A Choice activity allows you to present a single question to students with multiple responses as possible answers. Each student can then pick one of the given choices. Choice activities are intended for gathering information only and are not gradable.

This activity can be useful as a quick survey of your class, for example to poll students on which readings they want to discuss further in class. It can also be used as a "sign up sheet" by limiting the number of students who are allowed to select each option.

Note: To survey your students with multiple questions, or to create a single question survey that can be graded, use the Questionnaire activity. 

Step-by-step guide

  1. From the course page, click on the Turn editing on button (top right).
  2. In the course Section where you will add the Choice activity click  Add an activity or resource.
  3. In the Activity chooser, select Choice and click Add.
  4. Enter a name for the activity.
  5. In the Description field, enter the question that you want students to answer.
    Note: You will specify responses for them to choose from below.
  6. Under the Options heading, choose how the activity will behave:
  7. In the Option fields (Option 1, Option 2, etc.), enter the text for each choice. To add additional choice options, click Add 3 field(s) to form.
  8. If you enabled a Limit (above), specify how many users may choose each response option in the Limit field below each Option.
  9. Click Save and return to course to return to the main course page, or Save and display to view the activity.

Configure Additional Settings (optional)

There are several additional settings you may choose to configure:

Click Save and return to course or Save and display.

View Choice Responses

  1. On your course page, click the Choice activity name to open it. The Choice page will open showing the question you provided when you set up the activity, and a list of the specified allowed choices (i.e. you can cast your own vote).
  2. Click View # responses (at top-right) (# is the number of submitted responses). The Responses page will open, showing the answer choices, the number of students who picked each one, and, under each answer, a list of names of the students who picked that answer.
  3. On the Responses page (optional):

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