Completion tracking can help instructors determine if a student has viewed a particular content item.
Each content item/topic can be marked as completed when a student takes a particular action. There are three basic “actions” that a student can be required to take to mark a content item/topic as complete (or not).
- Required: Automatic—Topics will be marked as complete when the student does something in D2L, like view a file or post to a discussion.
- Required: Manual—Students will see a checkbox next to the topic, which they must manually click to mark the item as complete.
- Not Required—No completion tracking will be monitored.
If you set content items/topics to be automatically marked as completed you’ll need to be aware of what action the student must take to trigger the automatic completion tracking.
- Uploaded files are marked complete when a student views them.
- Documents created in D2L (i.e., HTML pages) are marked complete when a student views them.
- Discussions are marked complete after a student’s first post. If the discussion assignment requires students to post more than once, select manual completion tracking.
- Links are marked complete when a student views them.
- Assignment/Submission folders are marked complete after one submission.
- Quizzes are marked complete after one attempt is submitted.
- Self-assessments are marked complete as soon as they are opened.
- Surveys are marked complete when a student submits a response.
The video below details how to use completion tracking to determine if a student has viewed a content item within a module.