Activity Completion Tracking

activity completion iconActivity Completion within a CLE course allows both faculty and students to track progress through course content. Each activity and resource within the course can be set to track completion status. When activity completion is enabled in your course, a check box appears for each activity listed on the course home page. When students complete an activity or resource according to the criteria set up by the instructor, the check box will be checked to give a visual representation that the activity is complete. The criterion might be viewing a resource, receiving a certain score, or the student may be required to manually mark an item as complete.

Why use Activity completion?

  • If this feature is enabled, it is a helpful way for students to be able to track their progress in a course. The student has an easy to see checklist of what they have done so far.
  • It can also be linked to Course completion in order to allow both students and teachers to watch progress through a course. As each activity is checked off as “complete”, the student moves further towards final completion of the course.
  • It can also be linked to Conditional activities in order to allow the teacher to set criteria upon which a student is allowed to progress through a course and access materials.

Resources: Click the appropriate tabs above to learn more about activity completion tracking.

Activity Completion TrackingActivity Completion is only available if you enable completion tracking in the course settings. Once enabled, you can apply it to each individual activity or resource and specify the completion requirement.

Please note: After turning on Completion Tracking for a course, any new resource or activities you add to the course will default to have completion tracking turned on. It is good practice to check the completion tracking settings for each new item as you add it to the course.

To enable completion tracking in your CLE course:

  1. Log in to the CLE (
  2. Go to the CLE course where you would like to add activity completion.
  3. To access the CLE course settings, locate the Administration block in the course and click the Edit Settings link.
    Administration block edit settings
  4. On the settings page, scroll down to the Completion tracking section and click the title to expand and reveal its options.
  5. To turn completion tracking on, select ‘Yes‘ from the Enable completion tracking drop down menu.
  6. Click save changes.

Enable Completion Tracking


Depending on the type of activity, there can be different completion requirements. For example, a Page might have the requirement to require view; a Quiz might have the requirement to require grade while a Forum might have the requirement to require posts/discussions/replies.

To access these settings, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the CLE (
  2. Go to the CLE course where you would like to add activity completion.
  3. Click Turn editing on.
  4. Editing icons will now appear to the right of each activity.
  5. Click Edit and select the Edit settings () icon for the activity you wish to turn on completion tracking for.
  6. Scroll down to the Activity completion section. Click on the title to reveal its options.

Using activity completion

There are three options for tracking progress:

  • Do not indicate activity completion (none): the current default setting
  • Students can manually mark the activity as completed (Student controlled): each item will have a check box the student can use to track their own progress
  • Show activity as completed when conditions are met (Automatic tracking based on progress): the faculty sets the criteria for completion

If the automatic tracking is used, there are several options for completion based on the resource or activity. For example, if automatic tracking is used on a discussion forum, activity completion might be satisfied once the student creates their initial post and replies to at least two other students.

If Activity Completion is used within the course, a report is available for faculty to help track progress. This report displays the individual student and their progress checks for each activity and/or resource tracked.

To view the Activity Completion Report:

  1. Navigate to the Administration block.
  2. Go to Course administration>Reports > Activity completion.

activity completion report