Free Trial

Safari Books Online is a digital library providing on-demand subscription access to thousands of learning resources.

  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint

Course completion

Course completion Course completion enables the teacher to set the required elements that must be completed in order to complete the course. This can be used in the same way as the activity completion, but it can also be used to complement it. For example, the online course may contain a wide range of resources and activities that could be a mixture of required elements, alongside further supplementary resources. However, some of these activities, such as the assessed elements, may need to be tracked separately by the teacher, and looking through the whole activity report could be quite time consuming. This is where course completion can be used. Within the course, where course completion is to be added, click on the Settings block and click on Completion tracking. Note This needs to be enabled within the course first as explained in the Activity tracking section of this chapter. The completion settings that we will be changing are Manual completion by and Activities completed, and the changes to make are as follows. However, each section is explained for information: Overall criteria type aggregation: This is where we can choose whether all the activities that are chosen as required elements need to be completed, or if any of them can be completed (in which case, as long as one of them is completed, the student will complete the course).Course prerequisites: If other courses on the site have course completion set up, we can choose other courses that need to be completed before this course can be set as complete. Students can work on the online courses concurrently, but the course where this setting is enabled will not be marked as complete until the chosen prerequisite courses are also marked as complete.Manual self completion: Put a tick in the box if the student is able to indicate when they believe that they have completed the course. Note If using this option the self-completion block must also be added to the course to give students the link to choose to Complete course. Manual completion by: This can be used as a final checking procedure. If a role is chosen here, any user with that role will need to check all the activities and manually confirm that the work is completed. This is very useful where additional paperwork or checking is required. For our example, choose Teacher.Activities completed: All resources and activities that have activity completion added to them will appear in a list here with a tick box next to them. It is here that we will choose the required elements that need to be achieved in order to complete the course. For our example, this is all the assignments within the course. Put a tick next to each assignment in your course. Date: If enabled, students will not be able to complete the course until at least the date set.Duration after enrolment: If enabled, students will not be able to complete the course until at least the mentioned number of days from which they became a member of the online course.Grade: If enabled, a course pass grade can be set. Once the gradebook course total meets this grade for a student, they will be marked as complete on the course completion report.Unenrolment: If enabled, when the student is unenrolled from the course it will be assumed that they have completed the course.Click on Save changes. Reporting It is possible to access the course completion report through the Reports option within the Navigation menu in the same way as the activity completion report. However, there is also a block available to further enhance the use of course completion. Follow these steps to add the block: Click on Turn editing on.On the right-hand side of the screen, find the Add a block option and click on Add.Choose Course completion status. Teacher view For the teacher, the block will look like the following: Click on View course report. You will see a similar report to the activity completion report, but it will only show the options, resources, and activities that were chosen in the Completion tracking setup process. The report shows ticks for Activities that have been completed successfully, or a cross where a student has not yet met the specific requirements for the activity and has not been awarded the required pass grade. There will be no icon shown for the activities that are not yet complete. Under Approval, there is a Teacher column. This is used by the teacher to manually tick when they are satisfied that all the required elements have been completed. If no role is set up for manual completion, this column will not be in the course report. If self completion has been turned on, this will also be shown here. Finally, the Course heading has a Course complete column. When there is a tick in each column for the learner, a tick will automatically appear in this column. Note If any course prerequisites or course pass grades have been set in the Completion tracking screen, these elements will be shown in the report. As with the activity completion report, you can view specific students, download the report, and use groups on this screen. Student view A student will see a different version of this report and, of course, it will only show their own data. Let's take a look at what Bayley W would see. On the main screen of the course, Bayley sees a summary of his progress to date in the Course completion status block: Bayley can see that the course is currently in progress and that one of the three required activities is complete. Bayley can get further information by clicking on More details. This provides further information about the requirement for completing the activities and the current status of each item required. If complete, the completion date is shown. When using this option the self completion block must also be added to the course. This block contains one link: Complete course. This is clicked on when the student is ready to complete the course (that is, when they feel that everything is finalized and complete). The student will be asked to confirm by clicking on Yes or No. Please note that students can click on this even if the required course activities are not yet complete. If self completion is enabled for the course, students will also see a self-completion option within this report. Note The activity and course completion reports are updated when the cron job is completed on the server. This captures the most up to date information in relation to Moodle activities to ensure the reports are up to date. If the reports need to be constantly up to date, the cron job may need to be set up to run regularly. Speak to your Moodle administrator to find out more about the cron job.

  

You are currently reading a PREVIEW of this book.

                                                                                                                    

Get instant access to over $1 million worth of books and videos.

  

Start a Free Trial


  
  • Safari Books Online
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint