Completion tracking

Why use it?

Completion tracking can help students to manage their work better and teaching staff to get better insight into students' progress.

Step 1: Turn Completion tracking on

Completion tracking is enabled by default if the course was set up after 14th June 2019. If it was set up earlier, go to the Administration block and click on Edit settings.

In there, scroll down and find Completion tracking and change it to Yes.

A screenshot showing the completion tracking sub menu with the 'Enable completion tracking' setting marked as Yes

 

Click Save and display.

A screenshot showing the red 'Save and display' button

 

Step 2: Edit settings for individual activities

Turn Edit mode on and click on the cog icon next to the activity you wish to change the completion tracking options for, and select Edit settings. Expand Activity completion.

A screenshot showing 'Activity completion' sub-menu with 'Student must receive a grade to complete this activity' selected

 

From the completion tracking drop-down choose from:

Do not indicate activity completion

If this option is selected, the particular activity will be excluded from completion tracking.

Students can manually mark the activity as completed

If this option is selected, students will see a circle next to the activity that can be ticked indicating that the activity has been completed.

Show activity as complete when conditions are met

Conditions can be set based on the viewing of the activity, configuration of the grade settings, number of attempts and/or a time and date to be completed by.

  • Students must view this activity to complete it

The activity will be considered completed once the student has clicked on the activity.

  • Student must receive a grade to complete this activity

Depending on the type of activity, for example in the case of a quiz, a pass grade can be set. Only when the student achieved the required grade the activity will be marked as completed.

  • Student must receive a passing grade to complete this activity

In the quiz example, the student must achieve the pass grade as specified in the activity settings for it to be completed.

  • Or all available attempts completed

In the quiz example, the student must either pass the activity or exhaust the maximum number of attempts as specified in the activity settings for it to be completed.

  • Minimum number of attempts

In the quiz example, the student must have attempted the quiz at least once for it to be completed.

  • Expect completed on

Set a time and date that the activity needs to be completed by.

Once you have set the conditions, click Save and return to the course.

Step 3: Edit settings in bulk

Go to the Administration block and click Course Completion.

A screenshot showing the 'Course Administration' block and 'Course completion' settings

 

Course completion

Here you can set different conditions which would determine when the course would be considered finished. Unless you have a specific requirement, you can leave this as default.

A screenshot showing default 'Course completion' settings.

 

Default activity completion

Use the settings here to change the default conditions for selected activities.

  1. First, tick the activities that you wish to amend, then click Edit.

  2. Make the necessary changes and click Save changes.

A screenshot showing 'Default activity completion' settings with the 'Assignments' activity selected
A screenshot showing the 'Default activity completion' settings  with 'Student must view activity to complete it' and 'Student must make a submission' ticked

 

Bulk edit activity completion

Use the settings here to change the conditions of multiple activities at once.

  1. First, tick the activities that you wish to amend, then click Edit.

  2. Make the necessary changes and click Save changes.

A screenshot showing 'Bulk edit activity completion' settings with 'PDF upload' and 'Announcements' selected

 

3. Select the completion tracking criteria that suit your needs.

Note: These options are the same as the settings for individual activities.

A screenshot showing the 'Bulk edit activity completion' sub-menu with 'Show activity as complete when conditions are met' selected and red 'Save changes' button

 

4. Click Save changes.