Using Activity completion

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Why use Activity completion?

  • If this feature is enabled, it is a helpful way for students to be able to track their progress in a course. The student has an easy to see checklist of what they have done so far.
  • It can also be linked to Course completion in order to allow both students and teachers to watch progress through a course. As each activity is checked off as "complete", the student moves further towards final completion of the course.
  • It can also be linked to Restrict access in order to allow the teacher to set criteria upon which a student is allowed to progress through a course and access materials.
  • It is possible to edit default activity completion settings within a course and to bulk update the settings for existing activities. See Activity completion.

Displaying activity completion

Teachers can decide whether to display completion settings and activity dates on the course page from the actions menu (Boost theme) or via the course administration block (Classic theme).

  • Activity dates may be shown or not shown from the Appearance section
  • Activity completion conditions may be shown or not shown from the Completion tracking section

Note that conditions and dates are always shown within an activity even if they are set to be hidden on the course page.

Conditions and dates on the course page

Conditions and dates on the course page

Conditions and dates within an activity

Conditions and dates within an activity

Manual completion

  • The manual 'Mark as done' button is always shown on the course page for Labels, Files and URLs, even when the setting to show completion conditions is set to No.
  • Activities and resources may be completed from within the activity, making it easier to move from one task to the next, rather than having to go back to the main course page.
Manual completion within activity

Course index completion indicators

Completion indicators in the Course index on the left show which activities have to be completed and which still must be done. The completed activities display as a green circle.

Completion indicators

See also