Moodle 2.9 New Feature: “Time spent” as an activity completion condition

In a recent post on forums Mary Cooch (@moodlefairy) the Community Educator on posted about the new feature in Moodle lessons activity.

In the new feature which will be available from Moodle 2.9 onwards you can restrict the lesson activity on time basis which means teachers will be able to set “time spent” as a completion condition for a Lesson.

Time Spent restriction
Time Spent restriction

With this new feature, you will be able to specify that the student must spend a minimum time in the lesson – 80 minutes here for instance – before the activity is marked complete.

So, the students will not get the activity completion checkbox until they watch the video for more than the specified time. They receive a message that they completed it in less than the required time and therefore the completion box is not ticked.

End of lesson in less time
End of lesson in less time

For more details, read the tracker issue at:


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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