Overview of the Checklist Tool

The Checklist tool enables the course creator to highlight important or required assignments, tasks, readings, or other items to complete. Checklist can be used as requirements to control access to other materials using release conditions. Each checklist can contain one or more categories which allows the course creator to create multiple checklists with relational categories. For example, you might have an Assignments Checklist with different categories ie. Paper Assignments, Presentations, Quizzes etc. all of which could have multiple checklists in each category.


Why Use the Checklist Tool?

The Checklist tool allows instructors to help students keep track and organize their course responsibilities.

  • You can create a checklist that lists the activities users should complete throughout the course
  • You can create a list of the reading required for each week
  • You can create a list of required supplies for the course
  • You can set release conditions based on students checking off items from their checklist (ex. you might want to release a news item once the student checks off that they read the first module of the course)

Step By Step Instructions

How to Create a Checklist

  1. Click “Activities” then “Checklist
  2. Click “New Checklist
  3. Enter a name in the “Name” field
  4. You can enter an optional description to identify what the checklist is about
  5. By default checklists open in the current window of the user (so if they open the checklist they will loose the page they were on prior to clicking the checklist), but you can select “New Window” to override the default
  6. Click “Save” to save the new checklist

How to Create a Category

  1. Click “Activities” then “Checklist”
  2. Click “New Category” and enter a name and an optional description for the new category
  3. click “Save” or “Save and New” (Save and New will allow to create more categories all at once)

Create an Item(s) in a Checklist

An item is the what the user will check off in the checklist. Each item that you create must belong to a category. You will need to select the checklist you would like to add the item too.

  1. Click “Activities” then “Checklist
  2. Find the Checklist you would like to add then item too and then click the dropdown arrow (to the right of the checklist) and then click “Edit
  3. Underneath the heading “Categories and Items” click the “New Item” button
  4. Select a category, a name and description for the new item
  5. You can choose to add a “Due Date
  6. You can choose to “Display in Calendar
  7. Click “Save” or “Save and New” if you plan to add more than one item to the checklist

How to Manage Your Checklist

  1. Click “Activities” then “Checklist
  2. Find the checklist you would like to edit
  3. Click on the dropdown arrow beside the checklist and then click “Edit
  4. Make the changes you want to the “Checklist Properties” area or click on a category or item in the Categories and Items area to edit those.
  5. Make your changes then click “Save

How to Add Release Conditions to a Checklist

  1. Click “Activities” then “Checklist”
  2. Find the checklist you would like to edit
  3. Click on the dropdown arrow beside the checklist and then click “Edit
  4. Click on the “Restrictions” tab
  5. Click “Attach Existing” if you already have a release condition that you want to attach or clickCreate and Attach” to create a new condition
  6. Click “Save” (now the checklist has conditions you set)