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Enabling manual self-completion for a course

From: Moodle 2.4 Essential Training

Video: Enabling manual self-completion for a course

We've seen how to set up completion tracking in our course, and if we do this, we're able to specify the conditions that an activity has marked complete. We can also, then, specify the conditions a course is marked complete. One way we can do this is by allowing students to mark the course complete themselves, and in this video we're going to explore how to do that. First we need to ensure that completion tracking is enabled in the core settings, which we did before, by clicking edit settings and enabling it.

Enabling manual self-completion for a course

We've seen how to set up completion tracking in our course, and if we do this, we're able to specify the conditions that an activity has marked complete. We can also, then, specify the conditions a course is marked complete. One way we can do this is by allowing students to mark the course complete themselves, and in this video we're going to explore how to do that. First we need to ensure that completion tracking is enabled in the core settings, which we did before, by clicking edit settings and enabling it.

And when that's done, we should have a link completion tracking. Clicking this link takes us to the screen where we can set the criteria for our course to be marked as complete. And one of the simplest criteria, is to enable what we call manual self completion. If we check this box, then the student is able to mark the course complete themselves, when they feel that they're ready. So, if we check that box and then scroll down, and save the changes. The next thing that we do, is to give them a link to mark the course complete.

And this is done by adding the course completion block. So, if we scroll down with our editing turned on, to the add a block option and from the drop down, select self completion. When the page refreshes, blocks are always added by default to the bottom of the course. And so I'm going to move this towards the top, and then we're going to take a look at what our student George would see when he comes back to the Moodle course.

Notice that we have a message you are not currently being tracked by completion in this course, this is perfectly fine because we are the teacher and we don't need to have course completion, but I am now going to open a new window and we're going to take a look at the course from the point of view of our student George. And, if we scroll down, we see that we now have a self completion block, and George just need to click the link, complete course, and he would have manually decided that he has finished the course to his satisfaction.

So, in this video, we've learned how to allow students to mark their course as completed themselves. Using the manual completion setting in the completion tracking link, and by adding the self completion block. You might, however, prefer to make that decision yourself, and in the next video, we will explore teacher controlled course completion settings.

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  1. 3m 29s
    1. Welcome
      1m 13s
    2. Using the exercise files
      23s
    3. Surveying our project for this course
      1m 53s
  2. 24m 45s
    1. Obtaining Moodle
      3m 12s
    2. Logging in and moving around
      3m 28s
    3. Editing your profile
      2m 57s
    4. Using the text editor
      1m 58s
    5. Choosing your course layout
      3m 49s
    6. Setting up your course
      2m 24s
    7. Adding a banner
      3m 19s
    8. Adding a welcome message
      3m 38s
  3. 5m 58s
    1. Announcing course events
      1m 50s
    2. Using the calendar
      2m 19s
    3. Adding events blocks
      1m 49s
  4. 21m 8s
    1. Uploading your course information
      3m 56s
    2. Understanding the edit icons
      2m 35s
    3. Uploading a folder of exam papers
      3m 47s
    4. Giving instructions to your students
      2m 30s
    5. Displaying a YouTube video
      3m 26s
    6. Linking to a useful website
      2m 6s
    7. Embedding widgets into your course
      2m 48s
  5. 14m 40s
    1. Manually enrolling students
      1m 48s
    2. Allowing students to self-enroll
      2m 25s
    3. Putting your students into groups
      2m 54s
    4. Giving access to private files
      3m 38s
    5. Setting up messaging
      2m 21s
    6. Seeing who's online
      1m 34s
  6. 18m 5s
    1. Creating a discussion forum
      3m 53s
    2. Setting up a chat room
      3m 10s
    3. Blogging
      2m 57s
    4. Creating a wiki
      4m 12s
    5. Creating a glossary
      3m 53s
  7. 26m 45s
    1. Setting up a text assignment
      4m 9s
    2. Setting up a file assignment
      3m 50s
    3. Making a group assignment
      4m 3s
    4. Using blind marking
      3m 35s
    5. Student view of an assignment
      2m 14s
    6. Grading an assignment
      1m 57s
    7. Dealing with deadlines
      1m 35s
    8. Downloading assignments
      1m 50s
    9. Uploading feedback files
      3m 32s
  8. 12m 59s
    1. Gradebook overview
      2m 16s
    2. Organizing your gradebook
      1m 51s
    3. Manually adding grades
      1m 44s
    4. Adding custom scales
      2m 44s
    5. Importing and exporting grades
      4m 24s
  9. 11m 32s
    1. Overview of Moodle's quiz
      1m 38s
    2. Setting up a quiz front page
      3m 39s
    3. Adding questions to a quiz
      4m 6s
    4. Student view of a quiz
      2m 9s
  10. 10m 51s
    1. Feedback, Choice, or Survey?
      3m 2s
    2. Online voting with Choice
      4m 8s
    3. Getting student feedback
      3m 41s
  11. 14m 19s
    1. Enabling activity completion
      3m 42s
    2. Restricting access to activities
      3m 40s
    3. Enabling manual self-completion for a course
      2m 35s
    4. Enabling automatic course completion
      2m 56s
    5. Viewing completion reports
      1m 26s
  12. 11m 59s
    1. Viewing reports and logs
      2m 36s
    2. Importing from other courses
      2m 18s
    3. Backing up your course
      2m 8s
    4. Restoring a course
      3m 22s
    5. Resetting your course at year-end
      1m 35s
  13. 52s
    1. Next steps
      52s

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