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Blocks: Progress Bar

Maintained by My ugly 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
  • A time-management tool for students
  • Shows progress in activities/resources
  • Colour coded to quickly see completed/viewed
  • Teachers select which pre-existing activities/resources are to be included
  • Order by times/deadlines or order in course
  • Overview page shows teachers the progress of all students




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  • Fiona Watts
    Sun, Mar 23, 2014, 4:45 PM
    Hi Michael, I posted this question in the forums too. I am hoping you can help. We have the progress bar block installed in Moodle 2.5. We also use groups and groupings to display set assignments to students based on their grouping. My problem is the Progress bar seems to pull ALL assignments through and not recognise those relevent to only a certain grouping. I really like this block for its simplicity for staff and students but find this really limiting. Do you have any suggestions about how I might fix this scenario?
  • My ugly mug
    Mon, Mar 24, 2014, 8:17 AM
    Hi, Fiona.

    There has been a similar request recently. Check out...
  • Painting
    Tue, Mar 25, 2014, 12:46 PM
    Is there by any chance a way to disable the Progress Bar from linking to activities and resources? This is a great plugin. But when a user clicks on an activity in our Progress Bar it shows up on its own page rather than on our the main course page.
  • My ugly mug
    Tue, Mar 25, 2014, 1:07 PM
    Hi, Whitney.

    There isn't a simple way to stop the links to course activities/resources without altering the code. I'm not sure why you would want to do that.

    I'm not sure what you mean about pages showing up on their own page. The links from the Progress Bar are the same as those on the course page, so they open in the same way.
  • Painting
    Tue, Mar 25, 2014, 7:45 PM
    Most of my activities are URL's (linked to vimeo videos) which, when clicked from the course, popup in their own browser.

    But when clicked from the Progress Bar, the URL-link-activity appears on its own page, which then says "Click the Link to open the resource".

    Then the user has to navigate back (in the breadcrumbs or navigation block) to the main course page to get back to the course flow again. So it creates some extra steps.
  • My ugly mug
    Wed, Mar 26, 2014, 9:22 AM
    Hi, Whitney.

    Thanks for elaborating. You are correct that the Progress Bar does not respect the settings that control how a resource is to be displayed.

    I've opened an issue on tracker for that...
  • Picture of Elton LaClare
    Thu, Mar 27, 2014, 11:00 AM

    I love this plugin, and we use it extensively to monitor the independent learning portion of our courses. We have recently upgraded to Moodle 2.6.1, and I have noticed something strange about the Progress Bar. I've configured to block to track the assignments. I've also set dates for when the tasks are expected. Usually the Progress Bar will turn red only if the student hasn't completed the task before the due date. However, at the moment my Progress Bar is showing red even though the assignment due date is not for another few weeks. Any ideas why this might be?
  • Picture of Lap Thanh Ngo
    Fri, Apr 11, 2014, 9:40 AM
    Hi, I have a quick question .. so I modified the progress bar .. Is there a way to forbid the progress bar plugin to upgrade and erase my changes? I thought about changing the version number in the version.php? Thanx
  • My ugly mug
    Fri, Apr 11, 2014, 2:43 PM

    I'm glad you were able to customise the Progress Bar block to suit your circumstances. I recommend you use Git to pull changes from my GitHub repository. This will help you manage conflicts between your code and my updates. Alternately, you could rename the block (directory and in the lang file), which would allow you to have your version independent of my original.
  • Picture of Mitchell van Gerwen
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014, 8:27 PM
    Hello Michael,

    I see there is a ne wversion available. Can you tell me what the differences are?
  • My ugly mug
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014, 10:18 PM
    Hi, Mitchell.

    The new version includes global configuration of the colours used in the Progress Bar. It was in relation to

    Thanks for asking.
  • Picture of Mitchell van Gerwen
    Tue, Apr 15, 2014, 10:37 PM
    Thanks Michael!
  • Picture of Angelique Meyer
    Wed, Apr 16, 2014, 9:12 PM
    Hi Michael, I am new to moodle and have installed your plugin (which is fantastic by the way) However, I need it to display on the home page and not only just the course pages? Is there any possible way I can do this? Thank you in advance
  • My ugly mug
    Wed, Apr 16, 2014, 9:21 PM
    Hi, Angelique.

    The block is limited to being displayed on course pages because that is where the activities are. How do you envisage this would be used on the site home (or did you mean the "My home" page)?
  • Picture of Rob Arnts
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014, 10:22 PM
    Hi Michael,

    Thank you! Its amazing, it even replaced my course navigation!

    One question, our Moodle site contains a few external/non moodle activities, i.e.:
    - Kaltura
    - And a version of the feedbacktool --> named Scan.

    Where should I think of to make the progress bar read/mark these activities? Is this something we have to implement into the activity? Our is this something we could change within the progress bar code?

    Thanks in advance! Rob
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