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A teacher can add a Choice activity in a course when editing is turned on by clicking an 'Add an activity or resource' link (or, if not present, the "Add an activity" drop down menu) and selecting ''Choice''.
  
==Select choice==
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==Activity settings==
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To see all the settings expanded, click the link "Expand all" top right
  
Log in as the course teacher and turn on editing. Then select ''Choice'' from the drop down ''Add an activity'' menu.
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Give the choice a name (which students see on the course page) and a description. You add the actual question in the description box for example: ''How well do you do feel you understand module 2?"
  
[[image:Choice_1.gif|frame|left|choose ''choice'' from the menu]]
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Clicking the question mark icon [[File:helppopup.png]]next to any setting you don't understand will display extra help.
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==Choice name==
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===Options===
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This relates to the display of the results. If you have only a few choices, choose to display the results horizontally; if you have a large number, choose to display them vertically.
  
A short name of the choice (e.g. "Favourite colour"). This will be displayed on the course's homepage.
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Type the selections you wish to appear next to the radio buttons in the options fields.  
[[image:Choice_2.gif|frame|left|this will become a link on the course page]]
 
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==Choice text==
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{|
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|[[File:newchoicemulti.png|thumb|center|400px|Options settings expanded by default]]
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Setting 'Allow choice to be updated' will allow students to change their mind after they have voted. The default No means they cannot change their first selection.
  
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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If you allow more than one choice to be selected, the checkboxes will display differently to alert  students that they can make more than one selection:
  
[[image:Choice_3.gif|frame|left|what do you want the students to tell you?]]
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{|
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|[[File:choicesingle1.png|thumb|500px|Choose only one]]
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|[[File:choiceseveral.png|thumb|500px|More than one may be chosen]]
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|}
  
==Choice 1 ~ Choice 10==
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If learners are free to choose any option, leave 'Limit' at the default 0. If you want to restrict them to selecting a particular number, enter that number in the 'Limit' box. '
  
Here is where you specify the options that participants have to choose from. In our example, the numbered options could be e.g. "blue", "green", "red", "yellow", etc.
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''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!
  
You can fill in any number of these: if you leave some of the options blank, they will not be displayed.
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Note: If you use the choice in group mode, then any limit set is ''per group''. For example, if the limit is set to 5, then 5 members of each group can select the option. If there are 3 groups, this would mean that up to 5 x 3 = 15 participants could select the option.
  
[[image:Choice_4.gif|frame|left|up to ten responses]]
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===Availability===
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Here you can set a start and/or end date for the Choice.  
  
==Limit the number of responses allowed==
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Ticking the Show preview will mean that students can view the choices before the time when they are allowed to make their selection.
  
This option allows you to limit the number of participants who can select each particular option.
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===Results===
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Think carefully about whether (and how) you wish student to see the responses. 'Publish' simply means 'display to students'.
  
Once Limits have been enabled, each option can be assigned a limit. When the limit is reached then no-one else can select that option. A limit of zero (0) means that no-one can select that option.
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Showing a column for unanswered may be useful if you need to quickly check who has not entered a choice.
  
If Limits are disabled then any number of participants can select any of the options.
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Students will now see how the results of a choice will display as they are making their selection:
  
==Restrict answering to this time period==
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[[File:ChoiceResultsDisplay35.png|thumbcenter|300px]]
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====Downloading results====
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A teacher may download the results of a Choice activity by clicking the 'View... responses' link and then selecting from ODS, Excel or text format.
  
This setting allows you to define a time window within which participants are allowed to make a choice.
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===Other settings===
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Depending on what is enabled for your site and course, you may also need to explore [[Common  module settings]], [[Conditional activities| Restrict access]] and [[Activity completion]]
  
To set an open-ended close date just set the time very far in the future.
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If your Choice activity doesn't display as you wish, check the site settings below:
  
If you don't need this at all then uncheck the box.
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==Site settings==
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A description for the Choice may or may not be obligatory depending on  ''Site administration > Plugins > Activity modules > Common settings,''
  
[[image:Choice_5.gif|frame|left|this is optional, of course]]
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The following capabilities relate to the Choice activity:
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*[[Capabilities/mod/choice:downloadresponses|Download choice responses]]
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*[[Capabilities/mod/choice:deleteresponses|Delete choice responses]]
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*[[Capabilities/mod/choice:readresponses|Read choice responses]]
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*[[Capabilities/mod/choice:choose|Record a choice]]
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*[[Capabilities/mod/choice:addinstance|Add a new choice]]
  
==Display Mode==
 
  
This setting allows you to choose how the choices will be displayed to the participants: horizontally, or vertically.
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[[es:Configuraciones de elección]]
'''Hint''': In most cases, if there are only a few choices with little text, they may be positioned horizontally. However, if there are more than 5-6 choices or if the text of the choices is longer than 2-3 words, it should be better to display them vertically. (red arrow, below)
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[[fr:Ajouter/modifier un sondage]]
 
 
[[image:Choice_6.gif|frame|left|just a few more parameters]]
 
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==Publish results==
 
 
 
This setting 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
 
 
 
'''(teal arrow, above)'''
 
 
 
==Privacy of results==
 
 
 
If the choice results are shown to students, this setting determines whether the results will be anonymous.
 
 
 
'''(orange arrow, above)'''
 
 
 
==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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(lime green arrow, above)'''
 
 
 
==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.
 
 
 
'''(purple arrow, above)'''
 
 
 
==Group mode==
 
 
 
The group mode can be one of three levels:
 
 
 
* No groups
 
 
 
There are no sub groups, everyone is part of one big community
 
 
 
* Separate groups
 
 
 
Each group can only see their own group, others are invisible
 
 
 
* Visible groups
 
 
 
Each group works in their own group, but can also see other groups
 
 
 
 
 
The group mode can be defined at two levels:
 
 
 
* Course level
 
 
 
The group mode defined at the course level is the default mode for all activities defined within that course
 
 
 
* Activity level
 
 
 
Each activity that supports groups can also define its own grouping mode. If the course is set to [[Force group mode|"force group mode"]] then the setting for each activity is ignored.
 
 
 
'''(pink arrow, above)'''
 
 
 
==Visible to students==
 
 
 
You can hide the activity from students by selecting "Hide" here. It is useful if you wouldn't like to make the activity available immediately.
 
 
 
'''(black arrow, above)'''
 
 
 
==See also==
 
* [[Groups]]
 
 
 
[[Category:Teacher]]
 

Latest revision as of 08:50, 19 March 2019

A teacher can add a Choice activity in a course when editing is turned on by clicking an 'Add an activity or resource' link (or, if not present, the "Add an activity" drop down menu) and selecting Choice.

Activity settings

To see all the settings expanded, click the link "Expand all" top right

Give the choice a name (which students see on the course page) and a description. You add the actual question in the description box for example: How well do you do feel you understand module 2?"

Clicking the question mark icon helppopup.pngnext to any setting you don't understand will display extra help.

Options

This relates to the display of the results. If you have only a few choices, choose to display the results horizontally; if you have a large number, choose to display them vertically.

Type the selections you wish to appear next to the radio buttons in the options fields.

Options settings expanded by default

Setting 'Allow choice to be updated' will allow students to change their mind after they have voted. The default No means they cannot change their first selection.

If you allow more than one choice to be selected, the checkboxes will display differently to alert students that they can make more than one selection:

Choose only one
More than one may be chosen

If learners are free to choose any option, leave 'Limit' at the default 0. If you want to restrict them to selecting a particular number, enter that number in the 'Limit' box. '

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!

Note: If you use the choice in group mode, then any limit set is per group. For example, if the limit is set to 5, then 5 members of each group can select the option. If there are 3 groups, this would mean that up to 5 x 3 = 15 participants could select the option.

Availability

Here you can set a start and/or end date for the Choice.

Ticking the Show preview will mean that students can view the choices before the time when they are allowed to make their selection.

Results

Think carefully about whether (and how) you wish student to see the responses. 'Publish' simply means 'display to students'.

Showing a column for unanswered may be useful if you need to quickly check who has not entered a choice.

Students will now see how the results of a choice will display as they are making their selection:

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Downloading results

A teacher may download the results of a Choice activity by clicking the 'View... responses' link and then selecting from ODS, Excel or text format.

Other settings

Depending on what is enabled for your site and course, you may also need to explore Common module settings, Restrict access and Activity completion

If your Choice activity doesn't display as you wish, check the site settings below:

Site settings

A description for the Choice may or may not be obligatory depending on Site administration > Plugins > Activity modules > Common settings,

The following capabilities relate to the Choice activity: