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Best Moodle Plugins for Gamification – A Curated List
All the hoopla around gamification in e-learning is because we are looking at enhanced learner
engagement as the bottom line objective. Besides engagement, gamification allows the learners to retain
and recall information better.
Moodle Plugins for Gamification
1. Plugins for Adding Badges
This plugin enables you to add badges in Moodle. Badges are a good way of celebrating smaller
achievements and for showing eventual progress. These badges can be set up for getting awarded
based on the criteria you choose, and are fully compatible with Mozilla Open Badges. Badges earned
by the learners in Moodle can be displayed on a user’s profile. Besides, these badges can be pushed to
their Open Badges backpack or the public badge collections in their backpack. Finally, all the badges
will be visible on their Moodle dashboard.
2. Adding Badges
By installing this plugin, you get a library of gamification badges that can used in Moodle or for any
learning management software. These badges help you represent awards, skills and achievements in a
fun visual fashion! The benefits of using Moodle Badges are multifarious and range from it being
language independent to being easily integratable with any design.
3. Tracking Learning Process
This plugin automatically captures and attributes experience points to students’ actions. Besides, the
block displays current level of the learner and his progress towards next level. The block plugin helps in
generating reports for teachers/admins to get an overview of their students’/learners’ levels. The best
part of the plugin, it sends notifications to congratulate students as they level up and an event is fired
whenever the student levels up.
4. Gamification in Moodle:
This specific plugin contains gamification style plugins that works on experience points that is given to
the students. It also enables restriction of access to any activity according to a user’s experience level.
Get going with this plugin if you want to assign experience points to the learners.
5. Adding Points for Gamified Learning
This plugin improves gamification particularity in the Moodle platform. This plugin is simple, easy to use
and more visual. The plugin helps in adding points in real time. For this plugin to work effectively, the
admin needs to configure the completion criterias for all activities you want to monitor. Very effective
when you want to add points to activities with completion criterias.
6. Adding Games to E-Learning
This plugin helps your learners solve quizzes, provides glossary, questions and allow them to play some
games like hangman, crossword, cryptex, millionaire, sudoku, snakes and ladders, the hidden picture
etc. This plugin is and will remain free for Moodle users to use.
7. For Gamifying E-Learning
Are your students procrastinating their learning too much? Are they more interested in playing games
instead of studying? Well, now you get to give them the best of both worlds at once! In this plugin, quiz
questions from the course can be added and the possible answers will come down as space ships, and
the learners have to shoot the correct one.
8. Adding Quizzes
This plugin enables quizzes that the learners can take within a Moodle course. This plugin fantastically
brings in the aspect of game-based-learning in the Moodle courses. It uses a few funny animations and
HTML 5 for the fun of it. This plugin is a great way to acquire knowledge, while having fun as an
“enhancement” aspect of the quizzes.