The course completion status block allows students to see when they meet the instructors nominated criteria for completing the course. Available criteria is quite extensive, and includes tasks such as achieving a nominated minimum grade, staying enrolled until a specific date, completing one or more activities.
In some cases the instructor may wish the students to self-complete the course, which may act as a trigger to invite a one on one meeting or feedback session. In other cases, the instructor may wish to manually mark students as completing the course, perhaps in combination with achieving the previous requirements.
How to configure Course Completion requirements
Login to Moodle, open your course, and click the "Turn editing on" button
Using the "Add a block" block on the left hand side, add the "Course completion" block
This will result in the Block being present, but not yet configured.
Within the "Settings" block, under "Course administration", click the "Course completion" button
The first setting determines whether a course is marked complete when one or all conditions are met
Subsequent menu's allow you to choose which requirements must be met before the course is marked as complete. These include:
- Activity completion - This can be used to require students to complete one or more activities before the course is completed, such as weekly quizzes and final assessment piece.
- Completion of other courses - Completion of the current course may first require completion of previous courses, such as a pre-requisite laboratory safety course.
- Date - Completion of the course may be reached on a specified date, for example the last day of semester.
- Enrolment duration - A student may need to be enrolled in the course for a minimum number of days. This is particularly useful when joined with other completion requirements.
- Unenrolment - Completes the current course once the student has unenrolled.
- Course grade - Allows a instructor to set a minimum grade that student must obtain before the course is marked as complete.
- Manual self completion - Students can be allowed to self-complete the course when they meet their own personal conditions. Note this should be used in conjunction with the "Self Completion Block"
Manual completion by others - The instructor can give specific roles the ability to mark students as completing the course, for example allowing teaching assistants to mark a group off once the final tutorial is completed.
Once configured, the course completion block will display to students their progress in meeting the courses completion requirements, and their overall status. For example:
The instructor does not see this view, as the course completion does not apply to them. They instead see the following view, and can click on "view course report" to access a course wide report
From this view, Instructors can see students progress to meeting the course completion statuses, and the overall course completion