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
    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.
  • Picture of Ray Lewis
    Sun, Aug 11, 2019, 1:18 AM
    Hi Frédéric! Love your work, thank you. Can LevelUp be configured to allow a user to earn points by selecting the correct answer of a quiz question or a quiz score? Also, could you please share the answer to Maximillian Waluk's question about organizational leadscore board? This is a concern of ours as well.
  • Picture of Frédéric Massart
    Mon, Aug 12, 2019, 12:48 PM
    Hi Ray.

    It is currently not possible to reward students based on their grades. However, you could offer points to those who complete activities with a high enough grade by combining the completion criteria of Moodle with the completion rules of Level up!. We understand that this does not give the same level of granularity, but in the meantime this may come in handy.

    Regarding organisational leaderboards, the only support we have for multi-tenancy is through IOMAD, and yet this support is partial and only applies to leaderboards. We would love to work on improving our multi-tenancy features, but we do not currently have the resources for such development. Please feel free to contact us at levelup[at] should you want to discuss this further.

    Thank you!
  • Picture of pierre REMY
    Mon, Aug 12, 2019, 4:54 PM
    is it possible to reward students based on their score on SCORM activities ?
  • Picture of Frédéric Massart
    Mon, Aug 12, 2019, 5:16 PM
    Hi Pierre. Not yet, please see above response.
  • Picture of Colina Poullard
    Thu, Sep 12, 2019, 3:44 AM
    When importing a course the rules for Level Up are not importing. Is there a fix for this?
  • Picture of Frédéric Massart
    Thu, Sep 12, 2019, 11:01 AM
    Hi Colina. Could you be more specific? Backup and restore is supported, the only issue we are aware of at the moment is that rules tied to activities do not restore properly. Other rules should restore just fine.
  • Picture of Johan Naranjo
    Mon, Sep 16, 2019, 10:25 PM
    Hi, is there any way to include cohorts in xp rules? I have some quiz where students gain certain ammount of xp depending on the cohort he belongs to. How can I achieve this?
  • Picture of Frédéric Massart
    Tue, Sep 17, 2019, 11:09 AM
    Hi Johan. As stated on the github issue you raised, doing so is not possible at this point.
  • Picture of Theodosis Karageorgakis
    Thu, Sep 26, 2019, 2:50 AM
    I have bought the pro version of the plugin.
    I have a question . Is there a way to reset the users points for a certain course without reseting the course itself ? Ty in advance
  • Picture of Frédéric Massart
    Thu, Sep 26, 2019, 11:53 AM
    Hi Theodosis. Yes, at the bottom of Level up!'s report you may reset the whole course, or you may selectively reset individual students. Thank you for your support!
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