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Where are to-dos in OpenOlat?

The tasks to be completed (to-dos) can be found in several places in OpenOlat:

  • in the personal menu
    Here you will find all your personal to-dos summarized in an overview.
  • within a project
    These are tasks that need to be completed as part of the project.
  • within a Course In the course menu Administration > To-dos, to-dos can be created that relate to the currently edited course.
  • in the course element "Task" (as of Release 18.2)

Components of a to-do

A to-do is a kind of index card on which there are various fields.


  • Title
    A mandatory field. If possible, enter a self-explanatory title.
  • Tags
    Tags can be created for keywording. Once created, tags can also be used in other to-dos. Please note, however, that this is not a systematically (hierarchically) structured indexing (taxonomy), as can be created elsewhere in OpenOlat.
  • Assigned
    A mandatory field. The person responsible for completing the to-do is selected here.
  • Delegated
    The work can be delegated to another person, even in phases to different people. The person entered in the "Assigned" field still has overall responsibility.
  • Status
    The status can be set here in the dropdown. The status can also be set to "completed" by clicking on the small circle at the top left of the pop-up.
  • Priority
    Can be classified by: Urgent - High - Medium - Low.
  • Start date
    The start date can be used for reminders.
  • Due date

  • Time required
    A field for the estimated time required. The information can be used for calculations.
    Weeks (w), days (d) and hours (h) can be specified. Example: 3w 1d 6h

  • Description

  • Links
    Here you can link this to-do with files, deadlines and decisions of the project.

  • Meta data
    Creation date of the to-do and all changes (who, when) can be tracked in the metadata.

Manage To-Dos

You can

  • create new to-dos (1)
  • display your to-dos sorted by status (2)
  • click on the small arrow at the beginning of the line to open the details of a to-do (3)
  • edit the to-dos (4)
  • Delete to-dos (after selecting a to-do in the first column, the delete button is displayed) (5)


To copy a to-do, select the Duplicate option under the 3 dots at the end of a line. The tabs above the list help you to select the desired copy template. For example, by preselecting to-dos that have already been completed.



If you prefer to have your to-dos displayed in the header instead of the personal menu, you can move the menu option from the personal menu to the header. You can make the settings for this under
Personal menu > Settings > Tab System > Section Personal Tools
All tools that you select here are displayed in the header at the top right instead of in the personal menu and can therefore be accessed more quickly.