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==Choice administration settings==
 
==Choice administration settings==
 
*With the editing turned on, choose from the dropdown ''Add an Activity'' the option ''Choice''.
 
*With the editing turned on, choose from the dropdown ''Add an Activity'' the option ''Choice''.
  
 
[[File:Choice.png]]
 
[[File:Choice.png]]
 
  
 
===Name===
 
===Name===
A short name of the choice (e.g. "Favourite colour"). This will be displayed on the course's homepage.
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*A short name of the choice (e.g. "Favourite colour"). This will be displayed on the course's homepage.
  
 
===Introduction text===
 
===Introduction text===
Type the description of the choice activity here. It should contain the question that you want your students to answer. An example of the choice text could be "What is your favourite colour?"
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*Type the description of the choice activity here. It should contain the question that you want your students to answer. An example of the choice text could be "What is your favourite colour?"
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{{New features}}There is also an option to display the Choice description on the course page below the link to the activity. See the screencast [http://www.screencast.com/t/ieLFs7To0e Moodle 2.2 - Show descriptions] for a demonstration by developer Sam Marshall.
  
 
===Limits===
 
===Limits===
Enabling this option allows you to limit the number of participants who can select each particular choice. When that number has been reached, no one else can select that choice.
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*Enabling this option allows you to limit the number of participants who can select each particular choice. When that number has been reached, no one else can select that choice.
  
 
'''Warning!!''' If you unintentionally check this box but don't add a number then your students won't be able to select any choices and will get confused :)
 
'''Warning!!''' If you unintentionally check this box but don't add a number then your students won't be able to select any choices and will get confused :)
  
===Option 1; Option 2 etc 1===
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===Options===
 
*Specify here the options that participants have to choose from. They will become radio buttons when the choice is saved.
 
*Specify here the options that participants have to choose from. They will become radio buttons when the choice is saved.
*You need a minimum of  2 for it to work. You can leave other options blank or click "Add 3 fields to form" to add more options.
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*You can leave other options blank or click "Add 3 fields to form" to add more options.
 
*If ''Limits'' is disabled, then any number of participants can select any of the options.
 
*If ''Limits'' is disabled, then any number of participants can select any of the options.
  
 
[[File:Choicesetup.png]]
 
[[File:Choicesetup.png]]
 
  
 
===Restrict answering===
 
===Restrict answering===
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*This determines whether (and when) the students will be able to view the results of the choice activity. They may:
 
*This determines whether (and when) the students will be able to view the results of the choice activity. They may:
  
* never see the results of the choice
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**never see the results of the choice
* see the results only after they have given the answer themselves
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**see the results only after they have given the answer themselves
* see the results only after the closing date of the choice
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**see the results only after the closing date of the choice
* always see the results
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**always see the results
 
 
  
 
====Privacy of results====
 
====Privacy of results====
  
If "Publish" was chosen above, then this dropdown in unlocked. You can decide whether to show names of students or merely the number who responded but without names.
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*If "Publish" was chosen above, then this dropdown in unlocked. You can decide whether to show names of students or merely the number who responded but without names.
  
 
====Allow choice to be updated====
 
====Allow choice to be updated====
  
If this is set to "Yes", students can change their mind after they have voted. If it's set to "No", students cannot change their choice.
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*If this is set to "Yes", students can change their mind after they have voted. If it's set to "No", students cannot change their choice.
 
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====Show column for unanswered====
 
====Show column for unanswered====
  
If set to "Yes", this will display a column showing how many participants have not answered the choice activity yet. If set to "No", the results will only include the participants who have already voted.
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*If set to "Yes", this will display a column showing how many participants have not answered the choice activity yet. If set to "No", the results will only include the participants who have already voted.
  
===Other settings==
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===Other settings===
 
There are the usual [[Common module settings]] and  - if admin has enabled them - the Restrict access settings [[Conditional activities]].
 
There are the usual [[Common module settings]] and  - if admin has enabled them - the Restrict access settings [[Conditional activities]].
  
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==Choice module capabilities==
  
==Choice responses==
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*[[Capabilities/mod/choice:downloadresponses|Download choice responses]]
[[Image:Choice_responses.jpg|thumb|left|Choice responses]]Choice responses can be viewed by teachers and non-editing teachers (i.e. users with the capability [[Capabilities/mod/choice:readresponses|mod/choice:readresponses]] allowed) via the "View x responses" link at the top right of the choice page.
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*[[Capabilities/mod/choice:deleteresponses|Delete choice responses]]
 
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*[[Capabilities/mod/choice:readresponses|Read choice responses]]
Choice responses can be downloaded in ODS, Excel or text format.
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*[[Capabilities/mod/choice:choose|Record a choice]]
 
 
Choice responses can be deleted/reset by teachers and non-editing teachers (i.e. users with the capability [[Capabilities/mod/choice:deleteresponses|mod/choice:deleteresponses]] allowed).
 
 
 
==Choice permissions==
 
The following capabilities are related to choices:
 
 
 
*[[Capabilities/mod/choice:downloadresponses|mod/choice:downloadresponses]]
 
*[[Capabilities/mod/choice:deleteresponses|mod/choice:deleteresponses]]
 
*[[Capabilities/mod/choice:readresponses|mod/choice:readresponses]]
 
*[[Capabilities/mod/choice:choose|mod/choice:choose]]
 
 
 
[[de:Abstimmung anlegen]]
 
  
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[[de:Abstimmung konfigurieren]]
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[[es:Configuraciones de elección]]
 
[[fr:Ajouter/modifier un sondage]]
 
[[fr:Ajouter/modifier un sondage]]

Latest revision as of 20:27, 26 October 2014

Choice administration settings

  • With the editing turned on, choose from the dropdown Add an Activity the option Choice.

Choice.png

Name

  • A short name of the choice (e.g. "Favourite colour"). This will be displayed on the course's homepage.

Introduction text

  • Type the description of the choice activity here. It should contain the question that you want your students to answer. An example of the choice text could be "What is your favourite colour?"

New feature
in Moodle 2.2!
There is also an option to display the Choice description on the course page below the link to the activity. See the screencast Moodle 2.2 - Show descriptions for a demonstration by developer Sam Marshall.

Limits

  • Enabling this option allows you to limit the number of participants who can select each particular choice. When that number has been reached, no one else can select that choice.

Warning!! If you unintentionally check this box but don't add a number then your students won't be able to select any choices and will get confused :)

Options

  • Specify here the options that participants have to choose from. They will become radio buttons when the choice is saved.
  • You can leave other options blank or click "Add 3 fields to form" to add more options.
  • If Limits is disabled, then any number of participants can select any of the options.

Choicesetup.png

Restrict answering

  • If you check this box you can set an "open and close" date for your choice.
  • If you leave it, they can respond at any time. Hint:

Miscellaneous settings

Display mode

  • Choose "horizontally" if you only have three or four choices maximum; choose "vertically if you have a large number of choices.

Publish results

  • This determines whether (and when) the students will be able to view the results of the choice activity. They may:
    • never see the results of the choice
    • see the results only after they have given the answer themselves
    • see the results only after the closing date of the choice
    • always see the results

Privacy of results

  • If "Publish" was chosen above, then this dropdown in unlocked. You can decide whether to show names of students or merely the number who responded but without names.

Allow choice to be updated

  • If this is set to "Yes", students can change their mind after they have voted. If it's set to "No", students cannot change their choice.

Show column for unanswered

  • If set to "Yes", this will display a column showing how many participants have not answered the choice activity yet. If set to "No", the results will only include the participants who have already voted.

Other settings

There are the usual Common module settings and - if admin has enabled them - the Restrict access settings Conditional activities.

Choice module capabilities