Choice examples of use

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Here are a few examples of use for the Choice module.

Gather pre-event comments

  • A simple question to answer, to kick start - the beginning of a lesson.
  • Gather initial comments, reasons for taking course, participating in event
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Bus & roommate, menu choices

Every spring, our school sends 180 students and our fine arts faculty to a 3 or 4 day event. Students invited to participate are enrolled in a Moodle course for the event.

We use the new forum to communicate with students. The forum is open to anyone, so parents can read it, too.

We use the choice module to gather the initial commitment from students to attend, and then later their their bus choices and hotel roommates. In years that the bus rides are long enough, students pre-select boxed meals.

I modified the Choice module to allow me to easily make selections for students who do not respond in a timely manner.

We also use the feedback module to gather student cell phone numbers, a list of events that each student will attend, and t-shirt requests.

I wrote a PHP program to gather all of this info and create an Excel file with all of the info in various arrangements.

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Memo tracking

I have made some minor changes to the Choice code (only requiring one "choice") so that we in the Business world can use the Choice module for Memo tracking.

Each Memo is a new Choice, the memo is entered, and the choice is "I have read and understand this memo". Then our Managers can track who has or has not read the memo, and follow up with those who have not read them.

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Feedback from students about course or activity

A question left unanswered from a lesson - that needs an answer. Now home study. As feedback about a lesson, as assessment for learning.

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Polling tool

As they are so fast to set up - they can even be used as a polling tool, although there are other tools out there. A colleague used them for student voice polling.

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Registrar and Administration uses

Currently Moodle Choices is offering a far greater contribution to our admin functions than our teaching.(remember not to use groups in this function)

Elective courses: students are given a list of choices that they can choose from.

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Sign up for an activity

Sign up for a specific activity eg Rosetta Stone, cycle rental - Students self-enrol to a moodle coursepage then click to say 'please sign me up' - we use choices in order to set course limits

Student confirm pathways

Choice of degree specialism - students are away on stage, and change their mind frequently, so we set a choices activity with the pathways and instead of emailing us every time they change their minds, they indicate the change on choices, which are left open.

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Use with podcasts and videos

Include podcasts or videos as well as images in the choice activity.

From Choice forum see video for how to


It is possible to run student union elections using choice module.

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See also

Search for recipes involving Choice - Examples of use database in's Teaching and Learning Course.