Level up! - Gamification 🏅

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Maintained by Frédéric 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
Latest release:
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Moodle 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.11

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Visit our website at levelup.plus.

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

What's new?

With a focus on UX, here are some of the highlights of our recent releases.

  • Revamp user interface to setup the levels
  • Redesigned rule picker to include rule description
  • New rule to target an activity by name (Level up! Plus add-on required)
  • Downloadable logs (Level up! Plus add-on required)
  • 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:

  • Target an activity by name
  • 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
  • Download the logs
  • 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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  • Tue, Apr 20, 2021, 7:32 PM
    Oh yeah I don't have it. I didn't know I need it. I'll install it asap and say if that fixes the issue, thanks
  • Tue, Jun 8, 2021, 9:21 PM
    Hi, Frédéric!
    I have a small problem with this plugin. Can't see any way to display the level up block in the mobile app on my moodle 3.7. Block located at the dashboard page. I'm sure that it worked well in previous versions, but now it's just not displaying any information about level, or xp, or anything. Can you please tell me how to fix it?
  • Tue, Jun 8, 2021, 11:29 PM
    Hi Алексей, we only added support for the mobile app via the Level up! Plus add-on, we haven't removed any mobile support from any version since it was introduced. We suspect that the issues you are experiencing are due to a change between the Moodle versions you migrated from and to.
  • Wed, Jun 9, 2021, 6:20 PM
    I get it. It works on the plus version of the plugin. Thanks for answering me. smile
  • Thu, Aug 5, 2021, 8:25 PM
    Hi Frederic! I am facing the issue in level up that points for rule has been set to zero automatically after some time.
  • Fri, Aug 6, 2021, 9:19 AM
    Hi Amit, Level up! never resets the rules, even when the block was added/remove. They only time this could happen is when someone manually resets them, or if a conflict occurs when multiple edit the rules at the same time. Would you please provide more information about the events that occurred? How many rules were there?
  • Fri, Aug 6, 2021, 12:59 PM
    Hi Frederic, I have created only one rule for course view and Level up! is set on the site level. I have check the level up logs also there user got the point when he view the course after some time when again he view the course he will not get the point. I also checked the Moodle log no event is there for the same.
  • Fri, Aug 6, 2021, 2:05 PM
    It probably is the cheat guard that is preventing the points attribution, please see if these pages help:

    - https://levelup.plus/docs/article/level-up-cheat-guard
    - https://levelup.plus/docs/article/event-rule-not-working
  • Mon, Aug 9, 2021, 12:20 PM
    Hi Frederic, I have setup the level up and level up plus and I am using the Moodle version 3.6.5 but is unable to earn the point while viewing the course and rule is already set for the event course viewed. kindly guide me for any extra settings required for this.
  • Mon, Aug 9, 2021, 1:52 PM
    Hi Amit, in your second message you mentioned that Moodle was not firing the "Course viewed" event. Without that event being fired, there is nothing that Level up! can do, you would need to investigate why Moodle does not report a course as being viewed in the first place. If the "Course view" event is fired, then please refer to the documentation linked above.
  • Thu, Aug 26, 2021, 3:52 PM
    Hi ...
    we have LevelUp!-Plus Edition in use and an external Tool that should be used several times.

    So I want to give points for a visit ob a special activity. I activated the control not to get points to often for the same action.

    Here a picture of the rule I have created: https://cloud.schulcampus-rlp.de/edu-sharing/share?nodeId=be9ad2a8-8e41-4b6e-8bfe-3fba9650fb0b&token=9496599cff39e4a435a7cc13d85c5bd5
    ... sorry, it is in german.

    BTW, do you have some more informations about how to use the rules?

    Regards from germany, Birgit

  • Thu, Aug 26, 2021, 4:33 PM
    Hi Birgit,

    you confirm that there is a log that the students viewed the external resource at all? The rule seems to be properly configured, so perhaps the activity itself is not firing the event that it is being viewed. Or perhaps another rule (above this one) takes precedence.

    It would be easier to discuss by email, would you please email us at: support at levelup dot plus
  • Thu, Aug 26, 2021, 4:49 PM
    Hi Frederic,
    I found out, that only an event takes part for a trainer, but not for students.
    At the moment I can solve the problem by using a link to the external tool and give points for using the link.

    For teachers there are logs for using the link and visiting the external tool, for students only the link-event.
  • Thu, Nov 4, 2021, 10:21 AM
    Hi Frederic,
    For the level up block, would you have an enhancement feature that teacher can change the panel display to show the top 3-5 users of the ladder instead of showing the current XP and level?
  • Thu, Nov 4, 2021, 10:44 AM
    Hi Jerry, thank you for the suggestion. While we work on this, have you considered displaying the leaderboard using a shortcode? More on this here: https://levelup.plus/docs/article/using-shortcodes
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