Moodle 3: Activities & Resources: Activity Completion Settings


Activity Completion Settings

Activity Completion settings allows instructors and students to track progress through the content of a course. Each content item (resource or activity) can be set to track completion. Although this is referred to as Activity completion it can also be applied to course resources. The Activity Completion setting can be found at the bottom of the edit form page that is used to create or update a resource or activity.

Activity Completion settings are important if you are also using Access Control Contingencies to reveal links for other dependent activities or resources. Activity completion is one of the criteria available for determining when a link will become visible, and it must be set prior to any Access Control Contingency settings.

NOTE - If the Activity Completion section does not appear at the bottom of the edit/update page for your activity or resource, it is possible that the Student Progress option is disable for your course.

Completion Tracking options

Do not indicate activity completion (Default)

Students can manually mark the activity as completed

Show activity as completed when conditions are met

Criteria for Completion

There are several possible criteria for completion. Various content items offer different criteria, depending on the nature of the activity or resource. The two most common are:

Require View – will be noted as complete when a student clicks on the link to that resource or activity

Require Grade – will be noted as complete when a student receives a grade for that activity

Some options are unique to a particular activity. For example, the Discussion Forum offers completion criteria based on the number of posts to the forum, number of replies to other posts, and number of discussion topics created.

Below is a list of all Resources and Activities, along with their Completion criteria:

     1. Completion Requirement Options for Resources –

• File (require view)

• File Folder (require view)

• IMS Content Package (require view)

• Label (none, but does allow manual completion by student)

• Page (require view)

• Web Link (require view)

     2. Completion Requirement Options for Activities –

• Advanced uploading of files (require view, require grade)

• Online Text (require view, require grade)

• Upload a single file (require view, require grade)

• Offline Activity (require view, require grade)

• Chat (require view)

• Choice (require view, require choice selection)

• Database (require view, require grade)

• Feedback (require view, require submission of feedback form)

• Forum (require view, require grade, require # posts, # discussion topic, & # replies to other posts)

• Glossary (require view, require grade, must create # of entries)

• Lesson (require view, require grade)

• Quiz (require view, require grade)

• SCORM Package (require view, require grade)

• Wiki (require view)

• Workshop (require view, require grade)

Date for Completion

You can set an expected completion date by enabling the Expect Completed On setting. Set the day, month, and year. Then click the Enable box. This date will appear as a label on the top of the Activity Completion reports column for the activity or resource. If the date has passed, the column will be shaded red. Students do not see the Expect Completed On setting in their Moodle page.

Results of Activity Completion

If activities or resources are set for “Show activity as completed when conditions are met,” then a check-mark icon will appear on the student’s Moodle page when the conditions are fulfilled. The check-mark icon will be on the right of the link for that resource or activity.

If the setting changed to "Students can manually mark resources and activities as complete," students will see a square icon to the right of the links to those resources and activities. Clicking the square will place a chem.-mark icon, marking it as complete.

Activity Completion Reports

You can view a report table with a list of your students and their completion results. To view the Completion Reports page, first click the link for your course in the Navigation Block on the left of your screen. A sub-menu list will appear. Click on the link for Reports. Once the reports page opens, click on the Completion Reports link. This will show a table of your students and their progress. You can export the results to a spreadsheet by clicking on the Download links.

Changing Activity Completion Settings

These settings can be changes later by clicking the edit symbol for a resource or activity and returning to the Edit/Update page.

NOTE – once at least one student has completed a resource of activity, you will see a warning in the Settings page:

"Completion options locked

One or more students (1) has already marked this activity as completed. Changing completion options will erase their completion state and may cause confusion. Thus the options have been locked and should not be unlocked unless absolutely necessary."

You can unlock the setting by clicking Unlock button, but will student progress information up to that point will be lost for that activity or resource.

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