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Course completion is a new feature in Moodle 2.0 onwards. To make use of it, completion tracking needs to be enabled by an administrator in Site administration > Advanced features. This results in a completion tracking setting in the course settings.
If completion tracking is enabled in the course settings, the course administration settings include a completion tracking link.
Once the course completion has been enabled at a site wide level you will need to make sure it is enabled in your course. To do this you will need to go to the course settings. This is found in the setting menu on your course. Settings>Student progress. You will need to make sure the Completion tracking is enabled by selecting the Enable,via completion and activity settings
You can also choose to have the course tracking start from the point of the students enrolment onto the course by selecting the Completion tracking starts on course enrolment option.
When you have enabled the settings you will need to create an activity such as a choice or Database. When you are on the adding a new page e.g adding a new choice page, you will need to find the Activity completion section. This is usually at the bottom of the page. From this section you can then select the options you want to use to track the activity.
For example with a choice activity you are given three options
1) Do not indicate activity completion
If you choose this option the course completion is turned off for that particular activity.
2)Students can manually mark the activity as complete
If you choose this option a tick will appear next to the activity name. The students can select the tick to highlight it and show the task has been completed.
3) Show activity as complete when the conditions are met
If you choose the Show activity as complete when the conditions are met option you will need to select the conditions that need to be meet. For example with the choice activity one of the conditions is Require view, where the student must view the activity to view it.
You can also enable an expected date if you want to.
When the student completes the activity to the required conditions a tick will appear next to the task.
Viewing Course Completion
To view course completion you must enable the Course completion status block.
In order for a course to be marked complete the conditions must be met. Once the cron.php script is run again any enrolled student who has completed the conditions for completion will be marked complete for the course.