Activities: Checklist

mod_checklist
Maintained by DavoDavo 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.
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This is a Moodle activity module for Moodle 1.9 and Moodle 2.0+ that allows a teacher to create a checklist / todo list / task list for their students to work through. The teacher can monitor all the students' progress, as they tick off each of the items in the list. Items can be indented and marked as optional. Students are presented with a simple bar showing how far they have progressed through the required/optional items and can add their own, private, items to the list. 
Features include:

  • Choose whether students or teachers can check-off items
  • Students can add their own notes to their checklist
  • Dates can be added to items (and exported to the calendar)
  • Teachers can comment on an individual student's items
  • Progress is exported to the gradebook
  • Choice of colours for each checklist item
  • Heading items (without checkboxes)
  • (Optional) Import list of current course activities and automatically check-off as activities completed

There are two other plugins that further enhance this activity:

Video overview of this plugin:

The latest version (and the Moodle 1.9 version) can always be found here: https://github.com/davosmith/moodle-checklist (the version on Moodle.org will be updated from time to time)

Sets

This plugin is part of sets Checklist, MoodleCloud.

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Davo Smith (Lead maintainer)
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  • Picture of Casper Moore
    Sat, Dec 5, 2020, 12:17 AM
    Hi - very new to moodle and i'm trying Checklist on my local moodle before its implemented on our other prod moodle. I added the checklist but regardless of role the checkboxes aren't active and I can't click any of them. Have I missed a setting somewhere?
  • Davo
    Sat, Dec 5, 2020, 12:21 AM
    Hi Casper,

    I'm afraid I can't really give you a clear answer to that off the top of my head, as I'm not aware of that being a common problem for people using the checklist (as far as I'm aware, it generally just works as expected).

    I suggest you make sure that the checklist is set to update as 'student only' and that you are logged in as a student. Make sure also that you are using checklist items you have manually created, not ones imported from the list of activities in the course.
  • Picture of Tim Bahula
    Sat, Dec 5, 2020, 2:47 AM
    Davo, we're really liking this plugin and are beginning to use it more. I noticed today that a problem (https://tracker.moodle.org/browse/CONTRIB-7002) that I reported hasn't been fixed yet. We would really appreciate if you would have a look at this.
  • Picture of Casper Moore
    Sat, Dec 5, 2020, 2:57 AM
    Thanks Dave, I had it to teacher only as i thought updates meant changes not use - my bad. Thanks!
  • Davo
    Sat, Dec 5, 2020, 3:06 AM
    Hi Tim - if you want to send through a code patch to fix the problem, then I'm happy to review it and consider including it in future releases. Other than that, you'll have to wait and see if I ever have a spare evening when I feel like adding new features such as support for course reset. I'm afraid that all work I undertake on the checklist plugin is done in my free time, so has to fit around other commitments.
  • Picture of Beat Ziörjen
    Fri, Dec 18, 2020, 12:22 AM
    Hi Davo, this cool plugin is on our school used often. A teacher is now asking if its possible do autohide all new tasks. he has already a Checklist course wide, if he add's new tasks they are all shown aktiv instead of hidden? or is there a way to auto hide all tasks an then set aktive only the ones needed? best regards Beat
  • Davo
    Fri, Dec 18, 2020, 12:24 AM
    You can only hide checklist items that are auto-generated from activities in the course (rather than new items that you create manually in the checklist).

    No, there is currently no way to set items created automatically this way to be automatically hidden.
  • Picture of Bayartsengel Baatarhuyag
    Thu, Jan 28, 2021, 3:37 PM
    Hello, Dave Smith

    Is there any way to disable certain users in the checklist temporarily? Similar to the checklist item.

    Thank you,
  • Davo
    Thu, Jan 28, 2021, 5:27 PM
    I'm not really sure what you mean by "disable certain users" - everything that users can do on the checklist is controlled by capabilities. If you assign a role that overrides those capabilities (e.g. to "prohibit" certain actions), then that would change what they are able to do.
  • Picture of Bayartsengel Baatarhuyag
    Thu, Jan 28, 2021, 6:59 PM
    Dear Davo,

    Sorry, misleading. I am talking about students. Our teachers use checklist module for Observation checklist of each students. When teacher toggling all students, they ticked unattended student as well. My idea is if it is possible we can disable unattended students firstly, then start to ticking students.

    Thanks,
  • Davo
    Thu, Jan 28, 2021, 8:14 PM
    I'm still not clear what you're asking for here.

    I don't know what you mean by an "unattended student" - I don't think it is a concept that is covered by the checklist plugin.

    The report shows all users who are enrolled on the course with capability "mod/checklist:updateown" - if you want certain users to not be shown, then you need to remove this capability from them.
  • Picture of Jenny McCann
    Tue, Feb 9, 2021, 12:35 AM
    Hi, just looking at this plugin and wondering if it would be suitable for me. I want a Tutor to be able to set a checklist for a specific student, so only they can see it. Does Checklist offer that functionality? Thanks
  • Davo
    Tue, Feb 9, 2021, 12:41 AM
    Jenny,

    The checklist plugin only allows for one set of items for each activity instance. You can set items to be for a specific grouping, so, in theory, you could create a grouping for a single group, containing a single student, and link items that way. However, that is not what the checklist is designed for - it is meant tracking the progress each student against a single list of items (that all students have in common).
  • Picture of Denis Korovkin
    Thu, Feb 11, 2021, 7:56 PM
    Plugin's table has the column named "grouping" which causes problem with MariaDB insert and update queries as this word is reserved and Moodle doesn't add back-ticks around column names. I worked around it by hotfixing /lib/dml/mysqli_native_moodle_database.php file with:
    1345: $fields = '`' . implode('`,`', array_keys($params)) . '`';
    1573: $sets[] = "`" . $field . "` = ?";
  • Davo
    Thu, Feb 11, 2021, 8:13 PM
    Denis - I think you must be using an old version of the plugin, as the field "grouping" was renamed "groupingid" about 2 years ago.

    The versions of the plugin for Moodle 3.4 (and above) and Moodle 3.9 (and above) both use "groupingid" - it is only the versions for Moodle 3.3 (or below) that have the issue (and those versions of Moodle are long out of support, so you should probably be upgrading, rather than trying to workaround issues).
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