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Checklists

A checklist is a way to highlight important or required assignments, readings, or other items students need to complete. Each checklist contains one or more categories in which checklist items are grouped. For example, your checklist might include categories like Readings and Written Assignments with several assignments to complete in those categories.

Create a Checklist

  1. Click More in the course navigation bar, then select Checklist from the dropdown menu .
  2. Click New Checklist.
  3. Enter a name for the checklist.
  4. Enter a description for the checklist (optional).
  5. Click Save. You will be taken to the Edit Checklist page.

Create a Category

  1. Click New Category under the Categories and Items heading on the Edit Checklist page.
  2. Enter a name for the new category.
  3. Enter a description for the new category (optional).
  4. NOTE: Category descriptions are visible to students when they view a Checklist through the Checklist tool, but they are not visible when the Checklist is linked in your Content.

  5. Click Save when you are done creating categories. You will return to the Edit Checklist page.

Create an Item

  1. Click New Item under the Categories and Items heading on the Edit Checklist page.
  2. Select a category for the checklist item you are adding(required):
    • To use an existing category, select it from the Category drop-down menu.
    • To add a new category, click New Category (see the previous section for information on creating new categories).
  3. Enter a name for your new checklist item.
  4. Enter a description for your new checklist item (optional).
  5. Select the Due Date checkbox to set a due date for the item(optional). The date and time fields will become active, and you can select the appropriate date and time.
  6. Select the Display in Calendar checkbox to make the item visible in the Calendar for students.
  7. Click Save when you are done creating items.

Editing Checklists

You can edit a checklist item or category individually, or you can edit multiple ones within a checklist at the same time.

Edit a Categories or Items Individually

  1. Click the name of the checklist you want to edit. You will betaken to the Edit Checklist page.
  2. Make your desired changes.
    • Edit the name and description directly in those fields.
    • To change a checklist category or item, click its name in the Categories/Items list.
    • Reorder the categories and items within a checklist by clicking Reorder above the Categories/Items list.
    • Delete an item or category by selecting the checkbox next to it and clicking Delete.
  3. Click Save and Close when you are done making changes to your checklist.

Edit Multiple Checklist Items or Categories

The Edit Multiple Items tool will allow you to edit the names, categories, and due dates of multiple items in your checklist at the same time.

  1. Click the name of the checklist you want to edit. You will betaken to the Edit Checklist page.
  2. Select the checkboxes next to the items you want to edit. (You can also select the checkbox next to a category to select all of the items in it.)
  3. Click Edit at the top or bottom of the Categories/Items list. You will be taken to the Edit Multiple Items page.
  4. Make any changes you want to the items.
  5. Click Save and Close.
  6. NOTE: The Edit Multiple Items tool will only allow you to make changes to items, not categories. To edit a category’s properties, you will need to click on its name on the Edit Checklist page. To reorder categories within a checklist, click Reorder at the top of the Edit Checklist page.

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