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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  • Wed, Feb 17, 2021, 10:55 PM
    Merci pour cette réponse rapide. Je crois que je n'ai pas bien compris le principe dans ce cas: je cherche un plugin qui fait des battle afin de motiver les élèves. Vous me dites que LevelUp reprend les données de Moodle, s'il ne s'agit pas des points obtenus aux questions que l'on peut créer dans moodle à travers diverses activités de quiz, je ne comprends pas la nature des données concernées. Je vous remercie d'avance
  • Thu, Feb 18, 2021, 11:31 AM
    Bonjour Christine. Level up! peut aider à créer une compétition amicale, simplement les points que Level up! donne aux élèves dépendent des actions portées par ces derniers dans Moodle. Level up! tel quel ne pose pas de question, et n'offre pas de contenu, il observe ce qui se passe et attribue des points en fonction. Dans sa version payante, il est possible d'attribuer des points correspondants aux notes reçues. Nous vous conseillons d'essayer Level up!, et de naviguer dans l'onglet des règles afin de consulter les méthodes d'attribution de points.
  • Mon, Feb 22, 2021, 10:31 AM
    Hi Frederic! I'm having a problem overwriting the default rules. I've changed the XP value of every rule to Zero but still the student is earing points for these actions. What could be the problem? I deleted the cache but the problem persists. thanks for your help!
  • Mon, Feb 22, 2021, 12:48 PM
    Hi Felipe, there may be two reasons for this. Either you are not editing the rules from the right place, either you are changing the default rules from the admin, which are the rules that are applied to new instances of the block, or you may be changing the rules in a context that is not the one where students are earning the coins, we recommend that you check the logs from the plugin. The other reason is that the other rules are placed below the default ones. The easiest way to "disable" the default rules is simply by removing them altogether. For more help on how to debug the rules, please see this: https://levelup.plus/docs/article/event-rule-not-working
  • Mon, Feb 22, 2021, 8:43 PM
    Hello Frederic, thanks for your response. You're right, I was doing the rule setting in the General Plugin part and not in the course rules. Now it's working correctly. Thank you so much!
  • Fri, Apr 9, 2021, 2:51 AM
    If you are not willing to pay for it, it's useless. Does any one know any real free alternative to level up?
  • Fri, Apr 9, 2021, 12:24 PM
    Hi Rafael, we're sorry that the features found in the free plugin do not meet your requirements. We have never removed any features from the free version, and those have been present long before the introduction of the Plus package. Since then, we have added features to both versions to support both the community and our customers.
  • Tue, Apr 13, 2021, 9:22 PM
    hi, sorry if this is a silly question but how exactly do I restrict access for user depending on their rating/score/whatever?
  • Tue, Apr 13, 2021, 10:21 PM
    Hi Glenn, this would have to be done using the core "Restrict access" function of Moodle itself, here is the documentation page about it: https://docs.moodle.org/en/Restrict_access
  • Thu, Apr 15, 2021, 5:33 PM
    Thanks Frederic. Any idea why there wouldn't be an option to use Level Up! restrictions in course/lesson options? Moodle version is 3.8.3+ I only see the standard options like "User must be in a cohort" or "User must complete that element"
  • Thu, Apr 15, 2021, 8:38 PM
    Hi Glenn, would you please confirm that you installed and enabled the "Level up! Availability" (availability_xp) plugin?
  • 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
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