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Award Goal Types and Completion Triggers
Award Goal Types and Completion Triggers

This article aims to explain the logic and differences of award's goal types

Updated over a week ago

Award has three types of goals, and they are as follows:

1. Complete Any

2. Reach the Target

3. Track ongoing Learning

Complete Any - The author can add the number of learning items and allow the users to choose which one to complete. Once the user has completed one of the learning items in this award, the award status will update to complete.

Reach the Target - The author should set a target for the award to bring to completion. The target should match the sum of the credits in each required learning item.

For example, if the award has three learning items, each with one credit value, the target should be three. The target should always be the sum of the credit value of the learning items to trigger the completion.

In this goal set-up, the author can enable the 'external learning records' where users or admins can add external certificates and add them with credits as well.

Once the 'external learning records' feature is enabled, the author can enable 'Moderate external learning records' wherein the assessor's validation of submissions is required.

Track Ongoing Learning - This type of award is always misunderstood because it does not trigger completion, as it was designed for only tracking purposes. Authors can add new learning items from time to time without worrying about the users’ award completion.

Similar to the 'Reach the Target' goal, the author can also enable the 'external learning records' feature and 'Moderate External learning records'

Please note that award enrolment should be triggered upon the user's enrolment to a learning item inside the award. However, award enrolment would not be triggered if the learner has started or completed the learning item outside the award. In this case, the user needs to start the award manually by clicking the start button.

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