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Make sure you enable course completion in the course settings:

  • Settings > Course Administration > Edit settings > Completion tracking > Enable completion tracking : yes. Then save and display.

You must then enable activity completion in the course completion settings for each resource/activity you want to include as as part of the completion requirements.


  • 1.5 Guide students as to which task to complete next. This may include appropriate use of conditional release, so tasks are hidden until prerequisite tasks are completed, or until a certain date.

 OrientationThe Orientation category suggests that you:

  • 2.2 Explain participation requirements:
    • Identify which activities are compulsory and optional.
  • 2.7 Students are sent a welcome message before the start of the module. Using the Moodle News forum ensures all students get an email. Include:

    • A short overview of the course; 
    • A summary of expectations for online engagement.
    • How they can gain access to their course.
    • Explain the introductory activities to be completed and by when (e.g. posting to an introductions forum).
    • Link to the 'UCL online learning orientation' Moodle course (for wholly online courses).


  1. Once course completion is enabled (see above), go to the Settings administration block on your Moodle course homepage and under Course administration click on Course completion.
  2. While most settings can be left with their default value, select the following options that you would like to enable:
    • Under Condition: Activity completion select every activity to include as part of the completion status.
    • Under Condition: Manual completion by others: select Tutor and Course Administrator to enable staff to mark activities as complete on behalf of a student.
  3. Click Save changes.
  4. With editing turned on, add the course completion block to the Moodle course homepage, so students (and their tutors) can see their progress.


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Questions & Answers

Q. How do I allow students to mark their progress as complete?