Blocks: Completion Progress

Maintained by My mugMichael de Raadt
The Completion Progress block is a time-management tool for students.
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The Completion Progress block is a time-management tool for students.

  • Visual representation of activities to be completed
  • Colour-coded for quick reference
  • Overview for teachers, identify students at risk
  • Combined progress on Dashboard page

The block shows activities with activity completion settings.


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  • Picture of Flemming Bornemann
    Wed, Jan 23, 2019, 6:07 PM
    I have som course with a number of students but list of student is empty when I click "Over view of Students"

    Any suggestions?

    kind regards
  • My mug
    Thu, Jan 24, 2019, 9:58 AM
    Hi, all.

    Flemming: On the overview page, you will see the progress as students see it. If the activities are hidden from students, their bar will be empty.

    Al: The block will show progress across the whole course. You could build in access settings so it is revealed as students progress through the course.

    Stuart: The block relies on the activity's visibility. That old trick of hiding activities in a hidden section won't stop students getting to them if they have the link. You'll need to hide each activity.

    Jez: You need to use the reattempts mechanism in Assignment. The block looks at the latest attempt.
  • Picture of Flemming Bornemann
    Thu, Jan 24, 2019, 7:21 PM
    Thanks Michael, but my problem is that I don't see any students when I click "Overview of Students" I have 30 active students in the course, but they do not show here.

    I have many other courses where it works just fine, and the students are shown when I click "Overview of Students." But in a few it doesn't show students. I have tried to compare settings but can't see any differences.

    Thanks again
  • Picture of Samuli Karevaara
    Sat, Jan 26, 2019, 5:26 PM
    Can Scales be used as "Pass / Fail" to show an activity as "red"? Now all assignments with scales show as "completed" even if given a failing grade. I tried to ask about this last August ( but couldn't find a solution then.
  • My mug
    Sat, Jan 26, 2019, 7:43 PM
    Hi, Samuli.

    The system relies on completion settings for each activity. I'm not sure if that will work with scales.
  • Picture of Dave Foord
    Sun, Jan 27, 2019, 6:55 PM
    Yes - Scales can be used with assignments and this plugin (I do this all the time), firstly you have to set the scale up correctly with the items listed in the correct order from lowest to highest, so 'fail,pass' would work but 'pass,fail' wouldn't work. This is a very common mistake that I see all the time, and if you are doing this, firstly create a new scale with the items listed in the correct order.

    The way that scales work is each item is allocated a number from 1 to x, so in the example above a 'fail,pass' scale; fail = 1, and pass = 2. If you have a scale such as 'fail, refer, pass, merit, distinction' then fail would be 1, refer = 2, pass = 3, merit = 4 and distinction = 5.

    Then in the assignment you have to set the pass score, if using the 'fail, pass' scale then the pass score would be 2, if using the other scale above the pass score would be 3. In some Moodles, the pass score will be 'hidden' and is only seen if you click on the 'more' option within the 'grade' subsection of the settings. (Note in very old moodles you had to set the pass score in the grade book, which was really hard to locate, but hopefully no-one is using a system that old now).

    You then set the activity completion for the assignment to be complete when they have achieved a pass grade (in some versions of Moodle this will be listed as 'achieved a grade').

    Hope this helps
  • Picture of Samuli Karevaara
    Mon, Jan 28, 2019, 2:16 PM
    Dave, thanks a lot! I think it is the order that tripped us. The documentation is a bit unclear in places, let's update the Moodle Docs on this.
  • Picture of Clare Hayward
    Tue, Jan 29, 2019, 5:02 PM
    Hi, Thank you for creating this plugin. We use it extensively on our courses but I was wondering if it is possible to have a download to csv or xls option as we have users who require high contrast and the plugin is not visible for those users.

    Many thanks
  • My mug
    Wed, Jan 30, 2019, 6:04 AM
    Hi, Clare.

    There is an old improvement request for an export. I haven't done anything about it. I welcome a contribution for that if someone has the time.

    In the meantime, you can change the colours of the block. That is possible in the global settings of the block (and affects the block globablly).
  • Picture of Sebastián Villalba
    Sat, Mar 23, 2019, 5:33 AM
    Hi. Excuse my english. How i can select students to send them an email like we can see in this image?
  • My mug
    Sat, Mar 23, 2019, 12:16 PM
    Hi, Sebastian.

    In more recent versions, I took that out after the new messaging system was introduced and causing errors in the plugin. If there is someone who knows about the new messaging system and would be willing to help reintroduce that, I'd welcome the help.

  • Picture of Flemming Bornemann
    Mon, Mar 25, 2019, 9:57 PM

    Hi again,

    I still have the problem with an empty student list when I go to "Overview of students". I have courses where it works just fine and others where it dos not.

    How do I add pictures to my post here?


  • My mug
    Tue, Mar 26, 2019, 3:07 AM
    Hi, Flemming.

    That sounds like a bug. Please report that on the Tracker. If you can add steps to replicate the problem, that would be useful.
  • Picture of Michelle Lomman
    Tue, Apr 9, 2019, 6:15 AM
    Wondering if you would be able to add the ability to choose a grouping in the 'visible only to' drop down? We use both groups and groupings. It would be reeeeeally useful to be able to select a grouping sometimes instead of a group smile
  • Picture of Clare Miller
    Tue, Jun 25, 2019, 8:26 PM
    This block appears as it should for administrators - but not for teachers or students.
    I can't see any issues with settings or permissions so I'm stuck!
    What else should I check please?
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