7. Checking Your Progress in a Course#

This topic describes how to check and understand your progress in a course.

7.1. Progress Indicators#

When you are working in a course, green check marks that show your progress are visible in two places.

  • The course outline on the Course page.

  • The navigation bar at the top of the page.

These check marks appear when you complete all of the content in a part of the course. The part might be called a unit, section, module, week, lesson, or other part, depending on the terms your course uses.

For example, in the following image, the learner has completed all of the content in the “Introduction” part of the course, as well as some of the content in the “Module 1: Experiencing Course Content” part.

The course outline, showing green check marks for completed content.

In the following image, the learner has completed the first two units in the “Lesson 3: Exams, Grades, and Certificates” lesson.

The unit navigation bar on a unit page in the LMS.

To complete content, you must complete all of the following actions.

  • View all of each video in the unit.

  • Submit answers for all of the problems in the unit.

  • View all HTML content in the unit for at least five seconds.

7.2. The Progress Page#

To see your scores on individual problems represented in both a chart and a list, as well as your current overall course grade, select the Progress page from anywhere in the course.

7.2.1. Grading Chart#

On the Progress page, a chart shows how you have performed for each graded assignment in the course.

Assignments are listed along the horizontal axis, and the percentage score that you received in each lesson is read from the vertical axis.

Bar chart on the Progress page showing graded assignments on the horizontal axis, and percentage scores on the vertical axis.

Markers on the vertical axis reflect the grading scale for the course. For example, if the passing percentage score for the course is 60%, there is a marker on the vertical axis at 60% so that you can compare your total score with the required passing score. If the course awards a grade of B for scores of 50% and higher, and a grade of A for scores 75% and higher, then there are markers on the vertical axis at 50% and 75%, labelled “B” and “A” respectively.


In the progress chart, assignments are grouped by type. For example, all homework sections are listed together, then all quizzes, then exams. A bar showing the average score for each assignment type appears for each group.

The bar for each assignment reflects your total score for all the problems in that assignment. For individual problem scores, see Grading Details below the chart. For each of the assignment types, an “average” bar shows the current average of scores for assignments of that type. This average is recalculated as you progress through the course and complete more assignments.


In some courses, the course staff may have chosen to hide results for some assignments. For example, the results of an exam might be hidden until after the exam’s due date. When the results are hidden, you do not see whether you answered problems correctly, and you do not see your score in the body of the course or on your Progress page.

Some courses allow some number of graded assignments to be automatically dropped from your final score. For example, out of 8 quizzes, a course might have the lowest scoring quiz excluded from all learners’ final scores. A dropped assignment is indicated in the chart by an x above the horizontal axis.

Bar chart on the Progress page showing an "x" above an assignment whose score has been dropped.

7.2.2. Grading Details#

The Progress page includes your scores for individual problems within an assignment. Below the grading chart is a listing of course sections in the order that they occur in the course.

For each problem in a graded assignment, the points that you earned out of the possible points is shown with the label Problem Scores. Scores for ungraded problems are shown with the label Practice Scores. Sections that do not have any problems are labelled as having no problem scores.

List of graded sections in the order that they occur in the course, showing earned and possible points for each graded problem.