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Blocks: Progress Bar

Maintained by My mug Michael de Raadt
A time management tool for you and your students
Moodle 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, 3.1

Please use the Completion Progress block instead if this.

  • Faster and more efficient
  • Easier to use
  • More compatible with additional plugins

The Progress Bar block will no longer be developed and is kept here for historical reasons.

  • A time-management tool for students
    • Shows progress in activities/resources of a course
    • Colour coded to quickly see completed/viewed
  • Teachers select which pre-existing activities/resources are to be included
  • Order by times/deadlines or course order
  • Overview page for teachers showing progress of all students
    • Identify and contact at-risk students
  • Combined progress on Dashboard page


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  • My mug
    Mon, Aug 1, 2016, 9:20 AM
    Hi, Kees.

    I'm not aware of what the H5P activities do, but this is possible if they store information in the database. You can add new entries into the lib.php file.

    You could also try the new block that I'm working on that relies on actvity completion...

  • Picture of Olga Karaseva
    Wed, Aug 3, 2016, 11:26 PM
    Thank you for quick response, Michael.

    I've been testing it with Mac OS X Voice Over in Safari. When using the screenreader it reads all activities in progress bar and what shall be done in order to complete it, however it doesn't read the completion status for any of the activities (whether I completed the activity or not). Adding alt attributes to cross and tick icons fixes this.

    Thank you!
  • My mug
    Thu, Aug 4, 2016, 4:30 AM
    Hi, Olga.

    Adding an alt attribute on the image in the details section makes sense. Can you please create an issue in the Tracker so I don't forget to work on that? I'll also try with a more common screen reader.

  • Picture of Olga Karaseva
    Sat, Aug 6, 2016, 3:49 AM
    Thank you, Michael! Really appreciate!
    I've submitted an issue in the Tracker.
  • Picture of Mike Baselt
    Tue, Aug 16, 2016, 10:59 PM
    Hi Michael,
    thanks for your hard work. I like the module very much.
    I'm not quite sure but think I found a bug.

    I prepared a link in the course and set the expected time limit to a certain date and time in the progress bar configuration block.
    The problem seems to be that users can use the link after the dead line. Their results are marked as successfully passed (green) in the progress bar.
    I think this is wrong, because the monitoring of the excerises should indicate the delay ( => not passing the task within the expected time).
    The progress bar should keep the red (not successfully passed) sign.

    Hope you can help me.

  • My mug
    Thu, Aug 18, 2016, 12:30 PM
    Hi, Mike.

    Could you please create an issue in the Tracker ( and elaborate on what you mean by a link. If you can create a set of replication steps there, that would help.

  • Picture of 唐 汁
    Tue, Sep 13, 2016, 4:53 PM
    Hi Michael
    Nice progress plugin~!
    but i may have found a bug, i could not see progress bar when the plugin "Restriction by Activeties" is working, it will look like this :
    name Last in course Progress Bar Progres
    Jack 2016/09/1210:08 None of the monitored events are currently visible. ?


    Hope you can help me
  • My mug
    Tue, Sep 13, 2016, 7:52 PM
    Hi, Hiber.

    If none of the activities are visible to the user, then they will not appear in the bar. If you want them to be shown in the course and on the bar you need to change the visibility of the activity in the restriction settings.

    By the way, I'm no longer supporting this plugin. I suggest you try the Completion Progress block.
  • Picture of Hannah Mathias
    Wed, Sep 14, 2016, 10:01 PM
    Hi Michael

    We're looking trying to pull a report off from the Progress Bar, where is this data stored? We can't find progress bar table.

  • My mug
    Wed, Sep 21, 2016, 6:51 AM
    Hi, Hannah.

    I'm no longer supporting this plugin. I suggest you try the Completion Progress block.

    I'm considering creating an export from the Overview page for the Completion Progress block...

    Perhaps you could contribute to that.

  • Picture of Mark Hayes
    Wed, Sep 21, 2016, 1:26 PM
    Michael -
    I have enabled the "Show submitted before action" option for each assignment I am monitoring in the bar. This is useful as a way for students to let me know I should look at their work.
    Is it possible to 'reject' a submission such that the associated item in the progress bar goes back to red (indicating to the student they should submit again)?
    If I edit the student's submission in the gradebook and delete the submitted file, it has no affect on the progress bar (still shows orange), and the Activity Status in the gradebook remains "Submitted for grading".
    I guess the question is, how to set the Activity Status back to "No submission"?
  • My mug
    Wed, Sep 21, 2016, 2:15 PM
    Hi, Mark.

    The Progress Bar looks at the assignment activity's submission records as there can be resubmissions. In your case, I suggest you offer the student a resubmission rather than removing something from the Gradebook.

    Also, I recommend you move towards the Completion Progress block, which is effectively the new version of this plugin and is being maintained still.

  • Picture of Mark Hayes
    Wed, Sep 21, 2016, 2:55 PM
    Michael -

    So uninstall the Progress plugin, install and config the Completion Progress plugin?

    Can you point me in the right direction to "offer the student a resubmission." Is that a setting in the assignment activity.

  • Picture of Mark Hayes
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016, 12:15 AM
    Michael -
    I have uninstalled the Progress Bar and replace it with Completion Progress.

    You stated,
    "The Progress Bar looks at the assignment activity's submission records as there can be resubmissions. In your case, I suggest you offer the student a resubmission rather than removing something from the Gradebook."

    How to offer the student a resubmission?
    I have the assignment activities config'd such that the student can submit unlimited. If the student removes his submission for an assignment, the progress bar still shows yellow for that assignment indicating a submission has been made. How to get a cell on the progress bar to revert from yellow (submitted) back to blue (not submitted)?
  • My mug
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016, 6:44 AM
    Hi, Mark.

    I'd better get my terminology correct. I'm talking about attempts. Check out the Assignment Submission Settings, described here...

    If you grade a student's submission then offer them a new attempt, it should go back to blue.

    If you'd like to talk about the Completion Progress block, please do this on the relevant plugin page...
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