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Activity completion

Activity completion allows course leaders, editing teachers etc to set completion criteria to activities and resources. When students meet the requirements, this is indicated on the Activity completion report demonstrated here:

Activity completion report

TIP: Activity completion can be used as a way of restricting access to an activity or resource based on a student meeting the completion criteria of another activity or resource.

Turn Completion tracking on

1. By default, Activity completion tracking is turned off. To turn it on, click on the main settings cog-wheel (top right of the course) and choose Edit settings. 

Edit settings

2. Scroll down the course settings page and click on 'Course tracking', this will then allow you to turn completion tracking on.

Turn completion tracking on

3. Click 'Save and display' at the bottom of the page. 

 Save and Display

4. Once completion tracking has been turned one, the next step is to set which activities you would like including in the completion tracking report. You can either do this on mass, or individually.

Set activity completion tracking individually

5. Click the 'Edit' link to the right hand-side of the activity or resource that you want to include in your activity completion report.

Edit settings

6. Choose 'Edit settings'.

Edit settings
7. Scroll down the page and click on 'Activity Completion'. You will then see options to set the requirements in order for the activity to show as complete. These vary between resources. The completion criteria for a (PDF) for example, can only be 'viewed', where as for an Assignment as demonstrated below, it might be that a student must recieve a grade to complete the activity.

TIP: If you set a grade to pass for an Assignment or Quiz for example, the grade that a student must recieve for the activity to be considered complete, must be the pass grade.

Set activity completion criteria

8. When you have set the required activity completion criteria to the activity or resource, click 'Save and return to course' at the bottom of the page.

Save and return to course


Set activity completion tracking on mass

9. To do this on mass, click on the main settings cog wheel (top right of the course) and choose 'Course completion'.

Course completion

10. Here, you have two options.

´╗┐Default activity completion

Allows you to set activity completion criteria to any activity or resource that is added to the course in future. The criteria that you set to a particular activity or resource will be added to that activity or resource every time that it is added to the course.

10.1. Click on the tick box to the left of any of the activity or resources and then click the 'Edit' button.

Default activity completion

10.2. Set the required activity completion criteria. The conditions in order for the activity to show as complete will vary between activities and resurces. The completion criteria for a (PDF) for example, can only be 'viewed', where as for an Assignment as demonstrated below, it might be that a student must recieve a grade to complete the activity. When done, click 'Save Changes'.

Completion criteria

´╗┐Bulk edit activity completion

Allows you to set activity completion criteria to existing activity and resources on mass.

10.3 Click on the tick box to the left of any of the existing activity or resources that you want to apply activity completion criteria to and then click the 'Edit' button.

TIP: Consider what type of criteria you are looking to apply when selecting the activities and resources. If you simply want to apply the condition that students must 'view' selected activity or resources, then you can mix the activities and resources that you choose, however, if you select a file for example, and an assignment, you won't get the option that a 'student must recieve a grade to complete this activity' for the assignment as it's not possible to grade a PDF.

Bulk edit activity completion

10.4 Set the required activity completion criteria to the existing activity or resources that you selected and when done click 'Save changes'.

Bult activity completion criteria

View the Activity completion report

11. Once you have added completion tracking to all of the activities and resources that you want to include in your activity completion report, you can access the report by clicking on the main settings cog wheel (top right of the course) and choose 'More'.

More link

10. Scroll down the screen and you will see a section titled 'Reports'. Here you find a link to the 'Activity completion' report.

Activity completion link

TIP: Users with editing rights are able to manually tick activity completion boxes for students, or indeed un-tick completion as and when required.

Activity completion report

For more guidance on Activity completion please see:

The information on this page relates to Moodle v3.4 and was last updated August 2018.

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