**Complete % by Count** is a basic calculation of the number of assignments completed, divided by the total number of assignments in the course. So if the student does 70/100 assignments, they completed 70% of the course.

**Complete % by Time** is a calculation based on activity times. The LMS associates a time limit with all activities. If you were to add up all the completed activity times then divide by the total course time, the result would be the Complete % by Time.

Imagine a course with only 10 activities.

- Warm-Up (5)
- Instruction (20)
- Summary (5)
- Assignment (15)
- Assignment (15)
- Assignment (15)
- Assignment (15)
- Assignment (15)
- Quiz (60)
- Topic Test (120)

Think of the numbers in parentheses as the activity’s time limit.

If this student completes the first 5 activities, they would be 50% **complete by count** because there are 10 total activities and they have completed 5 of the activities.

If the student would have completed 60 minutes of course work, though, out of a total of 285 minutes, they would be 21% **complete by time** (60/285).