Increasing Course Consistency and Quality with the Course Checks Block


Mike Grant has released a Moodle plugin which checks various aspects of a course in order to promote consistency in course resources and information and prompt teachers to add relevant information that students are expecting. The block “carries out a number of automated checks on a course, to encourage a minimum standard of course quality. The block also allows for a course to be cleaned up of empty sections.”

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What’s it check?

  • course summary and image
  • that the course is visible (I have made this mistake before)
  • guest access is disabled
  • renamed section headers
  • that each section has a summary
  • no empty sections
  • suggested blocks by the administrators

Pretty simple way to do a “pre-flight” check for teachers before the school year or semester gets underway. What else would you check in a block like this?

Read more about the block or download it at