How to gamify your Moodle course with Stash plugin? #Gamification

Check out the presentation by Adrian Greeve - Moodle HQ developer

Online Course gamification is the process of making your online learning course more engaging for the learners. You need to motivate them to go through the course content and earn the rewards.

Online course designers often thrive to increase the low course completion rates. Researches shows that Gamification can lead to higher student engagement and better course completion rates.

But how do you use gamify your Moodle course?

Moodle doesn’t support full-fledged gamification within the core. However there are many features which can be used for gamifying your Moodle course like Activity completion, Conditional Access, Badges etc. Here are 7 Tips for higher student engagement by Chad Outten from My Learning Space.

Moodle Plugins can be used to extend the functionality which is not provided in the core. In our earlier posts, I had posted about the top 6 gamification plugins for Moodle. There are lot of ways to gamify your Moodle course and many plugins which can be used to enhance the gamification effect.

Course Gamification with Stash plugins:

In MoodleMoot Australia 2017, Adrian Greeve – Moodle HQ developer presented about gamify your Moodle course with Stash plugins set. Adrian shared his experience from the Learn Moodle MOOC practice course and how he has decided to develop the Stash plugin.

Here is the video recording of the presentation session from MoodleMoot Australia 2017. You can download the presentation in PDF format from this link.


Stash Plugin set includes the following plugins:

  • Stash Block – The Stash block plugin is the main plugin of the Stash plugin set. It will add an inventory of items to your course and let your students find items by exploring the activities.
  • Stash Availability – This availability plugin is used along with the main Stash block to allow items from the stash to decide the availability of course activities.
  • Stash Snippets Filter – Filter plugin to make the usage of the block “Stash” a lot easier!

Have you gamified your Moodle course? What are the other plugins which you have used to gamify? Do share with us in the comments section below.

Jaswinder Singh

Jaswinder Singh, passionate about using Moodle in improving the Indian Education System and reaching the students in far flung areas where still education seems to be a impossible prospect of life. He is the author of the popular Moodle Book "How to use Moodle 2.7". In October 2016, Jaswinder was elected as the Moodle User's Association Committee member - the first to make it from India.

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