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Using the Checklist - Students


By default, your checklist has approximately 30 steps that are required or recommended by Rackham. Your department may choose to add departmental requirements as steps.

Confirming your progress

For each checked-off step, you can see the date the step was completed or marked as completed.

Move your mouse over the "check" icon for a particular step.

The date should pop up if you keep your mouse over the "check" icon for a moment.

Marking a student step as done

Students can mark as completed most steps with the student icon.

1...Check the box next to the step you wish to mark as completed.

2... Click Mark as Done in the toolbar.

3... You will see a confirmation page. Make sure you want to check off this step before you continue. You cannot remove the checkmark, e.g., uncheck the box. By moving your cursor over the checkmark, the date checked will be displayed.

Note: You cannot mark a step as done if its prerequisite is not completed.

Creating a personal step

1... Click New.

2... Type a description of the personal step. (A red dot means the information is required.)

If you would like to add a link to another resource in the step descriptions:

Type the following in the personal step precisely where you want the link to appear:

url {word or words that you want to appear}

For example:

http://www.umich.edu {UM Website}

The text in the curly brackets will appear as a link on the screen. The user will not see the URL. In this example, "UM Website" will appear as a link. Clicking it will take the user to the actual UM website.

3... Choose any prerequisites for the step. To choose more than one prerequisite, hold down the Apple key on a Macintosh while clicking the prerequisites; hold down the Ctrl key while clicking on a PC.

4... Choose the location for the step. The personal step will appear immediately after the step you choose. If you choose START, the new step will be the first in the list.

5... Click Save.

The steps will be re-numbered and adjusted automatically.

Deleting a personal step

1... Check the box next to the personal step you would like to delete. (Note: Students cannot delete steps that were created by Rackham, their department, or their committee members.)

2... Click Delete.

3... You will see a confirmation page.

4... Click Save.


Revising a personal step

1... Check the box next to the personal step you would like to revise. (Note: Students cannot revise steps that were created by Rackham, their department, or their committee members.)

2... Click Revise.

3... Revise the Description or Prerequisite choices.

4... Click Save.


Moving a personal step

1... Check the box next to the personal step you would like to move. (Note: Students cannot move steps that were created by Rackham, their department, or their committee members.)

2... Click Move.

3... Choose a new location for the personal step. The personal step will appear immediately after the step you choose. If you choose START, the new step will be the first in the list.

4... Click Save.

Hiding completed steps

1... Click Hide Done to hide all steps that have been checked off.

2... Click Show Done to show all steps that have been checked off.