One of the uses of the Checklist tool is to distribute the content in order to allow students to check their own progress of the material, or to unlock supplementary materials that not all of your students require. This can be especially useful if you are unsure of the knowledge of your students coming into your class – you can share lessons or resources to help students become more proficient with content you expect them to know before starting your class. Please note that if you use the tool in this way, you will not be able to get statistics and usage reports for the checklist that you provide using this tool in the same way that you can use the Content tool. If you are looking to track students’ completion of the content, please use the Content tool.
How to create a checklist: https://community.d2l.com/brightspace/kb/articles/3630-create-a-checklist
Itemize Assignments using Checklists: