Blocks: Exabis Competencies - Competence grids

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This module can be used to work with competence grids within Moodle spanning over courses. Teachers and students can document their process in working with different competence fields - students self-reflect and build up their competence-profile. Portfolio artefacts can be associated with competences. Also teachers can assign learning paths to students and provide them with different activities and materials. This and other modules belonging to the exabis series was developed together with the Kultusministerium Baden-Württemberg and Landesinstitut für Schulentwicklung, Germany and the Federal Ministry of Education, Austria.
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Moodle 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

With this module competency based education can be administered within Moodle. The module has been developed since 2014 and is loaded with different features. Also two webapps called eLOVE (electronical lifelong outcomeoriented vocational education) and Dakora (Das Arbeiten mit Kompetenzrastern = working with competence grids) are available in appstores that can be used as a frontend to Moodle working with adaptive learning scenarios and eportfolios.

Competence grids can be created collaboratively at (export of xml-file) but also within Moodle.  Teachers can add their own materials and Moodle activities to competences. Students can self-reflect, contribute by adding individual artefacts to competences and build up their compentence-profile course-independently.

This module focuses more on distributing materials needed for adaptive learning processes then compared to Moodle competences that relate to Moodle activities. It is possible to exchange data from Moodle-generated competences that are associated with Moodle activities and the exabis series.

With the exabis-series consisting of exabis ePortfolio, exabis competencies and exabis student review teachers can work on individualization scenarios. Students can contribute portfolio artefacts, teachers can roll out materials to students selectively and reports can be generated documenting this work.

For a detailed documentation refer to the Teacher's manual.


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  • Picture of Aster Blistok
    Thu, 1 May 2014, 12:25 PM

    Is there an easy way to display student names filtered by groups; so that teachers from particular groups can see only their own students?

  • Picture of Marlise Nauer
    Sun, 3 Aug 2014, 5:23 PM
    Hallo Andreas, wollte die neuste Version von Exabis testen, soll ich dazu die Masterversion auf GitHub installieren (ist diese stabil) und wo kann ich den xml Importer downloaden? Lieber Gruss Marlise
  • Picture of Sakshi Goel
    Tue, 25 Nov 2014, 7:48 PM
    Hi Andreas ,
    This block is conflicting with Moodle theme . Some of the pages break such as home page, plugin overview etc. I have tested in Moodle clean theme. Your style.css may be not according to Moodle standard.
  • Picture of andreas riepl
    Wed, 26 Nov 2014, 10:03 PM
    Hello, please take the code from: - the problem was fixed some while ago - we will update to in the next weeks, regards Andreas
  • Picture of Michal Fic
    Thu, 5 Feb 2015, 9:37 PM
    Hello Andreas,
    We are using exabis competencies block in our company LMS and so far it looks really good! I just encountered one problem and I wonder if you could help me. In settings of exacomp block I ticked option Automatical gain of competence through quizzes and I also set Quiz-percentage needed to gain competence to 75%, however, when employee finishes quizz, even thoug his score was 100% the competence is not gained automatically. When I look as an administrator to Overview of competencies tab I can see pictogram (three red lines) that employee finished activity asigned to required competence, but I still have to put tick inside the box manually otherwise the competence is not gained. Could you please advice me where could be the problem? Is there anything else in moodle that I need to setup to get it working automatically?

    Many thanks,

    Michal Fic
  • Picture of Marlise Nauer
    Tue, 7 Jul 2015, 7:56 PM
    Hallo Andreas
    Funktioniert das Plugin auch unter 2.9?

    Lieber Gruss
  • Picture of andreas riepl
    Wed, 8 Jul 2015, 5:54 AM
    Hallo Marlise, selbstverständlich! Wir haben gerade einen Auftrag von Baden-Württemberg erhalten unsere Module Richtung Individualisierung weiterzuentwickeln, unsere Module funktionieren auf allen aktuellen und kommenden Versionen, lg Andreas
  • Picture of Pascal Kurosinski
    Wed, 13 Jul 2016, 6:42 PM
    Looks like an interesting plugin. Unfortunately I cannot make it work (version 3.01 with Moodle 2.9).
    The step "subject selection" produces an error:
    Debug info: ERROR: for SELECT DISTINCT, ORDER BY expressions must appear in select list
    LINE 5: ORDER BY s.sorting, s.title

    SELECT DISTINCT, s.title, s.source, s.sourceid
    FROM mdl_block_exacompschooltypes s
    JOIN mdl_block_exacompmdltype_mm m ON m.stid = AND m.courseid = $1
    ORDER BY s.sorting, s.title

    [array (
    0 => 0,
    Error code: dmlreadexception
    Stack trace:

    line 445 of /lib/dml/moodle_database.php: dml_read_exception thrown
    line 244 of /lib/dml/pgsql_native_moodle_database.php: call to moodle_database->query_end()
    line 785 of /lib/dml/pgsql_native_moodle_database.php: call to pgsql_native_moodle_database->query_end()
    line 320 of /blocks/exacomp/lib/lib.php: call to pgsql_native_moodle_database->get_records_sql()
    line 3725 of /blocks/exacomp/lib/lib.php: call to block_exacomp_get_schooltypes_by_course()
    line 79 of /blocks/exacomp/courseselection.php: call to block_exacomp_build_schooltype_tree_for_courseselection()

    How can I fix this?

    Thanks for any help & best regards,
  • Picture of andreas riepl
    Sat, 27 Aug 2016, 3:00 PM
    Hello Pascal, it should work now, you can download the newest version from - it was a postgres-problem,

    Best regards
  • Picture of Jan Lorenc
    Tue, 1 Nov 2016, 10:57 PM
    Hello Andreas,
    thank you for exabis modules, they are very helpful. We have been using them for some time but two weeks ago we upgraded moodle to version 3.05+ and eversince we are not able to get graphical interpretation of overal competences gained/self evaluated/not started as it was available before in a form of pie chart and line chart. Was this feature taken out from current version of exabis competences, or should we put more effort in proper setup of competence module? Many thanks for your answer.
    Best Reards,
  • Picture of syusan Jun
    Tue, 8 Nov 2016, 9:09 AM
    I am using Moodle 3.0.5.
    I upgraded exacomp 3.0.1 to 4.5.
    The radar chart is not displayed.

    4.5.0 (2016081702) Moodle 3.0, 3.1
  • Picture of andreas riepl
    Tue, 8 Nov 2016, 2:59 PM
    We have switched the competence profile to a more detailed concept, you should be able to see a progress bar within competence fields now, regards Andreas
  • Picture of syusan Jun
    Tue, 8 Nov 2016, 3:44 PM
    Thanks andreas

    >> see a progress bar within competence fields now
    Is it a Grid View?

    Is there an admin manual of exacomp ver 4.5 ?
  • Mt. Fuji
    Sun, 19 Mar 2017, 11:21 AM
    Is still functioning? I created an account (received the confirmation e-mail and confirmed) but am unable to login to the account and also unable to reset the password...?
  • Picture of Daniel Gtn
    Mon, 20 Mar 2017, 4:15 AM
    Hi Jason, we don't know of any problems. you can pm your userid+email and i'll reset your password.
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