Completion Progress is a time-management tool for students that shows students what activities and resources they need to interact with. The items (resources and activities) located in the Completion Progress block change in color as the conditions for the items are met. Individual settings within the activities and resources can be set so that depending on how the student interacts with the item (i.e view it, submit something) the item will show up as complete or not.
Set up and Configure
To begin using Completion Progress you will want to turn it on for the course.
1. Go to your course Administration block and click on Edit Settings.
2. In the Course Settings scroll down to the Completion tracking section and use the drop-down menu to select Yes for Enable completion tracking, then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Save and display.
3. On the course page scroll down to Add a block, and use the drop down to select Completion Progress block.
4. With the Completion Progress block added the next step is to configure the block. Locate the block and click on the cog icon then click on Configure Completion Progress block.
5. Under Block settings,
A) Order bar by can be set to Time using "Expected completed on" date or Ordering in course.
B) If you plan to use the Completion Progess block for more than a handful of assignments we recommend changing the setting for "How to present long bars" from Squeeze to Wrap.
C) You can choose to have icon showing a check for completed items or an x for not completed items. This would be in addition to the colors that are used by default to show students which items have been completed and which haven't.
Settings for Resources and Activities
Activity completion settings will vary based on the functionality of the resource and activity, these are set within the settings for the given Resource or Activity under Activity completion.
Activity completion for Resources is limited to requiring students to view the resources to have it marked as complete or allowing students to manually mark the activity as complete. The use of an "Expect completed on" date will determine when the item is shown as not completed if the completion tracking requirements are not met by that date.
When items are designated for "Students can manually mark the activity as completed" (seen below with A), students will see an open checkbox next to the module which will allow them to check the box to mark it as complete (seen below with B).
Because activities have more extensive functionality compared to Resources their Activity completion options have more options. Depending on the activity and how students interact with it there will be different options to set for Activity completion. Listed below are the different options for Activity completion, the options available will depend on the activity.
Require view: Students have to view the activity to complete it.
*For the Feedback activity, it can be set to be marked as complete when feedback is submitted.
Require grade: If enabled, the activity is considered complete when a student receives a grade. Pass and fail icons may be displayed if a passing grade for the activity has been set.
*Require students to submit to complete the activity.
Require passing grade: If enabled, this activity is considered complete when the student receives a passing grade (as specified in the Grade section of the quiz settings) or higher.
*All available attempts completed is an option for quizzes as well.
Require posts: If you enable this option, the blog will be marked as complete for a student once they have made the specified number of posts. (Forum and OU Blog activity)
Require discussion: Students must create a set number of discussions.
Require replies: Students must post a set number of replies.
Make choice: Students must make a choice to complete the activity. (Choice activity)
Require entries: require students to post a certain number of entries in the database (Database activity)
Require time spent: require a specific amount of time spent doing the activity (lesson activity)
Require end reached: Student must reach the end of the lesson page to complete this activity. (lesson activity)
Require comments: If you enable this option, the blog will be marked as complete for a student once they have left the specified number of comments. (OU Blog activity)
Require new page: User must create a number of new pages. (OU Wiki)
Require edits: User must make a number of edits. (OU Wiki)
Students can view their progress in the Completion Progress block when they are on the course site. Different colors in the bar will indicate the status of the different items for the course. The status
Red: The completion requirements have not been met.
Green: Completion requirement has been met.
Yellow: The activity has been submitted but the requirements for completion have not been met.
Blue: The item has an "Expected completed on" date in the future.
For items that have Activity completion setting students will see checkboxes next to the assignment. If the assignment is set to have "Student can manually mark the activity as completed" then a check mark will appear next to the item for students to check when they have completed it.
If the assignment is set to "Show activity as complete when conditions are met", students will see a dotted checkbox that they will not be able to check themselves but will be checked once they have completed the requirements set for activity completion.