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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.0. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Course completion.

Suggestions for page improvements

'Tell when a course is complete' Course_completion - OU, Jan 11, OK, maybe include a graph, mention similarity/differences with conditional activities, has Manual completion sections, might add Automatic Completion

good link to Course completion screencast (Mary's) -could insert HQ clip on Activity completion (mess though, it has both activity and course completion)

Again, must distinguish this clearly from Conditional activities!

M, common/creative uses of this function in one place... 
check Self completion block too, not sure.
Hi Chris, just come across this page (obviously!), Course completion tracking and [[Course completion tracking settings]] and decided to redirect 'Course completion tracking' to 'Course completion tracking settings' as they're about the same thing. Hoping you approve ;-) --Helen Foster 17:59, 10 March 2011 (UTC)
Hi Helen, the template went to the other page, so I decided completion settings was more consistent with UI page that says "Edit course completion settings" --chris collman 18:45, 24 September 2011 (WST)

Additional comments

Course completion page should give the general idea of what this features does, and not focus upon the actual settings. I am still unclear what settings belong here, so I may have added more than necessary in the introduction. the major points:

  • Course completion must be enabled by the site administrator
  • Course completion can stand on it's own, without going into each activity
  • Activities can be specifically included in a course completion criterion
  • Showing each student their progress can be an option
  • Cron must run to reflect any changes
  • Manual settings by student or teacher or both.
    • In the course completion settings it can additionally, can force the teacher, non-editing teaching, and manager to all manually check an activity or course as complete.
    • In the activity, it can allow the student to mark it complete.
  • Automatic marked completion by criterion:
    • In an activity it is student driven: it can be by grade, if viewed or both.
    • In a course it can be based upon specific activities the teacher selects
    • In a course, it can also include an overall passing grade, number days enrolled or if they unenroll from the course.
  • Aggregation method discussion: All and Any in what is a very complex matrix of choices.

In my production Moodle, I wanted students to be able to see if they had completed a questionnaire. I think I had to turn on Advanced features > Completion tracking to see that pop up in the course settings so I could enable it and then go to the activity settings. Anyway, that is what I did and it worked :) Perhaps there is a shorter way.

These are notes to myself after several hours of playing with this feature.--chris collman 23:02, 9 October 2011 (WST)

Condition for entering another course?

Mary boiled it down. Chris deleted his comments and left what he thought was the essense.

Hi Chris - see the tracker entry where they explain course prerequisite does NOT mean banning access to a course and also the ongoing semantic argument about what to call course prerequisite :) mary cooch

The reason I noticed this was that there has been confusion with the term "course prerequisite" that is used in the course completion tracking settings - you can set a named course as a "prerequisite" for your current course completion - and people are assuming wrongly this means you cannot enter the current course until you have completed that previous named course -it doesn't mean that - it just means that you cannot have this current course completed until you have also completed the previous named course. A pity - as what people are assuming wrongly is what people would actually want to have - and we don't have it yet :( Mary Cooch

Well obviously, you are absolutely correct. I looked at the Developer:course completion page and there is no mention of this being used in a course setting as a condition. --chris collman 16:32, 29 December 2010 (UTC)
Semantics, gotta love it. --chris collman 18:04, 29 December 2010 (UTC)