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, Aug 20, 2017, 2:19 PM
    best plugin i ever seen. when will be this plugin ready for moodle mobile. i am looking for mobile support. as maximum students uses moodle mobile it is needed.
  • Sun, Aug 20, 2017, 11:52 PM
    Thanks, I'm working on enabling support for the mobile app in a future version.
  • Wed, Sep 6, 2017, 2:41 AM
    When future version will be released. We are eagerly waiting.
  • Wed, Sep 6, 2017, 10:21 AM
    Thanks for your enthusiasm!

    Mobile support will be added to Plus very soon, we were tweeting about our progress yesterday:
  • Wed, Sep 6, 2017, 7:21 PM
    I am trying to figure out how the cheat guard works. I have set the Time required between identical actions to 60 minutes, but when I do the same thing (wieving a book chapter) with a test user, I keep getting xp for it. Am I missing something, or diong something wrong?
  • Thu, Sep 7, 2017, 11:06 AM

    I have tried this on my side and it seems to work the way it was designed. In my tests, I could get experience points for each chapter, not repeatedly for the same chapter. If you would prefer rewarding your students for viewing the book, then I would suggest using the "Course module viewed" event instead.

    I hope this answers your question.

  • Mon, Sep 11, 2017, 6:52 PM
    hello great work. how to access this feature on moodle mobile. i installed this plugin in my moodleweb. and addedblock to the course. what shoud i do next?
  • Mon, Sep 11, 2017, 6:55 PM
    Hi, Moodle Mobile supports requires "Level up! Plus" which is available for purchase on our website.
  • Fri, Sep 22, 2017, 12:37 AM
    I'm wondering if anyone else has had trouble with this block adding points for actions on stealth activities? I have a course that is not awarding points for posts to a forum even though the rules are configured to do so. I'm not sure why it's not working, but I notice that the Logs in Level Up are not showing any of the actions that are defined in the rule set. And it occurs to me that this is the first time we're using this block with Stealth activities.
  • Wed, Oct 18, 2017, 12:24 AM
    I was able to install the plugin and add a block to a course, but when I attempt to edit settings, access report, ladder or info of the block at the course level I get
    "Coding error detected, it must be fixed by a programmer: Controller for route not found."

    I get the same error when attempting to access the Default level, Default rules, and Default Visuals from the plugin settings from the Site Administration tree. Has anyone else encountered this issue?

    I am running Moodle 3.2
  • Wed, Oct 18, 2017, 12:31 AM
    Hi Sean,

    Something tells me that you are using Nginx. Please make sure that it is properly configured for Moodle use if that's the case. (https://docs.moodle.org/33/en/Nginx)
    If that's not the case, you could try to disable "slasharguments" in the Moodle admin settings.

    If Nginx is properly configured, or you are not using Nginx, please get in touch with me at level at branchup dot tech.

  • Mon, Oct 23, 2017, 1:19 PM
    Good morning!

    Just a quick query - is it possible to link LevelUp to user profile pictures? It would be great to feature a way that users profile pictures can change as they progress through levels!

  • Mon, Oct 23, 2017, 1:27 PM
    Hi Eddie,

    That's an interesting request. I agree that it could be fun, except if all students have the same level, in which case it would be harder to distinguish who is who.

    Are you aware of Mootivated? They offer a gamification solution which allows students to create their own avatar, pretty neat! Check the out at https://www.mootivated.com

  • Wed, Nov 1, 2017, 1:12 AM

    Can I add points directly to a user and show them in their points?
  • Wed, Nov 1, 2017, 11:00 AM
    Hi Michell. You can modify any user's points by clicking the cog icon in the report. At this point there is no other way to add or remove points to a user, though we are working on a feature allowing teachers do issue punctual rewards.
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