This applies to Moodle 3.6 from July 2019 onward
This page shows you how to use conditional activities and completion tracking, which can be used for a variety of purposes, from monitoring completion of the whole course, to making one activity or resource conditional upon the students having accessed another previously, to allow students to track their self-study.
Completion Tracking allows teachers to specify conditions that define when an activity is considered to be complete e.g. when a certain number of posts have been made, or a grade has been reached or a choice has been made .
You set, for each activity or resource, what constitutes "completion".
For a resource, this will be "view" - although it only really checks whether the student has opened the resource, it can't know if they've actually looked at it!
See below for a list of what can constitute completion for activities.
Note: Completion tracking must be turned on BEFORE the conditional resources or activities are added.
For a resource:
For an activity:
|Require view, require grade, must submit|
|Turnitin Assignment||Require view, require grade|
|Choice||require view, require choice selection (any of the choices)|
|Database||require view, require grade, require # count of entries (new in 3.4)|
|Feedback||require view, require submission of feedback form|
|Forum||require view, require grade, require # posts (discussions or replies), # create (first post in) discussion topic, or # 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|
|Workshop||require view, require grade|
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 be restricted conditional upon achieving (or not achieving) a grade in an assignment or other graded activity
You can also allow students to tick items themselves to say they're completed (but that relies on their honesty - compare it with their tracking report!). Where the resource is a label, the only way to indicate completion is for the student to manually tick it.
When setting up the activity or resource:
NOTE: Where you have a lot of material for students to work through, students often like to be able to tick boxes themselves to track their progress through the module.
If activities or resources are set to “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 you have manual completion setting, i.e. "Students can manually mark resources and activities as complete," 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-mark icon, marking it as complete.
You can view a report table with a list of your students and their completion results.
This will show a table of your students and their progress.
These settings can be changed later (with editing turned on) by clicking Edit for a resource or activity and returning to the Edit Settings page.
However if one or more students have already completed a resource of activity, you will see a 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.
If an activity in which completion tracking is set is copied into another module (e.g., copying one form last year into this year's module), then that module must have completion tracking turned on.
Tracking cannot be added retrospectively.
To ask students to complete a Plagiarism test or statement (using a Choice)
before they are able to see the assignment and make a submission.
The following other resources are also relevant to this topic: