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You will see the choice name and description as well as the options you can vote for. Clicking Save my choice saves the answer you have chosen. You can also 'View x responses' (where 'x' is the number of responses given to the choice).
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Below are some ways Moodle community members use the Choice activity:
 
 
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==Educational Benefits of using Choice==
 
Pedagogically, the choice activity can be used to provide an opportunity to share starting points through which learners are encouraged to think about and articulate existing knowledge and understandings of a topic. For example, you can ask students to make ‘choices’ about a statement such as “in learning to become a teacher, the most significant issue for me is” (giving the following choices): trust, theoretical underpinnings, communication or delivering materials to students.
 
  
This has two benefits: firstly, it forces participants to engage with their choice and think, in advance of a further related activity (you might wish to follow up such a choice activity with a forum discussion or a reflective activity like the online text assignment), about the context and consequences of this choice. Secondly, it allows tutors and students to gain a better understanding of existing views/understandings/knowledge related to the question, idea or concept at hand in the Choice activity.
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===Assessing understanding===
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Choice is a secure way to gauge understanding of a topic without asking students in public. The teacher only will see their response. You may also wish to allow them to update their choice, to show progression in their understanding and confidence.
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===A simple attendance register or course agreement===
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A choice with only one option may serve as an attendance record 'I am present' or a course contract  'I have read and understood the conditions'
  
The choice activity in Moodle only allows a participant to select one choice from a variety of options (that you provide), but you may set the activity so that participants can change their choices. You can also set the activity so that it ‘closes’ or ‘locks down’ on a specific date, making all choices final from that point on. This allows participants to change their minds several times before a final date.
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===Project/Group sign up===
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Students may be presented with a selection of future projects and they can select one. This could also work to as a group selector, although Choice itself will not put them into a group. There is a contributed module [https://moodle.org/plugins/view/mod_choicegroup Choicegroup]
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===Elections===
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Choice can be used for student council or student union elections.
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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* [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=145882  Forum thread on Creative Uses of Choice]
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*http://school.demo.moodle.net/mod/choice/view.php?id=756 Working example of a choice activity from School demo site.] Log in with username "student" and password "moodle"
  
* [[Using Moodle book]] Chapter 14: Surveys and Choices
 
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shkelQDKbtM Choice module video]
 
* [[Choice block]] - a 3rd party block
 
 
Using Moodle forum discussions:
 
* [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=43536 Have Your Students "Sign" an Agreement]
 
 
* [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=145882 Creative Uses?]
 
* [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=145882 Creative Uses?]
  
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Latest revision as of 10:16, 28 September 2015

Below are some ways Moodle community members use the Choice activity:

Assessing understanding

Choice is a secure way to gauge understanding of a topic without asking students in public. The teacher only will see their response. You may also wish to allow them to update their choice, to show progression in their understanding and confidence.

A simple attendance register or course agreement

A choice with only one option may serve as an attendance record 'I am present' or a course contract 'I have read and understood the conditions'

Project/Group sign up

Students may be presented with a selection of future projects and they can select one. This could also work to as a group selector, although Choice itself will not put them into a group. There is a contributed module Choicegroup

Elections

Choice can be used for student council or student union elections.

See also