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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.
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.
A checklist item or category can be either be edited individually, or multiple items or categories within a checklist can be edited at the same time.
The Edit Multiple Items tool allows names, categories, and due dates of multiple items in the checklist to be edited at the same time.
NOTE: The Edit Multiple Items tool will only allow changes to be made to items, not categories. To edit a category’s properties, click on its name on the Edit Checklist page. To reorder categories within a checklist, click
Reorder on the Edit Checklist page.