What is the Checklist activity and how do I use it?

The Checklist activity allows the instructor to create a checklist, to do list, or task list for their students to work through. You can set up the checklist so students can check-off their completed activities, or you can make it so the instructor can do so. Items can be required or optional.

Creating the Checklist Activity

  1. If your course is in topic view, in the section in where you want the page located, select the Add an activity or resource link.
    If your course is in folder view, in the section in where you want the page located, select the Add resource link.
  2. Select Checklist from the menu, then scroll down and click Add.
    Figure: Checklist activity available from adding resource or activity window.
  3. Name the checklist.
  4. Review the Settings.
    1. Users can add their own items.
      1. This allows students to add items to the checklist.
      2. Students can only add items if Student only, or Student and teacher are selected in the Updates by pulldown.
      3. Student and teacher means both student and teacher have to mark the item complete.
    2. Updates by: This allows you to choose who can check off listed items and add to the list when that setting is enabled.
    3. Maximum grade.
      1. This activity will appear in the gradebook unless you change the maximum grade to 0.
      2. The grade is based on the percentage of items checked.
    4. Show course modules in checklist.
      1. This automatically places all of the activities and resources in the current module, or complete course into the checklist.
      2. You can hide items on checklist so students will not see them on the checklist.
      3. Item visible icon: Figure: Activity visible icon
      4. Item hidden icon: Figure: Activity hidden icon
  5. Review the Common Module Settings: You may choose if the activity should be visible or not to your students. If you have developed predetermined groups, the common module settings will allow you to segment checklist by groups.
    Figure: Common module setting section
  6. Decide if you wish to place conditions or date related restrictions on how the activity becomes available.
    Figure: Activity completion section
  7. Select Save and display.
  8. Type in checklist item and click the Add button.
    Figure: Projects components section
    1. When you enter an item into the checklist, it will be considered optional until you toggle the status.
    2. Click on the box on the left of the checklist item to change its status.
      1. A solid box denotes the item is optional.
        Figure: Item optional example
      2. A checked box denotes the item is a required.
        Figure: Item required example
      3. A dashed box denotes the item is a heading.
        Figure: Heading example
  9. Editing the checklist
    1. You can indent or move the items up and down using the arrows.
    2. You can delete an item by click on the X to the right of that item.
    3. The Preview tab shows you the student view.
    4. The View progress tab lets you see student progress with details or with progress bars.
2017-05-16 20:35 Josh
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