Activities: Checklist

Maintained by Davo Davo Smith
A checklist can be created by a teacher (or generated from the activities in a course) and then the students or teachers can check-off each item as they are completed.
Mary Cooch
Mary Cooch
Sunday, 11 September 2016, 9:46 PM
General comments

The Checklist module allows teachers and students to keep track of progress by having course items ticked and a progress bar displayed.  The teacher can set checklists for the course as a whole or for each section; she can decide whether students can customise their checklists and whether items will be automatically ticked when completion criteria are met, or whether the student should manually tick the checklist items.

The activity offers a range of display, feedback and notification options and is a well established and popular plugin which has been adopted as one of the add-ons for Moodle for School. It is worth noting too that the activity is complemented by the Checklist block.

Teacher full view

An administrator can easily install the plugin from the Install plugins link in Site administration. Its settings page offers the possibility to show or hide the checklists on the Dashboard (although the wording is currently the out-of-date term 'My Moodle')

A teacher can easily add a checklist from the 'Add an activity or resource' link, and the activity set up screen is well served with  help pop ups for anything unclear, which is useful as there are many settings. 

Additionally, the activity has full documentation as well as a Checklist quick guide and accompanying screencast.

Students see a checklist along with their progress. Depending on the teacher's choices, they may be able to add items to the checklist themselves. They may also be able to tick items off manually, although the default is that if activity completion is used in the course, the tick will appear for them automatically.

Checklist student view -add own items

Teachers see the whole class, either with percentage bars as below or with details of each item completed.They can then drill down into specific students and even, if desired, comment on items, all in a fairly intuitive manner.

Teacher view checklist percentage