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🔥 🤩 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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What's new?

  • More privacy controls with enforced ladder anonymity and capability to access the logs
  • Compensate team's points for teams with less members with Level up! Plus! Read more
  • See the latest release notes

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:

  • Grade-based rewards
  • Team leaderboards
  • Activity completion support
  • Course completion support
  • Individual rewards
  • Mobile app 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
  • Import points from a CSV file
  • 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), Gamification.


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  • Picture of Tommaso Frangini
    Sat, Nov 7, 2020, 5:38 AM
    Hi everybody!!!
    This is an amazing plugin but i have one question. Is it possible to set level up only when a student completes the quiz and not when he enters? thanks
  • Picture of Frédéric Massart ⭐
    Sat, Nov 7, 2020, 10:09 AM
    Hi Tommaso. The Level up! Plus, you can award points for completing the activity, whether a quiz or another one. Without Level up! Plus, you would have to observe the events "attempt_submitted", however in the latter case every attempt will award points.
  • Picture of Pablo S. A.
    Fri, Nov 20, 2020, 5:59 PM
    Hi Fréderic, thank you for all.
    Is it possible that only the names of the students appear in the ranking? Now the surname also appears.
    Thank you
  • Picture of Frédéric Massart ⭐
    Sat, Nov 21, 2020, 10:13 AM
    Hi Pablo, at present there are two options for the names. Either make the whole leaderboard anonymous is Level up!, or use the Moodle setting to define how names are displayed to users: Level up! does not currently offer additional options then those.
  • Picture of Lina Ahmed Kamal
    Wed, Dec 16, 2020, 5:18 PM
    Hello Frederic,
    We are considering purchasing this plugin for moodle and have been fiddling around with the free version.
    I have two inquiries :
    1- In the pro version, how exactly does the grade based reward work, how are the rules set, do I set experience points for a specific grade range on a specific activity?
    2- How does the Levelup plugin work with Moodle lessons,
    I would like to give students exp points when finishing a specific percentage of the lesson ( like when a student finishes 20% of lesson give him 20exp, 50% give him 50exp etc... )

    And lastly I want to try the pro version before purchasing, is there a demo version or something that I can test it on ?

    Thanks in Advance,
  • Picture of Frédéric Massart ⭐
    Thu, Dec 17, 2020, 10:28 AM
    Hi Lina,

    1/ The grade-rules are a 1 to 1 relationship between the grade received and the points given. If a student gets a grade of 80, they get 80 points. Yes, uou can target specific grade items (activities). More on this here:

    2/ Level up! observes the completion state provided by Moodle itself, which is either completed or not. At present it is not capable of awarding students based on the completion level of a Lesson module.

    Please email us at support at, we will email you a demo access.

    Thank you!
  • Picture of mami mori
    Mon, Dec 21, 2020, 6:32 PM
    Hi Frédéric ,

    I always make good use of it. Thank you.

    I'm using Moodle 3.9.
    In one course I put it in, the gear marks in the block editor disappeared and I couldn't move or hide places.
    In the other courses, the gear marks are still there.

    Can you think of any possible causes?

    Mami Mori
  • Picture of Frédéric Massart ⭐
    Mon, Dec 21, 2020, 7:13 PM
    Hi Mami, this is probably because a permission issue within Moodle. Please check your permissions within the problematic courses with your Moodle administrator.
  • Picture of mami mori
    Mon, Dec 21, 2020, 7:21 PM
    Hi Frédéric ,

    Thanks for the quick reply!
    I am the Moodle Administrator on this moodle.
    I have checked the permissions and they are fine.
    All the other blocks on a problematic course has geared, only LevelUp block is not.
    Why is that?

  • Picture of Frédéric Massart ⭐
    Tue, Dec 22, 2020, 10:51 AM
    Hi Mami, we cannot thinkg of any reason why. Level up! is not doing anything different to other blocks. Perhaps this issue is related to your theme.
  • Picture of mami mori
    Tue, Dec 22, 2020, 11:48 AM
    Hi Frédéric ,
    Thanks for your comment. I'm going to try different challenges.
  • Picture of mami mori
    Tue, Dec 22, 2020, 1:49 PM
    Hi Frédéric ,
    I would like to report that I have solved the problem.
    I found that the gears are just hidden (I don't know why), I can find the URL for the block operation in the source code and click on it to operate it. Thank you very much.
  • Picture of Frédéric Massart ⭐
    Tue, Dec 22, 2020, 2:02 PM
    Hi Mami, that's great news, thank you for the update!
  • Picture of Luis Angel
    Tue, Jan 5, 2021, 1:44 AM
    Hi Frederic, i have a question. Is it possibly that i create an rule than have two or more activity is necessary completed for grate points. For example the user is necessary that view two PDF.
  • Picture of Frédéric Massart ⭐
    Tue, Jan 5, 2021, 10:29 AM
    Hi Luis, I'm afraid not. Events are observed as they occur, and thus they cannot be combined together. A workaround to this would be to use the "Restrict access" features of Moodle to hide an activity until the others have been completed, and then to award points for completing this activity. The latter would only serve the purpose of receiving the points, e.g. a Page activity with a congratulations message, that is completed when viewed.
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