1. Create a Checklist
    1. Create a Checklist Category 
    2. Create a Checklist Item 
    3. Reorder a Checklist
    4. Add Release Conditions
  2. Edit a Checklist
    1. Access the Edit Checklist Page
    2. Edit a Checklist Category or Item 
    3. Delete a Checklist
    4. Delete an Individual Item or Category from a Checklist
  3. Video Tutorials
    1. D2L Brightspace Technical Support Contact
    2. Teaching and Learning Services Contact

The checklists tool allows you to provide a list of required steps in your course. This can assist in guiding students to complete assignments, readings, and other additional tasks in a non-graded item. 

Creating a checklist is a three-step process:

1. Create a Checklist

2. Create a Checklist Category

3. Create a Checklist item

Create a Checklist

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. On your Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
    • Click on your course under My Courses.
    • Click the Course selector grid then search for your course name or select your course from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the Navbar at the top of your course page, click Course Admin  
  4. Under Assessment, click the Checklists link.
  5. Click the New Checklist button. 
  6. Enter a name for your checklist.
    NOTE: A description is optional. You may consider utilizing the description box to explain why students may want to use this checklist eg. Keep track of readings and assignments for week 1.
  7. Click Save. Your checklist will be saved and you will be directed to the Edit Checklist page.

On the Edit Checklist page you can do the following:

Create a Checklist Category 

NOTE: To follow the instructions below, you first need to create a checklist or access the edit checklist page for an existing checklist.
  1. On the Edit Checklist page, click the Checklist contents tab.
  2. Under the Categories and Items subheading, click New Category.
  3. Enter a name for the category (description optional).  
  4. Select Save if you are finished, or Save and New if you want to create another category. 

Once you have saved your category you will automatically be redirected back to the Edit Category page where you will see your categories listed under Categories and Items (see example below). 

Create a Checklist Item 

NOTE: To follow the instructions below, you first need to create a checklist or access the edit checklist page for an existing checklist.
  1. On the Edit Checklist page, click New Item. 
  2. Assign a Category from the drop-down list of previously created categories or create a new category.                             
  3. Enter a Name for the item (description optional).
    NOTE: You can link existing activities using “Insert Stuff” in the description.
  4. If you want to set a due date for the item, click the checkbox next to Due Date and select the date.
    NOTE: Click “Display in Calendar” to show the item if you want Brightspace to add the item in your students’ calendar.
  5. Click Save or repeat steps 1-4 to add another item.

Once you have saved your category you will automatically be redirected back to the Edit Category page where you will see your item listed under your selected category (see example below).   

Reorder a Checklist

NOTE: To follow the instructions below, you first need to create a checklist or access the edit checklist page for an existing checklist.
  1. On the Edit Checklist page, click Reorder. 
  2. Under Sort Order, use the drop-down menus to select the order number for your checklist categories and items.
  3. Click Save.

Add Release Conditions

Release Conditions allow you to restrict who can access course materials, complete activities, or view a grade item based upon customized criteria. For more information on release conditions, see the Creating Release Conditions page.

NOTE: To follow the instructions below, you first need to create a checklist or access the edit checklist page for an existing checklist.
  1. On the Edit Checklist page, click the Restrictions tab.
  2. Under Release Conditions, select one of the following:
    • Attach Existing
    • Create and Attach

Edit a Checklist

Access the Edit Checklist Page

  1. Log in to Brightspace with your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. On your Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
    • Click on your course under My Courses.
    • Click the Course selector grid then search for your course name or select your course from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the Navbar at the top of your course page, click Course Admin 
  4. Under Assessment, click the Checklists link.
  5. Click on the name of the Checklist you wish to edit.  
  6. Make your desired changes on the Edit Checklist page. 
  7. Click Save.  

 

Edit a Checklist Category or Item 

  1. On the Edit Checklist page, scroll down to Categories and Items.
  2. Under Categories and Items, click the checkbox next to the category or item you want to edit.  
  3. Click the Edit button above. A new window will open displaying the details of a checklist Item.
  4. Edit the datesnames and items as desired. 
  5. Create or delete a Due Date from the student calendar by clicking Due Date.
    NOTE: Adding a Due Date will send the student a reminder if they have their notifications on for your course.
  6. Click Save to keep the changes.  

Delete a Checklist

  1. On the Edit Checklist page, scroll down to Categories and Items.
  2. On the Edit Checklist page, click on the More Actions button and select Delete
    WARNING: Deleting a checklist is permanent. Additionally, if you delete a category, you will delete all items in the category.
  3. Select the Checklist you would like to delete by clicking on the box to the left of its name on the Delete Checklists page.  
  4. Click on the Delete Selected. 
  5. Click Delete when the confirmation message appears.

Delete an Individual Item or Category from a Checklist

  1. On the Edit Checklist page, scroll down to Categories and Items. 
  2. Under Categories and Items, click the checkbox next to the category or item you want to delete.  
  3. Click Delete.
  4. You will be prompted to confirm that you want to Delete your category or item in a pop-up window. Click Delete to permanently delete your category or item. 

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