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Engage your learners with gamification in Moodle

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The term gamification has been around for years, but what is it?

Simply, it’s about bringing game-like elements and mechanics into a non-gaming context, such as e-learning lessons, and there are good reasons to incorporate gamification into your Moodle courses.

Introducing gamification into your Moodle learning management system can make a big difference (and implementing it can be much easier than you think)!

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Why introduce gamification into your LMS?

  • Improved learner engagement – by using gamification to provide a sense of reward, achievement and even competition. For example, you can award learners points, as well as congratulations for completing specific actions.
  • Deeper learning – presenting Moodle courses and learning in a gamified format which may be more visual or interactive can improve learner understanding, especially for those who may struggle with more traditional presentations of e-learning.
  • Develop learning pathways – use Moodle gamification to incentivise your learners who follow pre-defined learning routes to attain the knowledge or skills they need to do their job to the highest standard.


The easy way to introduce gamification in Moodle – with 'Level up!':

If you using Hubken’s Moodle Solution you’ll be pleased to hear there is a Moodle plug-in that delivers all the benefits of gamification.

It’s called Level up! and once it’s installed your learning administrators will be able to add a whole new dimension to their learning programmes without a lot of work.

Display of levels and progress bars on Moodle games with level up

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Using Level up! you can:

  • Automatically attribute points based on your student actions
  • Display current level and progress towards next level to help progress learning
  • Congratulate students with notifications as they level up
  • View a leaderboard displaying student rankings
  • Customise the number of levels, the points they require and their appearance
  • Total control over the points earned per action
  • Get an overview of students' levels with the reporting function

Moodle game Leaderboard of students

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If you are an existing Hubken Moodle client and want to introduce gamification into your e-learning programmes get in touch with us at today.


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