Course formats ::: format_ludic
Maintained by Daniel Miller, Céline Hernandez, Adrien Jamot, Team Edunao
LUDIC presents course structure and contents graphically. A range of gamification options are also provided to strengthen student engagement.

Ludic 3.5.4

Moodle 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9
Released: Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 5:49 PM


LUDIC is a Moodle course format plugin, resulting from research work in gamifictaion, that presents course structure and contents graphically. Images are dynamic, evolving over time to emphasise student achievement.

Look and Feel

The objective is provide a light-weight navigation experience, favoring large images over long texts.


This plugin is designed to be extremely easy to use, requiring only minimal input from the course creators in order to put it to use. The plugin includes a set of dynamic skins for sections and activities that can be used out of the box. It is possible for a user to create their own dynamic skins but it should be noted that this feature currently requires some technical expertise.

Course structure

Ludic courses use a classic Moodle structure with content organised into a set of course sections. A course overview page presents the sections to which the student currently has access. The content for each separate section is displayed in it's own dedicated page.

Dynamic section skins

Each section, as represented in the course overview page, is dressed in a dynamic skin. The course creator can choose which skin to use for which section, selecting from a range of options provided out of the box and any additional skins that they have added themselves.

Dynamic content skins

Each activity and resource may either be presented 'inline', displayed as it would be in any other Moodle course format, or may be represented by a dynamic skin that is conceptually similar to the section skins described above.

History & Credits

LUDIC was developped by EDUNAO as part of the LudiMoodle research project. The LudMoodle project, involving researchers from the Université de Lyon and the LIRIS, investigated the impact of different gamification techniques on user engagement for users with different motivation profiles. Artwork was produced by Lionel Paolini

Version information

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Supported software
Moodle 3.5, Moodle 3.6, Moodle 3.7, Moodle 3.8, Moodle 3.9
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.5
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.6
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.7
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.8
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.9

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Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Course formats

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the module.
  3. Place the folder (eg "myformat") in the "course/format" subdirectory.
  4. Visit to finish the installation