php - 1 error(s) and 0 warning(s)
    blocks/xp/rules.php - 1 error(s) and 0 warning(s)
    blocks/xp/renderer.php - 1 error(s) and 0 warning(s)
    blocks/xp/classes/helper.php - 6 error(s) and 0 warning(s)
    blocks/xp/classes/event/user_leveledup.php - 1 error(s) and 0 warning(s)
    blocks/xp/classes/report_table.php - 1 error(s) and 0 warning(s)
    blocks/xp/classes/progress.php - 1 error(s) and 0 warning(s)
    blocks/xp/classes/log_table.php - 1 error(s) and 0 warning(s)
    blocks/xp/classes/settings_form.php - 1 error(s) and 0 warning(s)
    blocks/xp/classes/manager.php - 2 error(s) and 0 warning(s)
    blocks/xp/lang/en/block_xp.php - 1 error(s) and 0 warning(s)
    blocks/xp/block_xp.php - 1 error(s) and 0 warning(s)
    blocks/xp/edit_form.php - 1 error(s) and 0 warning(s)
    blocks/xp/db/events.php - 1 error(s) and 0 warning(s)
    blocks/xp/db/upgrade.php - 1 error(s) and 0 warning(s)
    blocks/xp/db/access.php - 1 error(s) and 0 warning(s)
    blocks/xp/version.php - 1 error(s) and 0 warning(s)
    blocks/xp/report.php - 1 error(s) and 0 warning(s)
    blocks/xp/README.txt - 1 error(s) and 0 warning(s)
    Total: 25 error(s) and 0 warning(s)

    Most of those were default timezone messages - nothing significant. I am going to go ahead and approve the plugin.

    Peace - Anthony
  • Tue, Apr 22, 2014, 2:09 PM
    Thank you!
  • Tue, Apr 29, 2014, 10:20 AM
    Great plugin Frederic. Looking forward to being able to set points for each module.
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