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XP+ 1.16.0​

April 23, 2024

New features ✨

  • Brand new way to set rules for activity, section and course completion
  • Drops xpdrop can now be restored on the same site

Quality of life πŸ’ͺ

  • Added Finnish language

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • Some language strings were hardcoded in English
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

Technical changes πŸ› 

  • Compatibility with Moodle 4.4
  • Raised minimum required version to Moodle 3.11
  • Removed unused drop-related factory classes

Acknowledgments πŸ™Œ


XP 3.16.0​

April 23, 2024

New features ✨

  • Admins can reset the levels of all courses to the default values
  • Admins can reset the appearance of the levels in all courses to the defaults
  • Massive invisible underground work to support future major improvements

Quality of life πŸ’ͺ

  • Renamed "For the whole site" to "Sitewide"
  • Level up notification popup can be previewed from the levels page
  • Dangerous actions are coloured accordingly

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • Mitigated rare issue with tooltips on some themes
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

Technical changes πŸ› 

  • Compatibility with Moodle 4.4
  • Raised minimum required version to Moodle 3.11

Additional notes πŸ‘€


XP+ 1.15.1​

November 27, 2023

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • Language string was not translatable in drop setup modal

Technical changes πŸ› 

  • Improved compatibility with PHP 8.2
  • Emptied unused drop renderer and Mustache template
  • Removed unused drop-related factory classes

XP 3.15.2​

November 27, 2023

Technical changes πŸ› 

  • Improved compatibility with PHP 8.2
  • Addressing false positive in automated tests

XP 3.15.1​

October 12, 2023

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • Levels incorrectly started at 2 when restored from pre 3.15.0 backup

XP+ 1.15.0​

October 8, 2023

New features ✨

  • Award a Moodle badge when users attain a particular level
  • Display a custom congratulation message when users level up
  • Webservice API function to award points from external services (Multi)

Quality of life πŸ’ͺ

  • Added Lithuanian language file

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • The team leaderboard could throw error when default grouping is empty
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

Technical changes πŸ› 

  • Compatibility with Moodle 4.3

Acknowledgments πŸ™Œ


XP 3.15.0​

October 8, 2023

New features ✨

  • The user level badge can be displayed in the top navigation bar
  • The level up notification animates the transition to the new level
  • Redesign the levels customisation page to simplify setting their points
  • Points shortcode can display the number of points of the current user
  • Admin setting allow admin users to collect points like other users

Quality of life πŸ’ͺ

  • Warn admins when they are editing the default settings in site-wide mode
  • The levels can be reset to the admin defaults from the levels page
  • The levels appearance can be reset to the admin defaults from the appearance page
  • Improved the design of several pages
  • Display compatibility checks in the admin general settings page
  • Renamed "Visuals" to "Appearance"

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • Fixed JavaScript error when trying to dismiss notice to managers
  • The level up event could incorrectly trigger when editing user points
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

Technical changes πŸ› 

  • Compatibility with Moodle 4.3
  • Plugin declare which Moodle versions are explicitly supported

Additional notes πŸ‘€


XP+ 1.14.1​

June 1, 2023

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • Address compatibility issues with Moodle 3.4

XP 3.14.1​

June 1, 2023

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • Fix bug occurring with PHP 7.0
  • Address compatibility issues with Moodle 3.4
  • Prevent notice when debugusers setting is undefined

Technical changes πŸ› 

  • Address false positives in automated tests

XP+ 1.14.0​

April 24, 2023

Quality of life πŸ’ͺ

  • Adjusted styles of rules for better flow and readability

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • Restoring backup into existing course honours delete contents option
  • The restore process could be interupted while restoring drops
  • Prevent extraneous grade rules from being restored

Technical changes πŸ› 

  • Raised minimum required version to Moodle 3.4
  • Compatibility with Moodle 4.2

XP 3.14.0​

April 24, 2023

Quality of life πŸ’ͺ

  • Adjusted styles of rules for better flow and readability

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • Prevent narrow page layout from extending out of bounds
  • Restoring backup into existing course honours delete contents option
  • Remove notices about deprecated events for debug users
  • Other minor fixes and improvements

Technical changes πŸ› 

  • Raised minimum required version to Moodle 3.4
  • Compatibility with Moodle 4.2
  • Compatibility with PHP 8.1

Additional notes πŸ‘€


XP+ 1.13.2​

March 20, 2023

Quality of life πŸ’ͺ

  • Added German translations
  • Updated French translations

Technical changes πŸ› 

  • Compatibility with 4.0 message provider constants
  • Escape output of location in log table
  • Other inconsequential minor changes

Acknowledgments πŸ™Œ


XP 3.13.3​

January 24, 2023

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • Suppress notice about undefined return type with PHP 8.1
  • Fixed failing report task due to incorrect reference to XP+

XP 3.13.2 & XP+ 1.13.1​

December 12, 2022

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • Some JS files were not loaded in development mode

XP 3.13.1​

December 10, 2022

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • The block's ranking snapshot of a neighboured leaderboard was not always correct

Technical changes πŸ› 

  • Neighboured leaderboard get_ranking, get_count and get_position behaviours changed
  • More suppression of developer notices about early renderer instantiation

XP+ 1.13.0​

November 26, 2022

New features ✨

  • Rule to award points for completing a section
  • Added level visuals showcasing a seed growing into a tree
  • Added level visuals showcasing a house constructed to completion
  • Added alternative point symbols: brick 🧱, droplet πŸ’§, leaf πŸƒ, lightbulb πŸ’‘, puzzle 🧩 and star ⭐

Quality of life πŸ’ͺ

  • Additional identity columns included in downloadable report
  • Additional identity columns included in downloadable logs
  • Team names included in downloadable logs
  • Renamed "Team ladder" to "Team leaderboard"
  • The team leaderboards is now found under the "Leaderboard" tab

Technical changes πŸ› 

  • Compatibility with Moodle 4.1

XP 3.13.0​

November 26, 2022

New features ✨

  • Display a snapshot of the leaderboard on the block
  • Showcase the next level a user is progressing towards on the block
  • Logs can be filtered for an individual user

Quality of life πŸ’ͺ

  • The block appearance has been updated to look more modern
  • Navigate to a user's logs directly from the report
  • Actions against users in report moved to a dropdown menu
  • Renamed "Ladder" to "Leaderboard"

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • Deleting a user removes its associated logs allowing them to re-earn points
  • Block appearance settings were not included in backups

Technical changes πŸ› 

  • Compatibility with Moodle 4.1
  • Remove usage of deprecated YUI module formchangechecker

Additional notes πŸ‘€


XP+ 1.12.1​

May 2022

New features ✨

  • Drops can be deleted (Pro, Multi)

XP 3.12.1​

May 2022

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • Default rules could not be saved in the admin settings
  • Usage sharing incorrectly counted number of rules

XP+ 1.12.0​

April 15, 2022

New features ✨

  • Drops: award points by placing code snippets anywhere (Pro, Multi)
  • Anonymise leaderboard by first name and initial (Pro, Multi)
  • User leaderboard can be downloaded to CSV, XLS, etc. (Pro, Multi)
  • Team leaderboard can be downloaded to CSV, XLS, etc. (Pro, Multi)

Quality of life πŸ’ͺ

  • Team names are displayed in the report (Pro, Multi)
  • Updated Chinese language strings

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

Technical changes πŸ› 

  • Raised minimum required version to Moodle 3.3
  • Compatibility with Moodle 4.0
  • Compatibility with PHP 8
  • Support for optional activation XP+ for shared hosting (beta)

Additional notes πŸ‘€

  • Level up! Plus is renamed Level Up XP+.

XP 3.12.0​

April 15, 2022

New features ✨

  • Display learner's rank on the block
  • New shortcode [xppoints] to display number of points
  • Added permission block/xp:viewlogs to control access to the logs
  • Optional usage sharing functionality

Quality of life πŸ’ͺ

  • Block title can be left empty
  • Block appearance settings always set from the plugin's settings
  • Navigation improvements by introducing sub-navigation in some pages

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • Shortcode [xpladder] with top did not display top for neighboured leaderboards
  • Leaderboard only links to profile when course profiles are enabled
  • Event user_leveledup could be skipped when leveling up multiple levels at once
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements

Technical changes πŸ› 

  • Raised minimum required version to Moodle 3.3
  • Compatibility with Moodle 4.0
  • Compatibility with PHP 8
  • Support for optional activation of XP+ for shared hosting (beta)

Additional notes πŸ‘€

  • Level up! is renamed Level Up XP
  • The "Log" page is now found under "Report", the "Visuals" page under "Levels", and the "Rules" page under "Points".
  • The migration of the block appearance settings will happen automatically in most cases. Those settings include the block title, the description shown to students, and whether or not to displays rewards. If those did not migrate accurately, their values can be set from the "Block appearance" section at the bottom of the plugin's settings page.

XP 3.11.4​

February 2022

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • Class block_edit_form not found on rare occasions

XP 3.11.3​

December 2021

Quality of life πŸ’ͺ

  • Changed addinstance capability to support block_context

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • Fixed invalid reference to language string in levels page

XP+ 1.11.2​

December 2021

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • Adapt mobile styling for compatibility with latest Moodle app
  • Group selector was not always usable in Moodle app
  • Fix hardcoded language string in Moodle app

XP+ 1.11.1​

September 2021

Quality of life πŸ’ͺ

  • Updated French language strings

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • Included missing language string for course rule
  • Converted hardcoded string to translatable string
  • Log could cause fatal errors when invalid reasons were used

XP 3.11.2​

April 2021

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • Some CSS styles were not applied for some older Moodle versions

XP 3.11.1​

April 2021

Quality of life πŸ’ͺ

  • Update information in promotional page

XP+ 1.11.0​

April 28, 2021

New features ✨

  • New rule to target an activity by its name
  • The logs can be downloaded to CSV, XLS, etc.

Quality of life πŸ’ͺ

  • Updated French language strings

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • Points based on a grade could be 1 point off due to rounding errors
  • Restoring backups with missing grade items resulted in a fatal error
  • The filters on the log table could not be removed when empty

Technical changes πŸ› 

  • Compatibility with Moodle 3.11

XP 3.11.0​

April 28, 2021

New features ✨

  • Complete revamp of the user interface to setup the levels
  • Rule picker redesigned to include a description of each rule

Quality of life πŸ’ͺ

  • Confirmation asked when deleting a rule or condition with children
  • A help message is displayed when other plugins cause the rules screen to crash

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • The leaderboard was not accessible when using Oracle
  • The filters on the log table could not be removed when empty

Technical changes πŸ› 

  • Compatibility with Moodle 3.11

XP+ 1.10.4​

February 2021

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • The team leaderboard was inaccessible in Moodle 3.1

XP+ 1.10.3​

February 2021

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • Log retention setting incorrectly used default value of 3 months

XP 3.10.2​

February 2021

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • The filtered_config class did not work with excluded keys

XP+ 1.10.2​

January 2021

Quality of life πŸ’ͺ

  • Additional options for log retention duration
  • Added Chinese language strings
  • Updated French language strings

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • Prevent rules from displaying debug notices when instantiated

XP 3.10.1​

January 2021

Technical changes πŸ› 

  • Rules base class includes the get_renderer method for children classes to use
  • Switched to using numday, numweek, etc. language strings for durations in log settings
  • Travis configuration changes

XP+ 1.10.1​

November 2021

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • Team leaderboard using cohorts raised exceptions for Moodle 3.4 and older

XP+ 1.10.0​

September 3, 2020

New features ✨

  • The points of teams with less members can be compensated in the leaderboard
  • Administrators can enforce the anonymity of the leaderboards
  • Add support for the new capability to control access to the logs

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • Fixed an error when sending an award notification using Moodle 3.2 and older

XP 3.10.0​

September 3, 2020

New features ✨

  • Administrators can enforce the anonymity of the leaderboard
  • Added capability block/xp:viewlogs to control access to the logs

Quality of life πŸ’ͺ

  • Display a warning when leaving the rules page without saving
  • Inform users when the cheat guard settings may become ineffective
  • Keep promo page visible when the add-on has been installed

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • The report could be stuck in an empty state after using some filters

Additional notes πŸ‘€

  • Level up! Plus users will be required to upgrade the add-on for some of these changes to take effect.

XP+ 1.9.0​

April 30, 2020

New features ✨

  • Points can be awarded manually to individual students
  • Added import points from CSV file (Pro, Multi)
  • Support additional Privacy API requirement (core_userlist_provider)

Quality of life πŸ’ͺ

  • Log page display a nicer notice when empty

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • Relax cheat guard to always count course/activity completion

XP 3.9.0​

April 30, 2020

New features ✨

  • Support additional Privacy API requirement (core_userlist_provider)

Quality of life πŸ’ͺ

  • Report and logs display a nicer notice when page is empty

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • Fixed vertical alignment of content in report table

Technical changes πŸ› 

  • Level change is identified from within the state store
  • Report controller to support additional actions from add-on

XP+ 1.8.0​

December 4, 2019

New features ✨

  • Grade-based rewards are now possible
  • Default grade rules can be created by admins
  • Added shortcode xpteamladder to display the team leaderboard
  • The log page displays where the points originated from

XP 3.8.1​

December 4, 2019

Quality of life πŸ’ͺ

  • Display a warning when the plugin configuration and URLs mismatch

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • The cheat guard miscounted the maximum actions allowed in time frame
  • Sorting the logs by points raised a database error
  • The manage permission is now required to search courses in the course rule
  • Missing bind when handling exception in module resource selector

Technical changes πŸ› 

  • Changes to filters and rules to support grade-based rewards in Level up! Plus

XP 3.8.0​

November 20, 2019

New features ✨

  • Include support for the shortcode xplevelname

Quality of life πŸ’ͺ

  • Increased the size of the description field in levels form
  • Prevent the notices from being announced to screen readers

Bug fixes πŸ›

  • Restored rules are now updating their internal configuration
  • Shortcode xpladder would display even when ladder is disabled
  • Minor fixes to notification behat test
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements

Technical changes πŸ› 

  • Compatibility with Moodle 3.8

XP+ 1.7.1​

June 25, 2019

New features ✨

  • The team leaderboard made of groups supports groupings

When set to use the course groups, the team leaderboard will automatically filter out the groups that are not part of the course's default grouping. This is useful when courses contain a large number of groups.


XP+ 1.7.0​

June 11, 2019

  • Group leaderboards were renamed Team leaderboards
  • Team leaderboards now support course groups, cohorts and IOMAD companies and departments
  • Team leaderboards can be anonymous
  • The visibility of teams' points and progress can be set changed
  • The ordering of the team leaderboard can be set to points or progress

XP 3.7.0​

June 11, 2019

  • Levels can now be given a custom name
  • Added ability to completely remove the points of a user
  • Added filter support (e.g. multi lang) to block description and title - David Bogner
  • The report displays a hyphen as level for users that do not have any points
  • Progress towards ultimate level was incorrect in anonymous leaderboards

We would like to thank Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University for being the sponsor of some of the changes in this release.


XP+ 1.6.1​

March 21, 2019

  • The instructions of the information page are displayed in the mobile app
  • Fixed an issue causing the level badges to not always display properly on mobile
  • The link to Level up! in the mobile app could be missing when none of the students had earned points
  • The progress bar setting has been added to backups

XP 3.6.1​

March 21, 2019

  • The permission block/xp:manage was added to separate management capabilities from block/xp:addinstance
  • The instructions on the information page have been added to backups
  • The columns to display on the ladder have been added to backups

XP+ 1.6.0​

February 3, 2019

  • The progress bar can be set to display the overall progress towards the very last level

We would like to thank Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University for being the sponsor of some of the changes in this release.


XP 3.6.0​

February 3, 2019

  • The instructions of the information page are displayed in the mobile app
  • Fixed an issue causing the level badges to not always display properly on mobile
  • The link to Level up! in the mobile app could be missing when none of the students had earned points
  • The progress bar setting has been added to backups

We would like to thank Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University for being the sponsor of some of the changes in this release.