Course formats: eTask topics format
Make it easy! With eTask topics format – available for
Motivates your students even more! Activity popover provides progress bars of completed and passed activities.
Students can see the progress of completed activities as well as passed. Private mode is back in a play! No private data like grades of other students – motivational progress bars only. Progress bars are calculated by default.
Due date in popover shows expected completion date if the due date is missing.
Privacy? No problem! Set up a private view in eTask settings and display real data in progress bars even if only one student is shown.
Grade to pass – the simplest way to set up.
Set up grade to pass simply – in a course editing mode you can open activity modal, set the grade to pass and save – thats it!
It is possible to use user defined scales. It is necessary to define scales ascending (from the worst to the best value), e.g.
No, Yes or
F, D, C, B, A!
Activity completion – so powerful tool!
Activity completion is enabled by default in Moodle 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, and 3.8. You can manage
Activity completion in each of the course activities.
In Moodle 3.1 and 3.2
Enable completion tracking in
Course setting and you can manage
Activity completion as well.
Moodle 2.9 and 3.0 have disabled activity completion by default. Go to
Site administration ->
Advanced features and
Enable completion tracking. Then
Enable completion tracking in
Course setting as well. You can manage
Activity completion now.
Switch role to ... strictly defined permissions and GDPR ready!
The teacher (includes manager and course creator roles) can edit activities by clicking on activity headers. Grade to pass setting is available. Links from activity headers goes to activity editation. Links from grade table cells goes to activity grading. Filtering by groups is available as well as pagination.
A non-editing teacher can click only on the activity header. Links goes to activity detail. Filtering by groups is available as well as pagination.
Students can click only on activity headers. Links goes to activity detail. Pagination is available. If a student is part of a defined group, only students from the same group are shown in the eTask table.
You can change these permissions in
Better customization with new features – activities sorting and grading table placement.
For better customization the most of the plugin configurations were moved to the course format settings. eTask topics format is more usable than ever before!
Is the sorting of activities by the latest uncomfortable for you? Never mind! New ability to sort activities is here – by the latest, by the oldest or as they are in the course.
Do you want the content of the course first? Now you can choose the placement of the eTask above or below the course sections.
Still not enough? Try it and let me know – we can improve it together!
You can edit course format settings by
Edit settingsin the course. There are five configurable fields: eTask private view, eTask progress bars, eTask students per page, eTask activities sorting, and eTask placement.
Do you have some idea to improve eTask topics format? Contact me! Write a comment below or private Moodle message. Do you find some bug? Write comments as well or Create issue!
If more information needed, go to Versions, choose your Moodle version, and click learn more.
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Quick and easy – installation
- Download the files as a ZIP archive,
- extract the files to the folder named
- copy the
course/format/in your Moodle installation,
- login to the administration and run the installation,
- optionally update the settings of this module and
- set course format to
eTask topics format.