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Activity Completion

Contents

Set Up (Individual Item)

  1. Turn editing on.

 turn editin on button

  1. Find the item you want track and click Edit, then Edit Settings.

 edit, edit settings

  1. Scroll down to the Activity Completion section.
  1. By default the completion tracking for every item is set to “Student can manually mark the activity as completed” which means the student must check the box next to the item on the course homepage for the item to be marked as complete. The other two options are “do not indicate activity completion” which is best if you do not want this item to show up in the Activity Completion Report, and “show activity as complete when conditions are met.” If you are here, most likely you want the last option.

 completion tracking setting

  1. Set the conditions that must be met. The conditions available depend upon the item, some have more options than others. Resources only have one option: “Require view.” Activities have more options, although certain activities like Turnitin have limited options.
  • Assignment:

 activity completion assignment settings

  • Forum:

 activity completion forum settings

  • Quiz:

 activity completion quiz settings

  • Turnitin:

 activity completion turnitin options

  1. Finally, “Expect completed on” is the date that the item should be completed by. Items with an expected completed on date in the past will have a red background in the Activity Completion Report. If a completion date is not important, leave the Enable box unchecked.

 expect completed on setting

  1. Don’t forget to Save!

 

 Bulk Edit

You have the ability to edit the activty completion settings for multiple items at once.

  1. Click on Course Completion in your course Administration block.

 course completion link in Administration block

  1. Go to the “Bulk edit activity completion” tab.

 bulk edit tab

  1. This will show you all the activities and resources in your course. The right hand column will list the current activity completion settings for each item.

bulk edit page

  1. Select the items you wish to bulk edit. Note: Since the available conditions vary based on the item type (Resources, Assignments, Quizzes, Forums, etc.), only select items of the same type. If you select items of different types, you will not see the full range of activity completion conditions available when bulk editing.

 select boxes next to items on bulk edit page

  1. Click Edit either at the top or the bottom of the list.

 edit button

  1. Set the activity completion settings for the selected items. See #5 in the Setup section above for more details.
  1. Save changes.

save changes button

 

Change Default

The default completion tracking for every item is set to “Student can manually mark the activity as completed” which means the student must check the box next to the item on the course homepage for the item to be marked as complete. You have the ability to change this default for each item type (Resources, Assignments, Quizzes, Forums, etc.) so that the next time you add a particular item type to your course, the activity completion is already set to the desired options.

  1. Click on Course Completion in your course Administration block.

 course completion link in Administration block

  1. Go to the “Default activity completion” tab.

 default activity completion tab

  1. This will show you all the activity and resource types available. The right hand column will list the current default completion settings for each item type.

 default edit page

  1. Select the item type you wish to bulk edit. Note: Since the available conditions vary based on the item type (Resources, Assignments, Quizzes, Forums, etc.), only select one item type at a time. If you select different types, you will not see the full range of activity completion conditions available.

 select item on default activity completion page

  1. Click Edit either at the top or the bottom of the list.

 edit button

  1. Set the activity completion settings for the selected item type. See #5 in the Setup section above for more details.
  1. Save changes.

save changes button

 

Activity Completion Report

Go to the Administration block and click on Reports, then Activity completion.

 activity completion report

The items tracked are listed across the top, ordered based on their order in the course. The students are listed in the first column. You can sort the column alphabetically by first name or last name.

Dotted lines means the item is set to “show activity as complete when conditions are met.” Solid lines means the item is set to “student can manually mark the activity as completed.”

Red means the expected completed on date has passed.

Hover over a checked box to see when the student completed that item.

 

Student View

Unfortunately, all students see within the course is a check box next to each item on the course homepage. When they complete an item, a check appears in the box.

 activity completion check box

Outside of the course, on their Dashboard, students see a percentage next to the name of the course. The percentage comes from the number of items the student individually has completed divided by the total number of items with Activity Completion enabled in the course.

activity completion percentage next to course name on Dashboard

If you want students to see a more dynamic display, we recommend you use the Completion Progress block as well.

 

Disable Activity Completion

If you do not wish to use Activity Completion in your course and would like to hide the check boxes and percentage (on the Dashboard) from students, you will want to disable it at the course settings level.

  1. Click on Edit Settings in your course Administration block.

 edit settings link in Administration block

  1. Scroll down to the Completion Tracking section and set "Enable completion tracking" to No.

 completion tracking section

  1. Click "Save and display" at the bottom of the page.

save and display button