Add a Checklist Activity

The CLE checklist activity allows teachers to create a "to-do" list for students to work through and provides an easy visual representation of what has been accomplished.  Teachers can use the Checklist to monitor progress as students complete items on the list as they tick off each of the items in the list. Students can see a progress bar showing the percentage of the items they have completed and can add their own, private, items to the list.

The checklist activity has a number of useful features, including:

  • Option to add a list of all the course activities and resources into the checklist and automatically check-off as activities completed.

  • A progress bar that shows what percentage of the list a student has completed so far.

  • Option for students and/or teachers to check-off items.

  • Option to allow students to add private items and notes to a checklist.

  • Dates can be added to items (and exported to the calendar).

  • Choice of colors for each checklist item.

  • Heading items (without checkboxes).

  • Teachers can comment on an individual student's items.

  • Option to transform the checklist activity into a checklist block.
Add a Checklist Checklist Settings Checklist Block
  1. Log into the CLE (,  and go to the course that you would like to add the checklist activity.
  2. In the CLE course, click the Turn editing on button and then navigate to the course section where you would like the checklist to be added.
  3.  Click Add an activity or resource in the Section/Topic where you want the Page to be.
  4. In the activity chooser, click Checklist from the list of activity tab. The adding a new checklist page will open.


  5. On the Adding a new Checklist page, in the checklist field, enter a name for the activity (required). Checklist_Editing_Page.png
  6. In the Introduction field, provide instructions or background information for your students (Optional).
  7.  Refer to the second tab to configure the checklist settings.
  8. Click Save and return to course or, click Save and display to open the Checklist activity for additional set up (add manual items, hide selected items, etc.)

To add checklist items into the checklist activity, please check out Edit Checklist.


Edit Checklist How Does Checklist work?

Once you've added a checklist to a CLE course or set Show course modules when you create a Checklist activity, you can further edit a Checklist to add new checklist items, set the checklist items as required or optional, show/hide multiple checklist items, change the text color of the checklist items and to indent the items or move up and down the items etc.

  1. Log into the CLE (,  and go to the course that you would like to add the checklist activity.
  2. In the CLE course, click the Turn editing on button and then navigate to the checklist activity that you would like to further edit.
  3. Click the Checklist activity to open it. 
  4. Click the Edit checklist tab. The Edit checklist menu will open. 


  5. To manually add an item to the list, in the blank text field (at bottom), enter a name and click Add. The item will appear on the checklist.


    • Optional: To allow dates to be added for manually-added items, click Edit dates, uncheck the Disable box, and use the drop-down menus to set the day, month, and year.
  6. To adjust items already on the list:
    • To turn a manually added item into a heading, click the required icon (checklist toggle box) twice . The item will change to look like this:


    • To toggle between showing an item as required, optional (or for manually-added items, a heading), click the required icon (checklist toggle box)
    • To show/hide an (automatically added) activity or resource, click the eye (click the eye-icon to show/hide a item) icon.
    • To show/hide multiple activities or resources at once, select the checkbox (at far left) of items (select checkbox (to hide/show multiple items), then click Show/hide selected items (at top of list).
    • To change the text color of an item (cycles through 5 preset colors), click the text color () icon.
    • To edit the name and due date for a manually-added item, click the gear (Gear Icon Moodle 2.8) icon.
    • To Indent the item or move it up and down the list, click the arrows (Arrows Moodle 2.8).
    • To delete a manually-added item, click the Delete (Delete.png) icon.
    • To insert a new item immediately below the current item, click the green plus (Green Plus Moodle 2.8) icon.


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