Progress Bar block

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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.



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

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, eg. top-left (click and drag the block title)
  5. Click the Configuration icon on the block below the title
  6. Give your Progress Bar block a title (default is "Progress Bar")
  7. Check the activities/resources you want shown in the block
  8. 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)
  9. Save changes

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

See Also

Author's Progress Bar page


  • 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