Activity and Course completion tracking

If you need to set up completion tracking of activities so that a Statement of Participation or Badge can be configured for your course, you need to switch on the Course completion tracking in the Edit settings. These checks and setup should only be done after everything else in the course is ready, including the quizzes. Some of this configuration (badges) can only be setup by someone with ‘manager’ permissions for a course. If you are the course ‘owner’ you will need to request the ‘manager’ role for your course from (please provide the URL of the course for which you are requesting ‘manager’ permissions).

  1. Set up completion tracking
  2. Set up activity tracking
  3. Quiz activity settings
  4. Bulk editing the resource and activity completion settings
  5. Course activity completion
  6. Test the course materials and the quiz
  7. Set up the badge
  8. Final checks
  9. Enable the badge
  10. Set up the Statement of Participation

6. Test the course materials and the quiz

Use a test account to test the course and the quiz(zes). If you use your own account as manager of the course you will need to switch role to be able to attempt rather than preview the quiz (the system will not record in preview mode).  So it is better to use a completely separate test account.

In your main account enrol the test account and give it ‘reviewer’ permissions so that the test account can see the draft course.

Login to your test account (in a different browser to save time if you need to use your own account for checking settings if you encounter any problems with the quiz).
Use the test account to check through the course as if you are a learner who wants to complete the course.

Work through the course in the preferred order and note any navigational, editorial or accessibility issues (for example are there clear links between different sections, are there any remaining grammatical or spelling errors not previously picked up in editing, do images have long descriptions to make them accessible to screen readers, etc).
Attempt the quiz, working through all the questions.  You can have the quiz answers to hand by using your main account to retrieve them via quiz settings – results – review questions.

However it is good practice to actually try the questions without the answers so you see the feedback for wrong answers.

Also, it is a good idea to get some answers wrong to bring the score down to test the grade boundary feedback is working correctly.  This may also mean that you might submit a quiz which is a fail grade, then attempt it 24 hours later to get a pass grade to achieve the badge.  Alternatively have 2 test accounts – one to deliberately fail the quizzes to get these messages, and one to pass the quizzes to achieve the badge.
To see in your main account whether the activities have been marked as completed go to Administration – Reports – Activity completion.  This will show a list of all users and checkboxes for each activity which counts for course completion.  The checkboxes will be ticked if a user has completed the activity.