It could motivate some students to get a place in a certain Hall of fame. This needs some further thought and discussion, but some ideas are:

  • rank the first, second and third one to submit a solution correctly
  • rank the first, second and third fastest solutions
  • list all students for who a first submission passes all specification tests
  • display the students own rank as well (related to all students participating in the course)

Some conditions

  • this should be turned off by default for assignments
  • students should be able to opt out of being included with their name in the ranking
  • it works best if this is automatically updated upon a successful submission by a student (not wait until graded)

Note that this hall of fame may be different from the grade for an exercise. A grade may include other things like points for nice coding (comments, etc.), answers to questions in a report, etc.

Submitted by Mathijs de Weerdt on 13 January 2015 at 09:47

On 4 July 2016 at 10:30 Elmer van Chastelet tagged urgent

On 18 October 2017 at 08:22 Elmer van Chastelet commented:

Leaderboard is currently only available for programming assignments, and turned off by default.

When leaderboard feature is enabled (currently configured under “Display”), the leaderboard page will:

  • Show the first 10 submission performances for:
    • Least number of spec-test attempts to come to correct solution
    • the first correct solution (moment in time)

By default, all student submissions compete in the leaderboard, however the student name is set to Anonymous Student by default. On the leaderboard page, students can:
- enable presenting themselves with the full name (and back to Anonymous Student) for this course
- exclude (and include) themselves from being listed in the leaderboards for this course

This feature is to be extended with fastest execution time measurement (

On 18 October 2017 at 08:22 Elmer van Chastelet closed this issue.

On 18 October 2017 at 08:22 Elmer van Chastelet tagged 0.47.12

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