How do I create a Checklist in my Online Course?
Modified on: Tue, 12 Nov, 2019 at 1:05 PM
Why use checklists?
- You want to create a list of tasks students should complete
- You want to create a list of tasks for students to complete based on your courses activities and resources
- You want students to add their own sub-tasks under a checklist you created.
Step 01: Adding a Checklist to your Course
- Turn Editing on
- In the section you want your checklist to be in, Click 'Add an activity or resource'
- Select 'Checklist' in the Activities list
- Enter the name of the checklist
- Under 'Settings' adjust the settings for the Checklist
- Users can add their own items: Select 'Yes' if you want your students to add items to the checklist you created.
- Updates by: Determines who can change a checklist. Note: The 'Student and Teacher' option requires teachers to confirm student changes.
- Add due dates to calendar: You have the option of adding due dates to checklist items(s). Select 'Yes' if you want your due date(s) to be shown on the students calendar.
- Teachers can add comments: Allows teachers to add personalized comments on student's individual checklist items.
- Maximum grade: If you want to make the checklist ungraded, set this value to 0.
- Email teachers when checklist is complete: This option sends an email to the student and/or teacher when the checklist is marked as complete
- Show course modules in checklist: Adds activities and resources from the current section or entire course and adds a link to each item. Note: If you later add additional activities or resources to the section (or course), the new items will automatically be added to the list
- Check-off when modules complete: Automatically checks items in the checklist when they are marked as complete in the course.
- Lock teacher marks: When this setting is enabled, once a teacher has saved a 'Yes' mark they will be unable to change it
Step 02: Add items to Checklist
- Open your checklist
- Click the 'Edit checklist' tab. The Edit checklist menu will open.
- A) To manually add an item to the list, in the blank text field, enter a name and click 'ADD'. The item will appear on the checklist. B) To allow dates to be added for manually-added items, click 'Edit dates', uncheck the Disable, and use the drop-down menus to set the day, month, and year.
Step 03: Edit checklist items
- To turn a manually added item into a heading, click therequired icon twice. The item will change to look like this:
- To toggle between showing an item as required to optional click therequired icon once. The item will change to look like this:
- To show/hide an automatically added activity or resource, click theeye icon.
- To show/hide multiple activities or resources at once, select the checkbox (at far left) of items, then click 'show/hide selected items' (at top of list)
- To change the text color of an item (cycles through 5 present colours), click thetext colour icon
- To edit the name and due date for a manually-added item, click the gear icon
- To indent the item or move it up and down the list, click thearrows
- To delete a manually-added item, click the Delete icon
- To insert a new item immediately below the current item, click thegreen plus icon
Step 04: Manage the Checklist
- Click the 'View Progress' tab to see a chart of how the students are currently progressing through the checklist
- Click the Magnifying glass iconlocated into the right of a particular student's name
- If 'Updates by: Student and Teacher' is enabled, confirm that an item is complete by choosing 'Yes' or 'No' for each item. Click 'Save' or 'Save and show next' when you're done. Note: the student's progress bar will not increase until a teacher agrees that the task is completed. **This is what the student sees**
- If Teachers can add comments, Click 'Add comments' to add a comment next to an item. Click 'Save' or 'Save and show next' to save your message.
- Click 'Toggle names & dates' to see the date and time the task was completed and the name of the individual who marked the task as complete.
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