Progress Bar block
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- 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.
- 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.
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.
- Turn editing on
- Create your activities/resources as normal
- Add the Progress Bar block to your page (How to add a block)
- Move your Progress Bar block into a prominent position (click and drag the block title)
- Choose to:
- Monitor all activities (pre-fills configuration page)
- Select which activities to monitor (start from scratch)
- Set the activities/resources you want shown in the block to "Yes" and those you don't to "No".
- 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).
- Save changes.
Hidden items will not appear in the Progress Bar until they are unhidden. This is useful for a scheduled release of activities.
- 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