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
Latest release:
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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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  • Thu, Mar 7, 2019, 11:14 AM
    Hi Marat. Your should extract all the files of the plugin in the folder `blocks/xp`.
  • Thu, Mar 7, 2019, 8:12 PM
    Frédéric, thank you very much for your response! I have tried a lot to find the 'earn' and 'view' permissions, but I did not manage to do so. Could you please direct me to them in detail?
  • Fri, Mar 8, 2019, 11:24 AM
  • Sat, Apr 6, 2019, 4:24 AM
    As Mohamed Atia has noticed, the title 'Level up!' can't be translated to other languages! Is there any solution??

    Thank you!
  • Sat, Apr 6, 2019, 10:51 AM
    Hi Andreas, by default the title gets the name of the plugin, which can be translated with the string `pluginname`, however the title can manually be changed from the block settings, and other defaults for the title can be set in the admin settings.
  • Wed, May 8, 2019, 12:12 PM
    I notice that course name & activity name is not appear on plugin log, is there a way to make it possible?
  • Wed, May 8, 2019, 12:34 PM
    Hi Tú Quỳnh Lê, not presently but we'll look at improving that aspect of the logs. Thank you!
  • Tue, May 21, 2019, 11:44 PM
    Hi, when importing a course and there was a rule with "the acitivity or resource is" pointing to a specific activity the drop down list shows Error: unknown module, this on Moodle 3.6.3.
  • Wed, May 22, 2019, 10:53 AM
    Hi Kathrin, thank you for bringing this to our attention, we raised the issue [here](https://github.com/FMCorz/moodle-block_xp/issues/95).
  • Fri, Jun 7, 2019, 9:19 PM
    Hi Frédéric! We have been testing this plugin in a Totara implementation and it is working great! We are wondering if there is a way to only show leaderboard statistics for users within the same organization. Currently the leaderboard shows all users in the system with points and the only other options appear to be making the leaderboard completely anonymous or showing users a specified range of other users with similar xp values. I saw some documentation indicating there is IOMAD support, is seems similar to our configuration. Is there any way to make this work for us?
  • Sat, Jun 8, 2019, 1:36 PM
    Hi Maximillian, we got back to you through the email you sent us.
  • Sun, Aug 11, 2019, 1:18 AM
    Hi Frédéric! Love your work, thank you. Can LevelUp be configured to allow a user to earn points by selecting the correct answer of a quiz question or a quiz score? Also, could you please share the answer to Maximillian Waluk's question about organizational leadscore board? This is a concern of ours as well.
  • Mon, Aug 12, 2019, 12:48 PM
    Hi Ray.

    It is currently not possible to reward students based on their grades. However, you could offer points to those who complete activities with a high enough grade by combining the completion criteria of Moodle with the completion rules of Level up!. We understand that this does not give the same level of granularity, but in the meantime this may come in handy.

    Regarding organisational leaderboards, the only support we have for multi-tenancy is through IOMAD, and yet this support is partial and only applies to leaderboards. We would love to work on improving our multi-tenancy features, but we do not currently have the resources for such development. Please feel free to contact us at levelup[at]branchup.tech should you want to discuss this further.

    Thank you!
  • Mon, Aug 12, 2019, 4:54 PM
    is it possible to reward students based on their score on SCORM activities ?
  • Mon, Aug 12, 2019, 5:16 PM
    Hi Pierre. Not yet, please see above response.
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