Keywords: choice, poll, vote, choose.
What is it?
A choice activity is very simple – the teacher asks a question and specifies a choice of multiple responses.
Why use it?
It can be useful as a quick poll to stimulate thinking about a topic; to allow the class to vote on a direction for the course; or to gather research consent.
Choice results may be published after students have answered, after a certain date, or not at all. Results may be published with student names or anonymously.
Who can use it?
- Tutors can create/ add choices.
- Students can select choice.
Before I start...
- Do you want a limit for each choice option?
- Do you want students to see each others choices?
- Do you want students to be able to change their choice?
Meeting the baseline
- 1.1 Present activities and resources in a meaningful, clearly structured and sequenced way.
The Orientation section suggests that you should:
- 2.2 Explain participation requirements and:
- Outline how students are expected to use Moodle in an introductory statement .
- Identify which activities are compulsory and optional.
- Explicitly signpost all online and offline activities and how they interrelate.
- Provide an indicator of effort (such as timings or page counts) for all compulsory tasks.
- Explain how students are expected to use UCL and external e-learning tools. This PowerPoint Induction template provides a starting point. Wholly online courses might provide this information as a screen-cast video, with a voice over.
- Link to instructions for any e-learning tools that students are expected to use.
How do I set one up?
- To add a Choice activity to your course, Turn editing on, then click on the Add an activity or resource link and select Choice.
- Enter a Name and Description (which you can display if you wish).
- Next you need to enter the Choice Options you wish to present to students.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save and display.
If you find any inaccurate or missing information you can even update this yourself (it's a communal wiki).
If you have a specific question about the tool please contact the Digital Education team.
Examples and case studies
As a quick poll to stimulate thinking about a topic
To facilitate student decision-making, for example allowing students to vote on a direction for the course
To quickly test students' understanding
Questions & Answers
- None at this time.
- None at this time.