Checklists

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A Checklist is a way to highlight important or required assignments, readings or other items to complete. A Checklist may list all the items which need to be completed immediately or may have items appear sequentially once other items are completed.


Why use Checklists?

A Checklist is a way to highlight important or required assignments, readings or other items to complete. A Checklist may list all the items which need to be completed immediately or may have items appear sequentially once other items are completed.

Opportunities

  • provide a list of tasks students need to complete
  • present students with a visual summary of the requirements for a topic or assignment or unit
  • assist students to find their way around the resources of your site
  • break your unit down into more manageable sections
  • better cater for individual learning needs by building in 'extension' activities or revision activities
  • help students manage 'due dates'
  • ensure prerequisite tasks are completed before access to new ones is made available
  • reinforce topic learning objectives/intended learning outcomes
  • provide different groups of students with different tasks or sequences of tasks
  • provide a week-by-week guide for students during trimester.

Tip

  • Setup your Assignments so that all tasks on the Checklist are completed before students can submit.

Example: An Assignment Checklist (student view)

Checklist example

So, things like assignments, essential readings, learning activities or other tasks that you deem necessary for learning engagement could be included in this tool. A checklist may list all the items needed to complete a unit or may have them appear chronologically once other items are completed.

Each checklist contains one or more categories, in which checklist items are organised. For example, you might have an "Assignments" checklist with categories for written assignments and quizzes, both of which could have multiple items that you need to complete.

Create Checklists

  1. Click on Setup on your unit navigation bar.
  2. Under Assessment, click on Checklists link.
  3. On the Checklists page, click on New button.
  4. Type a Name for the new checklist.
  5. You can type an optional Description to identify what the checklist contains.
  6. Select the Open this checklist in a new window when viewed check box, if you want the checklist to open in a new window when users access it. By default, checklists open in the current window.
  7. Click Save. The Edit Checklist page displayed.
  8. On the Edit Checklist page, click New Category on the top tool menu.
  9. On the New Category page, type a Name and, if you want, a Description for the new category.
  10. Click Save to save the new category or Save and New to create another new category.
  11. On the Edit Checklist page, click New Item on the top tool menu.
  12. On the New Item page, select a category for the item in the Category drop-down list.
    Note: Each item must belong to a category.
  13. Type a Name and, if you want, type a Description.
  14. Set a due date by selecting the Due Date check box and selecting the appropriate date and time.
  15. Select the Display in Calendar check box to make the item visible in the Calendar for students.
  16. Click Save.
  17. Repeat step 8 to 16 for all the items and categories.
  18. When done, click Save.

Manage Checklists

Manage Checklists

Edit category or item

  1. On the Edit Checklists page, click on the link to the checklist you want to edit.
  2. On the page, make the changes you want to the Name and Description.
  3. To make changes to the category or item, click on the title.
  4. When done, click Save.

Edit multiple categories or items

  1. On the Edit Checklist page, select the categories or items you want to edit.
  2. Click the Edit selected items icon at the top or bottom of the Categories/Items list.
  3. On the Edit Multiple Items page, make the changes you want to the categories or items.
  4. Click Save.

Use release conditions for a Checklist

  1. On the Checklists page, click on the link to the checklist you want to add release conditions to.
  2. On the Edit Checklist page, click the Restrictions tab.
  3. Click Create and Attach to create a new release condition and attach it to the checklist, or click Attach Existing if you already have a release condition that you want to attach to the checklist.
  4. Choose whether access to the checklist is dependent on meeting all or any of your conditions.
  5. Click Save. The checklist is now available to users based on the conditions that you define.

Reorder Checklists

  1. On the Checklists page, click More Actions and select Reorder on the top tool menu.
  2. Change the values in the Sort Order drop-down lists for the checklists.
  3. Click Save.

Reorder categories or items

  1. On the Checklists page, click the checklist within which you want to reorder categories or items.
  2. On the Edit Checklist page, click Reorder on the top tool menu.
  3. Change the values in the Sort Order drop-down lists for the categories or items.
  4. Click Save.

Preview a Checklist

On the Checklists page, click the Actions button and select Preview in new window next to the name of the checklist that you want to preview.

You can also click the Actions button and select Preview next to the name of the checklist on the Edit Checklist page.

Delete a category or item

  1. On the Checklists page, select the checklist from which you want to delete a category or item.
  2. On the Edit Checklist page, select the check box beside the category or item you want to delete.
  3. Click the Delete icon at the top or bottom of the list.
    Note: Deleting a category will delete all the items under this category.
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