Blocks: Level up! - Gamification

Maintained by Picture of Frédéric MassartFrédéric Massart
The easiest way to add gamification to your Moodle site! Engage your students! Gamify their learning experience by allowing them to level up in their courses. #gamification #game
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Our website dedicated to Level up! is here.

Please support this plugin: add it to your favourites, star it on GitHub, or purchase the add-on!

What's new?

Feature request and bug reports

Please report the issues you find, problems you experience or any feature request on the issue tracker. Thanks!


  • Automatically attributes points to students for their actions
  • Block that displays current level and progress towards next level
  • Report for teachers to get an overview of their students' levels
  • Notifications to congratulate students as they level up
  • A leaderboard to display the ranking of the students
  • Ability to customise the number of levels, the points they require and their appearance
  • Total control over the points earned per action
  • Unlock content when a certain level is reached
  • Experience points earned per course, or for the entire site
  • Support for shortcodes to include in content
  • GDPR compliant

Level up ! Plus add-on features

Purchasing the Level up! Plus add-on unlocks these features:

  • Team leaderboards
  • Mobile app support
  • Activity completion support
  • Course completion support
  • Course selection rule
  • Resilient cheat guard
  • Limit learners rewards in time frame
  • Progress bar can display progress towards next or ultimate level
  • Additional default level badges
  • Substitute experience points for other symbols
  • Viewing the block on someone's profile displays their level
  • IOMAD support for the leaderboard and team leaderboard
  • Download the report
  • Email support

Visit our website for more information on Level up! Plus.

How to use one block for all courses?

In order to gather experience points from all the courses a student is participating in, you have to set the admin setting Where are experience points used? to 'For the whole site'. This setting is located under "Site administration > Plugins > Blocks > Level up! > General settings". Once set, any block newly or previously added will display the total experience points of your students.

How are experience points calculated?

Please refer to the Level up! documentation.

How to unlock content at a certain level?

Please refer to the Level up! documentation.

How to unlock a course at a certain level?

Please refer to the Level up! documentation.

Shortcodes supported

What are those? Shortcodes can be used in text editors throughout Moodle to include or modify the content. The plugin Shortcodes must be installed to enable them.

Level up! comes with shortcodes to display the learner's level badge, their progress bar, or even the leaderboard anywhere you like. Shortcodes can also be used to conditionally display content according to a learner's current level. For a list of available shortcodes and their documentation, please refer to Level up! documentation.

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This plugin is part of sets Experience Points (XP), MoodleCloud, Gamification.


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  • Picture of Frédéric Massart
    Mon, Feb 25, 2019, 8:07 PM
    Hi Xavier. No, but you can manually adjust/remove points from any student from the report's page.
  • Picture of john petroulis
    Mon, Mar 4, 2019, 5:15 PM
    Hello to everyone! I am a PhD Student in the field of Online Learning Environments. My team and I want to use "Level up!" to conduct a research according the contribution of gamification techniques on engaging students increasing their participation inside a forum. What I want to ask is the fact that we have four groups of learners and we want the two of them not to have access to the plugin's results (control group) and the other two to view anything it can show (experimental group). Can I do that using the plugin "Level up!"?
    Thank you very much in advance!
  • Picture of Frédéric Massart
    Tue, Mar 5, 2019, 9:58 AM
    Hi John. You certainly can. There are two permissions that you can deny to your control group, the permissions to 'earn' points, and the one to 'view' the block. Without these, they will not earn points and will not be aware that they could. We would love to help and hear about your findings, feel free to email us at _levelup at branchup dot tech_.
  • Picture of Marat Faizerakhmanov
    Wed, Mar 6, 2019, 11:00 PM
    Hello! In which folder on server I need to put the files to install the plugin localy?
    Best regards!
  • Picture of Frédéric Massart
    Thu, Mar 7, 2019, 11:14 AM
    Hi Marat. Your should extract all the files of the plugin in the folder `blocks/xp`.
  • Picture of john petroulis
    Thu, Mar 7, 2019, 8:12 PM
    Frédéric, thank you very much for your response! I have tried a lot to find the 'earn' and 'view' permissions, but I did not manage to do so. Could you please direct me to them in detail?
  • Picture of Frédéric Massart
    Fri, Mar 8, 2019, 11:24 AM
  • Picture of Andreas Panagiotopoulos
    Sat, Apr 6, 2019, 4:24 AM
    As Mohamed Atia has noticed, the title 'Level up!' can't be translated to other languages! Is there any solution??

    Thank you!
  • Picture of Frédéric Massart
    Sat, Apr 6, 2019, 10:51 AM
    Hi Andreas, by default the title gets the name of the plugin, which can be translated with the string `pluginname`, however the title can manually be changed from the block settings, and other defaults for the title can be set in the admin settings.
  • Picture of Tú Quỳnh Lê
    Wed, May 8, 2019, 12:12 PM
    I notice that course name & activity name is not appear on plugin log, is there a way to make it possible?
  • Picture of Frédéric Massart
    Wed, May 8, 2019, 12:34 PM
    Hi Tú Quỳnh Lê, not presently but we'll look at improving that aspect of the logs. Thank you!
  • Picture of Kathrin Braungardt
    Tue, May 21, 2019, 11:44 PM
    Hi, when importing a course and there was a rule with "the acitivity or resource is" pointing to a specific activity the drop down list shows Error: unknown module, this on Moodle 3.6.3.
  • Picture of Frédéric Massart
    Wed, May 22, 2019, 10:53 AM
    Hi Kathrin, thank you for bringing this to our attention, we raised the issue [here](
  • Picture of maximillian waluk
    Fri, Jun 7, 2019, 9:19 PM
    Hi Frédéric! We have been testing this plugin in a Totara implementation and it is working great! We are wondering if there is a way to only show leaderboard statistics for users within the same organization. Currently the leaderboard shows all users in the system with points and the only other options appear to be making the leaderboard completely anonymous or showing users a specified range of other users with similar xp values. I saw some documentation indicating there is IOMAD support, is seems similar to our configuration. Is there any way to make this work for us?
  • Picture of Frédéric Massart
    Sat, Jun 8, 2019, 1:36 PM
    Hi Maximillian, we got back to you through the email you sent us.
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