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4. Scroll down to the section entitled 'Completion tracking' and from the 'Enable completion tracking' drop-down menu select  'Yes'.

Completion tracking dropdown menu

5. Click on the 'Save and display' button button.

To set up an activity conditional on completion of a previous one:

  1. Set up the FIRST resource or activity activity.
  2. Navigate to your module and click on the 'Turn editing on' button   (top right).
  3. Click on the + Add an activity or resource hyperlink hyperlink as usual usual.
  4. Add the resource or activity you want, e.g., Select a File resource and upload a PowerPoint, named Preliminary Material.

       5. Complete the settings.

       6. Under the heading Activity completion

            a. From the 'Completion tracking' drop-down menu choose 'Show activity as complete when conditions are met'.
               For a resource: click the box for 'Student must view this activity to complete it' as as the condition (this is the only possible option).

b. For an activity: Set the conditions for completion, e.g., check Require grade:  "Student must receive a grade to complete this activity".  

c. (For a forum) Require replies: "Student must post replies: [enter number e.g., 2]" 
or must create one or more discussions (first post in a discussion) or a combination of the two.
For example:

7. Click on the 'Save and return to module' button button.

8. Click on the 'Turn editing off' button  in the top right of the main Moodle page.

List of possible Completion Requirement Options for Activities (or resources)


Require view, require grade, must submit
Turnitin AssignmentRequire view, require grade
ChatRequire view
ChoiceRequire view
DatabaseRequire view, require grade, require entries
FeedbackRequire view
Forumrequire view, require grade, require posts, require discussions, require replies
Glossaryrequire view, require grade, require entries
Lessonrequire view, require grade, require and reached, require time spent
Quizrequire view, require grade, require passing grade, require attempts
SCORM Packagerequire view, require grade, require minimum score, require status
Wikirequire view
Workshoprequire view, require grade

Set up the conditional resource or activity


Now the student must complete the first activity (e.g., read/open the PowerPoint Preliminary Material) before the second one is viewable.

Note: Access can also Access can also be restricted conditional upon achieving (or not achieving) a grade in an assignment or other graded activityYou can also allow students to tick items themselves to say they're .

Self or manual student completion

It's also possible to allow students to manually mark an activity as completed (but that relies on their honesty - you can compare it with their basic tracking report!). Where the resource is a label, the only way to indicate completion is for the student to manually


click 'Mark as done'.

To allow student manual completion


Results of Activity Completion 

For activities requiring students to manually mark an activity as completed, a 'Mark as done' button is shown on the activity page.

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

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If you have manual completion setting, i.e. 'Students can manually mark resources and activities as complete'' and 'Student must view this activity to complete it' is selected, then students will see a square icon to the right of the links to that resource or activity. Clicking the square will place a check-box icon, marking it as complete.

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checkbox 'To do: View' Image Added. Clicking on the checkbox will then change status to 'Done'Image Added.

Activity Completion Reports


Changing Activity Completion Settings

These settings can be changed later


by selecting the 'Edit settings' option for a resource or activity




However if one or more students have already completed a resource of activity, you will see a warning in the Settings page:

Activity completion warning

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