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This module can be used to work with digital competence grids within Moodle spanning over courses. This concept allows for - teachers to create digital competence grids in Moodle - teachers to work collaboratively, sharing tasks and materials in the pedagogical framework of a competence grid - individualization by assigning specific tasks to all or certain students - working with a weekly schedule using a drag&drop interface - using the free app DAKORA for both teachers and students to provide materials and upload solutions to Moodle - creating extensive competence profiles of students related to their level and achievements - comprehensive reporting of students’ achievements, competence levels and soft skills
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Moodle 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7
Teachers and students can document their work within competence fields - students self-reflect and establish their individual course spanning competence profiles. Portfolio artefacts can be linked to competences. Teachers can assign learning paths to students and provide them with different (Moodle-)activities and materials on different difficulty levels.

Competence grids can be created in a Moodle course collaboratively or externally at (export of xml-file).  
The module used together with the app DAKORA addresses the aspect that all teachers (Moodle experts as well as those that want to discover Moodle step-by-step) are provided with a pedagogical framework from the first moment on using pre-configured settings.

Exabis Competencies – Competence grid is part of a suite of three main modules: Exabis ePortfolio (portfolio work), Exabis Competencies - Competence grids (connecting artefacts to competences and individualization paths using digital competence grids) and Exabis student review (course spanning reporting tool of students’ achievements including assessment of soft skills).

The module can be used standalone or as part of this suite. Advantage of using all three modules together is that learner driven learning paths can be established – these are teacher guided, self-paced, competence-based and individualized.

The free app DAKORA (working with digital competence grids) which was developed together with the Federal Ministry of Education in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, allows work with all three modules with an innovative interface for tablets and smartphones which can be downloaded from all app stores.  

Try out DAKORA at

For a detailed documentation refer to Admins' manual or the Teachers' manual.

Take a look at the video to see how it works in schools:

Find the transcript in English here: with timeline or without timeline.

More info at


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  • Picture of Steffen Bachmann
    Sun, May 21, 2017, 7:24 AM
    Hallo Andreas,
    auch als Admin sehe ich im Kurs im Block "Kompetenzraster" nur die Möglichkeit "Import/Export", aber ich finde nirgends die Möglichkeit ein Kompetenzraster einzugeben (also keine Datei hochzuladen, sondern das Kompetenzraster direkt in Moodle zu erstellen).

  • Picture of andreas riepl
    Thu, May 25, 2017, 9:40 PM
    Hallo Steffen, du hast recht, wir werden das in der nächsten Version korrigieren. Der Workaround ist jetzt, dass du eine xml-Datei aus importierst (vielleicht auch nur mit einem eigenen Kompetenzraster. Ab dann kannst du auch eigene Kompetenzraster anlegen, wir korrigieren den Bug, lg Andreas
  • Picture of Steffen Bachmann
    Wed, Jun 14, 2017, 9:21 PM
    Hallo Andreas,
    sorry für die späte Rückmeldung.
    Gut dann freue ich mich darauf, euer Modul auszuprobieren. smile

  • Picture of iulian ghetau
    Wed, Nov 22, 2017, 5:29 AM
    Competence grid import xml file generate from error: "Error: You are using an outdated xml-file. Please create new outcomes/standards at or visit to download an available xml file to the blocks xml directory. " Moodle 3.3+ (Build: 20170616) version. what's wrong?
  • Picture of andreas riepl
    Wed, Nov 22, 2017, 9:18 PM
    Hello, please use nextgen-option in the dropdown-menu on the export-page
  • Picture of Liam Brady
    Wed, Dec 6, 2017, 9:20 PM
    Hi Andreas!

    Firstly, thanks for your awesome hard work on all of your modules - it's very much appreciated! I'm currently having an issue with the Competence Grid. I'm going through the configuration setup as an admin, and I've completed the 'Configuration' and 'Subject selection' tabs, but when I get to the 'Assign Moodle activities' tab it's blank and there's nothing under the tab so configuration can't be completed. As a result, when I go to (for example) 'https://mymoodle/blocks/exacomp/assign_competencies.php?courseid=4' the page is completely blank. I've tried to look in the logs in on the server and in the database but I can't seem to find anything that's helpful. I'm on Moodle 3.2+ and I've created a new outcomes/standards XML file at which I'm using so I suspect that's not the problem. Any help at all in figuring out what the issue could be here would be appreciated!

    Kind regards,
  • Picture of andreas riepl
    Thu, Dec 7, 2017, 4:14 AM
    Hello Liam. The tab assign moodle activities only works if you already have activities in the course. otherwise just untick "I work with moodle activities" - then the competence grid should be shown. Also please make sure that you use the option nextgen for export with edustandards. otherwise please send me the xml-file - I will take a look at it. Andreas
  • Ricardo Caiado
    Thu, Dec 28, 2017, 11:19 PM

    Teacher's manual link:

    "The requested URL /fileadmin/user_upload/projekte/documents/exabis_series_teacher-manual.pdf was not found on this server."

  • Picture of andreas riepl
    Fri, Dec 29, 2017, 6:25 PM
    Thanks Ricardo, I just corrected the links, regards Andreas
  • Picture of InsightKorea JobS
    Wed, Mar 14, 2018, 2:30 PM
    The translation is complete, but many German words remain. How can I change the German text?
  • Picture of andreas riepl
    Wed, Mar 14, 2018, 2:48 PM
    Hello, can you point out place where we have overseen this, I will have this corrected, regards Andreas
  • Picture of Marlise Nauer
    Fri, Sep 21, 2018, 5:57 PM
    Hello Andreas, we use moodle 3.5.2, do you know, if the plugins work with this release? Best regards Marlise
  • Picture of andreas riepl
    Sun, Sep 23, 2018, 3:11 PM
    Hello Marlise, yes, we just uploaded a version for 3.5.+, best regards, Andreas
  • Picture of Joseph Liaw
    Fri, Oct 5, 2018, 9:38 PM
    Thank you for sharing this great tool with the open source community!

    This set of plugins looks like it has HUGE potential--quick question: is there any easy way to import existing Moodle Competency Frameworks?

    I tried to do it and it looks like the formats are not currently compatible, which is too bad since there could be a lot of synergy between these tools....

    Thank you!


  • Picture of andreas riepl
    Sat, Oct 6, 2018, 3:52 AM
    Hello Joseph, thank you for your remarks. At the moment there is no interaction between the frameworks. The reason for that is, that we are still admidst the development of the module for our customer. We have thought about it, as soon as we will find some funding for the interface, we will gladly implement it. However our concept is a little different, we work with a course-spanning concept and digital competence grids used for individualization. For this we have also developed an app to work this setting (it is called Dakora), best regards, Andreas
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