Keywords: completion, tick, checkbox, complete, activity, report, progress, activities, resources
Activity completion allows tutors to set completion criteria for a resource or activity. A check (tick) appears against the activity when the student meets this criterion. The criterion might be viewing, receiving a certain score or a student marking it as complete manually.
Restrict access can be used with activity completion to hide items on a course page until others are completed.
Students can see the tasks that they have completed or engaged with and those that are remain. Tutors can also view this information for each student via the Activity completion report.
Tutors and course administrators can set activity completion on a Moodle course and any of its activities and resources.
As students complete activities these will be marked as complete automatically and some may be manually ticked as complete by students.
Decide which activities you would like to be marked as complete for each student and how you would like this to happen: either when viewed, completed, or manually.
The UCL E-Learning Baseline suggests the following for Structure:
The Orientation category suggests that you:
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:
Activity completion can be turned on for an individual resource or activity as explained in process a. Alternatively, it can be enabled in bulk as explained in process b below.
Once you have done this, you now have to ensure all of the items you want to apply restrictions to have the correct Activity completion settings
Here, you can select how you would like your students to indicate that they have completed this activity. You have three options:
Select from the second or third option, depending on how you would like your students to indicate that they have completed the activity. The conditions might be something simple like 'Require view' for a document, or a certain grade for an assessed element. You can also choose a date when you expect the activity to be completed; leave this blank if you do not have a clear date in mind.
Once enabled, the default activity completion tracking will be manual i.e. students have the option to mark the activity or resource as completed.
A course administrator or tutor can change the default activity completion, which will set the default settings for any subsequent activities or resources added to the course.
Similar to option b.
You can access this via your Moodle space Administration block > Course Administration > Reports > Activity completion
It displays an at-a glance grid showing which students have completed the activities or resources for which you have enabled activity completion. You can filter the report by student and by group (if you've set up any groups).
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.
Since students may not have read a resource completely when they first access it, it is useful to set these to be marked as complete manually by students (they tick a checkbox), so they can indicate themselves when they have read the resource, rather than relying on the fact they clicked on the resource to automatically indicate completion.
You might use activity completion on a quiz along with restrict access to show a label highlighting the quiz has yet to be completed to the student and have this disappear once they've completed the quiz.
Activity completion FAQs are available on moodledocs.
See: conditional release for how to hide and show activities based on whether they have been completed.