Tracking Student Progress with Activity Completion

Tracking Student Progress with Activity Completion

Activity Completion Tracking is a tool that allows students to track their progress using check boxes on the course homepage. Depending on each course item’s default settings, students will see two kinds of check boxes:

  • Solid – Solid check boxes must be marked manually. By default, all lesson pages and discussion forums have solid check boxes.
  • Dotted – Most written assignments and quizzes have dotted check boxes, which are marked automatically once submission requirements are met for these assignments. (By default, written assignments are automatically marked complete when students upload their submissions, while quizzes are automatically marked as complete when students receive grades for their attempts.)

The Tracking tool is driven by each course item’s activity completion settings, which dictate the criteria required in order for an activity to be marked as complete. To be tracked, course items are set to one of the two options below:

  • Students can manually mark the activity as completed
  • Show activity as complete when conditions are met

To help instructors get an idea of their students' progress, this data is compiled in the completion progress block on every course homepage. Activity completion settings can be adjusted for the written assignments, quizzes, and discussion forums.


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