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Using the Check list plugin 2.9

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1 Creating a checklist

The checklist module allows a teacher to create a checklist / to-do list / task list for their students to work through. The checklist may be of manually entered items or it may be an automatically created list of activities existing in the current course. Examples of checklists may include:

  • Progress list of activities students need to complete to finish a course
  • Checklist of items required to bring to class
  • Listing of equipment required for an assessment

Creating a checklist

Turn editing on

button to turn editing on

In the topic section where you want to create a checklist, click the +Add an activity or resource.

Click on "Add an activity or resource" to add a checklist

Click on the Checklist activity and then press Add when finished.

adding the checklist activity

General

Checklist*: In the this field, give your checklist a name.

Introduction*: Enter a description of the checklist

General settings of the checklist activity

Settings

Users can add their own items: can be set to either Yes or No

Updates by: gives permission to either students, teachers or both update the checklist.

Add due dates to the calender: adds due dates for assessments or activities to the calendar. Can be set to either Yes or No

Teacher can add comments: can set whether or not teachers can add comments to checklist items.

Maximum grade: sets the maximum grade of the checklist.

Email checklist when complete: sets who can receive an email upon completion of the checklist. By default, all teachers and non-editing teachers will receive an email. Students can also be set to receive an email.

Show course modules in checklist: can be set to show a checklist for either the current section where the checklist was added or for the whole course.

Check-off when modules complete: can be set to automatically track the students progress through the section or course module. It is possible for the progress tracking to be overridden if student's attempt is complete or incomplete.

Lock teacher marks: sets whether or not the teachers marks for checklist activities are final.

advanced settings for checklists

Common module settings

You can set up checklists for specific groups of students.

common module settings for checklist activities

Once you finish, press Save and return to course

button to save and return to course

1.1 Moving and renaming a checklist

Renaming a checklist

Turn editing on

button to turn editing on

You will see the pencil icon (pencil icon for renaming) to rename next to the checklist activity.

pencil icon to 'rename' is to the right of the checklist

The title box will show up allowing you to rename the checklist. When you have finished editing, press Enter on your keyboard. If you change your mind press Esc on your keyboard to exit.

renaming the checklist activity

Moving a checklist

Turn editing on

button to turn editing on

To move: Click on the move icon (icon for moving) next to the checklist. Drag the checklist to its new location.

moving the checklist

1.2 Hiding and deleting a checklist

Hiding a checklist

Turn editing on

button to turn editing on

To hide: Click on the Edit icon (button used for editing an activity) and press the option to Hide 

settings drop down showing the hide symbol

When the Checklist is hidden the eye will display as closed (closed eye icon to show an activity is hidden

icon to show the chat again

Deleting a checklist

Turn editing on

button to turn editing on

 

To delete: Click on the delete icon (a symbol for deleting an activity) in the Edit drop down menu

icon for deleting an activity highlighted

An alert box will appear prompting you to confirm whether you want to delete the checklist.

Select Yes 

Confirmation of deleting the checklist

1.3 Automatic checklist creation

Using the automatic checklist creation will automate which activities and resources need an action performed. It can be set to either automate a section or the whole course.

Turn editing on

button to turn editing on

Click on the edit icon (Button to open book editing options) next to the checklist activity.

 Edit dropbox with Edit Settings highlighted

In the checklist activity, go to the Edit settings option.

Set Users can add their own items to No - (Unless you would like students to customise the list after it's automated).

the process of a creating an automatic checklist

You may choose to automate the checklist for topic/section of the course, or you can choose to automate the checklist for the entire course. For this example we are choosing automate only a section of the course.

choosing to create a checklist for only the current section

When you are finished, press Save and return to course 

where to find the Save and Return button

When viewing the checklist afterwards, it will look like this:

previewing the activity checklist

1.4 Manual checklist creation

Manual checklist create gives the user the ability to create their own checklists.

Turn editing on 

button to turn editing on

Click on the edit icon (Button to open book editing options) next to the checklist activity.

 Edit drop dropbox with Edit Settings highlighted

In the checklist activity go to the Edit settings > Users can add their own items > Yes.

Allowing users to add their own checklist items in settings 

        

Then select Show course modules in checklist > No

option to show course modules set to 'No'

When you are finished, press Save and return to course 

button to save and return to course

Click on the checklist activity, then press the Edit Checklist tab to create your own checklist. Write the name into the text box and then press Add.

type in the name of the item then press 'Add'

The image below illustrates items that have been manually entered.

a series of items added to the checklist

2 Using the checklist

Using a checklist

Go to the topic section where you have added the Checklist activity and click on the title.

locating the checklist in the topic

In the Checklist activity, the teacher can mark off activities that the students have done. Students may also mark off their own activities if given permission to do so. There are 3 tabs that are visible once inside the activity:

tabs for viewing or editing the checklist

Preview: Preview the contents of the checklist

View Progress: View the actions that students or teachers have taken in regards to this activity. 

Edit checklist: Add new activities to the checklist, hide or change the text colour of the activities.

Preview tab

previewing the activity checklist

To view the activity that has been done / needs doing, you can click on the blue arrow link (link to a checklist activity) next to the activity in the checklist.

View Progress tab

This tab allows teachers to view the progress of the student activities and how long they have been present in the activity.

the Checklist tab for viewing student progress

Edit Checklist tab

This tab allows users to update the contents of the checklist. They can choose to add an activity, hide an activity or change the text colour for the checklist.

tab for editing the contents of a checklist

2.1 Automatic ticking checklist

Having an automatically ticking checklist allows the user to automatically complete an activity once a certain condition has been fulfilled.

Turn editing on

button to turn editing on

Click on the edit icon (Button to open book editing options) next to the checklist activity.

 Edit drop dropbox with Edit Settings highlighted

In the checklist activity, go to Edit settings > Check-off when modules complete > Yes, cannot override.

Setting the checklist to automatically tick items

When you are finished, press Save and return to course 

button to save and return to course

When you change role to a student; the checklist, after an item is complete will look like this.

tickboxes 

2.2 Manual ticking checklist

Having a manual ticking checklist allows the student and/or teacher to take control over their own progress through a checklist.

Turn editing on

button to turn editing on

Click on the edit icon (Button to open book editing options) next to the checklist activity.

 Edit drop dropbox with Edit Settings highlighted

In the checklist activity, go to Edit settings > Check-off when modules complete > Yes, can override.

This option allows users to override an automatic checklist mark

When you are finished, press Save and return to course 

button to save and return to course

When in the student view. The tick boxes that were hollowed out in the previous chapter are now clearly outlined, meaning that the mark for the checklist can be overridden.

A checklist that can be marked manually