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== Features ==
 
== Features ==
  
[[Image:ProgressBar.gif|right|A progress bar for a student]]
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[[Image:Bar_in_block_-_with_details.png|right|A progress bar for a student]]
 
* The Progress Bar is a time-management tool for students.
 
* The Progress Bar is a time-management tool for students.
 
* It visually shows what activities/resources a student is supposed to interact with in a course.
 
* It visually shows what activities/resources a student is supposed to interact with in a course.
 
* It is colour coded so students can quickly see what they have and have not completed/viewed.
 
* It is colour coded so students can quickly see what they have and have not completed/viewed.
 
* The teacher selects which pre-existing activities/resources are to be included in the Progress Bar and when they should be completed/viewed.
 
* The teacher selects which pre-existing activities/resources are to be included in the Progress Bar and when they should be completed/viewed.
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* Ordering can be done by times/deadlines or by the ordering of activities in the course.
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[[Image:Overview_of_students.png|thumb|right|The overview page]]
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* There is an overview page allowing teachers to see the progress of all students in a class, which is helpful for finding students at risk.
  
== Links ==
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<mediaplayer>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06LA5Cv9Fhw</mediaplayer>
  
* [http://download.moodle.org/download.php/plugins/blocks/progress.zip Block code]
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== Installation ==
* [http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?rid=2524 Moodle Modules Posting] (Please add comments here)
 
* [http://tracker.moodle.org/browse/CONTRIB/component/10489 Bug Tracker Page] (Please report bugs here)
 
* [http://cvs.moodle.org/contrib/plugins/blocks/progress/ CVS Repository]
 
* [http://www.sci.usq.edu.au/staff/deraadt/research/progressBar/Demo/Demo.html Demo Video]
 
  
== Installing ==
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The Progress Bar block is added like other blocks ([[Installing_contributed_modules_or_plugins|How to install a block]]).
  
The Progress Bar block is added like other blocks ([[Installing_contributed_modules_or_plugins|How to install a block]]).
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== Setting up a Progress Bar ==
  
 
Once the progress bar is installed, you can use it in a course as follows.
 
Once the progress bar is installed, you can use it in a course as follows.
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# Create your activities/resources as normal
 
# Create your activities/resources as normal
 
# Add the Progress Bar block to your page ([[Blocks|How to add a block]])
 
# Add the Progress Bar block to your page ([[Blocks|How to add a block]])
# Move your Progress Bar block into a prominent position, eg. top-left (click and drag the block title)
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# Move your Progress Bar block into a prominent position (click and drag the block title)
# Click the Configuration icon on the block below the title
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# Choose to:
# Give your Progress Bar block a title (default is "Progress Bar")
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#* Monitor all activities (pre-fills configuration page)
# Check the activities/resources you want shown in the block
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#* Select which activities to monitor (start from scratch)
# Set the date and time when the activity/resource is expected to be completed/viewed by (some activities have deadlines set, if so, that deadline can be used or another can be set in the Progress Bar block configuration)
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# Set the activities/resources you want shown in the block to "Yes" and those you don't to "No".
# Save changes
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# Set the date and time when the activity/resource is expected to be completed/viewed by (some activities have deadlines set, if so, that deadline can be used or another can be set in the Progress Bar block configuration).
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# Save changes.
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<mediaplayer>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekH8IfCyGzM</mediaplayer>
  
 
Hidden items will not appear in the Progress Bar until they are unhidden. This is useful for a scheduled release of activities.
 
Hidden items will not appear in the Progress Bar until they are unhidden. This is useful for a scheduled release of activities.
  
== See Also ==
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== Links ==
  
[http://www.sci.usq.edu.au/staff/deraadt/progressBar.html Author's Progress Bar page]
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* [http://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=block_progress Block code in Plugins repository]
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* [http://tracker.moodle.org/browse/CONTRIB/component/10489 Bug Tracker Page] (Please report bugs here)
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* [http://cvs.moodle.org/contrib/plugins/blocks/progress/ CVS Repository]
  
 
== Acknowledgements ==
 
== Acknowledgements ==
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** Fabien Sartoretti for contributing a French translation
 
** Fabien Sartoretti for contributing a French translation
 
** Adam Levy for contributing queries and strings for Hot Potatoes support
 
** Adam Levy for contributing queries and strings for Hot Potatoes support
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** Petras Virzintas for contributing queries for Turnitin support
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** Willian Mano for helping with the modern look CSS
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** Matthieu Rolland for contributing queries for the Questionnaire module
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** Johan Reinalda for contributing global config changes for block colours
  
 
[[Category:Contributed code]]
 
[[Category:Contributed code]]

Latest revision as of 05:43, 7 May 2014

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Features

A progress bar for a student
  • The Progress Bar is a time-management tool for students.
  • It visually shows what activities/resources a student is supposed to interact with in a course.
  • It is colour coded so students can quickly see what they have and have not completed/viewed.
  • The teacher selects which pre-existing activities/resources are to be included in the Progress Bar and when they should be completed/viewed.
  • Ordering can be done by times/deadlines or by the ordering of activities in the course.
The overview page
  • There is an overview page allowing teachers to see the progress of all students in a class, which is helpful for finding students at risk.

<mediaplayer>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06LA5Cv9Fhw</mediaplayer>

Installation

The Progress Bar block is added like other blocks (How to install a block).

Setting up a Progress Bar

Once the progress bar is installed, you can use it in a course as follows.

  1. Turn editing on
  2. Create your activities/resources as normal
  3. Add the Progress Bar block to your page (How to add a block)
  4. Move your Progress Bar block into a prominent position (click and drag the block title)
  5. Choose to:
    • Monitor all activities (pre-fills configuration page)
    • Select which activities to monitor (start from scratch)
  6. Set the activities/resources you want shown in the block to "Yes" and those you don't to "No".
  7. Set the date and time when the activity/resource is expected to be completed/viewed by (some activities have deadlines set, if so, that deadline can be used or another can be set in the Progress Bar block configuration).
  8. Save changes.

<mediaplayer>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekH8IfCyGzM</mediaplayer>

Hidden items will not appear in the Progress Bar until they are unhidden. This is useful for a scheduled release of activities.

Links

Acknowledgements

  • Thanks to:
    • Toshimi Hatanaka for contributing a Japanese translation
    • Yvonne Schneider and Joachim Vogelgesang for contributing a German translation
    • Maria João Spilker for contributing a Portuguese-Brazilian translation
    • Pieter Wolters for contributing a Dutch translation
    • Fernando Sánchez for contributing a Spanish translation
    • Fabien Sartoretti for contributing a French translation
    • Adam Levy for contributing queries and strings for Hot Potatoes support
    • Petras Virzintas for contributing queries for Turnitin support
    • Willian Mano for helping with the modern look CSS
    • Matthieu Rolland for contributing queries for the Questionnaire module
    • Johan Reinalda for contributing global config changes for block colours