Progress monitoring in Moodle (Completion Progress block)
One or more Completion Progress blocks can be added to the Moodle workspace, which shows the student’s performance in the workspace using a progress bar and colors. You can also add several blocks to the same workspace (e.g. one for mandatory tasks, another for hourly tasks, etc.).
With implementations where several teachers work together, agreeing on the logic of monitoring the progress bar requires joint planning.
- By default, the materials and activities whose settings the teacher has defined performance monitoring conditions are automatically added to the bar, guide. If you wish, you can instead pick up part of the materials/activities to do as a handiwork. If the manual selection is on, it overrides the given activity-specific conditions.
- The color of the sections visible in the bar changes when the activity-specific conditions are met. The conditions are defined in the Student progress section of the material/activity settings.
- Progress monitoring works when the Performance monitoring setting is on in the workspace in the settings.
- Add materials and activities to the workspace. In the settings, specify the Student progress requirements and, if necessary, the completion dates in the “Must be completed” section. You can later select these manually as well.
- Add the Completion Progress block to the course area.
- The block shows all materials and activities defined for monitoring. Use your discretion: what kind of activities do you add to the bar for visibility?
- Blue = Future and undone performance. Alternatively, no date setting has been specified for performance tracking.
- Red = Undone task whose date has already passed. NOTE. the date is set separately from the Student progress setting of the activity. The date may be different from, for example, the last return date of the assignment.
- Yellow = The student has returned the assignment, but the teacher has not yet evaluated it.
- Green = Completed and the teacher has evaluated the task, or the performance otherwise meets the requirements.
The study progress block shows the student himself his personal progress in the workspace. Clicking on the activities takes you directly to the activity in question.
The teacher can view the situation of all students using a colored bar and percentage readings from the Summary view.
- Go to Moodle and check implementation workspace.
- In the Monitoring of progress block, press the Overview of students button.
- On the Summary page, you can see the status of all students in the workspace. You can arrange the listing in ascending and descending order by clicking on the headings.
- If groups are used in the workspace, you can also filter the selection by group.
Adding a block
- Go to the implementation workspace in Moodle. Turn on editing mode.
- From the bottom of the navigation menu Add a block > Completion Progress
- With editing mode on, select from the upper right edge of the block, the gear icon > Edit the block Study progress. You can only see some of the settings at a time, click Show more to see all the settings.
- You can set the content to be arranged either by date or by the order that appears in the workspace.
- Note You can also manually select activities from the list. In this case, select Selected activities from the Included activities section and choose the one you want to include from the list.
- Note if after this you add new activities to the workspace, they will not be updated in the bar without a separate visit to the bar’s settings.
- You can define the appearance settings of the bar, e.g. whether the long bar is lined up. In addition, it is worth adding icons to the visible bar in order to take into account e.g. color-blind users. It is also possible to add a percentage reading of the progress, which is calculated based on the content of this bar.
- Alternative Title replaces the Progress Monitoring title. If there are several progress monitoring bars in the workspace (e.g. one for exams, another for tasks, etc.) you can set a descriptive name for the block here.