Checklist quick guide

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 3.0. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version of Moodle may be available here: Checklist quick guide.

What is Checklist?

Checklist is an activity (with a related block) which allows students or teachers to check off items on a course as they are completed and thus have a customised record of progress.

For more detailed information, see the Checklist activity documentation .

How is it set up?

The Checklist activity

  • With the editing turned on in a course, add Checklist from the Activity chooser.
  • Give it a name and, if needed, a description.
  • Decide on the settings:
    • Do you want to allow students to add their own items?
    • Who should be allowed to add updates?
    • Do you want due dates appearing in the calendar?
    • Do you want to allow teacher comments?
    • If you want an email sent out when the list is complete, whom should it go to?
    • Do you want to automatically add all course items to the checklist?
    • Do you want completed items to be automatically checked off?

The Checklist block

  • Once a checklist has been created you can display its items in block form.
  • With the editing turned on, click Add block and select Checklist.
  • Click the configure icon to select which checklist to display (if you have more than one) and, optionally, which groups.

How does it work?

  • Students see either a Checklist activity or block or both in their course.
  • If they click the activity, they see a list of tasks with a progress percentage:


  • If students have been allowed to add their own items they will see a button to do so:


  • If the block has been added, students can see a progress bar and can click a link to access the activity:


How can I get it?

Checklist consists of two related and contributed plugins which must be installed by the administrator from the plugins directory here: activity and block