Tracking Progress is a skill that is useful in knowing where you are at in an online course.
There are four ways completion tracking is useful.
1. Resources (assignments, activities, links, etc.) can be set with completion status. There are two ways completion is tracked, automated (ex: if you click on a link, or if you score higher than an 8/10) or manually. Manually means that the user can click on the box to the right of a resource to mark it complete. There are two types of boxes to the right of resources, a dashed box means that the completion status is automated:
a solid box means that the completion status is manual:
2. Conditional logic for resources (assignments, activities, links, etc.) allows a hierarchy to be set up. Ex: You can't open an assignment until you have looked at the page that describes the requirements of the assignment.
Ex2: You cannot read an article until you have gotten an 8/10 on the previous reading assignment.
3. Checklists are set up by the teacher. These are resources that have lists of things that need to be done. Depending on settings, the checklist can automatically check things off that are done, or they can be checked off by the student or the teacher. Items can be added, or removed by teacher or student. This a very settings dependent resource. Check out the checklist below this page like on the Orientation>Getting Started page:
4. Progress Bar block is something that can be setup by your teacher. This puts all of the things that have been set to activity completion in a course into a horizontal bar. The bar is then interactive for the student. You can click on any of the tiny boxes and you will go directly to that activity. Anything that is blue is not done, anything that is green is done. In the example below, 44% of the things to do for the course have been completed. (and I changed the name to Completion Bar)