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Using Checklist (Students)

Using Checklist (Students)


The activity "Checklist" provides you with a visual orientation guide to your learning progress within a course room by means of a coloured bar. Your lecturers can specify exactly which course room activities are part of the checklist. Only you can mark the elements of the progress list as completed. The lecturers have no possibility to track your learning and editing progress by means of the checklist. If the option is activated, you can also add your own elements to be checked off.

In this way, developments, learning progress, and other activities such as group work can be clearly tracked and documented.


Tabel of Contents

  1. Show checklist
  2. Items of the checklist
  3. Add and remove own elements
  4. Mark elements in the checklist

1. Show checklist

  1. Open the desired checklist by clicking on the name of the list, in the following image example the list "Test checklist".
  2. You will now see the progress bar and the individual elements of the checklist. Elements of the checklist can be:
    • Activities from the course room such as an assignment or a test. You can recognize these activities by the arrow icon. By clicking on the icon you leave the checklist and switch to the selected activity.
    • Elements created by the lecturers, such as a "Results presentation" (see screenshot below).
    • Elements created by yourself, if this option is enabled.
  3. Managers can allow students to independently mark the completion of items in the checklist settings. In this case, you mark an element as completed by simply clicking on the checkboxes next to the elements. The checkbox is then marked with a white checkmark on a blue background . When elements are completed, the progress bar and the corresponding percentage are updated at the same time. This provides information about the proportion of the elements in the progress list that have already been completed.
  4. You can learn more about marking completed elements below in Section 4.

2. Items of the checklist

2.1 Optional items

Managers can mark certain elements of the checklist as "Optional items". Such optional elements are displayed in lighter italics. When using the optional items, you will see two different progress bars. One for the required elements and one for all elements. For the actual activity completion of the "Checklist", only the progress bar of the mandatory elements is of importance.



If you receive points for completing elements, only required items are taken into account for awarding grades. It is therefore sufficient to achieve the full number of points if all required items are marked as completed. If the checklist is listed as an independent assessment aspect in the assessments (see the corresponding entry on the left in the navigation bar), you can assume that the checklist will be scored accordingly. If you are unsure about this, please contact your instructor to find out whether the checklist will be awarded points.


If required, managers can add a comment to certain elements. This is only visible to you personally and is clearly highlighted next to the element in question in black lettering on a yellow background.

2.3. Text color

By default, all elements are displayed in the text color black. Optionally managers/inside the elements also in the text colors red , orange , green  and violet  represent. The color scheme is used only for visual highlighting and is not associated with any other functionalities.


3. Add and remove own items

3.1. Add your own items

  1. If students are allowed to add their own elements to the progress list, a button "Add your own items" is displayed below the progress bar. Click on it.

  2. Green icons with a white cross  are now displayed to the right of the elements.

  3. By clicking on a cross icon you add a new element in the following line.

  4. Two text input fields will open. Enter a name for the element in the upper field. Optionally, add a description in the lower field.

  5. Confirm the entries with "Add".

  6. If you want to add more elements, repeat steps 3 to 5.

  7. Click on "Add". The added elements are now displayed at the desired position in the progress list. You can recognize manually added elements by the fact that the associated checkbox is slightly indented to the right compared to the other checkboxes. In the following figure, for example, the element "Practice for the final test".



Custom elements are per se visible only to the person who created them. The other students as well as managers do not see them.

Own elements are therefore always optional elements, the marking of which is not a necessary condition for the complete completion of the checklist. Therefore, custom elements cannot be scored. 

3.2. Delete own elements

If you want to remove custom elements from the checklist, proceed as follows:

  1. Click the "Add your own elements" button again.
  2. Red icons with a white line  are now displayed to the right of the custom elements.
  3. Click on the dash icon of the element you want to remove.
  4. Finally, click "Finish adding custom elements". The element has now been completely removed from the checklist.

4. Mark elements in the checklist

The above-illustrated explanations of the checklist are based on the assumption that the lecturers have granted you the possibility to independently mark the completion of elements, such as an activity. For data protection reasons, the checklist cannot currently be set up in such a way that managers can also set checkmarks in the progress list. Managers also do not have access to your personal progress in the checklist.

4.1. Student only 

This variant is active if exactly one checkbox is displayed for each element in the checklist. You can mark these in blue  with a mouse click. The marking is immediately applied and the progress bar is updated.

The checklist can also refer back to activity completions. By default, students manually mark an activity as completed on the course page. Alternatively, managers can define conditions such as "Submitted" or "Receive a grade". In this case, the system checks if the condition is met and automatically marks the activity as completed. The checkboxes in the progress list are then also automatically marked.

Once an activity completion has been reached, this is indicated on the course page with a label such as "Done: Received a grade"  Screenshot: Completed activity in activity completion.

Depending on the configuration, students can mark items in the checklist as completed even if the associated activity has not yet been completed. In the image example below, the activity "Mid-term test".
If a checkbox is grayed out , managers have disabled manual marking. In this case, you can only manually mark elements as completed that are not based on an activity in the course room. In the following image example, for example, the element "Final presentation".

4.2. Teacher only 

This variant is active when a small checkbox is displayed for each item in the checklist that you cannot mark. This signals that managers manually mark the elements as done and/or the system automatically marks based on activity completions (see above in section 4.1. Students only).

Items marked as completed can be identified by a green checkmark  in the checkbox. If the element has not been successfully completed, the checkbox will be marked with a red cross . Students have no influence on the markings. The progress bar is updated automatically on the basis of the markings made.


4.3. Students and Teacher 

This variant is active when a large and a small checkbox is displayed for each item in the progress list. Students manually mark elements as done in the right, larger box. Completed items show a white checkmark on a blue background . Managers mark items in the left, smaller box. Successfully completed items show a green tick , unsuccessfully completed items show a red cross .

Markings made by students themselves are for their own orientation only but have no effect on the progress display. Only the markings of the managers are evaluated for the course progress.

The progress bars are not immediately updated for students until they mark them themselves. Managers must first approve or adjust these markings. As long as there is no approval, no progress is shown, even if students have already marked all elements as completed.

The checklist can also make use of automatically set activity completions. See section 4.1 Student only.


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last changed on 02/27/2023

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