Using Checklists for Learning Outcomes

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Checklists are made up of items that refer to important or required assignments, readings, or other activities learners are expected to complete. Checklists may contain multiple categories to help keep the items within organized.

Why use a Checklist?

The Checklist feature allows instructors to breakdown their courses into smaller steps and highlight key learning outcomes. This allows learners to better visualize the learning activities throughout the course. An instructor can create multiple checklists with different categories and items for students to complete.

For example, you might have an “Assignments” checklist with categories for written assignments and quizzes, both of which could have multiple items that must be completed.

Prioritize Learning Outcomes

  • You may use a checklist to highlight important or required assignments, readings, or other course items to complete.
  • Allow for assignment-based checklists to ensure that the appropriate items are covered in the assignment (i.e. used minimum number of resources, used appropriate citation format, included a works-cited section, etc.).

Track Learning Outcomes

  • Allow learners to check tasks off as they are completed (i.e. like following a lab experiment).
  • Allow for review of completed course content (i.e. completed readings in unit one, two and three).

Itemize Assignments by Using Checklists

This 2-minute video will help you understand the basics of creating a checklist for an assignment in Brightspace. The FAQ links lead to detailed instructions on how to create checklists in Brightspace. Note: In UVic’s Brightspace version, the Checklist tool is found under Course Tools menu in the NavBar.

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October 19, 2021

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