For a lot of reasons, I really love the Checklist module, one of the limitations I've run into really cuts into my time as a teacher because I have to manually update my lists for each user. I typically use a lot of Orphaned Activities in my course design method so students aren't faced with a long list of resources and activities. In an effort to try and automate my checklists, I created a checklist with course items and want it to auto-populate and it does not include orphaned activities.
Davo Smith mentioned, "look at the code in mod/checklist/locallib.php, function update_items_from_course() it may be simple to fix it to do what you want."
I have very limited ability when it comes to writing code. Can anyone tell me what I might change in the function update_items_from_course() area if I want it to just automatically search through let's say 52 topics since that's the default max topic limit by Moodle? That way, no matter how many topics are orphaned, my checklist will always search for available resources in the course.
I'm wondering if there is a way to change the numsections to a static number or to have it just loop through a particular set of topics.