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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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:

  • 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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Branch Up


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


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  • Picture of Jeremy McDonald
    Thu, Jan 23, 2020, 1:33 AM
    Would it be possible to mask the names of other students on the leader board? ex. Student Jeremy is ranked # 3 out of 15 in class, but the other 14 names are not displayed only some generic label or nothing at all just show student Jeremy is ranked 3rd of 15.
  • Picture of Frédéric Massart
    Thu, Jan 23, 2020, 1:40 PM
    Hi Jeremy. Yes, please find the anonymity options in the settings.
  • Picture of Jeremy McDonald
    Thu, Jan 23, 2020, 11:09 PM
    Thank you
  • Picture of Pia Annas
    Wed, Feb 12, 2020, 9:22 PM
    Hi at all,
    I’d like to use Level up! as a restriction-option to activities and resources in a moodle course.
    How can I add Level up! results (level/xp/points) as an option for restrict access settings in activities or resources in moodle admin configurations?
    Is it a standard feature („unlocking content“) or do I need Level up! Plus?

    I will be grateful for any help you can provide.

    Best regards,
  • Picture of Jeremy McDonald
    Thu, Feb 13, 2020, 1:15 AM
    I am using the plug-in, but having no success on this one particular rule:
    "ANY of the conditions are true"
    >Quiz: quiz attempt submitted
    I have the activity completion enabled for the item and it is not alowing the students to add points for attempting the quiz.
    Any help with this would be appreciated.

    Thank you
  • Picture of Frédéric Massart
    Thu, Feb 13, 2020, 9:39 AM
    Hi Pia. You don't need Level up! Plus, please search for the "enrol_xp" and "availability_xp" plugins. Thank you.
  • Picture of Frédéric Massart
    Thu, Feb 13, 2020, 9:43 AM
    Hi Jeremy, here is some documentation that should help:
  • Picture of Гульфина Шкодина
    Wed, Apr 22, 2020, 7:13 PM
  • Picture of Sourish Bose
    Tue, May 19, 2020, 6:38 PM
    Can I display the leaderboard for a specific activity or resource like a Quiz?
  • Picture of Frédéric Massart
    Tue, May 19, 2020, 6:58 PM
    Hi Sourish. No, this is not possible at this stage.
  • Picture of Sourish Bose
    Tue, May 19, 2020, 7:56 PM
    Thank you Frédéric for the confirmation.
  • That's me
    Tue, May 19, 2020, 9:55 PM
    Hi! I have bought a solo version. Is there a possibility to award points for a quiz EVERY time a person submits it AND receives a passing grade. At the moment it can be done once only.

  • Picture of Frédéric Massart
    Wed, May 20, 2020, 11:23 AM
    Hi Alex. Thank you for your support. I'm afraid that it is not possible to repeat the rewards that are based on grades or completion. Please contact us at [levelup at branchup dot tech] if you wish to discuss your use case further.
  • Picture of longer zhao
    Sat, May 30, 2020, 7:22 AM
    Hi,how to solve this kind of problem, when i want see the detail the message will be shown ,thanks!
    Coding error detected, it must be fixed by a programmer: Controller for route not found.
    More information about this error
  • Picture of Frédéric Massart
    Sat, May 30, 2020, 12:31 PM
    Hi, this is due to an incorrect configuration of your Moodle site. Please refer the following documentation page:
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