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Creating a Checklist

A checklist is a list of actions that require completion. Creating a checklist is a great way to highlight important aspects of the course. Students can use this as a visual guideline to determine their needs to complete the course.

Checklists contain categories, which are used to organize checklist items. For example, you might create the categories Week 1, Week 2, and Week 3, and place week-specific checklist items into the appropriate categories. Alternately, you might use a checklist to organize steps of an assignment. You can assign due dates for checklist items.

Create a checklist

Checklist items must reside in a category.

  1. On the top course site menu bar, click More Tools > All Course Tools and then select Checklists.
  2. Click New Checklist.
  3. Enter your checklist details.
  4. Click Save.
  5. On the Edit Checklist page, in the Categories and Items area, do any of the following:
    • To add a category to the checklist, click New Category. Enter your category details and click Save.
    • To add an item to the checklist, click New Item. From the Category drop-down list, select the category for your item. Enter your item details. If you want the item to be due by a certain date or time, select the check box and enter your Due Date information. Click Save.
      Note: The default due date for a checklist item is one month from the current date.
  6. Repeat step 5 until you’ve added all your content to the checklist.
  7. Click Save and Close.

Copy a checklist

  1. On the top course site menu bar, click More Tools > All Course Tools and then select Checklists.
  2. Open the context menu for the checklist you want to copy, and click Copy.
  3. A new checklist is now visible at the bottom of the list of checklists with the title Copy of {original checklist name}.

Set release conditions for a checklist

  1. On the top course site menu bar, click More Tools > All Course Tools and then select Checklists.
  2. From the context menu of the checklist for which you want to set release conditions, click Edit.
  3. In the Restrictions tab, do any of the following:
    • Click Attach Existing, then select the check box for any condition you want to attach. Click Attach.
    • Click Create and Attach, then select a Condition Type from the drop-down list. Complete any additional Condition Details that appear and click Create.
  4. To set how accessing the checklist is controlled, from the drop-down list, select if All conditions must be met or Any condition must be met.
  5. Click Save and Close.

Source: https://www.nyu.edu/servicelink/KB0018949

Updated on August 4, 2021

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