Blocks ::: block_checklist
Maintained by DavoDavo Smith
This is a block which works with the checklist module and displays progress bars for a single checklist.
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You can configure this block to show the progress bars for all students (or a group of students) for a single checklist.

It does not work without the Checklist activity module.


This plugin is part of sets Checklist, MoodleCloud.


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  • Daniel Avon
    Sun, Mar 18, 2018, 3:53 AM
    I did a copy of the course and you could access as a guest to visualize the situation :

    Accueil / CFP Québec / Zone d'essais (CFPQ) / Checklists

    Thank you
  • Davo
    Mon, Apr 2, 2018, 7:58 PM
    @Daniel - sorry for the slow reply (I've been travelling a lot in the last couple of weeks, so not kept on top of messages). The sorting for the block in 'overview' mode is as follows:
    * Started, but incomplete checklists (ordered from least complete, to most complete), then
    * Unstarted checklists (0%), then
    * Completed checklists (100%)

    A maximum of 20 checklists are shown and the ordering of checklists that have the same completion % is undefined (for MySQL it is likely to be the order they were created, for other DB systems, it may not be).

    As the overview works across multiple courses, there is no simple way to order the checklists with identical completion % in the same order that they would appear within a course.
  • Haitham Abdelqader
    Wed, Jan 30, 2019, 1:27 PM
    Hi Davo

    I used your checklist on numerous course without having any problem.

    I am trying to use it now for a course with a cohort cync. used as a method of enrolment. The checklist does not display any student who has been enrolled via the cohort cync. I can get students to mark off their progress but the checklist has items that are supposed to be marked off by teachers to confirm their competency. Unfortunately students are not showing in the view progress tab.

    Even when we removed cohort sync from the choices and enrolled students manually, I was unable to see any student in one site but on the other site I was able to get all students who have been enrolled manually.

    Would this be a compatibility issue? any suggestion from your end?

  • Davo
    Wed, Jan 30, 2019, 3:47 PM
    Hi Haitham - this is the page for the checklist block, not the activity. You have also sent me a duplicate direct message, so I will reply to that (there is no need to send the same message to me via different methods - one copy of the message is all I need).
  • Davo
    Mon, Nov 18, 2019, 4:10 PM
    All appears to be working in Moodle 3.8
  • Thomas Hoyer
    Sun, Mar 22, 2020, 2:22 PM
    Hey Davo,

    any plans for supporting the moodle app? Or have I missed something? Right now it doesn't show the list on our students moodle app.

    Kind regards
  • Davo
    Sun, Mar 22, 2020, 4:38 PM
    I haven't considered supporting the Checklist block in the mobile app, but I have considered supporting the Checklist activity. From when I last looked at it, I would guess that I'd need to set aside 2-3 days to get it working. I'm not able to set aside that much time in my free time to do that, but I'm sure this could be fitted in to my working day, if someone was willing to cover the costs of my time to do so.
  • John Provasnik at Moodle Moot US
    Thu, Apr 9, 2020, 11:37 PM
    Hi Davo - I created 10 sequential Checklist activities in my course. However, the Checklist block displays these 10 activities in an unexpected order -- neither by the order created, nor the order in the course (which was the same). I created 10, numbered them 1 through 10, and it is displaying in the block in this order: 1, 2, 8, 3, 5, 10, 7, 6, 9, 4. I'm not sure how get this to display sequentially (as created and as displayed in the course). Any thoughts?
  • John Provasnik at Moodle Moot US
    Thu, Apr 9, 2020, 11:38 PM
    @Davo - I just saw your previous comment about how the order is displayed. I can confirm it is indeed dispalying as you have stated, first by in progress, then by not in progress, then by complete.
  • Davo
    Mon, Nov 9, 2020, 3:44 PM
    Tested against Moodle 3.10 and it doesn't look like any changes are needed.
  • Iulen Asurmendi
    Mon, Jul 19, 2021, 4:24 PM
    When I use this block I get more than 13 seconds to load all the page. More than 9 seconds are for the TTFB part.
    There are a lot of activitis and a lot of participants in the course.

    Does somebody know how can i reduce this time? Can I do somthing in Moodle? Can I do Something in my PHP.ini? or in Nginx? or in MYSQL?

  • Davo
    Mon, Jul 19, 2021, 4:36 PM
    This plugin has not been tested on courses with a large number of users - it has to do quite a bit of calculation to generate the details for users, so may well not be suitable for high-usage courses.

    mod_checklist itself should cope OK, but possibly not the block
  • Laurie Huber
    Sun, Dec 19, 2021, 9:06 AM
    Hi Davos

    I have been using your plugin on Moodle 3.8.6 and have loved it. We have been able to individually set goals for students using the comments and they love to see their progress along the green bar. However, we just upgraded to 3.10 and the plugin does not seem to work at all. I have downloaded the most recent version and have used the exact same settings as in the past. The heading for the checklist shows up in the navigation area, but neither the teachers not the students can see anything - it just always says no users. I would be sorry to lose this tool. Is there something new that I am missing?


    Laurie H
  • Davo
    Sun, Dec 19, 2021, 8:04 PM
    Hi Laurie,

    I'm sorry to hear about the problems you've found with the checklist block. Last time I tried it, it was working absolutely fine with Moodle 3.10 (and 3.11). I'll check it as soon as I can to see if there is anything obviously wrong (but I'm on the wrong computer to check that right now). If you could let me know the course format + theme you are using then that might help to track down the problem.
  • Davo
    Sat, Jan 22, 2022, 7:43 PM
    Hi Laurie,

    I finally had a spare morning to sit down and look at this.

    I started with a fresh Moodle 3.10 site and added mod_checklist + block_checklist to it.

    The block showed up exactly as expected in the course, with a list of enrolled users and their progress against the checklist shown.

    I'm afraid I'm going to need more detail as to exactly what is going wrong on your site, in order to offer a fix.
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