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Keywords: competency, subject skills, skills based learning, assessment, grading, activity mapping
Competencies describe the level of understanding or proficiency of a learner in certain subject-related skills. Competency-based education (CBE), also known as Competency-based learning or Skills-based learning, refers to systems of assessment and grading where students demonstrate these competencies.
Competencies can be linked to a Moodle course or one or more of its activities.
A course teacher can list which competencies they will be teaching in their course.
You can use competencies to make sure that you have activities or resources for every competency in the course, by looking at the course competencies page and finding un-mapped competencies. Activities can have multiple competencies.
Moodle Site Administrators (working in the Digital Education team) can:
Tutors and course administrators can:
Determine what competencies you would like students to demonstrate in your course and request the Digital Education team to set these up so you can select those competencies for a particular course and/or its activities and resources.
Go to the Moodle course where you would like to enable competencies and follow the steps below, depending on the whether you would like to attach a competency to the Moodle course or an activity or resource.
A course teacher can list which of the competencies they will be teaching in their course. A teacher can add or remove competencies from a course here, and see which competencies have been linked to which activities. Clicking on the competency name will take the teacher to a grading page for that competency.
To add a competency to an activity or resource:
*You can set competencies to automatically be marked as complete when an activity is completed. To do this, you need to alter the activity completion settings to indicate what needs to happen to indicate the activity is complete.
To view the competency report:
Further guidance on Competencies is available from moodledocs.
If you find any inaccurate or missing information you can even update this yourself (it's a communal wiki).
If you have a specific question about the tool please contact the Digital Education team.
For more details see Competencies FAQ.