Gamifying a Moodle course. What difference does it make? Week 3

Week 3 of the ‘Gamify or not gamify‘ a Moodle course experiment. This experiment is getting a lot of attention, a lot more than I thought it would, and many teachers have asked me how they can gamify their Moodle courses. For this week’s post I have created a screencast showing the steps I took to gamify my course. The video lasts just under 20 minutes and is best viewed full screen.

Please write a comment at the bottom of this post should you have any question, or spotted any errors. Don’t ask me why I say ‘basically’ all the time, I have no idea…


  1. Hi, succession of articles.
    Your solution is complicated, just use cascading conditions.
    For example quiz5 after completion of the quiz4.
    The message for student id shorter.

    1. Hi Bohus,
      Thanks for your comment. I believe I already do that, for activities that must be completed in a specific order I.e. housekeeping & quizzes. However, for some of the badges I cannot do that as the activities they are based on can be completed in any order.
      However, I might have misunderstood what you meant.

  2. Hi Frederic,
    What a gold gem this is! I work as faculty support for moodle at a college and have been exploring the idea of badges in moodle. Your tutorial and use of the badges idea is inspiring! I would like to share this article with an edX course I am taking called “Design and Development of Educational Technology” offered Oct 8 2014 by MITx please. I’d also be interested in learning more about your teaching strategies with using this method. Nice work!

    1. Hi Tania,
      thanks for the kind words. I’m glad you found it of use. Please go ahead and use it as you wish. Everything on my site is released under the Creative Commons share-alike license.

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