Progress Bar block

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.3. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Progress Bar block.

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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.

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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.

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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