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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  • Sun, Dec 3, 2017, 5:23 PM
    Hi, Thank you for this amazing plugin. Is there a way to display the ladder in a block for all participants to see without having to click on the ladder link?
  • Sun, Dec 3, 2017, 6:28 PM
    Hi Shehzad,

    Not at this stage. Please raise an issue on Github if you feel strongly about this feature.

  • Wed, Jan 31, 2018, 1:48 AM
    How can I implement points for course completion? I don't see it available anywhere...
  • Wed, Jan 31, 2018, 2:43 AM
    Hi Eleanor, I responded to your email. You should find this in the "Rules" screen. For others, note that this feature requires Level up! Plus.
  • Wed, Feb 7, 2018, 5:10 AM
    I installed Level up but I can't add it to all course pages, it appears on administration pages. It doesn't appear when I try to add a block on course pages.
  • Fri, Feb 9, 2018, 3:10 PM
    Hi Robert,

    That must be because you set the block to be used "For the whole site", which means that one instance of the block will be used for all courses. If that's what you want, then edit the instance of the block you added on the front page, and set it to be displayed on all pages throughout the site.

    If you want a different points count for each course, then set the block to be used "Per course". That setting is in Site administration > Plugins > Blocks > Level up!.
  • Sat, Feb 17, 2018, 6:11 PM
    Thanks for this plugin. I just started sing it but I already think it may help motivate the students.
    By the way, is it possible to add a rule to give points based on activity completion (with "Require passing grade" enabled)?

  • Sat, Feb 17, 2018, 7:21 PM
    Hi Rafael.

    Thank you for your feedback, I'm glad our plugin is having a positive effect on your students.

    Yes, activity completion based rewards is available in our Plus version, you can find more information about it at http://levelup.branchup.tech. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need more information.
  • Sun, Apr 8, 2018, 4:02 PM

    I would like to change the avatar in animation (.gif) but the upload function is not support this file type. Could you please suggest?

    Thank you.
  • Mon, Apr 9, 2018, 10:52 AM
    Hi Narin. This option is not available at this point. Would you mind creating an issue on Github? I agree that it would be nice. Thanks!
  • Wed, May 9, 2018, 3:46 PM
    HOw do I remoce the plugin, there is no uninstall function?
  • Thu, May 10, 2018, 9:21 AM
    Hi Mignon, this option should be available unless there are other plugins depending on it. Please check "Site administration > Plugins > Plugins overview". Thanks!
  • Thu, May 17, 2018, 5:41 AM
    Great plugin! Is there a way to limit the XP for a particular activity?
    i.e. you get 10 xp for adding a wiki page, but the max is 40, so you can only add 4 wiki pages.

  • Thu, May 17, 2018, 10:23 AM
    Hi Onno. No, at this stage this isn't possible. Cheers! Fred
  • Mon, May 21, 2018, 4:01 PM
    Hi All,
    I am trying this plugin on Moodle 3.4.2 installed on windows and the database is MSSQL.
    I added the block to a course and when pressing any link including ladder and settings I got the below error

    Coding error detected, it must be fixed by a programmer: Controller for route not found.

    More information about this error

    ×Debug info:
    Error code: codingerror
    ×Stack trace:
    line 95 of \blocks\xp\classes\local\routing\router.php: coding_exception thrown
    line 79 of \blocks\xp\classes\local\routing\router.php: call to block_xp\local\routing\router->get_controller_from_request()
    line 38 of \blocks\xp\index.php: call to block_xp\local\routing\router->dispatch()
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