Moodle Monday: The Moodle Progress Bar Block

The Progress Bar is a time-management tool for you and your students. It shows progress in activities/resources and is colour coded to quickly see completed/viewed activities. Tutors can select which pre-existing activities/resources are to be included, and they can be ordered by times/deadlines or their order in course. An overview page shows tutors the progress of all students and combined progress on My home page.

The Progress Bar Block

Setting up a Progress Bar

Moodle offers a variety of other options for enhancing student engagement & tracking progress, including Grades, Conditional Activities, Activity Completion, Course Completion, Open Badges, Course Reports, and Progress Bar & Engagement Analytics plugins. You can find out more about these other options in our blog post: Tracking Student Progress & Engagement in Moodle.

If you are interested in how some of these approaches might benefit you and your students then please contact


Phil Vincent

Phil’s focus is to work across Faculties to support the implementation of the Academic Strategy, and in particular contribute to the effective development and implementation of technology enhanced learning.

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