Few Months ago, we posted about the community feedback required for the new avatar of one of the most popular Moodle blocks ever – Progress Bar. The new block “Completion Progress” developed by Michael de Raadt, works in a similar way as that of the “Progress Bar” but is is more efficient and reliable.
The block is now released officially in the Moodle plugins repository and is available for Moodle 2.7 version onwards. The completion progress block is a time-management tool for students which provides:
- The Completion Progress is a time-management tool for students.
- It visually shows what activities/resources a student is supposed to interact with in a course.
- It is colour-coded so students can quickly see what they have and have not completed/viewed.
- The block relies on completion settings of activities/resources in the course and when they should be completed by.
- Ordering can be based on expected completion times or on the ordering of activities in the course.
- There is an Overview page allowing teachers to see the progress of all students in a class, which is helpful for finding students at risk.
- Adding the Completion Progress block to the Dashboard shows users a combined view of their progress from all courses they are enrolled in.
The important point which differs in completion progress block from progress bar block is that the new block shows activities with activity completion settings.
You can download the latest version of the Completion Progress block from the Moodle plugins database here and here is the documentation page for setting and configuring it in your course.
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