Manual checklist create gives the user the ability to create their own checklists.
Turn editing on
Click on the edit icon () next to the checklist activity.
In the checklist activity go to the Edit settings > Users can add their own items > Yes.
Then select Show course modules in checklist > No
When you are finished, press 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.
The image below illustrates items that have been manually entered.