Training Plan


The Training Plan is highly flexible and you can potentially combine multiple instances to give different views of progress in different contexts. For modules that measure time it can also indicate the time spent in a course.

The Training Plan settings determine how learners see their enrolled courses, and how they can measure their progress. The visual progress bars draw on motivational theories and gamification to create a sense of incremental progress through a course.

The Training Plan also provides behind the scenes tracking of when a user starts a course which can then be used to predict or provide expected completion dates.






Text input

Allow you to customise the name for different instances

Show course categories


Group courses by category - useful when learners follow sets of courses (e.g. compliance or a certified program)

Show category descriptions


Display the category description text within the Training Plan to help contextualise progress for the learner.

Show category progress bars


Display a progress bar for the category - this an aggregation of course progress within that category. 

Show progress bars


Display the user's course completion as a progress bar. 



How to display complete courses

Show all activities

All activities are listed


Show incomplete activities

Only activities not yet completed are listed


Show no activities

Only the course name (and progress bar) will be shown


Don't show

These courses won't display

How to display incomplete courses

Show all activities

All activities are listed


Show incomplete activities

Only activities not yet completed are listed


Show no activities

No activities will be shown


Don't show

These courses won't display

Maximum number of courses

1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100

The maximum number of courses to be shown on a learner's homepage. 
The total list can be accessed by selecting 'Show all courses'

Display time spent on

Category, Course, Activity

The SCORM and Quiz modules track time spent in the activity. You can choose to display the activity time, and/or the summation of all activities in a course, and/or the summation of all courses in a category

Display time spent as

Total of all attempts

This will sum time across all attempts


Based on grading method

This will only include the time spent on the attempt that is recorded in the grade book (e.g. first attempt, highest graded attempt, etc.)

Show course sections


Groups activities by course section and displays progress per section. This is useful in larger structured courses.

Checking this will open up the course section display options.

Show start date


Do not show a start date


First Activity

This will display the date when the learner first accessed an activity in a section. For example, this means they opened a SCORM, assignment or quiz activity. The home pages or course page are not counted as activities.



Projected date

This will take the actual date of first activity in the first section that is not excluded (see below) but then will use projected dates for all subsequent sections.

Show estimate completion


Do not show a finish date



This displays an expected completion date for a section after it has been started.

The date is calculated by taking the course setting Learning Design -> Duration and dividing by the number of sections in the course to determine an average expected duration per section. This value is added to the start date to produce an expected completion date.


Projected date

This will display the expected completion date calculated as described above for Duration/section however it will use the projected date as the start time.

Show section completion


If checked then a completion status status will be shown for each section. This is calculated based on achieving maximum marks for each section rather than the progress bar completion.

This is used when "view" or "submit" might mark the activity as complete but when achieving grades determines the overall unit status.

Ignore n first sections


This allows you to exclude sections from the calculations above. 

For example if you include an induction or orientation section then you may want to exclude this from being counted as the start date in calculations.

Display grade achieved


This will show the learner their grade for the course overall where grading is being used. 



This will show the learner their grade for each activity where grading is being used. This can be useful when using pre- and post-tests or when providing formal assessments.


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